Not everybody has to be Epic or Ikon.
As the season pass wars heated up even further during the offseason with Vail Resort’s acquisition of former Peak Resorts properties Attitash, Wildcat and Mount Snow — adding them to the company’s ever-growing family of mountains in New England — a new addition also emerged in August. And while the Indy Pass certainly had less fanfare than Epic’s latest plunge in the Northeast, that’s typically the reasoning behind it in the first place.
The Indy Pass, which was created by a coalition of independent resorts, offers buyers two days at each of 44 participating resorts. That includes seven in New England, with the likes of Pats Peak, Bolton Valley, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six, Berkshire East, Catamount and Mohawk Mountain among the participating resorts. There are 15 more resorts up for grabs in the Western Region, giving pass holders a great variety of skiing for only $199.
“In this era of corporate consolidation, having 44 resorts sign on proves there’s demand for a new pass that represents these authentic, family-owned ski areas.” Doug Fish, president of the Indy Pass, said. “Not only is the industry embracing the concept but consumers are as well. We’re seeing strong demand from a wide range of demographics like young families and occasional skiers to hardcore riders and retirees who want to explore some new mountains.”