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Salt Lake International Airport with mountains in background

Salt Lake International Airport is within easy striking distance of five top-notch ski resorts. Photo: Ikon Pass

The Inertia


Editor’s Note: This piece was done in conjunction with our partners at Ikon Pass.

One pass, unlocking access to over 45 destinations around the globe. For Winter 2021/2022 worldwide adventure returns. With so many incredible mountain destinations to explore, a collection of easy flight options will let you go further, all winter long. That means more time on the runs and less time tackling transit. Start planning your departure dates this winter and discover the many destinations waiting for you, including these 15 Ikon Pass destinations less than 50 miles from major or regional airports.

mammoth mountain airport

Drop into adventure with the Minarets as your backdrop. Photo: Ikon Pass

Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain
Tapping into California’s big mountain skiing and riding is easier than ever when flying into the nearby Bishop airport. Nestled at the base of towering peaks and located less than 50 minutes from Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, arriving at this runway allows you to spend less time on the road and more time on the snow.

Steamboat Springs
With non-stop flights from at least 14 cities during the winter season, the renowned Champagne Powder® of Steamboat is always ready for refills. However, you might want to wear your boots on the plane, as Hayden Airport is less than 25 miles from Steamboat’s historic downtown and some of the best skiing in Colorado. Hop on the Go Alpine Airport Shuttle or Storm Mountain Express, and within minutes you’ll be enjoying the beauty and adventure of this genuine Colorado mountain town.

Arrivals at the airport via Ikon Pass

Drop the luggage and hug the crew. Adventure is ahead. Photo: Ikon Pass

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Begin your visit to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with a breathtaking view. Join the flock and fly along with private jets from all over the country as you head towards Jackson Hole Airport. En route, you’ll steal a glimpse of rugged, stunning Grand Teton National Park from above. Once you touch down, you’re just a 30-minute drive from the resort’s diverse terrain, elite dining, and cozy lodges. Served by many major airlines, the Jackson Hole Airport offers direct flights from places like Denver, Seattle, New York, and Houston.

Winter Park
One of the closest Rocky Mountain icons within driving distance of Denver International Airport is America’s adventure town, Winter Park. What’s more, if your winter plans mix metro and mountain for 2022, take the Winter Park Express directly from downtown Denver. This unique form of sustainable transportation allows for an easy, safe, and scenic train ride, complete with a bar cart and plenty of equipment storage. Upon arriving in Winter Park, take your tour to the Seven Territories, where you can cruise corduroy carpet and crush world-class moguls.

Winter Park Express via Ikon Pass

The Winter Park Express drops you right off at the base, where adventure begins. Photo: Ikon Pass

Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows), California
Lake Tahoe’s renowned skiing and stunning views are best experienced at Palisades Tahoe, easily accessed from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Located less than an hour drive from the ski resort, Reno-Tahoe is served by nine airlines offering more than 130 daily flights to 22 non-stop destinations. The airport’s taxis and shuttle services can whisk you away to the slopes, letting you soak in the powder days and selfie-worthy backdrops.

Aspen Snowmass
The Rocky Mountain destination that tops buckets lists the world over, Aspen Snowmass is located in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley, just three miles from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Direct flights from major cities like San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, and Salt Lake City, connect people from all over the country to the four iconic mountains of Aspen Snowmass. From the airport, you can hitch a ride on the Roaring Fork Transit Authority bus, a shuttle service, or a taxi. Car rentals are also available in the arrivals area. With boots on the ground, get ready to lap luxury at its finest.

Aspen Snowmass via Ikon Pass

Take flight to get lifted at Aspen Snowmass. Photo: Ikon Pass

Solitude Mountain, Deer Valley Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta, and Snowbird
There aren’t many cities that give you access to five top ski resorts all less than an hour away. But Salt Lake City is one of them. With nearly 350 daily flights to 95 non-stop destinations, Salt Lake City International Airport offers visitors a direct connection to some of the best skiing and riding in Utah. Once you touch down in Salt Lake, there are plenty of convenient options to get you to the mountains. You can hail a Lyft or Uber, rent a car, or hop on the UTA Ski Bus, which is free for Ikon Pass holders. If you opt for public transportation, check schedules and stops to make sure you get dropped at your desired destination.

Salt Lake City via Ikon Pass

One flight, five destinations, and endless possibilities in Utah. Photo: Ikon Pass

Experience a European-style ski vacation without ever crossing the ocean. With direct flights into Montreal from most major airports in the United States, it’s easy to mix mountains and big city scenes, all during the same trip. With your metro needs met, hop a flight to Mont-Tremblant International Airport, located less than an hour from Mont-Tremblant ski area. In the winter, Air Canada provides non-stop flights from Toronto Pearson to Mont-Tremblant, while Porter Airlines offers seasonal, daily direct flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Convenient shuttle service provides guests with express transportation from the runway to the chairlift. You’ll be soaking in that European flair in no time.

Dolomiti Super Ski
One destination, 12 different resorts, endless stoke. New to the Ikon Pass family for the 2021/2022 season, Dolomiti Super Ski is big in all the right ways, and it’s closer than you might imagine. With multiple international airports within 50 miles, it’s easy to pair a massive amount of terrain with breathtaking Italian mountain scenery (it’s a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, by the way). Flying direct to an adventure in the Dolomites (or the Alps) has never been easier.

The Alps via Ikon Pass

Take a flight to score some seriously elevated views in the Alps. Photo: Ikon Pass

Cypress Mountain
The highest slopes in Vancouver can be found at Cypress Mountain, located about an hour from Vancouver International Airport. Over 55 airlines serve the airport, connecting the beauty of British Columbia — and the elite skiing and riding of Cypress — to more than 125 destinations around the world. To reach the mountain, visitors can rent a car or catch the SkyTrain from the airport to the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, and then connect to the Cypress Mountain Express Bus. Having a world-class international airport just a few miles away makes it easy for people from all over the world to have a Cypress Mountain adventure.

Catch The Stoke
Buy the ticket, take the ride, and tap into a winter full of mountain vistas, powder runs, and endless outdoor adventure. Winter 2021/2022 is all about seeking further and exploring farther. With easier access to destinations around the world, an Ikon Pass unlocks it all. Catch the stoke and take it to new heights.


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