The Indy Pass is the best deal in skiing. Point-blank. No arguments about it. Passholders get 2 days of skiing and riding at each of Indy’s 80 partner resorts spread out across The United States, Canada, and Japan! All for just $299!
I thought we could kick the ‘unofficial‘ start of the weekend off here at Unofficial Networks by highlighting some of the must-ski resorts on The Indy Pass. Why not, right?
All stats and information are pulled directly from the ski resort/area’s website or from Indy Pass. Enjoy learning a little bit more about these mountains, and start planning those trips! Winter will be here before we know it.
1. West Region- Eaglecrest Ski Area, Juneau, AK
Profile: Eaglecrest is Juneau’s home mountain. The ski area boasts impressive stats, receives ample annual snowfall, and is just a 15-minute drive from Downtown Juneau. It snowed 54 days in a row at Eaglecrest back in Winter ’19-’20!
Average Snowfall: 320″
Skiable Acres: 640 ac.
# of Trails: 36
2. Rockies Region- Powder Mountain, UT
Profile: Powder Mountain is the biggest ski resort by acreage in all of North America. Yeah, you read that right! The mountain boasts endless powder fields (fitting for the name), long groomers, a laid-back vibe, and a small-mountain feel. Powder caps their daily lift ticket sales to make sure the mountain is never over-crowded. They also offer night, and cat skiing!
Vertical: 2,205′ (lift-serviced), 2,519′ (lift-accessible)
Average Snowfall: 500″
Skiable Acres: Over 8,464 ac.
# of Trails: 154
3. Midwest Region- Lutsen Mountains, MN
Profile: Lutsen Mountains is not like most Midwest ski areas you’ve heard about. The resort is massive by regional standards, and boasts the only gondola between the Rockies and Appalachia. Lutsen is chock-full of glades, and is spread out over 4 separate peaks. It’s one of the Midwest’s true destination ski areas.
Average Snowfall: 120″
Skiable Acres: 1,000 ac.
# of Trails: 95
4. East Region- Saddleback, ME
Profile: Saddleback has had a bit of a tumultuous history over the last decade, but they got back up and running last season thanks to new ownership, and things seem to be on the mend for this gem of a ski resort. Saddleback has installed new lifts, cleaned up their trails, and are welcoming guests back to enjoy their wonderful mountain. The ski area’s Casablanca glades are some of the best tree skiing you can do anywhere. Promise. You have to make it up to Rangeley, ME to ski Saddleback if you haven’t already.
Average Snowfall: 225″
Skiable Acres: 440+ ac.
# of Trails: 68
5. Mid-Atlantic Region- Montage Mountain, PA
Profile: Montage Mountain is a down-to-earth skier or rider’s dream for Pennsylvania. Most of the resorts in the region are jam-packed with tourists from Philadelphia and New York City, but Montage stays fairly calm even on the busiest weekends. Enjoy awesome steeps, fantastic views, and excellent terrain. You can’t beat Montage if you’re going skiing in the Poconos.
Average Snowfall: N/A
Skiable Acres: N/A
# of Trails: 27
6. Japan Region- Geto Kogen, Japan
Profile: Indy Pass went HUGE when they announced the addition of 4 ski resorts in the powder capital of the world- Japan. You can’t go wrong with any of the options on the Indy Pass, but perhaps Geto Kogen will peak your interest for their consistent high snowfall totals, empty slopes, and friendly vibe!
Average Snowfall: 600″
Skiable Acres: N/A
# of Trails: 27