Alterra releases prices for Epic Pass rival

New ski conglomerate Alterra has released the price of its ski passes for next season. And it’s undercutting the ubiquitous Epic Local pass for unlimited skiing on the Front Range (see chart below).

One difference between passes: Vail’s full-price Epic Pass provides unlimited access to its namesake mountain. Not so at Aspen, which was introduced as a “partner” when the KSL/Intrawest/Crown deal was announced in July. The Crown family owns Aspen. Ikon Pass holders get seven days at the tony resort on the full-price Ikon Pass.

Aspen sells a season pass for around $2,000 and will again next year, according to the sales office. Steamboat locals, though, will now pay $900 for unlimited skiing. The Steamboat pass this year costs $1,500.

Ikon Base Pass: $599

Unlimited Access:

Colorado: Winter Park, Copper, Eldora

California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Big Bear, June Mountain

Canada: Tremblant, Blue Mountain

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Five days each:

Colorado: Steamboat

California: Mammoth Mountain

Utah: Deer Valley Resort

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Montana: Big Sky Resort

Vermont: Stratton, Killington, Sugarbush

Canada: Revelstoke Mountain

Five days total:

Colorado: Aspen Snowmass

Utah: AltaSnowbird

Canada: Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise, Mt. Norquay

Maine: Sunday River, Sugarloaf

New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

 

Epic Local Pass: $639 (2017-18)

Unlimited:

Colorado: Breckenridge, Keystone, Arapahoe Basin

Limited:

Utah: Park City

California: Northstar, Kirkwood

10 days total:

Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek

Canada: Whistler Blackcomb

Vermont: Stowe Mountain Resort

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