The ski season is here.

With mountains in Vermont open, and New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine mountains following suit, where do you plan on skiing?

One of the best things about ski season in New England is that there are SO MANY mountains within a two to three-hour radius. Now, you can buy a season pass to one mountain and ski there all season. However, if you are like me, you like to ski as many different mountains as possible.

New terrain, new trails, and new experiences await at different mountains. Plus, buying a ski pass SAVES YOU MONEY if you plan to ski more than four times this season.

Well, there are a variety of multi-mountain ski passes available in New England that help you save hundreds (maybe thousands) over the ski season.

WHITE MOUNTAIN SUPERPASS:

This pass is $1,500, which is steep. BUT. It offers you four great mountains in the Whites: Bretton Woods, Cranmore, Waterville Valley, and Cannon, according to the website.

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EPIC PASS:

I have used this pass in the past, and I love it. Epic has ownership with Vail Resorts, so many of their mountains are out in the Midwest. If you plan to ski here in New England, and maybe make one trip out west, this pass is for you! According to a Ski Journal article:

The Epic Pass ($783 vs. $979 last season) provides unlimited, unrestricted access to 34 North American resorts. In New England, that includes Stowe, Attitash, Wildcat, Okemo, Mount Sunapee, Mount Snow, and Crotched.

The Epic Pass also has two local versions. So if you don't plan on skiing out west at any of Vail's resorts like Breckenridge, Vail, or Park City, you can consider one of the Epic local passes:

The Epic Local Pass ($583 vs. $729 last season) provides unlimited access to 26 resorts, as well as holiday-restricted access to resorts like Stowe, and 10 days total to use at Vail, Beaver Creek and Whistler Blackcomb. Now in its second year, the Northeast Value Pass ($479 vs. $599 last season) has holiday blackouts at Hunter Mountain, Okemo, Mount Snow, and Stowe, and only includes a total of 10 days at Stowe.

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INDY PASS:

The Indy Pass is $399 and provides access to more than 50 resorts, allowing users two days at each destination.

This year’s participants include Jay Peak, Cannon Mountain, Saddleback, Bolton Valley, Waterville Valley, Berkshire East, Black Mountain (N.H.), Magic Mountain, Mohawk Mountain, Pats Peak, and Suicide Six. 

IKON PASS:

This one is similar to the Epic Pass in the sense that it allows skiers to ski out east and west, with local passes for less money.

Their major pass includes a ton of Midwest mountains like Alta, Deer Valley, Aspen, and others. For Northeast mountains, according to the Ski Journal:

The Ikon Pass ($1,049, $999 renewal price) offers unlimited access at 15 destinations across North America. In New England, that includes Sugarbush and Stratton. It also includes up to seven days at other New England locations including Killington-Pico, Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Loon.

THE NEW ENGLAND PASS:

This one is steep in price, but offers phenomenal mountains in the Northeast. There are three levels of pricing. The Platinum New England Pass is $1,599 for adults, The Gold Pass is $1,299, and The Silver Pass is $839.

Boyne’s New England Pass is a beast on the New England skiing scene, offering skiing and riding at Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Loon. The platinum version of the pass also includes an Ikon Base Pass, three free days at Western Boyne resorts, and 50 percent off Mountain Collective resorts. There are no blackouts on either the platinum or silver passes. 

JAY/BURKE Combo Pass:

These mountains are in Vermont and cost just about $1,000 for the two mountains.

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