Seven Ikon Pass partners may be paving the way for a new era of skiing-by-reservation only for multi-pass resort partners
As of this week, 7 ski areas have announced that Ikon passholders will have to make reservations to ski in 2022/23, including Loon in New Hampshire.
This past 2021/22 season, New Mexico’s Taos Ski Valley required reservations from Ikon passholders. Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming also required both Ikon and Mountain Collective passholders to make reservations. Then, The Summit at Snoqualmie, a ski area that’s just an hour from downtown Seattle, instituted a reservation system starting Jan. 15, 2022.
For 2022/23 a total of seven partner ski areas on the Ikon Pass will require reservations, including: Aspen Snowmass, Colo., Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Wyo., Big Sky Resort, Mont., The Summit at Snoqualmie, Wash., Loon Mountain, N.H., Taos Ski Valley, N.M, and Brighton Resort, Ut.
None of these ski areas are owned by Alterra Mountain Company, which launched the Ikon pass. In Vermont, Alterra owns Sugarbush and Stratton and the Ikon Base Pass ($1,079 for new buyers/$979 for renewals) offers unlimited access.
The Ikon Base Pass also offers up to seven days at Northeast partner ski areas Killington/Pico in Vermont, Maine’s Sugarloaf and Sunday River resorts. The seven-day limited access is good at a total of 35 ski areas, including new 2022/23 additions to the pass, Sun Valley, Idaho, and Chamonix, France.