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Ikon Picks Up a New Resort—The First One in This Remote State

The megapass’s newest ski area consistently gets some of the highest snow totals in North America. Any guesses?

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Ikon fam, time to put Alaska on your go list. The multi-resort pass owned by Alterra Mountain Company announced today that Alyeska, Alaska’s biggest ski resort will join the Ikon Pass for the 2023-’24 season. This brings the number of resorts accessed by the pass to 56 and the states included to 16.

It snows—big time—in Alyeska, to the tune of 650 inches per year. (Photo: Courtesy of Alyeska Resort)

Ikon Pass holders will get seven blackout-free days at the 1,610-skiable-acre resort, and Ikon Base pass holders will get five days, with blackouts around the major holidays.

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Alyeska is the most developed ski area in Alaska, and the only one with slopeside lodging. It’s considered largely an intermediate to expert mountain, with almost 90 percent of the slopes rated blue or black and only 11 percent beginner. Main access is via the 60-passenger tram to the 2,300-foot summit of Mt. Alyeska , which is a must-ride for the incredible mountain, ocean, and glacier views, even if you’re not skiing off of it. (If the elevation sounds low, remember that these peaks are rising from sea level.) The lower altitude doesn’t stop this place from raking in the coastal snow. The resort averages almost 650 incher per year.

If you’re not familiar with Alyeska—and really, many of us aren’t—there’s some serious skiing here. Iconic expert runs include The North Face, which is the longest contiguous black diamond on the continent; Upper Bowl, off the Glacier Bowl Express, known for its wind buff and challenging ridge lines. For a special treat, plan a spring trip when the weather is less gnarly and daylight lasts well into the early evenings.

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“This partnership creates exciting new opportunities for U.S. and international guests to experience the grandeur of winter in Alaska,” Alyeska owner Ryan Pomeroy said.

Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer at Alterra, added that the company is “thrilled to expand into Alaska and invite the Ikon Pass community to discover Alyeska Resort. Alyeska Resort is truly an iconic destination with its storied terrain, stunning views, scenic tram and adventurous atmosphere.”

The Ikon Pass is approaching its first pass sales deadline next week, and prices will rise $100 after Friday, April 21. Find all relevant details about pricing and access here.