Breaking news this morning-
Sun Valley Resort, ID and Snowbasin, UT are leaving Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, and joining Alterra Mountain Company’s Ikon Pass for the Winter ’22-’23 season. Sun Valley and Snowbasin are both owned by the same parent company.
The Ikon Pass also announced that they’re adding Chamonix in France for next season.
Full Ikon passholders will get 7 days unrestricted at both Snowbasin and Sun Valley. The resorts will not be available to Ikon Base or Ikon Session passholders.
Full Ikon passes will sell for $1,079, and will be $979 for renewing passholders.
^Photo Credit: Hayden Gilmour, Sun Valley Resort
I know that Sun Valley and Snowbasin weren’t huge destinations for Epic passholders, but surely that’s a blow to the folks over at Vail Resorts. Ikon has further strengthened its grip on Utah, and has landed Idaho’s premiere skiing destination in the process.
One of the things that I loved about Sun Valley was that there were absolutely no lift lines. I’m hoping that a shift from Epic to Ikon won’t dramatically change the amount of skiers heading out to Sun Valley, but I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
+1 point to Alterra Mountain Company.
Images of Sun Valley Resort Please Credit: Matt Lorelli, Unofficial Networks