The Indy Pass will get you skiing for just USD 199 at North America’s authentic independent resorts.
The Indy Pass is the gathering of independent ski areas to offer you a deal as the market in North America concentrates its offer around the IKON and the EPIC passes.
But this pass is very sweet for those skiers and boarders watching their wallet, or who are not that committed to go skiing every single day of the season, as the price it is going to sell for, starting September 1st is of USD 199.
With this pass, you receive the following:
- 2 free days at each partner resort in the USA and Canada
- A minimum of one additional discounted lift ticket
- Discounted kids’ tickets for those 12 and under, when redeeming an adult ticket
- Special offers from participating resorts for lodging, rentals, lessons and more…
The Partner Resorts of the Indy Pass are:
- Brundage Mountain
- Silver Mountain
- White Pass
- Mission Ridge
- 49 Degrees North
- Mt Shasta
- Red Lodge Mountain
- Lost Trail Powder Mountain
- Beaver Mountain
- Apex Mountain Resort
- Little Switzerland
- Nordic Mountain
- Tyrol Basin
- Big Powderhorn Resort
- Pine Mountain Resort
- Bolton Valley
- Catamount Mountain Resort
- Berkshire East Mountain Resort
- Massanutten Resort
- Bryce Resort
- Cataloochee Ski Area
- Giants Ridge
Additional resorts are being added every week – for more information check and register your interest at the Indy Ski Pass website – www.indyskipass.com
The idea of the Indy Pass came from Fish Marketing, a snow sports marketing agency in Portland, Oregon. This agency has experience in marketing season passes, daily tickets, lodging and other services for smaller to mid-range sized ski resorts.
Doug Fish, founder of the Indy Pass expressed to Snow Industry News that: “We believe there is a gap in the market that the industry is overlooking. “Daily lift tickets are very expensive and casual skiers (less than 6x/season) are often left out as resorts increasingly cater to pass holders and those who can afford an average U.S. lift ticket price of over $120. There are hundreds of small-to-mid sized resorts with exceptional snow, terrain and amenities that offer a truly authentic alpine experience. We intend to support these ‘hidden-gems’ and neglected consumers with the Indy Pass.”
The Indy Pass is administered entirely in the Cloud. When skiers and boarders present a photo ID at the ticket window, then the ticket agents will confirm the consumer’s identity and enter the redemption on the Indy Pass website. Then the user will get a ‘no charge’ day ticket coded to Indy Pass in the resort’s system. Once the consumer has redeemed the two tickets at the resort, they may purchase a third one for a discount off the rack rate. The Kids’ ticket can be also purchased with each redemption for a discount off the rack rate. Resorts may have different discounts.
The participant resorts pay between USD 1000 to USD 3000 to participate in this program. Consumers buy passes on the Indy Pass website with 85% of the pass revenue returning to participating resorts based on redemptions.
To promote the pass, 9% of the revenue is used for marketing and 6% covers the admin, credit card fees and software licensing.
The estimated yield is $44 per ticket redeemed with payouts to resorts monthly beginning in January.
More info: Indy Ski Pass
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Featured Image: Indy Pass – Hoodoo Ski Area in Central Oregon. The Indy Pass will get you skiing for just USD 199 at North America’s authentic independent resorts.