Panorama, BC and Lotte Arai, Japan have joined the Ikon pass roster. This gives Ikon passholders access to 52 destinations for the 2022-23 ski season. Full Ikon Pass holders will receive seven days at each ski area with no blackouts. The Ikon Base Pass and Ikon Base Pass Plus will include five days at each ski area, with holiday blackouts at Panorama and no blackouts at Lotte Arai. Panorama will join the Ikon Session Pass, but Lotte Arai will not.
Panorama is Ikon’s ninth ski area in Canada and fourth in British Columbia. The resort features one of the largest vertical drops in North America at 4,265 feet, and is a mainstay on BC’s famed Powder Highway, along with existing Ikon partners Revelstoke and Red Mountain. Seated just two hours west of Ikon’s Alberta trio of Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mt. Norquay, Panorama fits in comfortably with the pass’ existing roster.
Lotte Aria joins the four interlinked ski areas of Niseko United as the second Ikon Pass destination in Japan. The two ski areas are nowhere near one another, but the addition further builds on the burgeoning North American-Japan ski connection, marking the 18th cross-Pacific partnership on major U.S.-based passes. Lotte Aria is one of few resorts in Japan with large non-compacted snow zones, a legendary ski area that makes backcountry lovers and powder-snow junkies tremble with excitement the day after heavy snowfall!
Panorama and Lotte Arai are the fourth and fifth partners to join the Ikon Pass for the 2022-23 ski season, following the additions of Snowbasin, Sun Valley, and Chamonix in March.
The Ikon pass is certainly an amazing ticket to help you ski the world!