By David & Ann Schissler – The multiple resort pass wars continue to build with the three major combatants adding to their ranks again for the 20/21 season. With each new resort the Epic, Ikon, and Indy passes provide greater and greater value. Only a few seasons ago passes were limited to a handful of destinations in a specific region. Geography more or less dictated which pass was right for you. With 37, 43, and 50 resorts respectively, that’s no longer as large a factor as it once was.

Below is a pass-by-pass, resort-by-resort breakdown of each pass. Choose your resort list and geography carefully then choose the package that best suits your skiing/boarding criteria. Links are provided to make it easier for you.

Epic Pass (Vail Resorts) 37 resorts with pricing from $$129 to $979. See https://www.epicpass.com for details.

Epic Pass Resorts: Rockies

Vail, CO, Beaver Creek, CO, Crested Butte, CO, Breckenridge, CO, Keystone, CO, Park City, UT

Epic Pass Resorts: Far West

Stevens Pass, WA, Northstar, CA, Kirkwood, CA, Heavenly Valley, CA

Epic Pass Resorts: Canada

Whistler-Blackcomb, BC

Epic Pass Resorts: East

Stowe, VT, Okemo, VT, Mount Snow, VT, Wildcat, NH, Mount Sunapee, NH, Crotched Mountain, NH, Hunter Mountain, NY, Jack Frost, PA, Big Boulder, PA, Liberty, PA, Whitetail, PA, Roundtop, PA,

Epic Pass Resorts: Midwest

Afton Alps, MN, Wilmot, WI, Snow Creek, MO, Hidden Valley, MO, Paoli Peaks, IN, Mad River, OH, Alpine Valley, OH, Boston Mills, Brandy Wine, OH, Mt. Brighton, MI

Epic Pass Resort Partners: Rockies

Sun Valley, ID, Snowbasin, UT, Telluride, CO

Epic Pass Resort Partners: Canada

Kicking Horse, BC, Nakiska, AB, Fernie, BC, Kimberley, BC, Mont Sainte-Anne, PQ, Stoneham, PQ

Epic Pass Resorts: International

Rusutsu, JP, Hakuba Valley, JP, Verbier, CH, Les 3 Vallees, FR, Ski Arlberg, AT, Skirama Dolomiti, IT

Epic Pass Resort Partners: International

Falls Creek, AU, Perisher, AU, Mount Hotham, AU

Ikon Pass (Alterra Resorts) 43 resorts with packages from $399 to $999. See https://www.ikonpass.com for details.

Ikon Pass Resorts: Rockies

Steamboat, CO, Aspen Snowmass, CO, Winter Park, CO, Copper Mountain, CO, Arapahoe Basin, CO, Eldora Mountain, CO, Big Sky, MT, Jackson Hole, WY, Taos, NM, Deer Valley, UT, Solitude, UT, Brighton, UT, Alta, UT, Snowbird, UT,

Ikon Pass Resorts: Far West

Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows, CA, Mammoth Mountain, CA, June Mountain, CA, Big Bear, CA, Crystal Mountain, WA, The Summit at Snoqualmie, WA, Mt Bachelor, OR

Ikon Pass Resorts: East

Stratton, VT, Killington-Pico, VT, Sugarbush, VT, Snowshoe, WV, Sunday River, ME, Sugarloaf, ME, Loon Mountain, NH, Windham, NY

Ikon Pass Resorts: Midwest

Boyne Highlands, MI, Boyne Mountain, MI

Ikon Pass Resorts: Canada

Blue Mountain, ON, Mont Tremblant, PQ, Revelstoke, BC, Cypress Mountain, BC, Ski Big 3, AB (Banff, Sunshine, Lake Louise), CMH Heli-Skiing

Ikon Pass Resorts: International

Valle Nevado, CL, Niseko United, JP, Zermatt, CH, Thredbo, AU, Mt Buller, AU, Coronet Peak, NZ, Remarkables, NZ

Indy Pass, 50 Resorts, 2 Days at each for $199. See https://www.indyskipass.com for details.

Indy Pass Resorts: Western

China Peak, CA, Mt. Shasta, CA, Brundage Mountain, ID, Silver Mountain, ID, Tamarack Resort, ID, White Pass, WA, 49 Degrees North, WA, Hurricane Ridge, WA, Mission Ridge, WA, Beaver Mountain, UT, Eaglecrest Ski Area, AK, Hoodoo Ski Area, OR, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, MT, Red Lodge, MT, Sunrise Park, AZ

Indy Pass Resorts: Eastern

Cannon Mountain, NH, Black Mountain, NH, Bolton Valley, VT, Magic Mountain, VT, Suicide Six, VT, Berkshire East, MA, Blue Knob, PA, Shawnee Mountain, PA, Bryce Resort, VA, Massanutten Resort, VA, Canaan Valley, WV, Cataloochee Ski Area, NC, Catamount Mountain, NY/MA, Greek Peak, NY, Mohawk Mountain, CT, Mt Abrams, ME, Ober Gatlinburg, T,N Pats Peak, NH

Indy Pass Resorts: Midwest

Detroit Mountain, MN,  Lutsen Mountains, MN, Powder Ridge, MN, Spirit Mountain, MN, Granite Peak, WI, Little Switzerland, WI, Nordic Mountain, WI, Trollhaugen, WI, Tyrol Basin Ski Area, WI, Crystal Mountain, MI, Big Powderhorn, MI, Caberfae Peaks, MI, Pine Mountain, MI, Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek, MI, Swiss Valley, MI, Terry Peak Ski Area, SD

Indy Pass Resorts: Canada

Apex Mountain, BC, Castle Mountain, AB, Sasquatch Mountain, BC