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Yobeat’s 17/18 Season Pass Guide to Multi-Mountain Access

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Forget about the movie premieres, or living vicariously through some magazine subscription. If you actually want to fuel the flames of your relationship with snowboarding, flip your couch cushions, return your bottles, and empty your swear jar – it’s time to buy a pass.  Then it’s just a matter of dusting off your boots, slapping on some rub on wax and getting that dad bod out on the hill for some good times with your buds. Because no matter what marketing campaigns try to tell you, the best thing about snowboarding is ACTUALLY going snowboarding. And once you make that few hundred dollar commitment you’ll have the motivational boost you’ll need to make the rest of the snowboard process happen. Lucky for you, we here at Yobeat have done the Googling and broken down the best deals in on hill polyamory – aka the Multi Mountain Pass. 


EPIC PASS– Vail Resorts’ All Inclusive Ticket to Ride

If you can handle some of the corporate bullshit that comes with the Vail family of resorts, this pass is hard to beat. The reasonable price means you’ll still have some money left for the $17 cheeseburgers and $20 parking. With the recent addition of Whistler-Blackcomb and not-so recent-addition of Kirkwood, you’ll actually have access to some decent terrain as well. Plus if you’re headed to Euroland there’s resorts in four countries over there open to you as well.

COST:
Adults $899
Kids 5-12 $469
(prices good through 11/19)

PERKS:
No blackouts

GOOD AT:
Vail
Beaver Creek
Whistler Blackcomb
Breckenridge
Park City
Keystone
Heavenly
Northstar
Kirkwood
Stowe
Wilmot
Afton Alps
Mt. Brighton
Arapahoe Basin
+ European access and Perisher down under


EPIC LOCAL– Colorado’s favorite pass

Did you know that EPIC stands for Every Prick in Colorado? All lulz aside, there’s a reason so many people buy the EPIC Local Pass. You get unlimited access to some great riding and get a few bonus days at the crown jewels of the Vail family as well. If you’re a front range local, this one is hard to beat.

COST:

Adults$679
Teen (13-18) $539
Child (12 and under) $359

(prices good through 11/19)

PERKS:

No blackouts at most resorts off I-70, and access to Utah and Tahoe resorts if you can avoid blackouts.

GOOD AT:
Breckenridge
Keystone
Wilmot
Afton Alps
Mt. Brighton
Arapahoe Basin

Blackout dates:

Park City, Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood are restricted : 11/24/17–11/25/17, 12/26/17–12/31/17, 1/13/18, 2/17/18–2/18/18. Plus ten (restricted) days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Stowe, and Whistler Blackcomb.



MOUNTAIN COLLECTIVE– For those with no fixed address. And a set of skis, too.

The Mountain Collective pass packs a lot of punch. 16 world-class areas, two days at each with no blackout dates. Plus some pretty impressive global partners as well. If you’re a closeted two-planker and ble$$ed with the ability to travel, this could be the pass for you. There’s even hookups at Valle Nevado if you’re heading down ol’ South America way.

COST:
$489
$99 kids 12 & under

PERKS:
Ride some of the best terrain in the world, assuming you can get there.

GOOD AT:
 Alta Ski Area
Aspen Snowmass
Banff Sunshine
The Remarkables
Jackson Hole Mountain Resort
Lake Louise Ski Resort
Mammoth Mountain
Revelstoke Mountain Resort
Snowbasin Resort
Snowbird
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
Sugarbush Resort
Sun Valley
Taos Ski Valley
Telluride Ski Resort
Thredbo Alpine Village
50% off additional days at the Collective mountains
Global Affiliates: Cham, Valle Nevado, Hakuba Valley, Niskeo United



TAHOE LOCAL PASS- For the Colorado of the west coast

Similar to the EPIC local, but without the I-70 headache.

COST:
Adult 19+: $589
Teen 13-18: $479
Child 5-12: $299
(Prices valid through 11/19)

PERKS:
Any day any time riding in Tahoe, plus five restricted days at Vail, Breckenridg, Beaver Creek, Keystone, A Basin, and Park City.

GOOD AT:

Heavenly
Northstar
Kirkwood


ROCKY MOUNTAIN SUPER PASS – Powdrcorp’s answer to the EPIC pass.

Great bang for the buck and you don’t have to tell people you gave money to Vail. Winter Park and Copper are both great mountains and with some of the bonus days at places like Crested Butte, Alyeska, and Mt. Bachelor this pass makes a strong case to be a little less EPIC than everyone else. Ride 4 days and you’ve paid for the pass.

COST:
Adults $639
Teen (13-17) – $499
Child (6-12) $359
College (Student ID req’d) $499

PERKS:
Ten discounted friends and family passes at Winter Park and Copper, and four in Steamboat if you want to ride with some Texans. If you’re feeling international there’s seven days of riding included at a handful of resorts in New Zealand, Japan, and Iceland.

GOOD AT:
Winter Park
Copper Mountain
Eldora Mountain 
Plus 6 days at Steamboat, and 3 days at Crested Butte, Mt. Bachelor, and Alyeska.


M.A.X. PASS – the Multi-Alpine eXperience

This one is kind of like The Mountain Collective, only with even more resorts included. That means wherever you live you could spend the season making road trips and get your money’s worth out of this pass. It’s not cheap as a stand-alone, but if you’re already buying a pass at a participating resort  you can add access to the rest of the network for a pretty low rate.

COST:
Adult $728
Add on (with purchase of a pass from a participating resort) $379

PERKS:
Even midwest riders can ride for under $30 a day and explore different resorts in their region.

GOOD AT:
A lot of places. Like 44 different mountains in the US and Canada.


PEAK PASS- East coast all-in-one

If you live in Philly, New York, or Boston, this has your name all over it. Gives you access to the mountains you’ll actually be riding this season. Plus the pricing might be the only thing giving millennials a break right now.

COST:
Adult $999
Ranger (18-29) $399

PERKS:
If you’re under 30, you can ride for way less than those chumps out west.

GOOD AT:
Attitash
Big Boulder
Crotched Mountain
Hunter
Jack Frost
Mount Snow
Wildcat


Cali4nia Pass – Unlimited fun in the SUN

Because you live by the beach and want snowboard, Shaun White’s ski areas offer you a pass that’s good at em all! Avoid the mazes and queues and get yourself straight to the lifts for the best damn parks, terrain and views you’ll ever see, damn it. 

CO$T: $1049, $799 if you’re under 22, $349 for the wee ones.

PERKS: No blackouts (unless you cause em yourself), access to free breakfast at Mammoth, 5 chances to bring a friend for half off (and make em pay for 100% of gas), deals in the shop when you forget your gloves and invites to exclusive shit for cool people.

GOOD AT: Mammoth, June, Bear and Snow Summit

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  1. who’s got a pro deal on a max pass? I have instagrams.

     
  2. Any pass with Kirkwood on it is worth it.

     
  3. Cali4ornia Pass!?!? Hello!?
    Mammoth for when it dumps and for early season (if natural exists) and then 2nd half of March (when Bear goes to hell) and ALL April and 1/2 May + BEAR for Dec, Jan, Feb and 1st week of March.
    Buy early $750
    Nov 10-May 10th
    6 months of shredding –WUT!!?>!
    Jealous–you KNOW you is!

     
  4. STAY in CALI. + Colorado …leave Utah alone …..POWMOW = LOCALS ONLY

     
    • POWDER MOUNTAIN IS CURRENTLY OWNED BY CALIFORNIANS.

       
      • ….WHOSE ORIGINAL VISION UPON PURCHASE WAS TO CONVERT POWDER MOUNTAIN INTO A ONE-OF-A-KIND ALPINE RETREAT FOR CORPORATE CONFERENCES AND TECH SECTOR INDUSTRY THINK-TANK CAMPS, IF I RECALL.

         
        • …. MY FIRST DAY RIDING THERE WAS IN EARLY JANUARY 1991, BACK WHEN THE FADED BABY BLUE SHUTTLE BUS WITH THE CHAINS ON THE BACK PICKED EVERYONE UP DOWN THE ROAD PAST WHERE EVERYONE WAS JIBBING ON TOP OF THE GREEN ELECTRICAL BOXES. THAT PLACE WAS AS UTAH AS IT GOT BACK THEN (OTHER THAN THE MIGHTY BRIGHTON OF COURSE!). STRAIGHT UP.

          THE ‘BIRD WAS ALWAYS THE WORD THOUGH ON DAYS WHEN NO WHERE ELSE GOT ANYWHERE NEAR THE AMOUNTS OF FRESH SNOW OVERNIGHT THAT THEY DID UP IN THE L.C.C. (LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON). TRAM FAM.

           
          • AFTER GOING STRAIGHT DOWNHILL FOR A FEW NECESSARY MOMENTUM GAINING SECONDS, THE CREW WOULD JUST START LAYING DOWN THE MOST HEAVY UNTRACKED TURNS, EFFORTLESSLY DRIFTING BETWEEN THE GRIPS OF OUR EDGES, EXPRESSING ALL AVAILABLE EMOTIONS THROUGH PROPORTIONATELY DISTRIBUTED AIRTIME EN ROUTE TO ANOTHER HOLLERING ROOSTER TAIL SALUTE EVENT. THOSE MOMENTS ECHO TRUENESS ACROSS THE CANYONS.

            ANOTHER WEALTH OF NEWFOUND WASATCH UNTOUCHED FLUFF, BEAUTIFULLY WITHDRAWN OUT INTO OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS ACROSS NATURE’S MOST DUMPINGEST OF LIGHTLY FROZEN LANDSCAPES, AND THEN ALMOST SIMULTANEOUSLY DEPOSITED BACK INTO THE OLD SHREDDER’S MEMORY BANK ACCOUNT, FOR THE LOW, LOW PRICE OF A $20 LIFT TICKET.

             
        • POWMOW is owned by developers that r building the shit out of it …5000 homes ,,,THEY ALSO SPECALIZE IN HIGH END DRUG DEALING TO PAY FOR THE LAND DESAMATION

           
  5. HAAAAAAAAAA POWMOW , UTAH HAS $299 season ..and cheep pot deals ..ON IT !

     
  6. haha, yeah cheap Ogden schwag ??

     
  7. POW MOW is now owned by CALI DRUG DEALERS ….perfect !

     

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