Indy Pass adds Resorts and Cat Skiing

Indy Pass adds Resorts and Cat Skiing

Indy Pass, which goes on sale to the general public today, announced seven additional Alpine partners for its 2024-25 roster. The new ski areas include four owned by Pacific Group Resorts Inc. Also new, pass holders can get 10 percent off when they book day seats or packaged visits at five cat skiing operations. Indy Pass goes on sale today to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis until sold out.

New alpine resorts include:
• Big Moose Mountain, Maine
• Mt. Eyak, Alaska
• Mt. Washington Alpine Resort, British Columbia
• Powderhorn Mountain Resort, Colorado
• Steeplechase, Minn.
• Wintergreen Resort, Va.
• Wisp Resort, Md.

New discounted cat skiing operations Include:
• Big Red Cats, British Columbia
• Selkirk Powder, Idaho
• Brundage Mountain Snowcat Adventures, Idaho
• Soldier Mountain Cat Skiing, Idaho
• Cascade Powder Guides, Wash.

With the additions, five out of six PGRI-owned ski areas are now Indy Pass partners. Jay Peak, Vt., was already on-board when PGRI acquired it in November 2022.

“Getting to know the Indy Pass team over the past few years and seeing the positive results at Jay Peak gave us confidence to move forward,” PGRI CMO Christian Knapp told SAM. “We have a ton of respect for what Indy Pass founder Doug Fish and the Entabeni team have accomplished and they’ve listened to our feedback. Adding more of our resorts to the product is mutually beneficial, and most importantly, good for the Indy Pass customer.”

Ragged Mountain, N.H., is the only PGRI property that isn’t included on the pass. Knapp said the company is “taking a more cautious approach with Ragged Mountain since there is such a high concentration of Indy Pass holders in New England,” adding that reciprocal access to Jay Peak was added to the Ragged Mission Affordable season pass last season, and it’s been very popular. “Optimizing that benefit is our priority in the short term,” he said.

Indy Pass and Entabeni Systems owner Erik Mogensen said, “We are in discussions with Ragged, but we want to be respectful of Indy partners in that region and support pass sales, not cannibalize them.”

As for including the 10 percent discount on cat skiing, a different route for the Indy Pass, Mogensen said Indy has been “good at getting people to go someplace they might not have gone before, and we think this will apply to cat skiing as well.” It’s a chance for the cat operators to sell seats they may not have otherwise sold, he said, “which is needed for these operations to be successful.”

Source: SAM