Three New England cross-country skiing areas are among the seven new partnerships, with more on the way, on the new Indy XC Pass.
The new pass is Indy Pass’ first foray into the Nordic world. Since 2019, Indy Pass ($279 adults, $119 children 12 and under) has been one of the most popular multi-mountain passes, providing two days of skiing at almost 90 ski areas around the world.
Like its predecessor, the Indy XC Pass will provide two trail passes for each cross-country resort. It will run $69 for adults and $29 for children.
“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Indy next winter by joining the Indy Cross Country Pass, Waterville Valley general manager Tim Smith said. “We’ve partnered with Indy for the past two seasons and found incredible success, so we’re delighted to join this new pass and expand access to our 72 kilometers of groomed Nordic ski trails.”
The other cross-country areas on the pass are located in West Virginia, Minnesota, New Jersey, and British Columbia.
Indy Pass and the Cross Country Ski Areas Association (CCSAA) said that they expect more than 30 areas to commit to the pass for the 2022-23 season. Indy Pass developed the program in partnership with the CCSAA and will donate 10 percent of pass sales to the non-profit group.
“There are millions of cross country skiers in North America and a large percentage of them also take part in alpine skiing,” Doug Fish, Indy Pass founder, said. “The Indy Pass is excited to welcome this passionate community of skiers and independent resorts to our coalition and we are proud to help find common ground (snow-covered that is) for all those who love sliding on snow.”