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A fresh, clean slate at Palisades Tahoe. Photo: Ikon Pass

The Inertia


Editor’s Note: This feature is presented by our partners at Ikon Pass.

Get ready, a winter of fun is fast approaching. Soon, you’ll be cruising waist-deep through a season of stoke, with exciting mountain adventures around every corner. And the only thing better than that? Getting the goods while surrounded by your best adventure crew. With access to more than 50 of the best mountains on the planet – including brand new destinations added in Japan, Andorra, France, Idaho, British Columbia, and Utah – it’s time to call up old friends, grab your Ikon Pass, and get dialed in to all the winter joy that await.

Lock your season in now, as prices go up on October 14.

Ikon Pass tricks with the crew

Nothing like nailing a trick with the crew hooting you on. Photo: Ikon Pass

A United Global Community

From East Coast to west, across Canada, the European Alps – to Japan and beyond, the language barrier has just been broken. A little bit of YEWWW says it all when connecting with the world-wide mountain community. With this exclamation of joy, you can cut and carve, signal a massive drop, hi-five old pals, and raise a glass to all the new friendly faces you meet along the way. Adventure is always better when we’re together, and across the many landscapes that unite us, there’s one universal sound of fun that reigns supreme for all.

new snow in the mountains with ikon pass crew

New snow means new places to explore. Photo: Ikon Pass

Magical Home-Mountain Missions

From pre-dawn rise-and-shine coffee runs, to mid-day mid-mountain hut stops, and wherever the day takes you after last chair swings around, you know every inch of your home base, every nook and cranny, and where every pocket of stoke sits. You know where your crew loves to ride, where to send it big, and where to sit back and cruise. Whether it’s Big Bear, Bachelor, Big Sky, or beyond, your team has roamed this terrain for years, fine-tuning every turn and tracking new adventures every day. This season, the magic looms larger than ever, and you will always have a home here.

fresh powder with the crew for Ikon Pass

The open road is waiting, as are fresh pow turns. New snow means new places to explore. Photo: Ikon Pass

The Open Road and the Crew

While there’s no place like home, there’s also nothing quite like the shared excitement of digging into a travel itinerary with friends. And that’s exactly why – before the first snow even hits – every crew across the country has already started to have conversations about trips that rip. Be it bucket list locations in North America or a newly added destination in the Alps (hello there, Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley), it’s always a good idea to get your plans for big trips dialed sooner rather than later.

This year, consider using Ikon Pass Travel to explore trips and accommodations. As an exclusive benefit to Ikon Pass holders, this service pulls back the veil at every destination you want to discover. Seamlessly browse airfare, hotels, and activities across mountains. Then, build out your own à la carte adventures and book online, or utilize global destination experts to compare destinations, pick from packages, and claim the best prices. For your crew, easy just got awesome.

Spread the Stoke

Of course, being part of a tight-knit crew means helping each other out along the way. That’s why it’s easier this year to bring the crew along for the adventure. Included with your many Ikon Pass benefits for 2022-2023, pass holders get up to 10 Friends and Family discounted lift tickets that can be used for up to 25 percent off of the window rate at participating destinations. Easier than ever, these discounts can also be shared digitally from pass holder accounts and sent directly to friends and family.

Beers with the crew Ikon Pass

“There’s always time to cheers to an amazing day on the hill after the last chair swings around.” Photo: Ikon Pass

Now is the Time

While we’re currently all waiting at anticipation station, the first snowflakes of winter are right around the corner. Now is the time to let the stoke in and get ready to pump the joy out. Across more than 50 destinations worldwide, with seven brand new mountains for the 2022-2023 season – including fresh landscapes in Japan, Andorra, and British Columbia – this season of fun lives everywhere your crew wants to be. So let’s go and get it.

Starting at only $269 adult, find the pass option that’s perfect for you at IkonPass.com. Claim yours before prices go up on October 14.


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