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Adam Ü ripping into untracked glory at Lake Louise. Photo: Ikon Pass.

The Inertia


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

With autumn in full swing, it’s time to fall into the communal stoke that surrounds the coming snowfall. Soon, crisp mornings will lead to packed cars and mountain missions full of send. A brand-new year seen through a new lens, the 2022-2023 season provides a clean slate. We’re talking stoke-filled days, deep adventures, and a season of fresh memories for you and the crew.

It all starts with Ikon Pass. When you claim this multi-destination pass, you’re dropping into a celebration of snowfall. Whether your season of fun is full of hard-charging road trips or local laps with the crew followed by ample après, there’s always room for you to “DO YEWWW” across 50 of the best ski destinations in the world. If it’s fun, you’re doing it right.

Mond family skiing at Winter Park for Ikon Pass

Families, solo-stylists, crew vibes, or new vibes – you belong where fun lives. Photo: Ikon Pass.

You Belong Here

It’s always been this simple – adventure is better together. As your key to the mountain-minded community, an Ikon Pass connects you with adventure seekers and local legends across a rich tapestry of towns, destinations, and terrain. Take the crew and tap into this diverse, global playground of bowls, glades, scenic vistas, summits, and a never-ending supply of unique mountain experiences. Pro tip: as a benefit for Ikon Pass holders, treat your team to easily shared digital discounts for lift tickets so they can join in on the fun.

New Summit Scenes

To help make 2022-2023 that much sweeter, the Ikon Pass has turned up the fun with five new legendary destinations.

Chamonix Mont Blanc Joins Ikon Pass

Explore the storied slopes of Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley in France. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley, France
Claiming its spot under the highest mountain in western Europe, Chamonix is a beloved bucket list destination that has always written its own introduction. Big mountain features – the stunning backdrop of Mont Blanc stands at a staggering 15,777-feet high – blend seamlessly with charming valley villages stuffed with French charm, food, and fun. With the addition of Chamonix, Ikon Pass holders can now unlock up to 28 days across four European icons.

sun drenched turns in Sun Valley

Unlock Sun-Drenched Turns in Sun Valley, Idaho. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Sun Valley, Idaho
An Idaho icon steeped in sunshine, ski lore, and legend, Sun Valley was initially made famous by Hollywood’s elite. Today, this premier, year-round destination draws visitors from around the world. The second Idaho destination added to Ikon Pass, Sun Valley is nestled among the mountains and ranch lands of south-central Idaho, surrounded by nearly a million acres of alpine beauty.

Powder hunting is a lifestyle at Lotte Aria.

Powder hunting is a lifestyle at Lotte Aria. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Lotte Aria Resort, Japan
Brand new to the Ikon Pass crew, this perfectly positioned destination in the foothills of Mt. Ookenashi – in close proximity to Tokyo – boasts one of the highest snowfalls in all of Japan. We’re talking over 800 inches annually. So, strap in and get ready for goggle-deep powder plunges that ring loud with bucket list bravado. Featuring all the light, dry snow that Japan is known for, Lotte Arai is primed for those that like it deep. Almost 80 percent of its terrain is comprised of off-piste powder pillows. And when the sun begins to drop, it’s time to lift a glass of premium Japanese Sake. With a proper toast to today’s international adventure, settle in and get ready for all the turns that tomorrow will bring.

Snowbasin Joins Ikon Pass.

Another Utah Favorite joins Ikon Pass – Snowbasin. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Snowbasin, Utah
The sixth addition to Utah’s Ikon Pass offering, Snowbasin Resort has long been renowned as one of the most accessible world-class ski resorts in North America. Sitting just 45 minutes from Salt Lake International Airport, this globally beloved mountain is regularly top rated in accessibility, service, food, lifts, and grooming. Throughout these elevated offerings, families and adventure seekers can experience 3,000 skiable acres and a wide variety of beginner, intermediate, and advanced terrain. Consistently recognized as one of the best family resorts in North America, Snowbasin is one of the oldest continuously operating ski areas in the nation.

Panorama, British Columbia joins Ikon Pass

Panoramic views. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Panorama, British Columbia

A perfect international experience, Panorama has long secured a place as pure Canadian legend. Featuring one of North America’s top 10 vertical drops and an après scene that never quits, British Columbia’s Panorama is another must-visit. For three must-have memories, start with a tour of the 1,000 Peaks trail. This incredible ridge-top run lives up to its name with soaring peaks in all directions, a massive vertical drop, and regularly groomed snow. Then, move on to the sweet spots found from the top of the Summit Quad, a former heli-skiing area that now requires no hiking while delivering all the goods of Taynton Bowl ridge. And when that end-of-day hunger hits, tuck into the Summit Hut, the only place in the world (major pro tip) that offers a cheese and chocolate fondue experience where you fly up and back down via helicopter after the ski area is closed for the day.

Big Bear Rails for Ikon Pass

More ways to ride are landing this season. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Fresh Pass Options

In addition to five new mountains, new pass options have also been added to the mix. Starting at only $269 adult, the two-day, three-day, and four-day Ikon Session Passes offer a range of affordable entry points to kickstart your season. This access furthers the flexibility and availability for riders of all means and styles to experience many of the 50 worldwide destinations available with an Ikon Pass.

The Pass That Gives More: Additional Ikon Pass Perks

All the fun begins once you have your 2022-2023 Ikon Pass in hand. As a member of this diverse, mountain-minded community, you’ll be able to take your season further with benefits exclusively for pass holders.

Customize your perfect mountain getaway with Ikon Pass Travel. This planning service allows pass holders to browse airfare options, hotels, and activities to create your customized travel package. Book online or utilize Ikon Pass Travel specialists to help compare destinations and prices.

All Alone & All YEWWW, with Ikon Pass First Tracks.

All alone and all “YEWWW!” with Ikon Pass First Tracks. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Once your travel plans are in the bag and your 2022-2023 trips begin, pass holders can unlock untouched powder and crispy corduroy with free Ikon Pass First Tracks. During several designated mornings throughout the 2022-2023 season, be first to the fun and grab early morning laps at participating destinations before the lifts open to the public.

And, once you’re on the hill, turn up the “YEWWW” and score even more. At participating vendors and destinations, show your pass across food, beverage, and retail for up to 15 percent off. From goggles to jackets, breakfast burritos to afternoon aprés, nourish your days on the mountain with pass-holder discounts that keep you grinning while the laps keep spinning.

Cheers to afternoon aprés with Ikon Pass

Cheers to afternoon aprés. Photo: Ikon Pass.

Across this 2022-2023 season, every set of first turns leads to joyous last laughs. Along the way, this winter should be dedicated to finding your line and owning the individual style that is 100 percent you. From West Coast to East, Canada to the European Alps, Japan to Australia to Chile, and beyond, as you carve and cut, crush powder and snap iconic photos, you’re building a season of lifelong memories, showcasing the endless ways you play.

From only $269, discover the pass option that’s right for you at IkonPass.com.


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