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The Mountain Collective ski pass on Tuesday announced the addition of Big Sky, Mont., and Niseko, Japan to its roster of ski resorts. Here’s the full press release from The Mountain Collective:
The Mountain Collective™ proudly heads into the 2018-19 season with new additions to its already elite offerings, as the pass welcomes Montana’s Big Sky Resort and Northern Japan based Niseko United Resort to its world-class roster.
Previously a global affiliate, Niseko United will join the Mountain Collective as a full partner for the 2018/19 season, expanding the breadth of the Collective with full partner destinations in five countries, and affiliates in two more.
Big Sky and Niseko United join Alta, Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak – The Remarkables, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Sugarbush, Sun Valley, Taos, and Thredbo in the Mountain Collective alliance of 17 iconic destinations.
With the addition of Big Sky and Niseko United, each 2018-19 passholder will receive two days at each of the collective destinations, bringing the total ski days available from full partners to 34 days at 17 unique destinations.
Colin Hackworth, President of Japan’s Niseko United resort Hanazono, said, “The four resorts of Niseko United are delighted to be joining the Mountain Collective as a full partner. The fabled powder of Niseko awaits all Mountain Collective riders dreaming of their opportunity to visit one of the most storied deep snow resorts on the planet.”
“Big Sky Resort is thrilled to be a part of this collection of top resort destinations,” added Taylor Middleton, General Manager and President of Big Sky Resort. “Imagine mapping out your dream ski road trip; the Mountain Collective is it!”
The Mountain Collective is now available for purchase for a limited time at $449 USD. The Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the 17 partners 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) and Valle Nevado (Chile). Pricing for kids aged 12 and under is $99 USD for the 2018-19 season, making The Mountain Collective™ Pass an affordable option for families.
“The team is eager to kick off the upcoming season with the additions of Big Sky Resort and Niseko United as full partners, making the 2018/19 Mountain Collective pass the strongest roundup of resorts and skiable days since the pass’s inception,” said Christian Knapp, Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Ski Company. “We’re thrilled to continue offering our passholders access to a stellar lineup of resorts around the world at an affordable price.”
In addition to being able to ski or ride at 17 leading destinations, extra benefits available to Mountain Collective pass holders include exclusive lodging deals and a complimentary, one-year Protect Our Winters (protectourwinters.org) membership.
Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.MountainCollective.com.