Thredbo Joins Mountain Collective

Thredbo, Australia, has joined The Mountain Collective as a full resort partner for the 2015-16 season, making it the first resort outside of North America to be added to the multi-resort pass. The news comes on the heals of Vail Resorts’ purchase of Perisher last month and further indicates that North American ski areas see opportunity in the ski and ride market Down Under.

The 2015-16 Mountain Collective Pass now includes two days of skiing and riding at Thredbo plus unlimited 50 percent off days with no blackout dates. The area boasts Australia’s highest chairlift and greatest vertical.

“Thredbo is widely considered to be the finest mountain resort in Australia, and their customer base aligns well with the other leading destinations in the Mountain Collective. Expanding our presence in key global markets, such as Sydney, with strong partners like Thredbo ultimately benefits skiers and riders in Australia,” said Christian Knapp, vice president of marketing for Aspen Skiing Company.

Additionally, this spring pass purchasers received one bonus day at the destination of their choice, and two free days at Valle Nevado, Chile, this summer. The Mountain Collective now includes skiing and riding at 16 mountains with more than 40,500 acres of terrain and 225 lifts. The pass starts at $379.