Wednesday, April 11, 2018

The Mountain Collective Pass

In the summer of 2012, four of the premier independent mountain destinations in the West (Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows) created an alliance to form the Mountain Collective, offering a groundbreaking pass for the 2012-13 season: the Mountain Collective Pass. After the acquisition of Whistler by Vail Resorts in 2016, the Canadian ski resort joined the Epic Pass for the 2017-2018 winter season.
This is a completely new concept for a ski pass and gives winter enthusiasts the freedom to access some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world", said then Christian Knapp, vice president of marketing, Aspen Skiing Company. "There’s been an incredible spirit of collaboration amongst the partners to bring this historic alliance and innovative new product to life".
In 2013 Mammoth Mountain, Snowbird and Whistler Blackcomb joined the Mountain Collective Pass.
The Mountain Collective is an unprecedented collaboration between the best independent ski destinations: Alta Ski Area, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Big Sky Resort, Coronet Peak and The Remarkables, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Lake Louise, Mammoth Mountain, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Snowbasin Resort, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush Resort, Sun Valley, Taos Ski Valley, and Thredbo Alpine Village.
"The Mountain Collective successfully captured the imagination of mountain travel enthusiasts looking for variety, flexibility and affordable access to the best independent resorts in the world," said Christian Knapp, vice president of marketing, Aspen Skiing Company during the presentation of the Pass in 2013.
The pass is available online through an exclusive technology, distribution, and marketing partnership with Liftopia at the website. The Mountain Collective Pass cost $ 409. Typically if you visit one destination for six days or more the pass will pay for itself.
The Mountain Collective Pass is available for children (ages 12 and under), under the same terms for just $1. The kids' Pass must be purchased with an adult Mountain Collective Pass.
The Mountain Collective returns for the 2018/19 season with the alliance of the world’s best resorts. This unprecedented collaboration represents a powerful opportunity to experience the ultimate winter.
For the 2018-2019 winter season, skiers and riders who join the Mountain Collective receive two free days of skiing or riding (32 days total) at each destination, unlimited 50% off single day lift tickets thereafter, and exclusive lodging deals. There are no blackout dates with the Mountain Collective Pass or the 50% off lift tickets.
With the Mountain Collective, it’s now possible for passionate skiers and riders to claim thousands of vertical feet and chase ideal winter conditions across Alberta, Australia, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, New Zealand, Utah, Vermont, and Wyoming.
The 2018-201919 Mountain Collective Pass is valid during the 2018 ski season at Thredbo, and Coronet Peak and The Remarkables.
The Mountain Collective Pass also grants limited access to 3 affiliates destinations: Chamonix in France, Niseko United (Grand Hirafu, Niseko Village, Hanazono, and Annupuri) in Japan and Valle Nevado in Chile. You can use your 2018-2019 Mountain Collective Pass at Valle Nevado within one calendar year of the purchase of your Mountain Collective Pass.
In Chamonix Mountain Collective Passholders receive is two free, one day, "Le Pass" lift tickets. The Chamonix Le Pass ski pass gives you access to all Chamonix's ski areas (with the exception of the top of the Grands Montets).
In Japan affiliate, Mountain Collective Pass Holders receive a 2-day All Mountain Pass for any day of the Niseko United season.
The Mountain Collective Pass gives access to 16 (3 affiliate destinations) mountain resorts in 5 continents and 7 countries for skiers and snowboarders.

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