Right now the Mountain Collective Pass for 2015-2016 is offering two days at each of the included resorts plus an extra ONE DAY at any one of those resorts. The pass is showing as “Nearly Sold Out” and is now priced at $389 for adults and the child price of $99 remains IMHO the best ski lift ticket pass value in the business. Now based on how this has been marketed in prior seasons, once this “batch” sells out it won’t be marketed again until around September time at which point the third day will almost certainly have been removed, and the price will probably inch a little higher again.

I have already purchased my pass for the 2015-2016 season and have picked Aspen/Snowmass for my third day given that getting there from my home RDU base is going to be easier with United adding RDU service with onward connections to the small ASE airport at Aspen (and note most hotels like the Westin and St Regis offer free transfers from ASE)

And the list of included resorts keeps expanding with lots of new international options… while Valee Nevado in Chile (summer 2015 only) has been an option for a while, MC recently added Thredbo in Austalia and former Olympic site Hakuba Valley in Japan. While for the average Joe or Jane these might be very hard to reach destinations, for us travel hackers these are pretty accessible. I myself used my huge stockpile of AA miles (thanks Citibank, we still heart U) to book a trip this August to Chile and will be checking out Valee Nevado courtesy of my Mountain Collective pass.

Mountain Collective Ticket Details

Just as a reminder from my prior post, for $389 for adults and $99 for children the Mountain Collective Pass gets you:

  • Two days at Alta / Snowbird in Utah
  • Two days at Aspen / Snowmass (or Buttermilk, Aspen Highlands) in Colorado
  • Two days at Jackson Hole in Wyoming
  • Two days at Mammoth Mountain in California
  • Two days at Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows in California
  • Two days at Sun Valley in Idaho (New)
  • Two days at Whistler / Blackcomb in British Columbia, Canada
  • Two days at Lake Louise/Sunshine Valley in Alberta, Canada
  • Two days at Thredbo in Australia (New)
  • Two days at Hakuba Valley in Japan (New)
  • Two days at Valee Nevado in Chile (summer 2015 only)
  • All subsequent days at 50% off
  • No blackout dates. So perfectly fine during Christmas holidays, MLK or President’s Day weekends

Bottom Line

The Mountain Collective Pass continues to offer fantastic value as far as ski lift tickets are concerned. If you want to maximize the value and are confident you can use it, I suggest getting in now while you get that extra day in.

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