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There are quite a few multi-resort passes to choose from these days and the cost of any of them is kind of insane. The Mountain Collective wants to take the hard decision making out of pass-buying by providing one of the best pass options on the market for your hard-earned money. From world-class destinations around the world, to lodging and extra lift ticket deals, keep reading, below, for the top 10 reasons to get The Collective pass for the 2022-23 season.
1. 50 days of guaranteed skiing
The Collective consists of 25 resorts around the world and with two days of skiing at each resort, that’s 50 days of snow sliding guaranteed on a single pass.
2. It’s always snowing somewhere in The Collective
With ski days in the United States, Canada, Japan, France, Australia, New Zealand and South America, it’s quite literally always snowing somewhere within The Collective. When ski season comes to a close in the Northern Hemisphere, head over to Australia, New Zealand or South America to keep the turns going year-round.
3. Collective Treks helps you plan the ultimate ski trip
Whether you’re planning to fly down under or road trip across the Rockies, Collective Treks is designed to help you plan your next great ski-cation and ensure you don’t waste a minute or a mile of your precious time.
4. Listen before you take the leap
As part of The Collective’s effort to help you make the most of your pass, the Inside the Mountain Collective podcast dives deep into each of its 25 ski resorts. In tandem with Collective Treks, these tools help give you a complete understanding of what to do and where to go at each ski destination.
5. Five new destinations for 2022-23
Even if you’ve bought into the Collective in the past, there are five new destinations on the pass this year. From Sun Valley, Snowbasin and Sugarbowl in the United States, to Le Massif in Quebec and Marmot Basin in Alberta, there’s plenty new terrain to explore in North America this season.
6. Ski your heart out on any given day
There’s nothing more frustrating than showing up to a ski area and realizing your pass is blacked out on that particular day. With The Mountain Collective, there are absolutely no blackout dates, which means you can ski your heart out on any given day at any given Collective resort. What’s even better? There’s no commitment to use those ski days at any point, which means you can plan a trip far in advance or hit the road to wherever the storm is brewing.
7. Biggest bang for your hard-earned bucks
For $599, you get 50 ski days around the world. That’s $12 per ski day! What other pass do you know of that gives you that great of a deal? Kids (12 and under) and teens (13 to 18 years old) get the same pass for $199 and $499, respectively. Plus, If you want to ski an extra day beyond the allotted two at any resort, you only pay 50-percent of the daily lift ticket price.
8. Lodging perks
At any participating resort lodging, receive up to 30-percent off with your Collective Pass. Unlike ski days, there are some blackout dates to lodging deals so be sure to schedule ahead of time.
9. Simple pass pickup
Once you’ve purchased your Collective pass, you can pick it up at any participating Collective resort. Simply present your proof of purchase with a photo I.D. and you’ll be on the slopes in no time.
10. Complimentary POW membership
With every purchase of a Mountain Collective pass, each pass holder receives a complimentary one-year membership to Protect Our Winters. Dedicated to protecting the world we live and play in, POW is a community of athletes, scientists, creatives and business leaders advancing non-partisan policies to combat climate change.