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Ikon passes come with some spring skiing perks

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Ikon Pass will offer some options for skiing this spring but not at Steamboat Ski Area.

Details of the Ikon Pass and the less expensive Ikon Base Pass were announced last week by Alterra Mountain Company, which purchased Steamboat Ski Area and its sister resorts July 31.

The $899 Ikon Pass and the $599 Ikon Base Pass go on sale Tuesday, and the passes are being sold at those prices until April 9.

The Ikon Pass will give skiers unlimited access to Steamboat and 11 other destinations owned by Alterra, as well as limited access to 13 other destinations.

Beginning Tuesday, those who purchase either pass will be able to use it at Big Bear Mountain Resort and June Mountain in California, Blue Mountain in Ontario and Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia.

Beginning April 9, the passes can be used at Winter Park Resort in Colorado and Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and Mammoth Mountain in California.

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Winter Park is open through April 22.

Loryn Kasten said Ikon Pass holders will be able to ride the gondola this summer by bringing their pass to the ticket office. Bike passes need to be purchased separately.

The answers to numerous questions about the new Ikon passes are available at ikonpass.com/en/faq.

It is still not known how much a pass will cost for just Steamboat Ski Area.

Ikon passes will not be sold through Steamboat’s Merchant Pass and Passport Club programs, but passes specifically for Steamboat will be sold through those programs. Season passes solely for Steamboat will otherwise not be sold.

Passport Club season pass sales raise money for the Yampa Valley Community Foundation.

Through the Merchant Pass program, employees are able to pay for their season pass with payroll deductions if their employer is a member of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association.

Employers are also able to transfer the merchant passes to other employees if the employee leaves the company.

More details about the pass products that relate directly to Steamboat should be released Tuesday.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland.