2021/22 Buyer’s Guide: IKON Pass

Newsroom Lift Passes 2021/22 Buyer’s Guide: IKON Pass

The IKON Pass is asking you to “Own The Stoke” this 2021-22 winter once again with its season passes.  Here’s how they put it: “Stake your claim to the mountains with pass options that start at just $429 adult. From first turns to last laughs, get it with the IKON Pass.”

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

The IKON pass is offered by a group of leading resort groups in the snow industry including Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Windham Mountain, Schweitzer, Taos Ski Valley, Zermatt, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Niseko United, Valle Nevado, and NZ Ski. 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.

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

Here’s the roster of destinations:

USA: West — June Mt., Mammoth Mt., Big Bear Mountain Resort,  Palisades Tahoe

Pacific NW — Crystal Mt., Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Schweitzer

Rockies — Steamboat, Aspen Snowmass, Winter Park,  Copper Mt., Arapahoe Basin, Eldora, Big Sky, Jackson Hole, Taos Ski Valley, Deer Valley, Solitude, Brighton, Alta, and Snowbird

Midwest — Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mt., Michigan

East — Stratton, Killington, Sugarbush, Snowshoe, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mt., Windham

Canada West — Ski Big 3, Revelstoke, Cypress Mt., Red Mt.

South America — Valle Nevado, Chile

Europe — Zermatt-Matterhorn, Switzerland; Kitzbuhel, Austria; Dolomiti Superski, Italy

New Zealand — Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt. Hutt, New Zealand

Australia — Thredbo, Mt. Buller

Japan — Niseko

Access and pricing:

There are three key IKON passes:

IKON Pass —  $1,049 (age 23+), no blackout dates, 15 resorts unlimited, 7 days at 29 resorts

IKON Base Pass — $779, blackout dates, 13 unlimited, 5 days at 29 resorts

IKON Session Pass/4 days access at 38 resorts. $429

Additional passes are available at different pricing for military, college students, nurses, young adults, children 5-12 and 4 and under. Promotions apply for windows of time.

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

First tracks at Winter Park
Winter Park snow groomers prepare the corduroy for the first tracks. Credit: Car Frey

New for you in 21-22: First tracks and payment plans

Unlock untouched powder and crispy corduroy with free IKON Pass First Tracks, once per month (January – March) at select destinations on designated days. Grab early morning laps before the lifts open to the public. No crowds and what a way to start your day.

IKON announced a new 12-month payment plan program with Affirm. IKON Pass is $95 per month; IKON Base Pass is $71; Session Pass is $39. The pass comes with a free Adventure Assurance plan allowing you to defer your pass and get full credit due to unforeseen circumstances.

So, which is a better deal — the IKON pass program, Epic Pass, Mountain Collective, or Indy Pass? The answer is that’s too complicated a question. It depends on you and your family and how often and where you plan to ski. There are many different options available in each plan. You decide what works for you. We’ll bet one will fill the bill.

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

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