Vail Resorts now has some competition in the Pennsylvania market. Yesterday, the Ikon Pass announced that Blue Mountain Resort and Camelback Resort are joining their network for the 2023-24 season. These moves were inevitable, as Camelback and Blue Mountain are owned by KSL Capital Partners, which is the private company that owns Alterra.

This is a notable shift in the pass wars between Vail and Alterra. Vail Resorts owns Big Boulder, Jack Frost, Hidden Valley, Laurel, Liberty, Roundtop, Seven Springs, and Whitetail in the Keystone State (pun intended). This move will make some consider an Ikon Pass due to their two options in the state, along with other options all over the world.

It’s not the exciting pass addition for most ski bums (unless you’re both a skiing and indoor water park aficionado), but it’s great for Northeast skiers based in Southern New York, Pennsylvania, among other states.

Alterra’s official press release is below.

The Good Stuff Just Got Better with Two New Ikon Pass Destinations for Winter 23/24

DENVER, CO, September 28, 2023 – Camelback Resort and Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania join Ikon Pass for winter 23/24, unlocking even more east coast access for Ikon Pass holders. Score your Ikon Pass at its current low rates before October 13, 2023, when prices go up $50, and get in on the good stuff at over 50 Ikon Pass destinations.

New Destinations
Located in Tannersville, Pennsylvania, Camelback Resort, the largest ski mountain in the Poconos, offers 166 skiable acres with a wide variety of terrain that is perfect for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. Known for its ideal environment to learn the sport, Camelback takes great pride in its 60-year history of creating the ultimate guest experience. Blue Mountain Resort in Palmerton, Pennsylvania, boasts the state’s highest vertical and one of the largest snowmaking systems on the East Coast, providing the longest ski season in the Poconos.

For the 23/24 season, Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days each at Camelback and Blue Mountain Resort, PA with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days at each destination, with select blackout dates. Camelback Resort and Blue Mountain Resort, PA are also available on the Ikon Session Pass.

Exclusive member benefits also include Ikon Pass First Tracks, Ikon Pass Travel, and a Protect Our Winters membership.

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  • Ikon Pass by the Numbers
  • Destinations: 58
  • Continents: 5
  • Countries: 11
  • States: 17
  • Canadian Provinces: 4
  • Total Acres: 179,197*
  • Trails: 7,263
  • Lifts: 1,571
  • Does not include CMH

About Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of inspiring mountain destinations and the people who live and play among them across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks adventure at iconic and unique destinations including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin, and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Resort in Montana; Alyeska Resort in Alaska, Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, and Killington in Vermont; Windham Mountain in New York; Snowshoe in West Virginia; The Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Mt. Bachelor in Oregon; Sun Valley and Schweitzer in Idaho; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort and Sun Peaks Resort in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Camelback Resort and Blue Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania, Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird and Snowbasin in Utah; Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France, Dolomiti Superski in Italy, Grandvalira Resorts Andorra in Andorra, Kitzbühel in Austria, Zermatt in Switzerland; Thredbo and Mt Buller in Australia; Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt in New Zealand; Niseko United and Lotte Arai Resort in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing and heli-accessed hiking operation. For more information, please visit .

About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of iconic year-round mountain destinations, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world. 

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort and Snow Valley in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Schweitzer in Idaho; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Also included in the portfolio are Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery. 

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Image Credits: Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort

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