For the second time in February, the year’s shortest month, the creators of the Indy Pass have announced the addition of two more resorts. This time, the focus is on the northeast.
Waterville Valley Resort in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire and Saddleback Mountain in Rangeley, Maine will join the Indy Pass through the end of the current 2020-21 season and for the 2021-22 season. Both resorts will provide two days of skiing and riding to all Indy Pass holders during both seasons and there are no blackout dates for the remainder of the current season. Waterville Valley visits will be no charge; and for the current season, Saddleback will be $10 per visit.
In early February, the Indy Pass added two western locations – Soldier Mountain Ski Area in Fairfield, Idaho, and Pomerelle Mountain Resort in Albion, Idaho. They also will provide Indy Pass holders with two days of skiing or riding through the end of the 2020-21 season.
The Indy Pass is a multi-resort season pass which now features sixty-three independent ski resorts throughout the country. It allows for two says of skiing or snowboarding at each resort. According to founder Doug Fish, 85% of all revenue from the Indy Pass is returned to partner resorts based on redemptions. “These are small businesses,” said Fish. “Many are family-owned and run, and the hidden gems that make up the backbone of the sport we love. Your support is critical to their sustainability”.
For those not inclined to purchase a season pass early in the season due to COVID, a “late season” purchase of the Indy Pass may be an option. Beginning March 1, the Indy Spring Pass will be available for $149 for ages 13+ and $69 for kids. It will provide two free days of skiing at all 63 resorts including Waterville Valley and Saddleback with various weekend blackouts at Brundage Mountain, Cannon Mountain, Magic Mountain, Mission Ridge and Silver Mountain.
One of the ways Fish is keeping costs low is the reliance on social media to help spread the word. “Please tell your friends, post your photos, tag our resorts, and share your experiences this winter while using your Indy Pass,” he said. “We have a new Facebook Passholders Group where people are sharing stories and tips on how to get the most out of their Indy Pass.”
With the addition of the two northeast locations, the Indy Pass founders also urge consumers to adhere to COVID guidelines.
Fish also is partnering with Teton Gravity on a film entitled “In Pursuit of Soul” being shot at 12 Indy Pass resorts this winter.