Ski Pass Time!
The summer has left, autumn has arrived and winter is on its way. All winter pros know that if you’re going to put in any serious mountain time, buying your ski pass before the season starts can save you thousands of Euros (or Dollars, Levs, or Yens depending on where you want to ski). We have rounded up a couple of the Northern Hemisphere’s best value lift passes for the 2016/17 winter season.
First up is the Mountain Collective Pass. Get in quick because this one is nearly sold out! Perfect for someone going to North America to do a tour of their best slopes, this pass includes 2 days at each of: Aspen, Alta/Snowbird, Squaw Valley, Jackson Hole, Sun Valley, Taos, Telluride, Mammoth, Stowe, Lake Louise/Sunshine, Whistler-Blackcomb as well as the Remarkables in New Zealand and Thredbo in Australia for a southern Hemisphere winter in 2017. Each subsequent day at any of the resorts is 50% off and there are no blackout periods. The Mountain Collective Pass also includes skiing in Chamonix, France and Valle Nevado, Chile and Hakuba Valley, Japan. For the bargain price of $409, if you’re thinking of going on a North American winter adventure, this is the way to do it.
Next up is the Epic Pass. While there are different types of Epic Pass available with more restrictions the less you pay, we’re going to focus on the unrestricted pass which comes in at US$829. If you’re spending a season in the States, this pass is for you. Unlimited 2016/17 winter season access to some of the world’s best – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood, Wilmot, Afton Alps, Mt Brighton, Arapahoe Basin and Perisher in Australia – all with no blackout period. In addition to this, you also have access to 30 European resorts across Austria, France, Switzerland and Italy. Click here for more info!
If you’re hanging around Europe for the winter, most of the early bird season passes go on sale in the next couple of weeks.
The Portes du Soleil season pass, home to 12 linked resorts across France and Switzerland, is on sale now. For €922 you have unrestricted access to some of the world’s most famous ski areas, including Morzine, Avoriaz, Chatêl and Champery. With nearly 200 ski lifts covering over 650km of piste, endless off-piste and 7 snow parks, the terrain here will keep you going all season.
From October 1st-16th, the early bird Chamonix Mont Blanc Unlimited Pass is on sale for just €966. Covering the whole of the Mont Blanc Evasion ski area, as well as unlimited skiing in Courmayeur, Italy, this price increases to €1731 on December 1st.
The 4 Vallees Annual early bird pass is available now for CHF 1443 until September 30th. With full access to Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, Thyon, 6 days skiing in the Aosta Valley and 6 days in Chamonix, this one shouldn’t be missed!
Keep an eye out on our twitter @nidskiproperty for more information about season lift passes over the coming weeks!
Read more here:
- Guide to Ski Property in French Ski Resorts
- Guide to Ski Property in Swiss Ski Resorts
- Guides to Buying Property in the French, Swiss, Italian & Austrian Alps