The best deal in skiing just keeps on getting better.
The Indy Pass has just announced that they’re adding 12 resorts in total to their ever-expanding list of fantastic independent ski areas across the globe.
Just in case you need a refresher- Indy Pass holders get two days of skiing and riding at each partner resort spread across The United States, Canada, and Japan. It’s an unbeatable deal.
^Me, celebrating new Indy Pass resorts
Here’s the breakdown of the new additions to the Indy Pass:
Calabogie Peaks, ON, Alpine Loch Lomond Ski Area, ON, Arctic Valley, AK, and Mt. Crescent, IA are joining as full partners bringing Indy’s total to 101 alpine resorts.
Bear Valley Adventure Center, CA, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, MT, Jay Peak Cross Country Center, VT, and Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club, BC are joining as cross country resort partners bringing the total to 18 cross country resorts.
Lastly, Sleeping Giant, WY, Snowstar Winter Park, IL, Dry Hill, NY, and Whitecap, WI are joining the Indy Pass as allied resorts. Indy Pass holders get 50% off weekday tickets and 25% weekend and holiday tickets at all 14 allied resorts.
That’s a lot of info, but to summarize, the Indy Pass continues to add more value to their pass holders with these new additions, and I LOVE to see it.
Keep reading for the full press release on the 12 additions:
Indy Pass Opens Eastern Canada with Calabogie Peaks + 11 More Resorts
133 resorts now offer two free days each or discounted lift tickets to Indy Pass holders
PORTLAND, Ore. (October 11, 2022) – The Indy Pass announced today that Calabogie Peaks Resort in Ontario would become the first Eastern Canadian resort to join the coalition of independent mountains. In addition, three other full Alpine partners, four cross-country resorts, and four Allied resorts have been added.
“The Indy Pass supports scores of independent resorts in the US and Western Canada, and we are excited to be the first in our region to share Ontario hospitality with their passholders, said Paul Murphy, owner of Calabogie Peaks Mountain Resort.
“Calabogie Peaks is a great addition to the Indy family of resorts. We are excited to have a new partner in Eastern Ontario to complement our outstanding New England roster,” said Indy Pass founder Doug Fish. ”
In addition to Calabogie Peaks, Alpine Loch Lomond Ski Area in Western Ontario joins the pass along with Arctic Valley, Alaska, and Mt. Crescent, Iowa as full Alpine partner resorts.
Four New Cross-Country Resorts
Four new cross-country resorts have also been added for a total of 18 across North America. Indy Pass is the only multi-mountain pass that provides access to both Alpine and Nordic resorts. New cross-country resorts include Bear Valley Adventure Center in California, Crosscut Mountain Sports Center in Montana, Jay Peak Cross Country Center in Vermont, and Nickle Plate Cross Country Ski Club in British Columbia. All four XC resorts will offer two each to all Indy Alpine and Cross Country Pass holders.
Four New Allied Resorts
The new Indy Allied Resort program has allowed Indy Pass to expand and offer partnerships to smaller resorts in all regions of North America. New Allied Resort partners include Sleeping Giant, Wyoming, Snowstar Winter Park, Illinois, Dry Hill, New York and Whitecap, Wisconsin. Allied resorts offer discounted lift tickets to Indy Pass holders at 50% off and 25% off holidays and peak weekends.
“The Allied Resort program allows us to partner with any ski area in North America that wishes to participate,” said Fish. “It’s great that we can continue to expand in these regions where we already have achieved peak density.”
Alpine Partner Resorts
About Calabogie Peaks
Calabogie Peaks, the tallest public ski resort in Ontario, is an all seasons resort located in the beautiful Ottawa Valley at the base of Dickson Mountain on the shores of Calabogie Lake. Come for the day, or stay and enjoy this all season resort in Ontario and the best of what winters offer with snowy adventures for everyone on the Mountain, Lake & Land.
Top elevation: 1,285′
Base elevation: 505′
Skiable acres: 80
Longest run: 6961′
^Friends enjoying smooth terrain at Loch Lomond, ON
About Loch Lomond Ski Area
Nestled in the heart of the Nor’Wester Mountain Range on the North Shore of Lake Superior the ski area boasts some of Central Canada’s gnarliest ski terrain with an après ski scene to match.
Annual snowfall: 80″
Vertical drop: 750′
Skiable acres: 60
Terrain park: Yes
^Amazing views at Arctic Valley, AK
About Arctic Valley, Alaska
Arctic Valley is a low-key, community-oriented ski area just outside Anchorage. They have great open terrain with lots of intermediate and advanced runs.
Skiable acres: 500
Vertical rise: 1,400′
Base elevation: 2,500′
Highest elevation: 4,068′
Marked skin tracks: 7
Total runs: 18
About Mt. Crescent, Iowa
For over 60 years, Mt Crescent has been a destination for winter fun in the Loess Hills of Western Iowa. With 100’s taught to ski and ride each year, Mt. Crescent is the perfect place to learn or practice your skills.
Skiable acres: 50
Vertical rise: 300′
Base elevation: 1,200′
Highest elevation: 1,500′
Total runs: 10
Longest Run: 2,400′
Cross Country Resorts
About Bear Valley Adventure Company, California
Our cross-country skiing guests enjoy an extensive trail system with 70+ kilometers of groomed paths over 3,000 acres. We have 38 carefully groomed trails for track and skate skiing, a trailside Meadow Cafe, and three warming huts throughout the trail system.
Base elevation: 7,000′
Groomed terrain: 70+ kilometers
Total trails: 38
About Crosscut Mountain Sports Center, Montana
Crosscut Mountain Sports Center is a nonprofit organization providing outdoor recreation, sports training, and environmental education for people of all backgrounds, ages, and abilities.
Base elevation: 6,000′
Groomed terrain: 45+ kilometers
Total trails: 25
About Nickle Plate Cross Country Ski Club, British Columbia
Nickel Plate Cross Country Ski Club was formed in 1989 by a group of Nordic ski enthusiasts who saw the potential for a world-class cross country ski facility in the mountains west of Penticton, BC. Nickel Plate Nordic Centre is located in the scenic Okanagan Valley, just 45 minutes from downtown Penticton.
Base elevation: 1,750′
Groomed terrain: 56+ kilometers
Total trails: 27
About Jay Peak Cross Country Center, Vermont
The Jay Peak Nordic trail network features 12 miles of groomed trails for classic and skate-skiing for novices and experts alike. Whether you’re out on the trails with your friends, solo, or with your four-legged pal, we are sure you will have a memorable time!
Total trails: 12
About Sleeping Giant, Wyoming
We are a small family-centered ski area nestled at the East gate of Yellowstone, NP. What we lack in the way of massive couloirs, we make up for in safe, affordable skiing, shorter lift lines, smaller crowds, and good vibes. We have two aerial lifts and one carpet with 198 acres of skiable terrain. We offer ski instruction, tubing, and night skiing.
Night skiing: Yes
Vertical rise: 1100′
Total runs: 49
About Snowstar Winter Park, Illinois
Located just above the Mississippi River, Snowstar Winter Park is a family-oriented resort just minutes outside the quad cities in Andalusia, Illinois. We offer four lifts, 15 trails, and a kick’n terrain park with features that change weekly and are sure to satisfy skiers and boarders of all abilities.
Terrain park: Yes
Total runs: 15
Night skiing: Yes
Total runs: 12
About Whitecap Mountains, Wisconsin
Whitecap Mountains Resort offers year-round family recreation, lodging, and down-home hospitality in Northern Wisconsin. Spread over a vast 400 acres within the ancient Penokee Mountains, it’s the perfect location for a corporate retreat, mountaintop wedding, extended family reunion, or relaxing getaway.
Vertical Drop: 400
Lifts: 5 + Magic Carpet
Total runs: 43
Featured Image Credit: Indy Pass Media Kit/Arctic Valley