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Two More Idaho Ski Areas Join the Indy Pass

A total of 61 independent resorts are now included, with the two new additions making a serious case for a Northern Rockies road trip this season.

The list of resorts under the Indy Pass grew by two today, with Idaho’s Soldier Mountain and Pomerelle Mountain Resort joining the fold. The pair brings the total number of resorts on the pass for the 2020-’21 ski season to 61.

Soldier Mountain, in south central Idaho, is under new ownership this season after changing hands a few times over the last several years—including actor Bruce Willis, who washed his hands of the resort in 2012 when he donated the hill to a nonprofit. The ski area has three lifts serving its 1,150 acres and 1,425 vertical feet, plus another 2,000 backcountry acres accessed via the ski area’s cat-skiing operation.

“We are super stoked to be joining the Indy Pass and welcoming skiers from all across the U.S. to our little corner of paradise here in the Sawtooth Mountains,” says Paul Alden, Soldier’s general manager and managing partner.

“The Northern Rockies have become Indy Pass country,” says Brundage Mountain general manager Ken Rider. “Idaho is truly a dream come true for powder-seeking Indy Pass holders."

Pomerelle Mountain Resort, about two-and-a-half hours southeast of Soldier, is known for its glades and north-facing slopes that collect snow between storms that regularly drop 500 inches of powder per season. It’s also one of the only ski areas in the region to offer night skiing.

Skiers in powder at Pomerelle Mountain Resort
Powder glades at Pomerelle. Photo: Courtesy of Pomerelle

Soldier and Pomerelle join Brundage Mountain Resort, Tamarack Resort, and Silver Mountain to round out the Idaho offerings, and fill the dance card of skiers looking for a powdery road trip in the region.

“The Northern Rockies have become Indy Pass country,” says Brundage Mountain general manager Ken Rider. “Idaho is truly a dream come true for powder-seeking Indy Pass holders.”

The Indy Pass is a multi-resort season pass offering two days at 61 independently owned and operated ski areas across North America. It debuted in 2019 as a value-oriented alternative to the Epic and Ikon passes, and also as a way to support the smaller, mom-and-pop ski areas that make such an impact in their communities. The pass now also offers lodging deals, pass protection, and two tiers of Indy Pass access. The base pass costs $259 currently, or $399 for no blackout dates, however the Indy Spring Pass goes on sale on March 1 and is a killer deal: $149 with no blackout dates at any of the resorts for the remainder of the season.

Spring road trip, anyone?

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