Indy Pass Adds Nub’s Nob, Marquette Mountain, Treetops, Mount Kato, Big Rock
With 3 new XC partners, Indy reaches 200 total days at 100 partners
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Indy Pass today added five full downhill ski areas and three cross-country ski areas to its 2022-23 roster. With the additions, Indy passholders will receive two days each at 88 downhill and 12 cross-country ski areas: 200 total days at 100 total partners. Indy also added one ski area to its new Allied Resorts discount program.
The new downhill ski areas are concentrated in the Upper Midwest, with Mount Kato, Minnesota and Nub’s Nob, Treetops, and Marquette Mountain, Michigan all joining. Big Rock, Maine also joins, a surprise New England addition in Indy’s most popular region. Nub’s Nob will be the only new partner subject to blackouts, and the resort will apply the maximum possible slate: 32 full days across major holiday periods and peak-season weekends.
The three cross-country partners are all sister operations of downhill Indy Pass partners: Treetops; Manning Park, British Columbia; and 49 Degrees North, Washington. Loup Loup, Washington will become the first Allied Resorts partner outside of New England, granting passholders half off on weekdays and 25 percent off during holiday periods and on peak weekends.
Here’s an overview of today’s additions:
Indy now has nine downhill partners in Michigan - the most of any state - with three, including Marquette Mountain, in the Upper Peninsula, and six in the Lower Peninsula. Mount Kato is the pass’ sixth downhill ski area in Minnesota. Together with the pass’ half dozen Wisconsin partners, Indy now offers access to 21 downhill ski areas in the Upper Midwest, a region where no other national megapass has more than token representation. Last season, Indy’s top six mountains by redemptions were in New England (Jay Peak, Waterville Valley, Pats Peak, Bolton Valley, Cannon, and Berkshire East, in that order), and Big Rock will be the pass’ 13th full partner in the region, and its second, with Saddleback, in Maine. Here’s a look at the full 2022-23 Indy Pass roster by state, including all downhill, cross-country, and Allied Resorts partners:
In March 2019, Indy Pass announced its humble arrival with 10 partners*, mostly in the Pacific Northwest. Next year, the pass will deliver access to 80 (nearly 17 percent) of the 473 active downhill ski areas in the United States. That’s more American partner mountains than the Ikon (40) and Epic passes (37) combined. Indy Pass founder Doug Fish once said that he thought the roster would max out around 80 ski areas, then 100, then he jettisoned a ceiling altogether. With vast domestic and international markets still untapped, and all 10 of those founding partners still in place and welcoming new neighbors just about monthly, we don’t seem to be anywhere near a slowdown. More partners, in fact, are likely inbound for July. Let’s take a closer look at the nine new Indy partners and the overall trajectory of the Indy Pass and where it’s likely to go next.
*The inaugural Indy Pass roster was Brundage, Silver, White Pass, Mission Ridge, 49 Degrees North, Hoodoo, Shasta, Red Lodge, Beaver Mountain, and Apex.
What we’re working with – new full downhill partners
Vertical drop: 427 feet
Skiable acres: 248
Average annual snowfall: 123 inches
Lift count: 10 (3 quads, 4 triples, 1 double, 1 ropetow, 1 carpet – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Nub’s Nob’s lift fleet)
Closest Indy Pass partners: Treetops (1 hour), Shanty Creek (1 hour, 8 minutes); Crystal Mountain (2 hours, 13 minutes); Caberfae (2 hours, 14 minutes)
I sometimes have a hard time explaining Michigan things to non-Michiganders. Everything must be considered in context. The Lower Peninsula, surrounded on three sides by lakes, is, in particular, a unique place. It’s a little bit hard to get to, and a little bit of a pain to go anywhere else from there. So people tend to do what’s around. That includes skiing. Of the two dozen or so ski areas below the Mackinac Bridge, only half a dozen have the clout and the infrastructure to be considered “resorts.” One of those is Nub’s Nob. And I’ve rarely seen a ski area anywhere that is as beloved as Nub’s.
This is what’s hard to explain outside of the state. Four hundred and twenty-seven vertical feet isn’t very many vertical feet. It’s right across the street from the much larger Highlands at Harbor Springs, a Boyne property that’s on the Ikon Pass. There aren’t any high-speed lifts of the sort that headline the in-state Boyne resorts or Crystal. It doesn’t sell a discount season pass like Caberfae ($249) or Mount Bohemia ($109) - its season pass maxed out at $650 last year.
It doesn’t matter. Everyone loves Nub’s. Everyone. It’s been like that for decades. I can’t quite explain why. But it’s true. Michigan skiers love Nub’s like New England skiers love Magic or New York skiers love Plattekill or Massachusetts skiers love Berkshire East. It’s just got that indie thing.
So I’ll speak only for myself. The thing I most appreciate about Nub’s is the thing I most appreciate about all of the ski areas that I love: it delivers an interesting experience, and it never stops evolving. This is what the ski area looked like in the ‘80s:
Every few years, the ski area adds more: a beginner’s area in 1992; the Lower Peninsula’s first marked glades in 1995; Pintail Peak in 1997; Powerline Glades in 2000; the Tower Glades in 2005. More.
Every time I tell someone back in Michigan about the Indy Pass, the first thing they ask me is whether Nub’s Nob is a partner. Every time I post on a Midwest Facebook group about upcoming Indy Pass additions, they comment-pray for Nub’s. Well, here it is. This one will sell passes. Probably a lot of them. I’ll be hosting Nub’s Nob General Manager Ben Doornbos on the podcast this fall to talk about the Indy Pass and much, much more.
Vertical drop: 225 feet
Skiable acres: 80
Average annual snowfall: 150 inches
Lift count: 4 (3 triples, 1 ropetow – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Treetop’s lift fleet)
Closest Indy Pass partners: Shanty Creek (49 minutes); Nub’s Nob (1 hour); Caberfae (1 hour, 53 minutes); Crystal Mountain (1 hour, 54 minutes)
Treetops is a surprising add. It’s just about next door to Otsego, which has twice the vertical, twice the skiable terrain, and nearly twice the number of chairlifts. In size and vertical drop, Treetops would fit in better with the bulldozed bumps orbiting Detroit than its Up North neighbors. I expected this one to maybe jump on as an Allied partner, especially with Crystal, Caberfae, Shanty Creek, and Nub’s all signed.
But Treetops has a good reputation. It’s well-liked by families and well-managed. It’s right off the interstate. With the Boynes and the other big boys sucking up all the attention, this is a nice spot to hide out.
Don’t roll in here expecting a kick. You’ll get more amped up slugging caffeine-free Diet Coke than skiing Treetops. If you’re a Michigan family seeking a frequent ski pass, this is a selling point. If you’re anyone else, it’s a novelty. I may be overselling Nub’s and underselling Treetops here – stop in and decide for yourself.
Vertical drop: 500 feet
Skiable acres: 330
Average annual snowfall: 210 inches
Lift count: 4 (1 triple, 2 doubles, 1 surface lift) – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Marquette Mountain’s lift fleet)
Closest Indy Pass partners: Pine Mountain (1 hour, 26 minutes); Big Powderhorn (2 hours, 31 minutes)
This place… is great. Lots of snow. Plenty of glades. Real light on, um, other skiers. This is one of a half-dozen Upper Peninsula (UP) ski areas that are big and varied but get overlooked by dint of not being Mount Bohemia. Another of those, Big Powderhorn, is a longtime Indy Pass member, and two more – Indianhead and Blackjack, collectively known as Big Snow – are a lock to join the pass after Granite Peak and Lutsen owner and Indy Pass fan Charles Skinner purchased them last month. These are crucial additions for Indy as the pass looks to fend off its only real competition in the Upper Midwest – Ski Cooper’s season pass, which is $329 and includes three no-blackout days each at Blackjack, Big Snow, and Marquette, plus the excellent Whitecap, Wisconsin and Mont Ripley, also in the UP.
Pushing skiers away from the Cooper pass is vital not only for Indy, but for UP ski areas, which draw no revenue from the reciprocal days with their Colorado partner. Indy, by contrast, pays ski areas for each skier visit. Because of this, Indy Pass founder Doug Fish has said many times that he needs to avoid density, to avoid cannibalizing the pass with too many redemptions. He should consider an exception for the UP, however, which is big and empty and far from everything. Here, density would likely drive sales without endangering the integrity of the pass.
Vertical drop: 240 feet
Skiable acres: 65
Average annual snowfall: 50 inches
Lift count: 10 (5 quads, 3 doubles, 2 carpets – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Mount Kato’s lift fleet)
Closest Indy Pass partners: Buck Hill (1 hour, 18 minutes); Powder Ridge (1 hour, 57 minutes); Trollhaugen (2 hours, 23 minutes)
In addition to the static trailmap, I just had to include this amazing video view:
I haven’t skied Mount Kato, but here’s what skibum.net has to say:
Good atmosphere, decent prices, small, comfortable. Ideal for beginners; not a heck of a lot for experienced skiers. Good, easy ski day for the family. Two distinct “faces” keep things moving; surprising amount of elbow room for such a small area. You could do a lot worse, and in southern MN it’s hard to find better. Runs neck-and-neck with Coffee Mill for “best value.” Kato has less vertical, but much better infrastructure: lines are usually short.
This is the fourth ski area – along with Buck Hill, Powder Ridge, and Trollhaugen – in Minneapolis’ orbit to join the Indy Pass. The only stronger potential addition would have been sprawling Welch Village, which is slightly closer to the city proper (Wild Mountain would have been a great add as well). With Spirit, Lutsen, Granite Peak, and Big Powderhorn available for long day or weekend trips, the Indy Pass is – and has been for a long time – a must-buy for any variety-craving Twin Cities skier.
From a skiing point of view, Mount Kato is one of those Midwest ski areas that could stand in for just about any Midwest ski area: 200-300 feet of vert, a nearly clear-cut front side, lifts all over, many of them parallel, 10 total to serve 19 trails, many of which share a face with another distinctly counted “trail.” That’s not to say it’s not a distinct or interesting place – check out the trailmap video above to see how creatively this place is laid along the bump.
Vertical drop: 980 feet
Skiable acres: 60
Average annual snowfall: 100 inches
Lift count: 3 (1 triple, 1 double, 1 carpet – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Big Rock’s lift fleet)
Closest Indy Pass partners: Saddleback (4 hours, 42 minutes); Black Mountain, New Hampshire (5 hours, 33 minutes)
I haven’t skied Big Rock, but here’s what skibum.net has to say:
A Cinderella story. Big Rock was a typical small New England ski area: Not big enough to compete with the Sugarloafs and Sunday Rivers, not enough money, much too far out in the sticks to be a “destination.” In swoops a grant by a Portland foundation and the purchase by Maine Winter Sports Center…and small town skiing is saved in this case. Calling it “small” is a bit misleading; at 980′ Big Rock belongs solidly in the “mid sized” category, and delivers it with good skiing and quality services. Ideal for families, but really for intermediate types, especially skiers overwhelmed by the aforementioned monster resorts. The wanderer will run out of steam quickly, but the hotshot will rule the potato patch. It’s a “must visit” for true skiing enthusiasts.
I’ll start here: Gas up. This place is a haul. The closest Indy Pass partner is Saddleback, nearly five hours to the West. Saddleback, in turn, is three hours from Black Mountain, New Hampshire, the next closest Indy ski area. Black Mountain is just as about as far from Big Rock as it is from New York City.
All of which is a long way of saying that New Englanders shouldn’t get too excited here. This is not one that you’re going to bolt onto that run up to Saddleback. There are a couple more ski areas in the vicinity – 215-vertical-foot Quoggy Jo is about half an hour north. Lonesome Pine is an hour and a half. Fish had promised a Maine addition on the podcast in May, and this is what he must have been referring to.
Two interesting notations on Big Rock: at certain times of year, it is the “first place the sun touches the [continental] United States,” according to the resort’s website. Second, the place is in the midst of a fundraising campaign for a new “modern quad chairlift” to the summit. With a $2.9 million projected pricetag, I’m assuming they’re going fixed-grip. Read about the project here.
What we’re working with – new downhill Allied partners
Vertical drop: 1,240 feet
Skiable acres: 550
Average annual snowfall: 150 inches
Lift count: 3 (1 quad, 1 poma, 1 ropetow – view Lift Blog’s inventory of Loup Loup’s lift fleet)
Closest Indy Pass partners: Mission Ridge (2 hours, 8 minutes); Apex (2 hours, 37 minutes); 49 Degrees North (3 hours, 24 minutes)
I haven’t skied Loup Loup, but here’s what skibum.net has to say:
Small-timey atmosphere, but make no mistake: Loup Loup Ski Bowl is an old-line, throwback, legit ski area with a decent mid-sized vertical — one of the true greats. Terrain (and grooming) can be kind of rough for novices, but the intermediate to accomplished skier will enjoy this uncrowded mountain. And when conditions are on, you really don’t need to go anywhere else. The atmosphere is such that after you ski Loup Loup, you wonder why you bother going to mega resorts.
Every time I hear the name “Loup Loup,” I think about this excellent Powder story several years back from Kade Krichko:
Ron Mackie couldn’t take it anymore. From his home in Omak, Washington, he’d seen temperatures rise into triple digits, felt the hot, dry winds kick up every afternoon, and, despite the armada of U.S. Forest Service aircraft buzzing about, watched as the gray wall on the horizon stacked higher and higher into the sky.
Under that ominous smoke, four separate fires had combined into a single firestorm known as the Carlton Complex Fire (“complex” designates a series of fires coming together), burning 123,000 acres—twice the size of Seattle—in the previous nine hours.
Somewhere near the edge of the inferno, and 25 miles from Mackie’s front door, was Loup Loup Ski Bowl, the community ski area to which he had dedicated his last 46 years. Though the fire was spreading quickly over the hills of Okanogan County, in Central Washington, news of its steady march was not. The blaze had split the state’s largest county in half, and as uncertainty and dread curdled in his stomach, Mackie couldn’t wait any longer.
Jumping on his motorcycle, he ignored his wife’s pleas to stay put and powered toward the flames.
“I needed to know,” he said. “I needed to know if the Loup was still there.”
Fire personnel had closed the main roads heading toward Loup Loup Pass, but Mackie navigated around the blockade on dirt roads. When he finally did run into fire crews, he argued his way through—turning back wasn’t an option. …
Rounding the corner into the parking lot, Mackie found nearly 100 U.S. Forest Service and local personnel already engaged in battle. Firefighters sprayed down every structure, digging fire lines around the base lodge, ticket office, rental shop, and machine shed. A separate force had assembled on top of the mountain to protect the area’s 10 trails, ski patrol hut, and the radio tower transmitting between the Methow and Okanogan valleys.
Amid the chaos, Mackie found Al McKinney, Loup Loup’s operations manager. Like Mackie, he’d squeezed through the blockade in hopes of protecting the ski area from the approaching flames.
“Is that you?” yelled McKinney. “C’mon, let’s go!”
They each fired up a snow cat and started pushing dirt, trenching out fire lines before moving the equipment to safer ground.
Full read recommended if you want to understand why the greatest climate change threat to the future of skiing may be in the summer, rather than the winter.
As far as this addition to the Indy Pass, this isn’t really news. Loup Loup let this slip on their Facebook page more than a month ago, and I covered the addition in the newsletter and on Twitter. Getting this sort of info as soon as it hits is one good reason to sign up to get this newsletter right to your inbox, and also to follow The Storm on Twitter:
I don’t have a great handle on why Indy added Loup Loup as an Allied resort, rather than as a full partner. While it’s not as remote as recent Indy addition Bluewood – lodged in the far southeast corner of Washington – Loup Loup is floating on its own in the north-central part of the state, three and a half hours west of 49 Degrees North and two hours north of Mission Ridge. It’s on the wrong side of the Cascades, which explains the low snowfall total relative to the eastern Washington ski areas. That also makes the ski area less of a threat to really drive a huge number of Indy redemptions. It’s not exactly Big Rock, but it’s not Mt. Spokane, either, a 2,000-footer that’s about 50 miles closer to Spokane than 49 North. I wouldn’t be surprised to see this one go full partner for the 2023-24 season.
What we’re working with – new cross-country partners
Stats: 64 km of trails | visit the website
Closest Indy Pass Partners: Sasquatch (2 hours, 3 minutes); Apex (2 hours, 26 minutes); Soverign Lake Nordic (4 hours, 15 minutes)
49 DEGREES NORTH
Stats: 13.5 km of trails | visit the website
Closest Indy Pass partners: Silver Mountain (2 hours, 13 minutes); Loup Loup (3 hours, 25 minutes); Bluewood (3 hours, 51 minutes)
Stats: 7.6 km of trails | visit their website
There’s not a lot of information out there on any of these three cross-country ski centers. XCSkiResorts.com, thus far my go-to source to understand Indy’s XC add-ons, had no information. Indy’s nine previous XC partners were, as a whole, more substantial. Some of them – White Grass, West Virginia; Jackson XC, New Hampshire; and Rikert, Vermont – seem like standalone destinations. Treetops and 49 Degrees North both appear to be modest add-ons to the more substantial downhill offerings. Manning Park’s system does look quite extensive, however, and could make a nice fill-in day on a long weekend (maybe this is the Saturday move to avoid whatever crowding there is at this little joint two and a half hours east of Vancouver. That’s an hour, not incidentally, farther than Whistler, which lies north of the city).
The XC network remains a work in progress. Indy now has a dozen partners signed over a 3,100-mile sprawl. There are nice concentrations now in New England and the Pacific Northwest, but the rest are scattered from New Mexico to Minnesota to West Virginia. Fish said previously that he hopes to sign as many as 30 cross-country partners by next winter. There are millions of Nordic skiers out there. The opportunity here is big and the XC-specific Indy Pass is cheap – just $69 (all Indy Passes include two days at each of the Nordic ski areas). This will be an interesting one to watch.
Indy has grown outrageously strong in the Upper Midwest, and nowhere is that advantage more pronounced than in Michigan, where the pass now includes the majority of the large eligible ski areas. Let’s break it down:
Michigan has the second-most ski areas after New York: 40, by my count. About a third of these are in the UP. An outsized number of these are surface-lift-only operations, like Mulligan’s Hollow or Hanson Hills. Indy likely doesn’t have a ton of interest in those (thought would probably welcome them to its Allied Resorts program). What that means is that, with the signing of Nub’s and Treetops, Indy is probably about maxed out in the Lower Peninsula with its six partners (Caberfae, Crystal, Shanty Creek, and Swiss Valley are the other four). Of the substantial operations remaining, Boyne owns two (Boyne Mountain and The Highlands), Vail owns another (Mount Brighton), and Wisconsin Resorts owns four more (Bittersweet, Alpine Valley, Mt. Holly, and Pine Knob). Cannonsburg was once a member, but Indy kicked them out for, in Fish’s words, “violating our pass terms.”
That just leaves five non-Indy, non-conglomerate-owned, non-exiled ski areas with chairlifts in the lower part of the state: Mt. Holiday (180 vertical feet), Homestead (225), Snow Snake (210), Timber Ridge (240), and Otsego (400). Of those, Timber Ridge, which competes with Bittersweet for the Grand Rapids crowd, probably makes the most sense if Indy were searching for another Lower Peninsula partner. The best pure ski area left, however, is Otsego. If Fish is concerned about density, Timber Ridge isn’t really a risk. Otsego, basically next door to Treetops, absolutely is. Indy will see a lot of skiers who redeem two days each at Crystal, Caberfae, Nub’s, and Shanty Creek, with some Treetops mixed in - again, the place lacks kick. But Otsego would be an automatic two days for those skiers more concerned with adrenaline than with bags of goldfish in the base lodge.
The options are a bit more limited in the UP. Of the remaining free agents, Ski Brule is a terrific family-owned operation with a longstanding devotion to the long season, but it’s probably too close to Pine Mountain. Then again, given what I said above about UP density, maybe it doesn’t matter. Brule would be a good Allied resort, at a minimum. Bohemia, with its cheapo season pass, is likely not interested (though it does maintain reciprocal arrangements with around a dozen ski areas). Ripley doesn’t make much sense – it’s right across the river from Michigan Tech, and every student is eligible for a free season pass. Porcupine Mountains is snowy and nice, with lots of expansion potential, but management recently reverted to the state’s DNR (as I covered a couple weeks ago), and the ski area likely needs to stabilize before it makes any big moves such as joining the Indy Pass.
My guess is that Indy is about done in the UP. They will probably sign Big Snow within the coming months, and likely no other full partners after that. I could see most of the rest – other than Bohemia, which is over capacity until it installs more lifts – joining as Allied partners at some point.
But even if they stopped right now, Indy is crushing it in Michigan. All together now with a round of Yes! M!ch!gan:
There’s still room to grow in New England
Heading into the 2021-22 ski season, Fish was predicting 400,000 Indy Pass redemptions. The number came in at just 130,000, a huge miss that the Indy founder blamed on his 40 percent price increase from the previous season.
What that means, for New England Indy Pass holders, is that Indy can now reconsider its allergy to further Northeast expansion, even with the six top redeemers already in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.
As in the Midwest, Indy has proven attractive to alpha dogs on the East Coast. Jay Peak, Cannon, Waterville Valley, and Saddleback are, by all accounts, extremely happy with the pass and the per-visit payout they receive. That, in turn, has positioned Indy nicely for a partnership with the region’s remaining large independents: Bretton Woods, Gunstock, Mad River Glen, and Smugglers’ Notch. While Indy’s decision to drop the amazing Burke onto its Allied program rather than move it straight to full partner status may suggest the pass is still taking caution in the heart of New England, any of those four big ski areas would sell material numbers of passes. Burke is great, but it is, and always has been, remote and underutilized. It doesn’t have much name recognition, even after a multi-year partnership with Jay Peak.
The managers of Gunstock and Smuggs have told me, explicitly, that they’re not really interested in Indy. MRG General Manager Matt Lillard has told me he was considering it. I don’t have any intel on Bretton Woods, but they are part of the White Mountain Super Pass with Waterville and Cannon. With Attitash and Wildcat still cleaning rotten tomatoes off their ski coats and disgruntled Epic Passholders in search of alternatives, this would be a really nice time for Indy to move even more aggressively into New Hampshire. There are similarly sized or slightly smaller mountains – Cranmore, Bromley, Wachusett, Jiminy Peak, Ragged, Black Mountain of Maine – that would make excellent New England additions as well.
More to come
Western Indy Pass holders are probably thinking some version of “I can’t believe I signed up for this stupid newsletter just to learn about a bunch of pancakers that I’ll never ski.” Relax. It’s all part of the process. Eventually Indy will most likely move into the regions where it’s absent or underrepresented at the moment: Tahoe (nothing), Colorado (one ski area), New Mexico (just an XC center). There’s too much out there, and the pass makes too much sense for operators not to see some movement there. And there are still some unaffiliated Western fat boys that could make a surprise move: Whitefish, Bridger Bowl, Discovery, Great Divide, Montana Snowbowl, Bogus Basin, Pebble Creek, Timberline, Meadows, Baker, Wolf Creek, Loveland, Sierra-at-Tahoe, Sugar Bowl, Mt. Rose, or Bear Valley, among many others. And then there’s Quebec and Ontario, where ski areas are dense, numerous, and well taken care of. Indy’s on the march. Look out.
Indy Pass on The Storm Skiing Podcast:
Indy Pass President and Founder Doug Fish (May 13, 2022 – 3rd appearance)
Snow Ridge, New York GM Nick Mir
Beaver Mountain, Utah owner Travis Seeholzer
Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, The Rock Co-Owner Rick Schmitz
Tamarack, Idaho President Scott Turlington
Shawnee Mountain, Pennsylvania CEO Nick Fredericks
China Peak, California CEO Tim Cohee
Lutsen and Granite Peak Owner Charles Skinner
Caberfae Peaks, Michigan Co-Owner and GM Tim Meyer
Whaleback Executive Director Jon Hunt (recorded pre-Indy)
Titus Mountain Co-Owner Bruce Monette Jr. (recorded pre-Indy)
Indy Pass Founder Doug Fish (April 27, 2021 – 2nd appearance)
West Mountain, New York owners Sara and Spencer Montgomery (recorded pre-Indy)
Montage Mountain Managing Owner Charles Jefferson (recorded pre-Indy)
Granite Peak, Wisconsin GM Greg Fisher
Waterville Valley, New Hampshire GM Tim Smith
Bolton Valley, Vermont President Lindsay DesLauriers
Bousquet GM and ownership (recorded pre-Indy)
Saddleback, Maine GM Andy Shepard (recorded pre-Indy)
Jay Peak, Vermont GM Steve Wright
Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire GM John DeVivo
Indy Pass Founder Doug Fish (May 31, 2020 – 1st appearance)
Berkshire East and Catamount, Massachusetts Owner Jon Schaefer
Burk Mountain GM Kevin Mack (recorded pre-Indy)
Magic Mountain, Vermont President Geoff Hatheway
Upcoming Storm Skiing Podcasts focused on Indy Pass ski areas:
Pats Peak General Manager Kris Blomback
Brundage Mountain General Manager Ken Rider
Nub’s Nob General Manager Ben Doornbos
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Any idea on the current over/under for Indy adding Eastern Township, Quebec resorts?
I've been vacillating between a Ski Cooper pass or a renewal to the Indy Pass and recently made up my mind to purchase the Ski Cooper pass in July when it goes on sale. With today's additions of Nub's Nob and Treetops the family is back on the Indy Revolution train. Looking forward to another great year, exploring the Midwest's' and East Coast's independently owned resorts. Cheers!