Multi-mountain ski passes (multi-resort passes) are the hottest ticket in skiing today. These passes give guests access to dozens of resorts making skiing more accessible and affordable than ever. The biggest names, Ikon and Epic, have brought skiers to Utah to ski some of its best-known resorts. However, it is Indy Pass that's getting those in the know excited. Like the Sundance Film Festival with independent films, Indy Pass is introducing people to the best undiscovered terrain at even lower prices, while retaining the pioneer spirit found in some of the most peaceful settings in the world.
Notice that I didn’t say ‘remote.’
Indy Pass is the multi-resort pass you probably haven’t heard of. However, that doesn’t mean it isn’t good or only covers resorts with a single chair and a hot chocolate hut. ‘Indy’ anything in Utah is synonymous with under-the-radar, over-the-top, yet-to-be-discovered amazing. Indy Pass member resorts are the vanguard for protecting and preserving the “authentic culture” of skiing, where the focus is on the landscape and the connection made by people who are called to it. "The most common thing we hear is ‘This is awesome!’” chuckled Eagle Point’s Scott Curry, “You can meet people on the lift and see them later in the bar…You leave with a wholesome feeling that you connected with people, shared stories. You can’t do that at a resort with 30k people.” From indy movies to indy spirit, here, Indy Pass means access to open-air powder paradise at three local favorites: intimate Eagle Point, inviting Beaver Mountain, and, new this season, the expansive Powder Mountain.
For $299 until December 1 ($399 without blackout dates), Indy Pass allows you to ski two days at each of these resorts in Utah and over 75 other resorts in all regions of the U.S., as well as Canada and Japan. It also provides a 25 percent discount for a third day.
How far can you go? Here is a maxed-out itinerary on Indy Pass: If you want a ski week over New Year’s or Spring Break, fly into Salt Lake City (SLC) on Saturday, rent a car to hit Powder Mountain on Sunday and Monday, ski Beaver Mountain on Tuesday and Wednesday, rest and head south on Thursday (trust me, you’ll need the break), hit Eagle Point on Friday and Saturday and fly out of SLC or Las Vegas (LAS) on Sunday…all for the price of a single Indy Pass! Compare this with buying six daily lift tickets at a large resort which can run over $1,300 on peak days. Be sure to check out the new lodging deals page for Indy Pass members. For further inspiration, here’s an interactive map with all multi-resort pass options for Utah resorts.
Pro Tip: “Powder Friday” at Eagle Point is one of Utah’s best-kept secrets. Because the resort is closed Tuesday–Thursday, snow accumulates for epic Friday ski days. Locals and debaters mentioned above are growling, “You just broke the ‘First Rule of Ski Club!’”
How hidden are these gems? If you’ve visited Utah in winter or summer, then you’ve probably passed right by them. Powder Mountain is an hour north from SLC, Eagle Point is a three-hour drive south from SLC (3.5 hours from LAS) and Beaver Mountain is just over two hours north of SLC, all primarily on interstate highways.
They’re exclusive solely by staying elusive.
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