The Mountain Collective, an alliance of four independent ski resorts offering a special ski pass reported here in August 2012, has added three independent ski resorts to its roster for the 2013-2014 winter season: Mammoth Mountain, Snowbird and Whistler Blackcomb.
You could count how many resorts are part of The Mountain Collective a number of ways. For instance, it’s six if you count Alta and Snowbird as one resort, as The Mountain Collective is. However, you could also count it as 12 mountains (four for Aspen/Snowmass, two for Alta/Snowbird, two for Whistler/Blackcomb, and two for Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows).
Starting today, a limited number of Mountain Collective passes are on sale at last year’s price of $349. The Mountain Collective Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the six destinations (Alta/Snowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb), plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates.
In addition, passholders will receive exclusive lodging deals throughout the season. Collectively this pass grants access to more than 30,000 acres of terrain and 186 lifts. Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.TheMountainCollective.com. A limited quantity of passes is now available at this lowest guaranteed price.
“The Mountain Collective successfully captured the imagination of mountain travel enthusiasts looking for variety, flexibility and affordable access to the best independent resorts in the world,” said Christian Knapp, vice president of marketing, Aspen Skiing Company. “Adding these three world-class mountains makes this the ultimate dream pass, and only serves to enhance the value skiers and riders will enjoy from The Mountain Collective.”
The Mountain Collective Pass is available for children (ages 12 and under), under the same terms for just $229. The partnership will also offer a 50 percent discount on lift tickets to premier pass holders at the participating resorts. Visit www.TheMountainCollective.com or call 800-705-6286 for more information. Price is subject to change.