Valle Nevado is now IKON – IKON Pass announces a partnership with Chile’s Premier ski destination.

The IKON Pass Valid for 2019 Winter Season at Valle Nevado

DENVER, CO, November 5, 2018 – Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes, announces Valle Nevado in Chile as its newest partner, now offering access to nearly 77,000 acres at 37 premier mountain destinations across the planet. The Ikon Pass is available for purchase at www.ikonpass.com and through select travel partners.

In addition to access to winter 2018/2019 at 35 destinations in North America and Japan, Valle Nevado joins Australia’s Thredbo to offer Ikon Pass holders skiing and riding during the Southern Hemisphere’s 2019 winter season. Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to Valle Nevado on the Ikon Pass with no blackout dates, and five-day access on the Ikon Base Pass, also with no blackout dates. Valle Nevado’s 2019 winter season will run from June to September.

A lovely balcony to watch the Andes in the afternoon. Valle Nevado is now part of the IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado.
A lovely balcony to watch the Andes in the afternoon. Valle Nevado is now part of the IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado.

Valle Nevado in Chile, located just 90 minutes from the Santiago International Airport, sits at 10,000 feet in the spectacular Andes Mountains, the second highest peaks in the world. It is South America’s foremost mountain destination, offering access to the largest amount of terrain and the most modern lift system on the continent.

“Valle Nevado is an ideal addition to the Ikon Pass community. Now Ikon Pass holders can extend their 2019 season by booking a trip to Chile for the legendary above-treeline terrain in the Andes that Valle Nevado serves up,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company. “South America is full of passionate skiers and riders who can also now take advantage of an endless winter with the Ikon Pass as they hit the slopes of North America during the 2018/2019 winter season.”

Valle Nevado joins a group of industry leaders that make up the Ikon Pass – Alterra Mountain Company, Aspen Skiing Company, Boyne Resorts, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Taos Ski Valley, Thredbo, and Niseko United. Each demonstrates integrity, character and independence that is reflected in their mountains and guests.

“Valle Nevado is thrilled to be the newest member of the Ikon Pass and to give all Ikon Pass holders the unique opportunity to ski and ride the Andes Mountains during the Southern Hemisphere’s winter,” said Ricardo Margulis, Chief Executive Officer, Valle Nevado. “As South America’s premier mountain destination, we are very excited to not only show off our superb terrain and stunning alpine views, but also our culture, our outstanding wine and cuisine, and our warm Chilean hospitality.”

John Bukack heli skiing with Valle Nevado Heli in the Chilean Andes. Photo credit: Jeff Cricco. Valle Nevado Ski Resort.
John Bukack heli skiing with Valle Nevado Heli in the Chilean Andes. Photo credit: Jeff Cricco. Valle Nevado Ski Resort.

From a weeklong vacation to unlimited days, the Ikon Pass was built with the guest in mind, to provide the best experience possible. With 37 destinations in 12 states, four Canadian provinces, on four continents, the Ikon Pass is the gateway to a like-minded community, enduring memories, and the most iconic destinations on the planet.

The Ikon Pass is on sale through December 13, 2018.

Ikon Pass Destinations
California: Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort
Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain Resort, Eldora Mountain Resort
Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River
Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain
Montana: Big Sky Mountain Resort
New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley
Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort
Vermont: Stratton, Killington Resort, Sugarbush Resort
Washington: Crystal Mountain Resort, The Summit at Snoqualmie
West Virginia: Snowshoe
Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3
British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Cypress Mountain, CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures
Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain
Quebec, Canada: Tremblant
New South Wales, Australia: Thredbo
Hokkaido, Japan: Niseko United
Central Andes, Chile: Valle Nevado

Ikon Pass by the Numbers
Destinations: 37
Continents: 4
States: 12
Canadian Provinces: 4
Total Acres: 76,772* Does not include CMH stats
For more information, please visit www.ikonpass.com.

A nice terrace with a view - Valle Nevado Resort. Valle Nevado is now part of the IKON Pass. Photo Valle Nevado.
A nice terrace with a view – Valle Nevado Resort. Valle Nevado is now part of the IKON Pass. Photo Valle Nevado.

About Ikon Pass
The Ikon Pass is the new standard in season passes, connecting the most iconic mountains across North America, Australia, Japan and Chile, delivering authentic, memorable snow adventures. Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks access to a community of diverse destinations you want to ski and ride, including Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park Resort, Copper Mountain and Eldora Mountain Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming; Big Sky Mountain Resort in Montana; Stratton, Killington and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain in Michigan; Crystal Mountain Resort and The Summit at Snoqualmie in Washington; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; SkiBig3 in Alberta, Canada; Revelstoke Mountain Resort and Cypress Mountain in British Columbia, Canada; Sunday River and Sugarloaf in Maine; Loon Mountain in New Hampshire; Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Brighton Resort, Alta Ski Area, and Snowbird in Utah; Thredbo in Australia; Niseko United in Japan, and Valle Nevado in Chile. Special offers are available at CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation. For more information on the Ikon Pass, visit www.ikonpass.com.

About Alterra Mountain Company
Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 14 iconic year-round destinations, including the world’s largest heli-ski operation, offering the Ikon Pass, the new standard in season passes. The company owns and operates a range of recreation, hospitality, real estate development, food and beverage and retail businesses. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, with destinations across the continent, Alterra Mountain Company is rooted in the spirit of the mountains and united by a passion for outdoor adventure. Alterra Mountain Company’s family of diverse playgrounds spans six U.S. states and three Canadian provinces: Steamboat and Winter Park Resort in Colorado; Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton in Vermont; Snowshoe in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec, Blue Mountain in Ontario; Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia. Alterra Mountain Company honors each destination’s unique character and authenticity and celebrates the legendary adventures and enduring memories they bring to everyone. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.

Valle Nevado deck with pool in the sun. Now with your IKON Pass you can ski in Valle Nevado. Photo: Valle Nevado.
Valle Nevado deck with pool in the sun. Now with your IKON Pass you can ski in Valle Nevado. Photo: Valle Nevado.

About Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado is South America’s foremost ski resort, offering access to the largest amount of terrain and the most modern lift system on the continent. The resort is just 90 minutes from the Santiago International Airport in Chile, located at nearly 10,000 feet high in the spectacular Andes Mountains, the second highest peaks in the world. Vast, varied terrain is above treeline, and there is plenty of side country as well as world-class heli-skiing directly from the resort. Valle Nevado is home to three comfortable and modern hotels sold as ski packages that include lodging, lift tickets and half board, or skiers and snowboarders can book an independent apartment. The Valle Nevado complex offers guests a complete experience, including boutique shops, six restaurants, a full-service spa and fitness center, cinema, library, bars and lounges, a pub with live music, sports entertainment center, and breathtaking views of the magnificent Andes from every direction. The ski season runs from late June until late September. Direct flights from all major international hubs and an EST time zone make it easy for skiers to travel to Valle Nevado. For more information, call toll-free from the US: 1-844-657-0466, or visit www.vallenevado.com/en.

You can see our article focused on South American Resorts were we’ve included Valle Nevado.

The-Ski-Guru Travel can help you organise your bespoke trip – just email us to info@the-ski-guru.com or send as a message here.

Valle Nevado is now part of the IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado Ski Resort.
Valle Nevado is now part of the IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado Ski Resort.

You can start thinking about your trip, by reading the articles on the Planning your Ski Trip tab.  Or how to pack for your family ski trip. Or our last news on equipment as seen at the London Ski Show. Also, the new range of skis of Black Crows, one of our favourite brands. Lots of snow makes you wonder how the resorts deal with the avalanche danger. Here you can read the interview to Coco Torres, former Head of Operations of Las Leñas, in Argentina, as how they dealt with avalanches at the resort. 

Or perhaps you may choose to read the Ski Resort NewsSki Passes News, and the Must-Read Guides to Zermatt,  CourmayeurVal di Fiemme and Crans-Montana. Coming soon will be the guides to Lech and St Anton. Or see an amazing heli flight over the Mont Blanc Massif. Also see tips on how not to be scammed when booking a ski chalet.

You can also read what’s new at Les Trois Vallées and the last article on what is new at the Tirol ski areas,  in 3 Zinnen Dolomites ,  in Gstaadand in the Skicircus Saalbach Hinterglemm Leogang Fieberbrunn. 

Or check how Cairngorm Mountain might not run its funicular this coming season and how that can affect the region. And the terrible storms and gails that provoked havoc to Trentino Alto-Adige and Belluno provinces in Northern Italy.

Valle Nevado has its own heliskiing - With the imposing image of Cerro El Plomo, there are lots of lines to be ripped! Now part of the IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado
Valle Nevado has its own heliskiing – With the imposing image of Cerro El Plomo, there are lots of lines to be ripped! Now part of the IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado

Also, you can read how Grandvalira will be staying together as one lift ticket company and how they are adding Ordino Arcalis to  this offer. Or read about the latest investments in Whistler Blackcomb. Or see how Taos is going against the industry trend, and instead of merging with the two biggest oligopolies in skiing at the moment, it goes and buys an airline to get more bums in resort. Or how Jackson Hole is appealing to families and beginners – it is not only a resort for expert skiers anymore.

If you want to salivate and think of snow, see our snow report from last weekend here. Or see how Aspen Snowmass has started its snowmaking operation.  You can keep up to date on how are the sales for the EPIC and IKON passes are doing here.

Featured Image: Valle Nevado is now IKON. You can ski now in South America’s premier ski resort with your IKON Pass. Photo: Valle Nevado Ski Resort.

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