Skiers hoping to cross the pond this winter might be swayed over to the Ikon Pass thanks to two big new additions to the multi-resort pass. Alterra Mountain Co. just announced the inclusion of Italy’s massive Dolomiti Superski and Austria’s legendary Kitzbühel on the Ikon Pass, upping the total number of resorts to 47 worldwide. The two resorts join Zermatt in making the Ikon Pass super-attractive for folks looking to visit Europe this season to ski some of the biggest and most notable resorts in the Alps.
If you’ve never been skiing in Italy, you could easily spend the entire winter getting to know the Dolomiti Superski mega-playground. Comprising 12 ski areas—including Cortina D’Ampezzo, Val Gardena, and Alta Badia—connected by 450 lifts accessing an incredible 889 runs, the region is expansive and rife with all kinds of terrain. It’s known for its scenic cruisers with incredible views of the knife-tipped Dolomites, some of the most dramatic peaks in the Alps. Second only to the skiing are the dozens of authentic “refugios” where skiers can pop in for a cappuccino and house-baked pastry.
Austria’s Kitzbühel is home to the Hahnenkamm World Cup race, one of the most storied downhills in all of alpine skiing. While the race takes place on the 10,000-plus-foot Streif course, the rest of the ski area features over 100 miles of mostly cruising terrain served by 57 lifts. The town of Kitzbühel, at the base of the slopes, is one of the most hard-partying towns in skidom, not just during race week—which is Jan. 17-22, 2022—but all season long.
“The addition of Dolomiti Superski in Italy and Kitzbühel in Austria offers Ikon Pass holders European access to some of the most renowned terrain and quintessential winter experiences in the Alps,” said Erik Forsell, Chief Marketing Officer for Ikon’s parent company, Alterra Mountain Co. “We are continually looking for opportunities that expand pass holder access to global experiences with special destinations that share the spirit of the Ikon Pass community, and these iconic European destinations do just that.”
As for access, Ikon Pass holders get seven days at each resort with the full pass and five days with Ikon Base pass, both with no blackout dates. The Ikon Session Pass doesn’t offer up any international resorts.
Ikon Pass prices are holding steady at $1,049 ($999 renewal) for the full pass and $779 ($739 renewal) for the base pass, though prices are expected to rise later this fall. See all the pricing and perks for the 2021-’22 season here.
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