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News Ikon Pass 19/20 on sale 5th March

Discussion in 'Snow Talk' started by POW_hungry, Feb 27, 2019.

  1. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    2 passes offered; Ikon and Ikon Base.

    IKON PASS: No blackout dates, unlimited at 14 destinations, up to 7 days at 23 destinations

    IKON BASE PASS: Holiday blackout dates apply, unlimited at 12 destinations, up to 5 days at 25 destinations

    Base pass $649USD (~$900AUD), IKON proper $949 (~$1320 AUD).
    $30 cheaper again, if it's a renewal before 24th April 2019.
    https://www.ikonpass.com/en/2019-2020-ikon-pass-on-sale

    Passes are valid at:
    California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort (Bear Mountain, Snow Summit)
    Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort
    Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River
    Michigan: Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands
    Montana: Big Sky Resort
    New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
    New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley
    Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, AltaSnowbird, Brighton
    Vermont: Stratton, Killington - Pico, Sugarbush Resort
    Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie
    West Virginia: Snowshoe
    Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
    Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3 (Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay)
    Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain
    Quebec, Canada: Tremblant
    British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Cypress Mountain, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
    Australia, Oceania: Thredbo
    New Zealand, Oceania: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt
    Japan, Asia: Niseko United
    Chile, South America: Valle Nevado
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Reminder that the 24 April deadline for cheapest Ikon passes is looming.
     
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  3. MarzNC

    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    For anyone unsure whether to get Ikon Base or Full Ikon, it's possible to purchase Base and upgrade later.

    Since the MCP still exists, I came up with a list that shows the differences in coverage between Ikon and MCP. I didn't bother to include locations in New England and the midwest in this post. Have finally got it clear that for the Southern Hemisphere, the MCP is good before the N. American season but for Ikon (and Epic), have to wait until the following calendar year.

    Ikon/MCP Pass Destinations by Location for 2019-20

    bold - 14 Alterra resorts
    * Alta/Snowbird is combo access with Ikon

    Crystal Mountain, WA
    The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA
    Squaw/Alpine, CA - MCP
    Mammoth, CA - MCP
    June Mountain, CA
    Big Bear, CA

    Big Sky, MT - MCP
    Jackson Hole, WY - MCP
    Deer Valley, UT
    Solitude
    , UT
    Brighton, UT
    *Alta, UT - MCP
    *Snowbird, UT - MCP
    Aspen/Snowmass, CO - MCP
    Steamboat, CO
    Winter Park,
    CO
    Copper, CO
    Eldora, CO
    Taos Ski Valley, NM - MCP

    CANADA
    Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3
    Banff Sunshine (SkiBig3), AB - MCP
    Lake Louise, (SkiBig3), AB - MCP
    Norquay (SkiBig3), AB
    Revelstoke, BC - MCP
    Cypress Mountain, BC
    CMH Heli-Skiing, BC
    Blue Mountain, ONT
    Tremblant, QUE


    Niseko United, Hokkaido, Japan
    Thredbo (2020), New South Wales, Australia - MCP (2019)
    Mt. Buller (2020), New South Wales, Australia - MCP (2019)
    Coronet Peak (2020), South Island, New Zealand - MCP (2019)
    The Remarkables (2020), South Island, New Zealand - MCP (2019)
    Mt Hutt (2020), South Island, New Zealand
    Valle Nevado (2020), Central Andes, Chile
     
  4. MarzNC

    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Alterra has a summer contest going on for winter stoke pictures. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes start with 2 days lodging at selected Ikon ski resorts. Interesting bonus for 1st prize because in addition to 2 nights in N. America also includes 2 nights at Thredbo in 2020. However, only U.S. residents can enter (Open only to entrants who, as of the entry date, are permanent legal residents of the U.S.A. (excluding Florida, New York and Rhode Island) or D.C. who are at least 18 years old. The Contest is void outside the U.S.A. and where prohibited or restricted by law.). Entries being accepted for a month, ending Aug. 17, 2019. Based on the funny videos on the entry page, snow may or may not be included in the picture.

    https://lifted.ikonpass.com/its-not-winter

    "Use #ItsNotWinter & tag @IkonPass with your post on social media (or upload a photo on this page) for the chance to win a 2-night trip next winter. First Place winner also wins 2 nights at Thredbo in NSW, Australia during the 2020 season for being the most eager winter enthusiast."
     
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  5. POW_hungry

    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    I’d say they have to restrict to US for reasons of T&C’s.
    2 nights? I’d doubt it’s airfares included so I wonder if it would even be used by the winner. Not worth travelling to AUS for two night trip without investing in a few thousand bucks more!
     
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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Never know . . . there are certainly Americans who have a trip to Australia and/or New Zealand on their bucket list. I know a single woman who spent a couple weeks in Australia last summer and went to French Polynesia this summer. There are people who end up planning an extra short ski trip during late season that requires a plane ticket just because they want to get in a few more Ikon days. Not in the same budget category, but same concept.
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yeah, they're out there, don't get me wrong.
    But the chances of picking one of those people would be pretty low, I would've thought.
     
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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Since the 1st prize includes 2 nights at an Ikon resort in N. America and US$250, I don't think the winner would worry too much about not using the Australian parts of the prize. Making Thredbo part of the prize is one way to advertise the fact that Thredbo is on Ikon. The text explicitly notes "Thredbo in Australia." Don't see "Revelstoke in Canada" or "Squaw/Alpine in U.S.A" in Ikon marketing material. ;)
     
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    POW_hungry Part of the Furniture Moderator Ski Pass: Gold

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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Got curious enough about the prizes to read the fine print. Each of the 13 resorts potentially available to prize winners have put together a package deal for 2 nights, plus a gift card for the resort if applicable. After the 1st prize winner picks a destination, the 2nd prize winner gets to pick from the remaining resorts. The 3rd prize winner picks after that. Each resort could define black out dates. The list is an interesting mix of Alterra and partner resorts.

    Each of the resorts have a tag line on the contest webpage. A few have been around for quite while. For instance Killington as the Beast. But others are new marketing. Squaw/Alpine as "Tahoe's Finest" seems like a clear dig at Epic (Northstar, Heavenly, Kirkwood).

    Revelstoke, Escape the Everyday
    SkiBig3, The Best of Banff

    Crystal, Gateway to Mt. Rainier
    Squaw/Alpine, Tahoe’s Finest
    Mammoth, Top of the Sierras
    Big Sky, Biggest Skiing in America
    Copper, A Colorado Favorite
    Solitude, Refined by Nature
    Brighton, Big, Bold, & Bright
    Deer Valley, The Deer Valley Difference
    Snowshoe, Upside-Down Mountain
    Tremblant, C’est Fantastique
    Killington, Beast of the East
     
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    MarzNC One of Us Ski Pass: Silver

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    Alterra announced that Arapahoe Basin has joined Ikon as a partner. Not too much of a surprise given that A-Basin opted to end a long partnership with VR and the Epic pass in the spring. The usual 7/5 days for Full/Base Ikon passholders.
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Ikon Pass now includes 7 days at Zermatt, Switzerland.
     
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    skiflat Old n' Crusty

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    Hmmmm
     
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    absentskier Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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