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The Ikon Pass: Arriving in 2018/19

Vicky January 31st, 2018

One Pass | 26 Ski Destinations

A brand new season pass is coming for Winter 2018/19!

**UPDATED 8 March 2018**

Exciting news for fans of skiing in the USA & Canada: the Ikon Pass is a new season pass set to go head-to-head with the Epic Pass next winter, offering skiing in 26 destinations on one lift ticket. Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company, Erik Forsell, said, “The Ikon Pass is a collaboration of like-minded mountain destinations across North America where incredible terrain, unique character and local traditions are celebrated.”

Ikon Pass holders will be able to access resorts including Steamboat, Winter Park, Mammoth Mountain, Tremblant, Squaw Valley, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole and Big Sky, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Ski Big 3 (Banff Sunshine VillageLake LouiseBanff Mount Norquay) all featured Ski Independence resorts and among the best ski destinations on the planet. We have two pass types available, with discounted children’s rates on offer before 9th April 2018.

Ikon Season Pass

Adult: £627 / Teen: £502 / Child: £313

  • Full season pass with completely unlimited skiing all season in 8 destinations including Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Squaw Valley, Mammoth Mountain and Tremblant plus 7 days skiing in a huge number of other resorts including Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Deer Valley, Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Aspen Snowmass.
  • Until the 9th April 2018, children’s passes are better than half price with the purchase of a full adult pass.*

Ikon Base Pass

Adult: £418 / Teen: £334 / Child: £209

  • Unlimited access to 8 destinations including Winter Park, Tremblant, Copper Mountain and more, as well as 5 days at destinations including Steamboat, Mammoth Mountain, Jackson Hole, Big Sky, Killington Resort and Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Aspen Snowmass, AltaSnowbird and Ski Big 3 (Banff Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Mount Norquay).
  • Until the 9th April 2018, children’s passes are half price with the purchase of a full adult pass.*

>> Full Ikon Pass Details Available Here <<

The Ikon Pass In Numbers

  • 26 destinations in 9 US states & 4 Canadian Provinces
  • 63,709 skiable acres
  • 3,304 trails
  • 481 lifts

Ikon Pass Destinations

The Ikon Pass will rival the hugely popular Epic Pass in scope and scale for skiing across North America and our team of Ski Specialists can advise you on how to get the best out of your Ikon Pass next winter, whether you’re planning a multi-centre holiday or more than one trip in the season.

ikon pass

Speak to a Ski Specialist on 0131 243 8097

 

*T&Cs apply to all purchases, please get in touch with us for further details.

6 Resorts in One Day – The Ski Utah Interconnect

Julie March 21st, 2016

The Ski Utah Interconnect – The Best Way to Ski 6 Resorts in One Day

Looking out the window to bluebird skies and a smattering of fresh snow I experienced that deep fluttering excitement that only comes from opening the curtains knowing you have a day of skiing ahead of you. Though this wasn’t going to be just any ski day; today myself and Katie from the ski team would go where few skiers are allowed to go, today we would ski 6 of Utah’s best ski resorts, crossing under ‘no entry’ ropes and boot packing up the backcountry from Deer Valley to Snowbird and everywhere in between (Park City, Solitude, Brighton and Alta) – we were doing The Ski Utah Interconnect Adventure Tour.

Ski Utah Interconnect

That way!

We pulled up to the Deer Valley car park at 8am and headed into the Snow Park Lodge where we met our guide, Chris Peters, and our fellow tour participants, a state trooper and two firefighters, both from New York. If things got sketchy out there, at least the emergency services would be present! Our guide gave us a quick run-down of the day’s plan, presented us with the obligatory “it’s not my fault if you die” waivers, then handed out avalanche transceivers and the Holy Grail of Ski Passes – the Ski Utah Gold Pass which would allow us to access to chairlifts in all the resorts we would enter. I tightened up my ski boots and we were ready to get going. Read the rest of this entry »

Fly Direct to Salt Lake City: Ski Utah in 2016/17

Vicky March 9th, 2016

On Sale Now – Fly Direct to Salt Lake City next winter

Fly direct and non-stop from London Heathrow to Salt Lake City with Delta, from Winter 2016/17 onwards!

The journey to Utah’s excellent and often legendary ski resorts will be quicker and far more convenient than ever before and is a real bonus for UK skiers and snowboarders. This brand new route will run 4 times a week, all winter, and Delta will also be operating daily direct flights from Amsterdam to Salt Lake City, with connections from Edinburgh, Newcastle, Leeds Bradford & more.

Find out more by getting in touch with our team of Ski Specialists by calling 0131 243 8097. Read the rest of this entry »

A Utah Ski Holiday to Remember

Karen March 29th, 2012

It has been a ‘slow snow year’ for much of the USA – something to do with the jetstream apparently.  Seems like most of the snow got sent to Whistler and Banff!  So on my recent holiday to Utah I didn’t encounter any of that legendary Utah powder, but there was plenty to ski on, and lots to impress.

Our destination was Park City, and our mode of transport was Air France / Delta Airlines from Edinburgh, via Paris.  A few words on this: we flew to Paris the evening before (free stopover if under 24 hours between flights) and stayed in an airport hotel, thus eliminating the 4am start that doing the journey in one-go would entail.  There were positives and negatives to this:  Charles de Gaulle Airport must be one of the least user friendly airports around: Finding our way to the free hotel shuttle pick up point was a bit like orienteering!  Then, horror of horrors the next morning.. French queuing. The French don’t like to stand in line.  Fact.

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Six Resorts in Eight days

Vicky February 15th, 2012

For the past 10 years Ski Independence has worked in conjunction with the Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard Magazine to help organise their annual readers’ ski trip. Over the years, hundreds of satisfied customers have enjoyed these organised and great value trips to resorts including Banff, Fernie, Steamboat, Aspen, Telluride and Whistler just to name a few.  On the 1st February this year 45 readers, along with Annika and Eve from Ski Independence, packed their bags and headed for the western state of Utah to ski 6 of the State’s 14 ski resorts.

Enjoying the sunshine in Solitude

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Ski Independence go skiing!

The Team January 27th, 2012

On Wednesday we lose 2 members of the Ski Independence team as they pack up their bags and make their way to Utah to lead the Daily Mail Ski and Snowboard Magazine reader trip.  Starting in Park City and visiting Deer Valley, Snowbird and Canyons along the way, Annika our Groups Manager and Eve one of our Reservation Consultants, along with  Henry Druce and Dave Watts, editors of the magazine and British Ex-Olympic skier Martin Bell, will spend 8 days skiing 6 of Utah’s 14 resorts.

Following on from yesterday’s blog ‘Where do Ski Independence Staff Ski’ below you will find the rest of the team’s ski plans this winter. Read the rest of this entry »

Where do Ski Independence Staff Ski?

The Team January 26th, 2012

Here at Ski Independence we look forward to the end of January as we know that it’s about that time of year when we can look forward to and count down the days until we get on the slopes.  There are some lucky team members who have already put in some turns this winter but for many the first are yet to come.  Over the next few days we thought we would share with you what our own ski plans are for the rest of the winter,  so here’s who’s doing what! Read the rest of this entry »

The Best 5 Views In North America

Michael January 11th, 2011

We’re talking  jaw-dropping, OMG moments in and around ski resorts in North America – the views to die for. The USA and Canada is renowned for some pretty staggering scenery and their ski destinations don’t disappoint. These are my favorites, why not tell us yours?

Heavenly, Lake Tahoe

Experience breathtaking and contrasting views of Lake Tahoe to your left, and to your right the arid desert plains of Nevada. Above your head a bluebird sky and underneath your skis, stacks of creaky dry Heavenly snow. If this doesn’t put a smile on your face then nothing will. You’ll think you’re the luckiest person alive, something the casinos in town will be keen to disprove!

View from the Gunbarrel Grill in Heavenly

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North America Snow Update

The Team November 19th, 2010

North America’s 2010-11 ski season is off to a great start with many areas opening early and reporting healthy snow falls.

Among the resorts already open are Breckenridge, Keystone and Copper Mountain Colorado; Snowbird in Utah, Killington on the East Coast in Vermont and north of the border Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta.  Whistler has announced it will open nearly a week early, later today, thanks to the great pre-season conditions there.

In California, Mammoth is the latest to open (On Thursday 11th November) with more than 2,000 people arriving to enjoy skiing and boarding down from the 11,053 foot summit via Cornice Bowl. Six lifts were operational and 2,000 vertical feet (about 650 metres) of vertical terrain were open on a base of 18 to 36 inches (45 to 90cm).

First Chair 2010 - Mammoth Mountain

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