IKON Pass adds new destinations, pass options for 22/23 winter season

Newsroom Lift Passes IKON Pass adds new destinations, pass options for 22/23 winter season

Ikon Pass today announced that three new iconic destinations, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Sun Valley in Idaho, and Snowbasin in Utah, plus two new pass options, 2 and 3-day Ikon Session Passes, will join the Ikon Pass community for the winter 22/23 season.

Ikon Pass invites skiers and riders across the globe to start planning future adventures when the Ikon Pass goes on sale at its lowest pricing for the 22/23 season on Thursday, March 10, 2022.

Members of the Ikon Pass community will now have access to 50 iconic global mountain destinations in 10 countries across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

With the new partner additions for 22/23, Ikon Pass says that it now offers the most access to Utah with six destinations within 100 miles of each other, plus increased access in the Pacific and Northwest with five destinations, and now four premier destinations in the European Alps.

“We are thrilled to add these iconic and storied destinations, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Sun Valley and Snowbasin to the Ikon Pass community and expand pass holder options in Europe, Utah and the Pacific and Northwest,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “Members of the Ikon Pass community now have even more ways to play with access to 50 global destinations, new pass options, and added benefits that offer flexibility, and inspire adventure and a commitment to get out there next winter.”

“We are excited to join the Ikon Pass community for the 22/23 season,” said Bruce Fery, CEO of Grand America Hotels & Resorts, parent company of Sun Valley and Snowbasin. “As we continue our legacy as two premier independently owned and operated U.S. mountain destinations, we look forward to welcoming Ikon Pass holders and providing the legendary experience for which Sun Valley and Snowbasin are known.”

Chamonix FR cable car.
The cable car in Chamonix, France, holds the record as the highest vertical cable car in the world. ©Shutterstock

WHAT’S NEW for 22/23

According to Ikon Pass, here’s what’s new for the 2022/2023 ski season;

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, France: Claiming its spot under the highest mountain in western Europe, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley is a beloved and aspirational destination in the French Alps. Big mountain terrain meets the charming valley villages steeped with French charm, food, and high-alpine culture. Adventure seekers of all abilities can explore the five distinct areas within Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley – Grands Montets, Balme (Le Tour/Vallorcine), Brévent, Félgère, Les Houches.

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days combined across the five mountains of Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days combined, with select blackout dates. Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley is not available on the Ikon Session Pass.

 

New 2 & 3-Day Products: Joining the Ikon Session Pass 4-Day, Ikon Pass now offers a 2 and 3-day option for skiers and riders looking for shorter trips to the mountains. The Ikon Session Pass offers access to 37 destinations with select blackout dates and benefits. Prices start at $249. (See below for more details.)

 

Access: Excludes Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Kitzbühel, Zermatt, Thredbo.

 

Sun Valley, Idaho: Steeped in more than 85 years of ski lore and legend, Sun Valley in the Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho is a premier mountain destination drawing visitors from around the world. With two mountains, 3,400 vertical feet, over 2,000 acres of terrain, and classic ski town charm, Sun Valley offers a big mountain experience paired with a long-standing heritage of excellence and guest service.

 

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days at Sun Valley with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates, with the upgrade to the Ikon Base Plus Pass. Sun Valley is not available on the Ikon Session Pass. 

Snowbasin, UT.
Snowbasin Resort ©Jeremiah Watt

Snowbasin, Utah: Adding to Ikon Pass’s impressive list of destinations in Utah, Snowbasin in the Wasatch Range, just 45-minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, boasts 3,000 skiable acres, 3,000 vertical feet and played host to the 2002 Winter Olympics. Snowbasin is continually recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America as it is best known for wide-open bowls, gladed runs, manicured groomers, excellent service and ease of access.

 

Access: Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days at Snowbasin with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates with the upgrade to the Ikon Base Plus Pass. Snowbasin is not available on the Ikon Session Pass.

 

Spot Insurance: In addition to pass insurance, Ikon Pass holders can now purchase additional injury coverage with Spot Insurance to cover eligible medical expenses for injuries that arise while using their pass, offering additional peace of mind. To learn more about Spot Insurance and full coverage options, please visit https://www.getspot.com/.

 

Access Changes: For winter 22/23, certain destinations have been added to the Ikon Base Plus Pass. For an additional $200 from the Ikon Base Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass holders will get five-day access at each: Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Alta-Snowbird (combined). Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Deer Valley Resort, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, and Alta are not available on the Ikon Base Pass. Snowbird will have five days on the Ikon Base Pass, blackouts apply, see below for more details.

For more information, visit www.ikonpass.com.

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