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16 April 2019
MT BULLER JOINS THE IKON PASS
Special introductory offer includes BOTH 2019 and 2020 seasons at Mt Buller and discount pricing extended until 10 June
Mt Buller is the newest destination to join The Ikon Pass, opening up yet more exciting options for skiers and snowboarders seeking winter experiences in Australia and overseas. Mt Buller’s arrival on the popular Ikon Pass puts Victoria’s most accessible alpine resort alongside 38 iconic winter ski destinations around the globe.
“Mt Buller is delighted to join the Ikon Pass for the 19/20 season, we are in great company with such an impressive line-up of incredible mountain destinations,” said Laurie Blampied, General Manager, Mt Buller. “We look forward to introducing more people from around the globe to the pleasures of skiing and boarding through the snowgums, spotting wombats along the trail, and the unique experience of staying high in the snowline in our unique Australian alpine village.”
“We are excited to give skiers and riders another great reason to hit the slopes in Australia with the addition of Mt Buller,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer, Alterra Mountain Company. “The expansive access encourages Ikon Pass holders to explore year-round winter at iconic destinations across the planet.”
Mt Buller joins Thredbo in New South Wales, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Mt Hutt in New Zealand, and Valle Nevado in Chile in the Southern Hemisphere accessible with The Ikon Pass.
In celebration of Mt Buller’s inaugural Ikon Pass season, 19/20 Ikon Pass holders will enjoy bonus early access to Mt Buller for the 2019 season starting in June, along with regular access to the 2020 season.
The Ikon Pass offers 14 unlimited skiing and riding destinations and up to 7 days at 24 destinations including Mt Buller. No blackout dates.
The Ikon Base Pass offers 12 unlimited skiing and riding destinations and up to 5 days at 26 destinations, inlcuding Mt Buller. Black out dates can apply (check www.ikonpass.com for details)
The Ikon Pass is available now at early discounted rates starting at $649 USD at www.ikonpass.com through Tuesday, 23 April 2019.
BUY IT NOW
To give Australians more time to take up the new Ikon Pass offer these early discounted rates will be extend through to the start of the southern ski season on Monday 10 June 2019 if bought through the following travel partners: Blue Powder, Mint Tours, Mogul Ski World, Scout, SkiMax Holidays, Ski Travel Company, Sno n Ski/MySnow Travel, Snowcapped Travel, and Travelplan in Australia, plus AMPED, The Ski Travel Specialists, and travel&co in New Zealand.
To provide additional value for families Ikon Pass holders can save up to $200 on CHild Ikon Passes (ages 5-12) with the purchase of an Adult Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass. This Child Pass Promotion has also been extended through Monday, June 10, when purchased through selected regional travel partners. New 19/20 Child Passes will be valid at Mt Buller for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
The Ikon Pass, introduced in January 2018, unlocks adventure with access to 39 iconic winter destinations across the Americas, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.
Mt Buller Access
Current 18/19 Ikon Pass Holders
Current 18/19 Ikon Base Pass Holders
New 19/20 Ikon Pass Holders
New 19/20 Ikon Base Pass Holders
THE PASS: IKON PASS & IKON BASE PASS
To provide the best experience possible, two pass products are available for purchase, the Ikon Pass and the Ikon Base Pass, both offering access to all 39 destinations, with varying levels of access and benefits.
IKON PASS: Offering unlimited access to 14 destinations plus 7-days and 7-days combined at 24 destinations, with no blackout dates, starting at $949 USD.
Unlimited: Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Stratton, Snowshoe Mountain, Crystal Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort, Tremblant, and Blue Mountain
7-Days: Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Cypress, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos, Brighton, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Valle Nevado
Blackout Dates: None
IKON BASE PASS: Offering unlimited/select access to 12 destinations plus 5-days and 5-days combined at 26 destinations, and holiday blackout periods, starting at $649 USD.
Unlimited: Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort, Big Bear Mountain Resort, Snowshoe Mountain, Crystal Mountain, Tremblant, Blue Mountain
Unlimited with Holiday Blackouts: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Solitude Mountain Resort
5-Days: (with blackout dates)
Steamboat, Deer Valley Resort, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Big Sky Resort, Stratton, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, The Summit at Snoqualmie, Cypress, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, Loon Mountain, Taos, Brighton, Thredbo, Mt Buller, Valle Nevado
5-Days Combined (with blackout dates)
Blackout Dates: North America - January 18-19, 2020 February 15-16, 2020 Thredbo – July 6-21, 2019 and July 4-19, 2020
Mt Buller, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt, Valle Nevado - No blackout dates
Ikon Pass Destinations by Location
California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort
Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort
Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River
Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain
Montana: Big Sky Mountain Resort
New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley
Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort
Vermont: Stratton, Killington - Pico, Sugarbush Resort
Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie
West Virginia: Snowshoe
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3
British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Cypress Mountain, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain
Quebec, Canada: Tremblant
New South Wales, Australia: Thredbo Victoria, Australia: Mt Buller
South Island, New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt
Hokkaido, Japan: Niseko United
Central Andes, Chile: Valle Nevado
IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS
Destinations: 39 | Continents: 4 | States: 12 | Canadian Provinces: 4
For more information please visit www.ikonpass.com
About Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass is the new standard in season passes, connecting the most iconic mountains across North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and Chile, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks access to a community of diverse destinations to ski and ride, including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Mountain Resort in Montana; Stratton, Killington and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Cypress Mountain in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, and Snowbird in Utah; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing and heli-accesed hiking operation. For more information on the Ikon Pass, visit www.ikonpass.com.
About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 14 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.
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