To no one’s surprise, this season is going to look a bit different. With Covid-19 restrictions and regulations being set in place to enhance guest safety on the slopes, you need to be prepared for changes in policy, adjustments to pass allowances, and dates or cost changes.
If you’re ready to start planning for some ski traveling for this season, here’s what you need to know about some of the biggest names in ski resort travel.
- $499 Ikon Session Pass 4-Day (four day pass across 30 destinations)
- $849 Ikon Base Pass (unlimited access at 14 destinations, plus 5 days at each of the 27 other locations)
- $1,149 Ikon Pass (unlimited access at 15 destinations, plus 7 days at each of the 28 other locations)
Dates to Know:
- Opening Dates: Scheduled opening dates vary depending on location, with some pending, and other’s opening between mid-November and mid-December;
- Reservations: Pass holders can start making reservations as of November 9th through the app
To accomodate for unexpected issues due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Ikon Pass includes their Adventure Assurance policy. This includes: proportions of credited refunds based on the percentage of closed days due to Covid-19, rollover credits for 21/22 Ikon pass if you don’t use your 20/21 pass, and more.
Dates to Know:
Epic Passes include Epic Coverage, which offers personal coverage for job loss, stay-at-home orders, injuries, pregnancies, and more, as well as resort closures between December 8th to April 4th (‘21). There are also two options for coverage selection for individuals to make their own choice, as well as a easy refund requisition process.
- $489.00 Mountain Collective Pass (includes 46 total days, 2 at each of the 23 destinations
Dates to Know:
- Sales: Currently on sale, limited availability
- Opening Dates: Vary depending on which location
- Reservations: Reservations not currently required for use
No questions asked refunds may be issued up until November 16th, 2020. Currently, there are no specific Covid-19 refunds specified in place.
What to Know
Covid precautions for resorts and destinations are based off of each unique location’s individual plans and regulations set in place. Check out your specific location to verify what policies and safety measures are set in place for skiers and visitors. Some commonalities include:
- Distancing measures, ensuring six feet between guests,
- Limited spaces to avoid overcrowding
- Facial covering requirements
- Limited spaces for lessons or instructions
- Capacity restrictions for interior facilities, and
- Limited gatherings of people, no larger groups.
This season is still set to be a great one to hit the mountains, so follow up on your locations, do your research, and find which pass best fits your desired winter season. Don’t wait long, spots are filling up and passes are selling out!