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The Epic and Ikon mega passes continue to escalate in price every single season. In the last 3 years, the Ikon has swelled from $1,079 in 2022/23 to $1,249 in 2024/25. And the Epic pass has increased from $841 to $942 over the same period. That’s almost an 8% increase for both. Skiers and riders looking for an alternative that’s not as pricey, still offers great skiing, and works at multiple resorts should look into the Indy Pass.

The Indy Pass added 12 new locations and businesses to its roster of partners for next season. And for the third year in a row, it has maintained its Base Pass prices at $350.

In an industry where gear and access tend to have high three- and even four-digit price tags, that’s refreshing. The Indy Pass is uplifting local resorts across the U.S., banding them together against the Epic/Ikon duopoly, and offering the public a cost-effective way to get out and get on the slopes.

Granted, you only get 2 days of skiing at each resort on the Indy Pass. But with over 200 resorts included, your options are plentiful.

New to Indy in 2024: 7 Resorts, 5 Cat Skiing Partners

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A skier at Silver Mountain in Kellogg, Idaho, one of the resorts available with the Indy Pass; (photo/Shutterstock)

This season, the Indy Pass made some big moves. For the 2024/25 season, it added Big Moose Mountain in Maine, Mt. Eyak in Alaska, Mt. Washington in British Columbia, Powderhorn in Colorado, Steeplechase in Minnesota, Wintergreen Resort in Virginia, and Wisp Resort in Maryland. For $350 you can ski 2 days in all of those areas.

Considering that the average lift ticket price among those resorts is around $77 a day (the best deal being Big Moose Mountain at $40 a day), that’s a straight-up steal.

Magic Mountain; (photo/Indy Pass)

In addition to those resorts, the Indy Pass tossed in five different ski cat operators. Now, Indy Pass holders can ski with Big Red CatsSelkirk PowderBrundage Mountain Snowcat AdventuresSoldier Mountain Cat Skiing, and Cascade Powder Guides.

Cat Skiing is a new perk with the 2024/25 Indy Pass. Skiers and riders will get a 10% discount when they book days with any of the above operators.

“These [12] new partners are just the beginning of our additions for next season. We are nowhere close to done,” said Indy Pass director Erik Mogensen in a press release. “We will work hard over the off-season to enlist more independent resorts from all ski regions globally.”

3 Seasons, a Single Price: The Pass of the People

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For the 2023/24 ski season, the Indy Pass prices are the same as they were last year, and the year prior. The same cannot be said for the Indy’s competition.

“While the corporate passes and resorts are raising prices on everything from lift tickets to parking and concessions, Indy Pass guarantees access to more than 200 resorts next season for a ridiculously low price,” said Indy Pass Founder Doug Fish in a press release. 

The Indy AddOn Base is $269 for adults ($149 for kids 12 and under). The adult Indy Base Pass is $349 ($199 for kids). The Indy+ and Indy+ AddOn Passes are $469 for adults ($259 for kids) and have no blackout dates. And the Indy cross-country pass is just $99 for adults ($50 for kids).

For a multi-mountain ski pass that is growing as fast as the Indy Pass is, it’s impressive that those prices haven’t changed in 3 years. Whether or not that trend continues, only time will tell. But for now, it’s probably the best deal you’ll find on a season ski pass anywhere on the continent. Check out the full list of the Indy Pass resorts and partners on its website.

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