Author: Family Travel Forum Staff
Tags : Couples, Flee Market, Kids, Multigen, North America, Snowsports, Teens, Winter Getaway
Just a year ago, the well-known Intrawest, Powdr and Boyne mountain resorts launched a new M.A.X. Pass -- called a “Multi-Alpine Experience” ski pass to encourage winter sports enthusiasts to sample their various resorts throughout the season. M.A.X. Pass has expanded for the 2016-2017 season to offer skiers and snowboarders five days at each of 38 unique mountains across North America -- with just one payment. With their new partnership with Resorts of the Canadian Rockies, they've added 9,000 more skiable acres in your backyard, or on the road, to enjoy at will.
M.A.X. Passholders can experience a total of 190 days on the slopes – there are no blackout dates – for the one-time fee of US$699 for adults, US$499 for teens (ages 13–17), US$399 for kids (ages 6-12), and US$89 for children (5 and under).
Days do not need to be used consecutively, but if you don't use up all five at one resort, they are not transferable from one mountain to another.
These great prices are available for a limited time – while supplies last. And keep in mind that with the many fine hotels and condos near all these resorts, the M.A.X. Pass can be your gateway to a winter full of weekend getaways with the whole family. Let's take a closer look.
Participating M.A.X. Pass Resorts by Region
Blue Mountain, Ontario
Loon Mountain, New Hampshire
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Mount Sunapee, NH
Mountain Creek, New Jersey
Pico Mountain, VT
Snowshoe, W. Virginia
Sunday River, ME
Big Sky, Montana
Crested Butte, Colorado
Fernie Alpine Resort, British Columbia
Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, BC
Kimberley Alpine Resort, BC
Copper Mountain, CO
Winter Park, CO
Boyne Highlands, Michigan
Boyne Mountain, MI
Buck Hill, Minnesota
Boreal Mountain, California
Crystal Mountain, Washington
Cypress Mountain, BC
Lee Canyon, Nevada
Summit at Snoqualmie, WA
Why Do We Love this Deal?
Skiers and riders are always looking for new resorts to explore, terrain to master, and experiences with friends and family to remember. The new M.A.X. Pass gives winter sports enthusiasts the opportunity to get the most value out of their winter season while experiencing unique mountains, incredible terrain and a range of hotels and resorts throughout North America.
Rates Subject to Change, but Still Good
"With the addition of RCR’s 6 resorts, plus resorts added earlier this year, the M.A.X. pass has added a total of 16 new resorts for the upcoming 2016-2017 ski and snowboard season and continues to build on its impressive and diverse pass lineup. With access to now 38 resorts across North America," he adds, "the M.A.X. Pass gives skiers and snowboarders unprecedented value and flexibility to go where they want, when they want, throughout the winter season.”
Rates will go up as the passes start selling, so act quickly. There's also another option. Skiers that have already purchased a qualifying season pass at their favorite participating resort are eligible to purchase the M.A.X. Pass Add-on for US$349 for adults, US$299 for teens (ages 13–17), US$249 for kids (ages 6-12), and US$89 for children (5 and under). The M.A.X. Pass Add-on provides five days of skiing/riding at each participating resort, except those accessible with the qualifying season pass, where you may have unlimited skiing. We can see by comparing rates year over year that families really took advantage of this; while kids' rates have gone way up, it's still a good deal!
For more information visit www.theMAXpass.com or contact your favorite participating resort.