6 DESTINATIONS TO HIT UP ON THE IKON PASS OF THE [ #SPONSORED ]
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Base to Base gondola opening up 6000 acres of terrain across two mountains. Known for some of the best free riding in the USA, Palisades is home to the famous Finger Chutes, if you dare, and the equally famous Jonny Moseley Winter Olympic gold medal mogul skier. 4 DEER VALLEY, UTAH One of six Utah destinations on the Ikon Pass, the exclusive skiers-only Deer Valley resort caps daily numbers so you don’t have to stand in a lift line. Add resort ski valets, ski-in ski-out five star hotels and the thriving Park City Main Street down the road and your luxe snow life is full. Did we mention 100 runs over six peaks? We should have. 5 STEAMBOAT, COLORADO Steamboat - where they’re so confident about the quality of their snowfall, they trademarked it Champagne Powder®. You’ll find plenty of it across 169 runs in the Colorado resort known for real Old West charm, local bespoke restaurants and retail plus convenient slopeside lodging and a $200m investment for the 22/23 and 23/24 season. 6 WINTER PARK, COLORADO Catch the Winter Park Express snow train from Denver to the slopes and explore the resort’s seven territories accessed from a purpose built ski-in ski-out base village. Kids will love skiing the run rolling Dilly Dash Alley, experts head to the Cirque Territory for steeps, cliffs and chutes.
W ITH ACCESS TO OVER 50 GLOBAL DESTINATIONS, the Ikon Pass is a favourite for a reason. It offers serious bang for buck and encourages skiers and snowboarders to explore destinations they may not have otherwise discovered including 6 of the best in the USA. 1 MAMMOTH, CALIFORNIA Mammoth is big, really big, with over 10 metres of annual snowfall and one of the longest seasons in North America, with lifts often turning right through to July. This Californian resort also offers the highest lift-served skiable terrain in the state at 3369 metres, plus 3500 acres to explore, famed terrain parks and 945metres of vertical.
2 SNOWBASIN, UTAH runs across 3000 skiable acres and 914 vertical metres for a real thigh burn. Expect wide open bowls, corduroy groomers, gladed runs and seriously swanky day lodges to retire to. Fun fact – Snowbasin has a long history as a training ground for Australia’s Olympic aerial skiers. 3 PALISADES TAHOE, CALIFORNIA Come this northern ski season and Palisades Tahoe will unite Alpine Meadows and Olympic Valley with a much-anticipated This classic Utah resort is new to the Ikon pass this season, with over 100
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BY NATALIA JASTRZAB
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