Indy Pass is looking toward next season and offering a life raft for Epic Pass holders.
With the announcement on Wednesday that the 2022-23 Indy Pass would be available without a price increase ($279 adults, $119 children ages 12 and under) also came the news that the popular pass program would also offer the Indy Switch Pass. The new pass features a $20 discount incentive, created for all Epic, Ikon, and Mountain Collective pass holders who want to discover alternatives to overcrowded resorts.
“Our new Indy Switch Pass presents an option for anyone who bought an over-sold mega pass and allows those folks to experience the less-crowded, laid-back atmosphere at small-to-mid-sized, independent resorts,” Indy Pass founder Doug Fish said. “We invite them to join the Indy Revolution and see what they’ve been missing.”
Vail Resorts claimed that it sold 2.1 million Epic Passes prior to this season, creating a wealth of overcrowding at its resorts across the country.
The Indy Switch Pass ($259, $109), like all Indy Passes, provides two lift tickets at 82 independent ski areas across North America. All current Indy resort partners, including Jay Peak, Waterville Valley, Magic Mountain, Saddleback, Black Mountain, Catamount Mountain, Bolton Valley, Suicide Six, Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, and Berkshire East are expected to return next season.
Current Indy Pass holders will receive a 10 percent discount on any Indy Pass purchased before May 17. A final resort roster, including blackout dates will be released on May 1.