Hard on the heels of Vail’s announced intention to acquire Whistler-Blackcomb, The Mountain Collective on Tuesday announced it’s adding Revelstoke, British Columbia, and Telluride to its quiver of challenging ski resorts for the coming 2016-17 ski season.
Whistler, which will be added to Vail’s Epic Pass for the 2017-18 ski season, will continue to honor its Mountain Collective obligation for one more season. Here’s the full Mountain Collective press release:
TELLURIDE, Colorado; REVELSTOKE, British Columbia; – August 9, 2016 – The Mountain Collective™ expands its access to world-class ski and snowboarding destinations with the addition of two iconic ski resorts in North America. Telluride Ski Resort and Revelstoke Mountain Resort join the Mountain Collective alliance for the 2016/17 season, as the pass continues to grow its impressive roster spanning fourteen destinations across four countries.
Telluride Ski Resort, located adjacent to the historic mining town of Telluride in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains, boasts unparalleled terrain tucked away among the highest concentration of 13,000 and 14,000 ft. peaks in North America. Praised for its lack of crowds and minimal lift lines, the resort offers some of the best and most varied terrain in the state of Colorado, with the highest lift peaking at 12,570 ft. With the addition of Telluride to the Mountain Collective, passholders will have access to over 2,000 acres of terrain and 147 trails that cater to both beginner and expert skiers.
“Telluride is excited to join the Mountain Collective family of resorts,” said Bill Jensen, CEO of Telluride Ski & Golf Resort. “Being a part of the Mountain Collective is an outstanding opportunity for passionate skiers and snowboarders to experience Telluride’s extensive terrain and benefit the resort community as Mountain Collective passholders add Telluride to their list of destinations to experience this winter.”
Revelstoke Mountain Resort is located in the highly-acclaimed region of British Columbia, Canada where skiers from around the world flock to experience pristine powder conditions, varied alpine terrain, and an authentic mountain community. The resort sits between the legendary British Columbia mountain ranges, the Selkirks and the Monashees, and is home to the most vertical in North America at 5,620 ft. Revelstoke is currently made up of 3,121 acres of inbound terrain, and over half a million acres accessible via cat, heli or backcountry skiing.
“Revelstoke Mountain Resort is truly stoked and honoured to join the Mountain Collective. We believe that the Resorts in the Collective offer the very best ski experience on the planet and we are confident those who visit us will not be disappointed with our seemingly endless vertical and big mountain skiing,” said Graham Rennie, President of Revelstoke Mountain Resort. “Powder snow connoisseurs and big mountain fans itching to experience Revelstoke’s epic terrain and legendary snow, we look forward to welcoming you,” added Peter Nielsen, Vice President of Operations of Revelstoke Mountain Resort.
The Mountain Collective pass is now on sale for a limited time at $409 USD. The Mountain Collective Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the fourteen partner destinations (Alta/Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Mammoth Mountain, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Ski Queenstown-Coronet Peak-The Remarkables, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Stowe Mountain Resort, Sun Valley, Taos, Thredbo, Telluride Ski Resort and Whistler Blackcomb*), plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. Passholders also receive two days at each Global Affiliate Destination, Chamonix (France), Hakuba Valley (Japan) and Valle Nevado (Chile). Pricing for kids aged 12 and under is $99 USD for the 2016-17 season, making the Mountain Collective™ Pass an affordable option for families.
Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.MountainCollective.com.
Additional benefits available to the Mountain Collective passholders include exclusive lodging deals and a complimentary one-year Protect Our Winters membership, whose mission is to unite the winter sports community on the important issue of climate change.
*Whistler Blackcomb will continue to honor the Mountain Collective Pass for the full 2016-17 winter season.