Back in March, The Mountain Collective (TMC) announced that it would be adding New Zealand’s Coronet Peak and The Remarkables to its already-formidable roster of world class ski resorts. With the heat of summer looming in the months ahead, it might behoove you to snag a pass to enjoy incredible skiing at TMC destinations Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Australia’s Thredbo Resort during the months of June, July, August and September.
While TMC’s Southern Hemisphere destinations should have you browsing travel sites immediately, we are continually (and quite often) asked, regarding the pass, “Is it actually worth it?” Despite being one of the more-talked-about passes for the past few years, it’s evident that a veil continues to shroud many skiers’ perception of this pass and its offerings. To help shed some light on why the Mountain Collective is such a good deal, we’ve crunched the numbers to show you how much you can save by snagging one of the limited Mountain Collective passes for the 2016/17 season.
Based on 24 total days on hill—the amount included with the Mountain Collective pass—we’ve provided a simple breakdown of why the Mountain Collective is worth the one-time cost of $399. If you’re not into saving money, go ahead and pay upwards of $2,600 for the same amount of days on-hill at the 12 Mountain Collective resorts. Your call.
- New Zealand has joined the pass with Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. Now you have no excuses for not visiting New Zealand.
- Check off some items on your bucket list with this year’s TMC global partners (not included above): Chamonix, France, Valle Nevado, Chile, Hakuba Valley, Japan.
- Snag 50-percent off additional day tickets at any of the 12 Mountain Collective destinations after using up the initial two days.
- Claim any of the 12 destinations as your “home mountain,” and get an extra day on-hill, for free. Offer is only valid during TMC’s ongoing spring sale, which runs through June 17, 2016.
- Need a place to crash? The Mountain Collective pass gets you up to 35-percent off lodging at all select resorts.
The Fine Print:
The above breakdown is based on the total mountains and days on-hill included in the Mountain Collective pass for comparative reasons. Cost per day of skiing based on average day lift ticket price, peak season, of all Mountain Collective pass mountains. Additional “free” day at “home mountain” is only valid if you purchase pass during the spring sale which ends June 17, 2016. Total price based on average cost/day of skiing and total days on-hill.
This article was crafted by FREESKIER’s editors in collaboration with representatives of The Mountain Collective.