2015/16 Multi-Mountain Passes offer Great Deals for Skiers/boarders

For skiers and snowboarders, it’s the time of year where you need to think about season passes for next year. How much does it cost? Where can I go on the pass? Should I look at other mountains? All common questions. The big trend of late for resorts is to expand the number of mountains on a pass. Typically, large management companies allow you to go to the sister mountains but now companies are starting to partner with each other to offer greater value. Let’s look at some of the multi-mountain deals going on in North America as of March 2015 for the 2015/2016 season. See the websites for any details and answers to questions.

Ski resort mountain top

The Mountain Collective

The Mountain Collective pass gives you access to 2 days of skiing at 8 different mountains giving you a total of 16 days of skiing. These are some of the premier mountains in North America and for $369 is a pretty good deal if you plan on going to at least 2 of the mountains. If you could do more, then you must have a lot of jealous friends.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • $369 /adults
  • $99 /children 12 and under

Other perks:

  • 50% off if you wish to go for more than 2 days
  • No blackout days
  • 25% off lodging
  • 2 days at Valle Nevado in Chile.

The M.A.X. Pass

Intrawest, Boyne Resorts and Powdr have partnered up to create the M.A.X. Pass. This pass gives you access to 22 different mountains in North America with 5 days at each mountain for a total of 110 days of Skiing/Snowboarding.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • $699 /adults
  • $499 /teen ages 13-17
  • $249 /children 6-12
  • $29 / children 5 and under

Other perks:

  • No blackout dates.
  • Pass can be purchased as an add-on to an existing season pass at any of the resorts for a discounted price. See website for details.
  • $249 /adults
  • $199 /teen ages 13-17
  • $149 /children 6-12
  • $29 / children 5 and under

Rocky Mountain Super Pass Plus

A great collection of Colorado Mountains along with a bucket list mountain if you ever dreamed of skiing/snowboarding in New Zealand.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • $469 /adults
  • $379 /college students
  • $379 /seniors ages 70+
  • $379 /teen ages 13-17
  • $269 /children 6-12
  • $30 /children 5 and under

Other perks:

  • 20 Friends and Family tickets. 10 to Winter Park Resort and 10 to Copper Mountain. $69/day (open - 12/18) and $79 (12/19 - close)
  • Numerous discounts to a variety of activities, lessons, rental equipment, services, stores, lodging, and restaurants. See website for details.

The Epic Pass

Vail Resorts combines their resorts into a number of different passes. The Epic Pass is their top pass.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • $769 /adults 13+
  • $399 /children 5-12 

Other perks:

  • Discounts on buddy passes.
  • Food and service discounts

Epic Pass Local

Similar the Epic Pass but with some restrictions. Unlimited, unrestricted skiing or riding at Breckenridge, Keystone, Afton Alps, Mt. Brighton and Arapahoe Basin with limited restrictions at Park City, Heavenly, Northstar & Kirkwood. Also includes a total of 10 days at Vail and Beaver Creek with holiday restrictions.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • $579 /adults 19+
  • $459 /teen ages 13-18
  • $299 /children 6-12

Other perks:

  • Discounts on buddy passes.

Powder Alliance Pass

13 resorts from the United States and Canada are gathered in this pass. Buying a pass at any of the resorts gives you access to three FREE days at each of the rest of the resorts. Basically, when you purchase a season pass at any of the resorts, this is an additional benefit to the pass. Blackouts apply for this pass. On most resorts, you cannot go on a Saturday or on holidays.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • Price varies by resort. See the website of the home resort for details.

Other perks:

  • Lodging discounts

White Mountain SuperPass

The mountains on this pass are located in New Hampshire and offer a great variety of high quality mountains.

The mountains included:

Cost:

  • $949 /adults 18+
  • $549 /teen ages 13-17
  • $449 /children 6-12

Other perks:

  • Bring a friend discounts
  • Retail discounts

New England Pass

Boyne Resorts combines their big 3 mountains of the east. The pass has numerous options by age and type of pass. They have Gold, Silver, and Bronze which will vary on restrictions. Gold allows unlimited access, Silver has holiday restrictions, and Bronze has weekend restrictions.

The mountains included:

Cost:

The prices below are for Gold Passes giving you unlimited access to all of the mountains. See website for details on all options.

  • $999 /adults 19-64
  • $679 / seniors ages 65-79
  • $30 / super seniors 80+
  • $799 /teen ages 13-18
  • $679 /children 6-12
  • $30 / children 5 and under

Other perks:

  • Retail discounts
  • Free or discounted tickets to other resorts managed by Boyne Resorts.

Tahoe Local Pass

Part of Vails Epic pass program. This particular pass keys in on their resorts in the Tahoe area.

The mountains included (unlimited skiing with some holiday restrictions):

Cost:

  • $479 /adults 19+
  • $369 /teen ages 13-18
  • $229 /children 5-12

Other perks:

  • 5 total restricted days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City or Arapahoe Basin with restrictions.
  • Discounts on Buddy tickets.
  • Half-price pass holder tickets available on blackout dates at Heavenly, Northstar, and Kirkwood.
  • Unlimited half-price pass holder tickets to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City and Canyons.

3 Comments

  • I love the epic pass. Vail is hard to beat. But the MAX PASS looks pretty good. Some great mountains both east and west.

    ronnieD said Reply
  • Nice article. How about something for those in Europe?

    UKSkiBum said Reply
  • Looks like I should be planning a trip to Colorado next season with the MAX pass.

    Natalielp said Reply

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