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2023 Ski Pass Pricing
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EISC Skiers, At the member meeting last Saturday there were several questions on ski pass pricing for 2023 - here are sections from an on-line article from today. The club is planning on going to Ikon resorts in 2023, but the trip lift ticket pricing is very reasonable and a pass isn't needed unless you are planning additional ski trips.

Thanks, Steve Cummings

Ski pass price comparison from Axios Denver, 3/22/22

Select resorts; 2022–2023 season

Pass Full Limited 4-day

Epic (Vail Resorts) $841 $626 $347

Ikon (Alterra) $1,079 $769 $419

Mountain Collective $539

Vail's Epic Pass increased to $841 from the current $783, but it's still less than the 2019 prices at $979. It allows unlimited access to 40 resorts and lift rides at more than 80 total.

• The Epic Local pass, which comes with limitations, is $626, up from $583.

• Local resorts include Vail, Beaver Creek and Breckenridge.

Alterra's Ikon Pass — with unlimited access to 14 resorts and seven days each at 35 destinations — climbed to $1,079 after two years at $999.

• Two base passes with access to fewer resorts ring in at $969 and $769.

• Local resorts include Winter Park and Copper.

• Part of the equation is increased costs and the need to pay employees more.

Between the lines: Vail Resorts made noise with its 20% price cut for passes in the current season. Both major pass dealers told us they saw increased sales but Vail came under fire for its long lines and limited staffing.

With more people traveling thanks to the easing of pandemic restrictions, the Mountain Collective pass is looking more appealing.

• The $539 pass offers two days of skiing or riding at 22 big-name resorts, including Aspen Snowmass, Arapahoe Basin and Jackson Hole.

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