The Powder Alliance is a group of ski resorts in North America that offers reciprocal benefits to season pass holders. It is a way for skiers and snowboarders across the nation to enjoy a wider range of ski destinations with just one season pass. Members of the Powder Alliance are typically smaller, independent ski resorts that aim to provide a unique ski experience and offer their passholders access to a network of resorts for additional skiing and riding opportunities.
It is most similar to the INDY ski pass. In fact, many ski resorts are a part of both the Powder Alliance and INDY.
|Pass||Limited Access Resorts||Day Passes Available?|
What is the Powder Alliance Ski Pass?
The Powder Alliance pass is a season lift ticket that gets the holder access to a max of 60 days spread across 21 other ski resorts.
The way this works is that you simply purchase a Season Pass at any participating Powder Alliance ski resort, and you instantly receive three free days at all the rest! (To do the math for you: 20 resorts x 3 days = 60 free days).
This is actually a fantastic bargain because there is nothing you need to buy extra. The access at the 20 other ski resorts comes automatically with your season pass at your home resort.
Powder Alliance Pass Pricing
The pricing is different, since it completely depends on the cost of the season pass at your home resort.
If your home ski resort is not on the list of all associated resorts below, then the Powder Alliance Pass is probably not for you. Since it requires you to buy a season pass at a participating resort, it makes sense that you need to live relatively close to that resort to enjoy much of the benefits.
When Can You Purchase a Powder Alliance Pass?
Actually, you can’t buy a Powder Alliance Pass. It is more of a perk that comes along with a season pass that you were already buying.
You are eligible to get the Powder Alliance perks for as long as your home resort sells season passes. At some point through the winter, it won’t make sense to buy a season pass anymore, and at that point, the Powder Alliance perks will end as well. This date is highly dependent on the ski resort you’re buying the season lift ticket from.
How do you use Powder Alliance Free Days?
Check with the resort you intend to visit with one of your free days. The season pass office will be able to give you all the information you need about using your free day with them.
List of all Powder Alliance Pass Resorts
Remember, the Powder Alliance Pass is only available to those that have bought a season pass at one of these ski resorts.
California has the most Powder Alliance resorts, with at least four. The Pacific Northwest also has a good showing of ski resorts that are signed on with the Powder Alliance. Not listed here are two resorts in New Zealand, and one in Japan.
The combined stats for all Powder Alliance ski resorts is staggering.
- 40,000+ Vertical Feet
- 26,000+ Skiable Acres
- 6,314 inches of snowfall a year
- 1,089 Trails
- 152 Lifts
Here is the current full North American list:
|Angel Fire||Angel Fire, NM, 87710|
|Blacktail Mountain||Lakeside, MT, 59922|
|Bogus Basin||Boise, ID, 83716|
|Castle Mountain||Pincher Creek, AB, T0K|
|China Peak||Big Bar, CA, 96010|
|Dodge Ridge||Pinecrest, CA, 95364|
|Eaglecrest||Juneau, AK, 99801|
|Lost Trail Powder||Sula, MT, 59871|
|Loveland Ski Area||Dillon, CO, 80435|
|Marmot Basin||Jasper, AB, T0E|
|Mission Ridge||Wenatchee, WA, 98801|
|Mountain High||Wrightwood, CA, 92397|
|Mt. Hood Skibowl||Mount Hood Parkdale, OR, 97041|
|Sierra-at-Tahoe||South Lake Tahoe, CA, 96155|
|Silver Mountain||Kellogg, ID, 83837|
|Snow King||Jackson, WY, 83001|
|Timberline Lodge||Government Camp, OR, 97028|
|White Pass||Naches, WA, 98937|
More information is available on PowderAlliance.com.