Indy Pass Adds Hudson Bay, B.C. and Moose Mountain, Alaska; Qualifies as "Season Pass," Eligible for Jackson Hole's Golden Ticket Discount Program
Last day to join Indy's waitlist is Dec. 10
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Pile 186 of anything together, and things will start to get weird.
Today’s entrants to the Indy Pass Island of Misfit Toys include a 1,300-vertical-foot Alaskan mountain that runs retired school buses in lieu of chairlifts and a ski area called Hudson Bay Mountain that sits more than 1,300 miles from the actual Hudson Bay.
The two remote ski areas - Moose Mountain, Alaska and Hudson Bay Mountain, British Columbia - join Indy’s 130 other full Alpine partners for the 2023-24 ski season. Indy Pass holders qualify for two days at each of those, plus two days each at 43 cross-country ski areas, plus discounts at another 11 Allied partners. Here’s the full updated roster of 186 ski areas in four countries across three continents:
That’s as eclectic a mix of ski areas as has ever been assembled. As a home for the funky and the fringe, Indy Pass has no equal in skiing.
But as this thing has evolved from marketing experiment to mainstream ski pass, with meaningful density in a majority of American ski markets, Indy has ratcheted its status from frequency product to what could be considered a true season pass. Acknowledging this, Indy last week informed its passholders that they would be eligible for Jackson Hole’s Golden Ticket discount program, which grants season passholders from any ski area half off of window rates on select non-peak dates throughout the winter:
Those prices – around a quarter of the cost of an Indy Base Pass for a single day of skiing – are high for the Campervan Karls of the world, who budgeted $950 to get through the winter, which should cover an Indy Pass, a crate of Ramen, and five bags of dog food for their trusty lab, Jerry Garcia Anastasio. But it’s a bargain for a day at Jackson, the alpha dog of American skiing and a headliner on the Ikon and Mountain Collective passes.
Indy Pass tells me that Hudson Bay and Moose Mountain are likely to be the last new partners the pass adds for the 2023-24 ski season. Today - Sunday, Dec. 10 - is the last day to join Indy’s 2023-24 waitlist. Let’s take a deeper look at each, and at Jackson’s Golden Ticket program and how useful it could be to Indy Pass holders.
Below the paid subscriber jump: a breakdown of Moose and Hudson Bay Mountains, how to access Jackson Hole’s Golden Ticket program, & more.