Way back in 2014, before Vail Resorts gobbled up a few dozen ski resorts to add to its crowded portfolio, a season pass to Vermont’s Stowe Mountain Resort cost $2,138, the highest price in all of New England.
Eight years later, that season pass to Stowe will run you only $859.
Granted, the circumstances aren’t exactly the same now that the Epic Pass has taken over and managed to cause overcrowding headaches wherever the Vail ownership flag might fly. But think about it for a moment. For less than it cost for a Stowe season pass less than a decade ago, you could purchase both the unlimited Epic and Ikon Passes this season and never quite have a loss for where to ski or ride next.
It is, indeed, the golden age of the multi-mountain, mega-pass, and it can be a concussing landscape to navigate if you’re uncertain which one might be right for you and your family. If you’re still in need of a season pass this year, here’s a rundown of how some of the region’s most popular ones stack up.