Thanks to The Mountain Collective Pass (TMC), it’s now possible for passionate skiers to claim thousands of vertical feet and chase prime winter conditions across Alberta, Australia, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, New Zealand, Utah, Vermont and Wyoming. That’s right, you can scour the globe in search of Mother Nature’s finest flakes with one season pass. And if you book in time (a.k.a while supplies last), you can get all of this for just $389.
Below, we’ve provided twelve bullet points to answer FAQ regarding The Mountain Collective Pass. You may very well decide that you’d like to pull the trigger on purchasing one of these bad boys by the time you reach the bottom of this page; in that case, make your way to mountaincollective.com to get ‘er done.
1. Access twelve of skiing’s top destinations
The Mountain Collective offers twenty-four days of skiing (two days each) for its passholders at twelve of skiing’s most acclaimed resorts. Can you say, “Alta Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Mammoth, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Stowe, Sun Valley, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb” twelve times, fast? Here’s the breakdown…
- 2 days at AltaSnowbird
- 2 days at Aspen Snowmass
- 2 days at Jackson Hole
- 2 days at Mammoth
- 2 days at Ski Banff/Lake Louise/Sunshine
- 2 days at Ski Queenstown/Coronet Peak/The Remarkables
- 2 days at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
- 2 days at Stowe
- 2 days at Sun Valley
- 2 days at Taos Ski Valley
- 2 days at Thredbo
- 2 days at Whistler Blackcomb
2. New resorts for the 2016-17 season
All-new for the 2016-17 season, The Mountain Collective has added two days between Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, situated outside of the stunning resort town of Queenstown, New Zealand. Ski year round, across the globe, from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere. Get yo’ Kiwi on while you shred the gnar, folks! Coronet Peak, one of New Zealand’s standout ski areas is a 20-minute drive from the heart of Queenstown and offers spectacular views, rippin’ terrain and stellar back bowls. Across the valley, The Remarkables, located smack in the center of Queenstown’s iconic Remarkables mountain range, is renowned for its relaxed atmosphere and is a favorite among the freeskiing crowd.
3. Three global affiliates
Mountain Collective passholders also get two “free” days each at TMC’s global affiliate resorts: Hakuba Valley, Japan; Chamonix, France; Valle Nevado, Chile. Yes, you read that correctly—Japan, France and Chile. Is your passport up to date?
4. Purchase early, receive more shred
The earlier you purchase your Mountain Collective Pass, the better. Buy your 2016-17 pass this spring and you’ll get a bonus day at the destination of your choice. Note: We’re giving you permission to call in sick to work if it’s a pow day.
5. Mountain Collective passholders get special lodging deals
Passholders can receive up to 35-percent off at some of the finest hotels and condos at ski destinations across TMC resorts. Let’s face it, after a long day of shredding, there’s nothing better than a hot tub session and a comfortable bed to re-charge the batteries. Examples? There are over 30 participating hotels, lodges and properties within Aspen and Snowmass that offer up TMC savings. Save 15-25% off lodging at Jackson Hole Resort Lodging and Hotel Terra. Hotel Terra: So, so nice. Save 20-35% off lodging at Whistler Blackcomb properties like Fairmont Chateau Whistler, Aava Whistler Hotel, Legends, Evolution and First Tracks Lodge. We could keep going…
6. No blackout dates
That’s right, as long as the lifts are turnin’, you’re skiing. The Mountain Collective does not discriminate against holiday skiers and weekend warriors. Simply buckle up your boots, scan your pass and get after it.
7. Passholders receive a complimentary 1-year Protect Our Winters membership
For those of you unaware, Protect Our Winters (POW) is an athlete-led climate advocacy group focused on longevity for our beloved snow sports. So, when you purchase a Mountain Collective pass, you’ll receive a POW sticker and a subscription to POW’s monthly eNewsletter, which features on-going opportunities to take meaningful action against climate change. More importantly, you’ll be lending your voice to a chorus of winter sports enthusiasts, all advocating to “protect our winters.”
8. Kids passes are only $1
The Mountain Collective makes skiing more fun for the whole family. Get the little ones started at a young age and on the cheap with a $1 Mountain Collective pass. Note: This deal is eligible when purchased with an Adult Pass for a limited time only, so don’t wait.
9. Season pass = just $389 (while supplies last)
If you’d put away $1.04 for past 365 days, you’d have enough moolah saved to pay for your Mountain Collective pass. It’s a mighty fair price for mighty radical skiing. Some folks ask, “Is it worth it to purchase the Mountain Collective Pass if I only visit one destination?” The quick answer: Typically, if you visit one destination for six days or more the pass will pay for itself. But, once you’ve locked down your pass, we’d be willing to bet you’re going to go nuts: You’ll be planning skiing getaways left and right. Just look at all of those bucket-list destinations…
10. Mega discounts on all additional days
Mountain Collective passholders will receive 50-percent off additional single day tickets at participating Mountain Collective resorts. I.e. you’ve used up your two days at AltaSnowbird but wish to shred a third day? Day three is 50-percent off the going rate. This feature makes it a no-brainer decision to tack on a couple of extra days at your personal favorite destination. Bag that vert, baby. Note: Applies only to single day lift tickets.
11. Miles, miles, miles
Think about how many miles you could log on a year-long Mountain Collective adventure. If you began a road trip from Stowe, VT that hit each TMC resort along the way and ended at Mammoth Mountain, CA, that’s a whopping 5,921 miles right there. Throw in trips to Hakuba Valley, Valle Nevado, Chamonix, Coronet Peak/The Remarkables and Thredbo in there, and you’ll be reaching United Premier Gold status in no time.
12. Total annual snowfall of Mountain Collective resorts
The combined average annual snowfall for all Mountain Collective destinations is a whopping 5,340 inches. To break it down, that’s an average of 445 inches of annual snowfall per destination. Your chances of scoring deep turns: Likely.
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