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Alterra to acquire Crystal Mountain in Washington

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Alterra Mountain Co. announced Thursday that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Crystal Mountain Resort in Washington, according to a news release.

At a glance

Alterra resorts
• California: Big Bear Mountain Resort, June Mountain, Mammoth Mountain and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
• Colorado: Steamboat and Winter Park
• Utah: Deer Valley and Solitude Mountain Resort
• Vermont: Stratton
• Washington: Crystal Mountain Resort
• West Virginia: Snowshoe Mountain
• Canada: Blue Mountain, Ontario; Canadian Mountain Holidays, British Columbia; and Tremblant, Québec

Ikon Pass partners
• Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Copper Mountain and Eldora
• Maine: Sugarloaf and Sunday River
• Michigan: Boyne Highlands and Boyne Mountain
• Montana: Big Sky Resort
• New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
• New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley
• Utah: Alta, Brighton Resort and Snowbird
• Vermont: Killington and Sugarbush
• Washington: The Summit at Snoqualmie
• Wyoming: Jackson Hole
• Australia: Thredbo, New South Wales; Mt. Buller, Victoria
• Canada: Cypress Mountain, British Columbia; Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia; and SkiBig3, Alberta
• Chile: Valle Nevado
Japan: Niseko United
New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables and Mt. Hutt

Crystal Mountain was independently owned by its President and CEO John Kircher, who bought the mountain in 2017 from Boyne Resorts. The purchase, which is expected to close in the fourth quarter, will bring Alterra to 14 resorts.

“Crystal Mountain is Washington’s premier destination and has been a favorite year-round destination for those in the greater Seattle-Tacoma area for years, and we are excited to include it in the Alterra Mountain Company family,” Alterra CEO Rusty Gregory was quoted as saying in the release.

Crystal Mountain, which offers 2,600 skiable acres, will have unlimited access on the Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass.

The Ikon Pass, which was created in January, now offers access to 36 resorts across three continents. The pass is a collaboration of Alterra, Aspen Skiing Co., Boyne, POWDR, Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, SkiBig3, Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Sugarbush Resort, Taos Ski Valley and Thredbo.

Steamboat skiers and snowboarders have the option of unlimited Steamboat Resort access on the Ikon Pass for $999 or five restricted days at Steamboat Resort on the Ikon Base Pass for $699. The Ikon Base Pass is blacked out from Dec. 26 to 31, Jan. 19 and 20 and Feb. 16 and 17. Both pass options include access to additional resorts.

For more information on access and pricing, go to IkonPass.com.


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