Indy Pass Adds Black Mountain of Maine, Meadowlark, Aomori Springs in Japan as Full Partners; Paul Bunyan, King Pine, Cherry Peak as Allied
Pass will add “major West Coast” resort next week
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The Indy Pass today added Black Mountain of Maine; Meadowlark, Wyoming; and Aomori Spring, Japan as full downhill partners. Black’s Nordic center will join the pass as a separate entity, becoming the fifth ski area to add both operations to Indy, and the 13th Nordic partner overall. King Pine, New Hampshire; Paul Bunyan, Wisconsin; and Cherry Peak Utah will join the pass’ new Allied Resorts program. None of the resorts will be subject to blackouts. Here’s a breakdown of the additions:
“The off-season is an exciting time for new resorts at Indy Pass, and this summer is proving to be a doozy,” said Indy Pass founder and President Doug Fish. “We are stoked to welcome seven fantastic new resorts to the coalition in all regions West of the Cascades and Sierras. Next week, however, we have an exciting addition for our West Coast passholders, so stay tuned.”
A doozy indeed. While none of today’s additions are seismic, they are the 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, 31st, 32nd, and 33rd resorts added since Indy announced 2022-23 pass pricing in March. That’s 33 new partners in four and a half months. Indy passholders will now be eligible for two days each at 91 downhill and 13 cross-country ski areas for the 2022-23 ski season. They will also be eligible for discounts at 10 Allied resorts – 25 percent off on weekends and holidays from Dec. 14 to March 12, and 50 percent off at all other times (season passholders at Cherry Peak, King Pine, and Paul Bunyan will now be able to purchase an Indy Pass at the discounted Add On rates). The coalition, as a whole, is astonishing – it is the largest roster of ski resorts ever assembled on a single ski pass, certainly in North America, but likely anywhere (Ikon Pass currently delivers access to 59 resorts, Epic to 62). Indy delivers 114. Here’s where the pass stands as of today:
And here’s what the various versions of the pass will cost you – Indy also offers an interest-free payment plan until Aug. 1:
Indy Base Pass - Adult $299, Kids (12-and-under) $139
Indy+ Pass - Adult $399, Kids $189 (no blackouts)
Indy Base AddOn Pass - Adult $199, Kids $99 (partner and allied resort season passholders only)
Indy+ AddOn Pass - Adult $309, Kids $149 (no blackouts)
Indy Cross Country (XC) Pass - Adult $69, Kids $29 (no blackouts)
Indy also teased the addition of a “major West Coast resort” on July 26, suggesting an anchor property akin to Jay Peak in the east, or an entrance into a major untapped market, such as Lake Tahoe, Mt. Hood, or – if we’re getting loose with definitions of “West Coast” here – BC’s Powder Highway.
But there’s plenty to pick apart in today’s announcement. Here’s a closer look at each new resort, and what these additions mean for Indy, its passholders, and skiing at large:
Below the subscriber jump: detailed breakdowns and maps of each new partner, plus additional speculation on next week’s “major” announcement.