2022/23 IKON Pass Buyer’s Guide

Newsroom Lift Passes 2022/23 IKON Pass Buyer’s Guide

The IKON Pass is back and it’s a stronger option than ever before with the addition of Sun Valley, Snowbasin (its very different low-key sister resort in Utah), and the European giant Chamonix in France. All three are defectors from the Epic Pass for this season.

There are several choices and levels that can be a bit confusing, but you will most certainly find the pass that fits the skiing needs of you and your family. If you can’t find a combination among the 50 Ikon Pass destinations that doesn’t meet your needs, you’re not looking hard enough.

The IKON pass is owned and operated by the Alterra Mountain Company, a group of 15 very unique, non-cookie cutter resorts, combined with partners such as Henry Crown and Company, owners of Aspen Snowmass and KSL Capital Partners. Each company and resort is different in terms of character and independence to offer rewarding experiences to their guests. You won’t be lacking for ski and ride trails this winter that accept some form of the IKON Pass.

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The IKON Pass opens your lifts to resorts across the globe. Credit: IKON Pass

There are primarily three choices to make with the IKON Pass — the “full monty” — which is the king of Ikon Passes. You’ll never worry about restrictions, those annoying blackout dates or anything else at all 50 resorts.

Access and pricing:

There are three key IKON passes: IKON Pass — Adult: $1,179/$999 renewal; Teen/Young Adult (ages 13-22): $879/$659 renewal; Children (ages 5-12): $389/$219 with Ikon Pass adult purchase; Toddlers (ages 0-4): $149; Nurses, Military, College: (adult) $839.

IKON Base Pass — Adult: $869/$739 renewal; Teen/Young Adult (ages 13-22): $649/$499 renewal; Children (ages 5-12): $349/$199 with Ikon Pass adult purchase; Toddlers (ages 0-4): $99; Nurses, Military, College (adult): $639.

IKON Base Plus Pass — Adult: $1069; Teen/Young Adult (13-22): $849; Children (5-12): $549/$399 with Ikon Pass adult purchase; Toddlers (ages 0-4): $299; Nurses, Military, College (adult): $839; Discounts on retail, food, and beverage at select locations.

For complete access and all pass details and restriction details click here: IKON Pass.

Deer Valley Ikon pass
Deer Valley is a popular part of the IKON Pass. Credit: Scott Markewitz

 

Ikon Pass Perks and Discounts

The IKON Pass benefits offer you 10 IKON friends & family discount lift tickets (25 percent off window rate); First Tracks access to select destinations once a month from January through March; a complimentary 1-year $20 value level to Protect Our Winters membership; 15 percent discount off food, beverage and retail at participating locations; one-stop shopping to browse and compare hotels, activities at IKON resorts; access to preferred pricing at select destinations; CMH heli-skiing booking. You can grab early morning laps before the lifts open to the public. Note there is preferred pricing for nurses, military and college students.

Buy the IKON Base or Base Plus passes and get these perks: 8 friends & family discount lift tickets (excluding Aspen Snowmass and Jackson Hole Mountain Resort) at 25 percent-off window rate; First Tracks access to select destinations once a month from January through March; a complimentary 1-year $50 USD-level Protect our Winters membership; discounts on retail, food, and beverage at select locations.

Ikon Pass Blackout Dates

There are no holiday blackout dates on the full IKON Pass. However, the IKON Base Pass includes the following blackout dates: Dec. 26 – 31, 2022; Jan. 14-15, 2023 and Feb. 18-19, 2023. Blackouts in the Southern Hemisphere are July 2-17, 2022 and July 1-16, 2023. The IKON Base Pass Plus gets pass holders five blackout restricted days at Sun Valley and Snowbasin.

Ikon Pass Changes for 2022-2023

The biggest changes are the additions of Sun Valley, Snowbasin and Chamonix. The price has gone up, but choosing the right pass for your needs will make it all worthwhile. There is somewhat of a shifting of some major resorts around the passes. Best example is full IKON pass holders will enjoy seven days at Sun Valley and Snowbasin, whole IKON Plus pass holders now get five days, blackout dates included at the two resorts.

What is the difference between the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base?

The main difference between Ikon Pass and IKON Base Pass pass are the Ikon Pass gets you everything at 50 resorts — the whole banana. The IKON Base Bass includes black out dates, but gets you unlimited skiing at 13 destinations and four days each at 30 ski resorts.

What is the difference between the Ikon Base Pass and the Ikon Base Plus Pass for 22/23?

The main difference between Ikon Base Pass and the Ikon Base Plus Pass is the Plus Pass adds in iconic resorts (no pun intended) Jackson Hole, Aspen Snowmass, Deer Valley, Alta, Snowbasin and, ta-da, Sun Valley or what amounts to a $200 difference.

You may also check out our news on the Epic Pass, Mountain Collective, and Indy Pass

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