Indy Pass Adds Two More Colorado Resorts!

Indy Pass Adds Two More Colorado Resorts!

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Indy Pass Adds Two More Colorado Resorts!

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The Indy Pass just made a huge announcement- Granby Ranch and Echo Mountain (both in Colorado) are joining the pass for the ‘22-’23 season!

Indy Pass holders now have access to four ski areas in Colorado including Bluebird Backcountry and Sunlight Mountain Resort.

“Colorado is the epicenter of skiing in North America, and we are proud to now have four partner resorts there,” said Indy Pass founder Doug Fish. “There are so many great pass options for Coloradans that we don’t expect pass sales in the state to be huge. However, our passholders from around the country will be stoked to have these great additions for their Rocky Mountain vacations.”

Pass holders get two days of skiing or riding at each of Indy’s 103 downhill partners and at all 13 cross-country partners. Additionally, pass holders get discounted daily lift tickets at 14 allied resorts.

The best deal in skiing, which is only $329 at the moment, just keeps on getting better.

Click here for more info about the Indy Pass.

Echo Mountain Trail Map | OnTheSnow

^Echo Mountain’s modest, yet fun trail offerings

I’m personally stoked that skiers in the Denver area will have an opportunity to use their Indy Pass so close to home.

Echo is a small ski area compared to its neighbors in Summit County, but it’s the perfect place to grab night skiing turns after work, or to take the kiddos up for a fun time on snow.

Granby Ranch is only about 2 hours away from downtown Denver (depending on traffic, of course).

It’s exciting that front range dwellers will have an excuse to get off the beaten path to check out a ski area that’s as close, if not closer, than some of the ‘major’ ski resorts in the state.

Granby Ranch, Colorado - A Mountain Ski Resort Community

^Two peaks to explore at Granby Ranch

Buying an Indy Pass just makes sense for most skiers across the country. I mean let’s face it, the majority of us don’t have the luxury of skiing during weekdays, and we feel fortunate if we get 30 days on the slopes.

Buying an Indy Pass gives us a flexible option to explore new places, and most importantly- it’s affordable!

Here’s to Granby and Echo joining the best damn deal in all of skiing. I hope more of their unaffiliated Colorado ski areas follow suit!

Keep reading for the full press release from The Indy Pass:

Indy Pass Adds Two More Resorts in Colorado

Granby Ranch and Echo Mountain are the third and fourth Colorado resorts to join the coalition

PORTLAND, Ore. (November 15, 2022) – The Indy Pass has added Colorado resorts Granby Ranch and Echo Mountain to its growing roster for the 22/23 season. They join Colorado’s Sunlight Mountain and Bluebird Backcountry, both added in the past few months. Granby Ranch will blackout the Christmas Holiday, and all other Colorado Indy resorts will offer unrestricted access for Indy Base Pass holders.

“Colorado is the epicenter of skiing in North America, and we are proud to now have four partner resorts there,” said Indy Pass founder Doug Fish. “There are so many great pass options for Coloradans that we don’t expect pass sales in the state to be huge. However, our passholders from around the country will be stoked to have these great additions for their Rocky Mountain vacations.”

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Echo Mountain is the closest resort to Denver and a great warm-up before heading deeper into the Rockies.

Echo Mountain is the closest skiing, snowboarding, and tubing area to Denver, Colorado. A small local ski area located just 50 minutes from downtown and sitting at two miles high, Echo has a little something for everyone and gets you more time on snow while offering an experience totally different from neighboring mega-resorts.

“We’re thrilled to be joining this very special collection of independent resorts and look forward to Indy Pass holders making Echo Mountain the first stop on their Colorado tour,” said GM Fred Klaas.

Echo Mountain Stats

Annual Snowfall: 150″

Base Elevation: 10,050

Top Elevation: 10,650

Skiable Acres: 60

Granby Ranch

Located just 90 miles west of Denver, Granby Ranch is a family-owned ski resort designed and operated with families in mind. The resort is laid out with two mountains, East and West, each offering different levels of terrain. While the East side is largely green and blue, the West side offers some more challenging blues and blacks, but all trails lead back to the base area, so family and friends can easily meet back at the same place.

Granby Ranch Mountain Stats

Annual Snowfall: 120″

Base Elevation: 8,202′

Summit Elevation: 9202′

Skiable Acres: 406

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Fall Prices

Indy Base Pass – Adult $329, Kids (12-and-under) $149

Indy+ Pass – Adult $429, Kids $199 (no blackouts)

Indy Base AddOn Pass – Adult $219, Kids 119 (partner and allied resort season passholders only)

Indy+ AddOn Pass – Adult $319, Kids $169 (no blackouts)

Indy Cross Country (XC) Pass – Adult $69, Kids $29 (no blackouts)

About the Indy Pass –

After three seasons, the Indy Pass is the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 121 Alpine and Nordic resorts across the US, Canada, and Japan, each providing two days of skiing or riding, and 14 Alpine Allied Resorts offering up to 50% discounts on lift tickets. Indy resorts are independent and uniquely authentic; many are owned and operated by multi-generational families. 

2022/23 RESORTS

DOWNHILL RESORTS – 103

PACIFIC REGION – 18

ALASKA — Arctic Valley, Eaglecrest Ski Area

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sasquatch Mountain

CALIFORNIA — China Peak, Dodge Ridge, Mountain High, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Snow Valley

OREGON – Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland, Mt. Hood Meadows

WASHINGTON — 49 Degrees North, Ski Bluewood, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION – 22

ALBERTA — Castle Mountain Resort

ARIZONA — Sunrise Park Ski Area

COLORADO — Bluebird Backcountry, Echo Mountain, Granby Ranch, Sunlight Mountain Resort

IDAHO — Brundage Mountain, Kelly Canyon, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort, Pomerelle, Soldier Mountain

MONTANA — Blacktail Mountain, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain

UTAH — Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain

WYOMING — Meadowlark Ski Lodge, Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area, Antelope Butte

MIDWEST REGION – 28

ILLINOIS — Chestnut Mountain

IOWA — Mt. Crescent, Seven Oaks, Sundown Mountain

MICHIGAN — Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Marquette Mountain, Nubs Nob Ski Resort, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Snowriver, Swiss Valley Ski Area, Tree Tops Resort

MINNESOTA — Buck Hill, Detroit Mountain, Lutsen Mountains, Mount Kato, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Spirit Mountain

ONTARIO — Loch Lomond

SOUTH DAKOTA — Terry Peak Ski Area

WISCONSIN — Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin, The Rock Snowpark

EASTERN REGION – 20

CONNECTICUT — Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

MASSACHUSETTS — Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*

MAINE — Saddleback Mountain, BigRock Resort, Black Mountain of Maine

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain, Waterville Valley

NEW YORK — Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Titus Mountain, West Mountain

ONTARIO — Calabogie Peaks Mountain Resort

VERMONT — Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Saskadena Six, Jay Peak Resort

*Catamount straddles NY/MA border

MID-ATLANTIC REGION – 10

NORTH CAROLINA — Cataloochee Ski Area

PENNSYLVANIA — Blue Knob Resort, Montage Mountain, Ski Sawmill, Shawnee Mountain

TENNESSEE — Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area

VIRGINIA — Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort

WEST VIRGINIA — Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort

JAPAN TOHOKU REGION – 5

Geto Kogen – Kitakami, Iwate

Aomori Spring, Nishitsugaru District, Ajigasawa

Okunakayama Kogen – Ninohe District, Iwate

Shimokura/Pandora – Hachimantai, Iwate

Tazawako – Semboku, Akita

CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS – 18

BRITISH COLUMBIA — Sovereign Lakes Nordic Club, Manning Park Resort, Nickle Plate Cross Country Ski Club

CALIFORNIA — Bear Valley Adventure Center

MAINE — Black Mountain of Maine

MICHIGAN — Tree Tops XC

MINNESOTA — Mapelap Resort

MONTANA — Crosscut Mountain Sports Center

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Waterville Valley Resort, JacksonXC

NEW JERSEY — High Point Cross Country Ski Center

NEW MEXICO — Enchanted Forest XC

OREGON — Mt. Hood Meadows XC Center

VERMONT — Jay Peak XC, Woodstock Nordic Center, Rikert Nordic Center

WASHINGTON — 49 Degrees North Nordic Center

WEST VIRGINIA — White Grass Touring Center

ALLIED RESORTS – 14 (Discounted Lift Tickets for Indy Passholders)

MASSACHUSETTS — Bousquet Mountain

ILLINOIS — Ski Snowstar

NEW HAMPSHIRE — Dartmouth Skiway, King Pine, McIntyre Ski Area, Whaleback Mountain
NEW YORK – Dry Hill

UTAH – Cherry Peak

VERMONT — Burke Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl

WASHINGTON — Loup Loup Ski Bowl

WISCONSIN — Paul Bunyan, Whitecap Mountains

WYOMING — Sleeping Giant Ski Area

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