Are you ready for the best ski season of your life, the Mountain Collective offers you the chance to experience 34 days at 17 of the best resorts in the world at a price so cheap it is hard to believe. For the price of what would be just 4 days of skiing at many of these resorts you get almost 10 times that much skiing, there is not a better pass deal out there, and you get the opportunity to try out a different mountain every week. Think about it, that means after 4 days you have paid for your pass and then you get 28 more days of skiing for free. In addition to the two free lift tickets at each of the participating resorts, the pass also entitles its holders to 50% off of all single-day passes after that. With many of these ski areas in one location you can hit multiple areas on one trip, so if you are going all the way to Canada you can double up on Banff and Lake Louise and combine Alta and Snowbird on your Utah trip!
The Mountain Collective has even gone international with two days at each of these amazing resorts: Chamonix, France; Valle Nevado, Chile; Hakuba Valley and Niseko United, Japan. To make these trips even more affordable you tet 25% Off lodging when you book though the Mountain Collective.
If you are not familiar with these amazing areas, here are a few insider tips on what makes each one great!
Alta, Utah: with 560″of snowfall annually Alta is all about powder, and with some of the steepest terrain in Utah you get to put it to good use on their legendary chutes. With 2,200 acres of terrain there is something for everyone.
Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado: with 4 mountains to choose from there is the perfect experience for everyone and every family. From new school playground and home of the X Games Buttermilk, to the perfect family resort with an endless variety of terrain in Snowmass, to the world class bump skiing on Aspen Mountain to the most extreme in-bounds skiing experience available of Aspen Highlands Bowl, you get it all with the Power of 4!
Banff Sunshine: Famous for having Canada’s Best Snow and three mountains off that offer a wide variety of terrain, Sunshine has ski runs ranging from easy greens to the hardest double blacks around.
Big Sky Montanna: With 5,850 skiable Acres and 4,350 of vertical this resort is just that, BIG, and it is easy to get to, just hop a flight to Bozeman and you are less than an hour away.
Coronet Peak & The Remarkables: Besides a great reason to check out Queenstown, Coronet has spectacular roller coaster terrain makes is one of New Zealand’s most exciting ski resort destinations. While the Remarkables offer big mountain terrain with sun-soaked chutes and untouched snow.
Jackson Hole: The undisputed home to big mountain skiing in the United States, save this one for when you have your ski legs beneath you, the runs are long and steep and you are going to want to be in shape.
Lake Louise: Vast and varied, pristine and inspirational, a friendly wilderness that’s authentically Canadian, 4,200 skiable acres of world-class terrain over a unique layout with beginner, intermediate and expert runs from every chair that lets the entire family ski together.
Mammoth Mountain: Legendary snowfall on a huge mountain makes Mammoth the go to ski resort for southern California. Combined with a legendarily fun town this is a complete weekend get-away!
Niseko United: Niseko United is comprised of four resorts on the one mountain, Niseko Annupuri, Seasonal winds from the Eurasian continent pick up moisture over the warm currents of the Sea of Japan to from snow clouds and in turn some of the driest, lightest powder in the world. With its rich variety of terrain and beautiful winter woods, Niseko offers an unforgettable experience for all levels of skier/snowborder.
Revelstoke Mountain Resort: Starting with the most lift served vertical in North America at 5,620 ft and a whopping 3,121 acres of skiing including 4 high alpine bowls, legendary glades and phenomenal groomers, Revelstoke intimate experience on a big mountain.
Snowbasin: This off the beaten path ski resort offers a more intimate experience than some of the big names in the industry, with 60% intermediate terrain this is a great resort for the skier looking to perfect their ski turns on perfectly manicured terrain with little crowds.
Squaw Valley & Alpine Meadows: When two of Lake Tahoe’s best ski resort joined forced they created the mega resort for the area. For the skiers looking to get some air the cliff band covered slopes of these resorts combined with plenty of snow means you may just get the photo op of a lifetime.
Sugarbush: The east coast option for the Mountain Collective, with a new base village, two mountains, three terrain parks, six peaks, sixteen lifts and loads of tree skiing this is a gem of an a resort.
Sun Valley: A sentimental favorite of old-school skiers Sun Valley is a ski experience like none other. You can feel the history of skiing on every chair and on every run.
Taos Ski Valley: Taos is a rugged, authentic mountain, pioneered by people who put skiing first and all else second. Kachina Peak stands high above the Sangre de Cristo mountain range at 12,481 feet. From here, skiers and boarders access some of the finest terrain in the country.
Thredbo: If you are making the trip down to The Remarkables you do not want to pass up your opportunity to ski down under. Australia’s best ski resort and boasts a huge amount of snow terrain for all abilities and ages, a range of amazing lessons and programs to help you get your snow feet, tons of events and activities to enjoy, and a beautiful vibrant village right at the base of the mountain with a range accommodation
Season pass pricing wars are nothing new to the industry of the last decade and across east coast, west coast and central mountain regions. But the new battles which are bundling many resorts is incredibly advantageous to consumers who want to take multiple ski trips during the course of a ski season and get to experience a variety of experiences and now in multiple countries. For this, there have emerged two premier passes in North America: the Epic Pass and the Mountain Collective Pass. For some who live in the front range of Colorado the Epic gets a nod for having A Basin and Vail, but once you get past that the Mountain Collective appears to be the real winner, hands down. With Alta and Snowbird, the top 2 ranked resorts in the nation, plus the entire Aspen 4 mountain collection of Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk you get arguably the best skiing in Colorado, and then you get Jackson Hole too, the best Wyoming has to offer, in terms of pure epic skiing, the Mountain Collective takes the Epic down.
And if all this were not enough, every Mountain Collective pass holder gets a free 1-year POW (Protect Our Winters) membership, empowering climate activism and gaining you good karma points for powder days when you hit these awesome resorts.
When you make your trip to Aspen, which should be your top priority, be sure to stop into our Aspen ski shop, Miller Sports. You will instantly see why this is a favorite with locals and tourists alike.