Indy Pass Adds Midwest and Colorado Resorts
The Indy Pass announced today that Illinois' most popular winter resort - Chestnut Mountain, will join Michigan's newest named resort - Snowriver, and Colorado's only non-lift-served resort - Bluebird Backcountry, to offer two days each to passholders this season.
"The Indy Pass is the dominant pass in the Midwest with 26 resorts now," said Indy Pass founder Doug Fish. "The addition of Chestnut and Snowriver gives us two more great mountains for our passholders to enjoy in a region that is so passionate about the sport. And with the recent explosion of off-piste, uphill exploration, we are proud to welcome Bluebird Backcountry, the world's first and only resort dedicated to human-powered skiing and riding."
Chestnut Mountain Resort is Galena, Illinois' premier winter resort and hotel near Chicago.
About Chestnut Mountain Resort
Only in the Midwest will you find such an unexpected diamond in the rough. High above the Mississippi, tucked nicely in the hills near historic Galena, Chestnut Mountain is Illinois' premier winter resort that offers nineteen trails, a seven-acre terrain park among 220 rolling acres with a total vertical drop of 475 feet.
"Chestnut Mountain is excited to be a part of the Indy Pass, and we look forward to welcoming Indy skiers and riders from across the Midwest. Our season passholders will also be thrilled to explore other Indy mountains using the Indy AddOn Pass," said Mike Bergles, GM of Chestnut Mountain.
No blackouts at Chestnut for Base Pass holders.
Bear Creek Mountain, as seen from the chairlift at Snowriver's Black River Basin
About Snowriver Mountain Resort
Snowriver Mountain Resort is the new name for the resort previously called Big Snow Resort, located in the “Big Snow Country” area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, so named because of its 20 feet of annual snowfall. Snowriver consists of two base areas about 1 mile apart, Black River Basin (previously Blackjack), and Jackson Creek Summit (previously Indianhead, the UP’s first ski area, founded in 1959). Total skiable acreage is over 400 acres, making Snowriver one of the largest in the Midwest.
“We are pleased to add our newest acquisition Snowriver Mountain Resort to the Indy Pass revolution,” stated Greg Fisher, CMO of Midwest Family Ski Resorts. “Last season Granite Peak and Lutsen saw huge redemptions, placing both properties within the top 15 most visited resorts by Indy Passholders. With over 200” of annual snowfall, Snowriver should easily be a destination for Midwest Indy Passholders for powder-filled fun.”
Jackson Creek Summit
Black River Basin
Snowriver will blackout the MLK and President's weekends (six days) for Indy Base Pass holders.
Earn your turns and leave the lift lines behind at Colorado's Bluebird Backcountry.
About Bluebird Backcountry
Bluebird Backcountry offers avalanche-managed terrain, skin tracks instead of chairlifts, slopeside parking instead of crowded lots, great terrain without all the hype, a culture of education, and a grassroots scene chock full of campfires and live music. Located in the heart of Colorado ski country, between Steamboat Springs and Kremmling, and just two hours from Denver.
“Bluebird’s mission to revive the soul of skiing aligns perfectly with the goals of the Indy Pass,” said Bluebird Backcountry co-founder Jeff Woodward. “We love the mom & pop ski area culture that the Indy Pass continues to support, and look forward to making the backcountry more accessible for this season’s Indy Passholders.”
No blackouts at Bluebird for Base Passholders.
Pre-Season Prices End September 13th
After three seasons, the Indy Pass is the fastest-growing multi-mountain pass in North America. It offers 109 Alpine and Nordic resorts across the US, Canada, and Japan, each providing two days of skiing or riding, and ten Alpine Allied Resorts offering up to 50% discounts on lift tickets. Indy resorts are independent and uniquely authentic; many are owned and operated by multi-generational families.
DOWNHILL RESORTS - 96
PACIFIC REGION - 16
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION - 20
MIDWEST REGION - 26
EASTERN REGION - 19
*Catamount straddles NY/MA border
MID-ATLANTIC REGION - 10
JAPAN TOHOKU REGION - 5
CROSS COUNTRY RESORTS - 13
ALLIED RESORTS - 10 (Discounted Lift Tickets for Indy Passholders)
MASSACHUSETTS -- Bousquet Mountain
NEW HAMPSHIRE -- Dartmouth Skiway, King Pine, McIntyre Ski Area, Whaleback Mountain
UTAH - Cherry Peak
VERMONT -- Burke Mountain, Middlebury College Snow Bowl
WASHINGTON -- Loup Loup Ski Bowl
WISCONSIN -- Paul Bunyan