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The New Indy Ski Pass Links 47 Independent Resorts Across North America

by Greg Colquitt | December 1, 2019


Indy Pass resorts are independently owned and offer an authentic, uncrowded mountain experience. Where the powder isn’t tracked out by 10am and kids are comfortable riding on their own. Where ski area owners work alongside front line staff to provide a welcoming environment for beginners and experts alike.


Now you can ski 47 authentic mountains for just $209.

Folks, it’s a thing. The “little guys” have finally come together to make their own pass. It’s a pretty sweet deal and we got our hands on some passes for $10 less than you’ll find anywhere else. But beyond that, here’s what we’re stoked on:

  • Smaller lines & fewer people.

    Nobody likes standing in line forever and watching their lines get tracked out by 10am. The resorts on this pass see significantly less traffic than the bigger resorts on passes like the Ikon and Epic. It’s simple: less people = more pow.


  • It’s affordable.

    Buying individual lift tickets racks up a pretty sizable bill. For example, let’s assume the average lift ticket price is around $65. The Indy Pass grants two days of skiing at each of the 68 resorts, so using our example, if you skied two resorts for four days total, that’s $260 in individual lift tickets. This pass is $209. Folks, this is a approved deal. Heck, Vail & Beaver Creek charged $209 for a single day just last season. Yowee.


  • You can take cooler vacations (and even slow your perceived aging!).

    Consider a wild idea–instead of a trip to the big resort, what if this year you went off the beaten path, got lost in the Montana woods, and spent time closer to natural hot springs than any city? That doesn’t sound too shabby, especially when you consider that lodging and food in these areas is significantly cheaper than if you went to a much more developed resort. Also, personal experience tells us that time slips by faster as we age, but science says we can slow the perception of time passing by creating new memories. Now it’s about your health! Suddenly that off-the-beaten-path ski trip takes on a whole new meaning.



Where in the World Will Indy Take You?

(Two days at each)

Western Region

Alaska – Eaglecrest Ski Area

Alberta – Castle Mountain Resort

Arizona – Sunrise Park

British Columbia – Apex Mountain Resort

California – Mt. Shasta Ski Park

Idaho – Brudange Mountain   •   Silver Mountain

Oregon – Hoodoo

Montana – Lost Trail Powder Mountain   •   Red Mountain Lodge

South Dakota – Terry Peak Ski Area

Utah – Beaver Mountain

Washington – 49 Degrees North   •   Hurricane Ridge   •   Mission Ridge   •   White Pass



Eastern Region

Connecticut – Mohawk Mountain

Massachusetts – Berkshire East Mountain Resort   •   Catamount Mountain Resort

New Hampshire – Pats Peak  •  Black Mountain Ski Area

New York – Catamount Mountain Resort   •   Greek Peak Mountain Resort

North Carolina – Cataloochee Ski Area

Pennsylvania – Blue Knob Resort  •  Shawnee Mountain Ski Area

Tennessee – Ober Gatlinburg

Vermont – Bolton Valley Resort   •   Magic Mountain   •   Suicide Six Ski Area

Virginia – Bryce Resort   •   Massanutten Resort

West Virginia – Canaan Valley Ski Resort


Midwest Region

Michigan – Big Powderhorn Resort  •  Pine Mountain Resort  •  Caberfae Peaks  •  Cannonsburg Ski Are  • Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek  •  Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area

Minnesota – Giants Ridge  •  Spirit Mountain  •  Detroit Mountain Recreation Area  • Powder Ridge   •   Spirit Mountain

Wisconsin – Little Switzerland  •  Nordic Mountain  •  Trollhaugen   •   Tyrol Basin






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