The three 800 lb. gorillas in the multi ski pass world have announced a merger that will combine the Ikon, Epic and Mountain Collective in a move that will no doubt send avalanche type tremors through the ski world. The name of the new pass is THE Ski Pass.

While final details of the merger and the impact for the involved ski areas are still being worked out, the new president of the combined company has announced that all the perks of each pass will still be available to each holder. The price for THE Ski Pass will be $4,079.41.

We here at conSKIerge are still processing this stunning news, but we have done some initial analysis on how a holder of THE Ski pass might benefit at one of our favorite resorts – Mt Buller in Australia. Under the Mountain Collective pass one gets 2 days at Mt Buller. In addition, under the Ikon Pass a holder gets 7 days at this world renowned resort. This guarantees a holder of THE Ski Pass 9 days at Mt Buller!!

Industry sources have informed us that Indy Pass was approached about joining in THE Ski Pass but declined. Indy Pass representatives are apparently relishing that they have truly proven themselves independent. And as an added incentive to have folks buy the Indy Pass they have negotiated a deal with Mt Buller to provide season passes to Mt Buller for an extra $.41.

Be Well; Ski Well


conSKIerge co-founder

Kevin Dennis is a life long ski bum with a 34 year legal career on the side. Now retired, he skis 80+ days a year. While he lives in Alta UT in the winters, he has traveled extensively through skiing and has skied almost every major resort in North America (and many you have never heard of). He continues to hit the road often throughout the western United States and Canada and trips over the last several years have included ventures in British Columbia, Montana and Colorado. Whether you want to know about the behemoths like Aspen or Squaw or are interested in the road less travelled (Lost Trail Powder Mountain in Montana or Whitewater in BC anyone?), Kevin has been there, has an opinion and you will most likely have to tell him to shut up after a half hour!