2024/25 Ikon Pass Buyer’s Guide

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The Ikon Pass is back for another season offering access to more than 50 top resorts across the globe, plus several brand new perks for pass holders during the 2024-25 season. While there are several choices and levels of the Ikon Pass that can be a bit confusing, you will most certainly find the pass that fits the skiing needs of you and your family.

The Ikon Pass is owned and operated by the Alterra Mountain Company, a group of 17 very unique resorts. Each resort is different in terms of character and independence to offer rewarding experiences to their guests. You won’t be lacking for ski and ride trails this winter that accept some form of the Ikon Pass. Note: Ikon Passes are on sale now and you’ll get the best pricing by purchasing them early. Once the season starts, sales end.

There are primarily three choices to make with the Ikon Pass — the “full monty” — which is the king of Ikon Passes. You’ll never worry about restrictions, those annoying blackout dates, or anything else at all 50-plus resorts. Other choices are more limited in the number of resorts accessed with selected blackout dates, but still very good deals.

Ikon Pass destinations

Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat Winter Park Resort, Alyeska, Copper Mountain, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort, Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snow Valley, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Sun Valley, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington, Pico, Blue Mountain, Cambelback, Windham Mountain, Snowshoe, The Highlands, Boyne Mountain, Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Mt. Bachelor, Schweitzer, Tremblant, Blue Mountain, Ski Big 3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos Ski Valley, Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Schweitzer, Snowbird, Snowbasin, Chamonix Mont Blanc Valley, Dolomiti Superski, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, Kitzbuhel, Zermatt, St. Moritz, Thredbo, Mt. Buller, Coronet Paek, The Remarkable, Mt. Hutt, Niseko United, Lotte Arai Resort, Valley Nevado.

Zermatt, Switzerland, outdoor restaurant with view.
Restaurant with a view, Zermatt, Switzerland @Shutterstock

Unlimited access resorts

Here are the resorts with unlimited access for the Ikon Pass.

Ikon Pass pricing

Ikon Pass — Adult: $1,359 ($1,149 renewal); Teen/Young Adult (ages 13-22) $1,019; Children (ages 5-12) $429 (4 and under) $149.

Ikon Base Pass — Adult: $969 ($819 renewal); Teen/Young Adult (ages 13-22): $699; Children (ages 5-12): $359 (ages 0-4): $99

Ikon Session Pass (4 days)– Adult: $479; Teen/Young Adult (13-22): $399; Children (0-12): $289

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Steamboat Ski Resort.
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Ikon Pass perks and discounts

Purchase your Ikon Pass early and new pass holders can ski out the current season at a number of ski resorts. Enjoy “First Tracks” one designated morning per month in January, February, and March on untracked powder and corduroy. Other benefits include First Tracks access to select destinations once a month from January through March, a complimentary 1-year $20 value level membership to Protect Our Winters, 15 percent discount off food, beverage, and retail at participating locations, discounts on activities at Ikon resorts, and access to preferred pricing at select destinations.

The Ikon Pass also offers discounts on a number of outdoor brands. Save 20 percent on The North Face gear when purchasing $100 (CAD 200) or more on The North Face’s website. Pass holders also receive 30 percent off Blenders Eyewear and 20 percent off award-winning Db travel bags.

Lastly, purchasing an Ikon pass will give you a credit for up to CAD 1,400 (more than $1,000) to spend on a CMH Heli-skiing experience. This credit can be used anytime during the 24/25 season from December to April. Passholders will also get early booking opportunities for heli-skiing trips as well as other exclusive benefits.

Blackout dates

There are no holiday blackout dates on the full Ikon Pass. However, the Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Session Pass have blackout dates.

Ikon Pass changes for 2024-2025

This season, pass holders will get two additional Friends and Family discounts. That brings the total up to 12 opportunities to save money for your ski buddies. Each discount gives the user a minimum of 25% off a single day lift ticket price. Additionally, a portion of every 24/25 Ikon Pass will go towards funding mental health initiatives in outdoor communities. More details on this initiative can be found here. Lastly, the fun doesn’t end when the snow melts. This summer Ikon Pass, Ikon Base Plus Pass, and Ikon Base Pass will include one free bike park lift ticket to use once at select destinations: Aspen Snowmass, Revelstoke, Panorama, Sun Peaks, Sun Valley, Snowbasin, Steamboat, Stratton, The Highlands, Loon Mountain, Solitude, Brighton, Snowshoe, Mammoth Mountain, Schweitzer, or Kitzbühel.

In early April Ikon Pass announced that it was adding St. Moritz for the 2024-25 season, joining Zermatt, in Switzerland for a total of six incredible European destinations. Ikon Pass holders will have seven days combined access to St. Moritz’s nine ski areas with no blackout dates. Ikon Base Plus Pass and Ikon Base Pass holders will have five days combined access with no blackout dates.

What is the difference between the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base?

The main difference between Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass pass is the Ikon Pass gets you everything at 50-plus resorts — the whole banana. The Ikon Base Pass includes select blackout dates but gets you unlimited access to 14 destinations and 5 days of skiing at 36 destinations.

What is the difference between the Ikon Base Pass and the Ikon Base Plus Pass for 24/25?

The main difference between Ikon Base Pass and the Ikon Base Plus Pass is the Plus Pass adds in more top destinations resorts for a $250 difference.

You may also check out our news on the Epic Pass, Mountain Collective, and Indy Pass. View a comparison of the Ikon Pass vs Epic Pass here.

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