The Indy Pass announced today that Vermont’s Jay Peak has officially joined the pass for the upcoming ski season. The Northern Vermont ski area is a major addition for passholders in the Northeastern United States, joining Cannon Mountain, N.H., Magic Mountain, Vt., and nine other ski areas across New England and New York that are available on the pass, as well as more than 45 other ski areas across the U.S.A.

“We’re happy to be joining this collection of independent resorts who have created an important product in this day where season pass options seem to have an unremarkable sameness about them,” says Steve Wright, General Manager at Jay Peak Resort, in a press release. “None of the Independent Pass resorts treat the sports of skiing and snowboarding like commodities; that’s important to us. We’re looking forward to a long, safe season and to welcoming Indy Pass holders to what we think is the most special corner in New England.”

Jay Peak, ranked by SKI Magazine readers as No. 11 in the East overall for 2021, receives an average annual snowpack of 359 inches. Despite a number of financial troubles over the past decade, the ski area is still renowned for its challenging terrain and cult-like following. Recent additions to the ski area include chairlift upgrades, lodging renovations, and a massive indoor waterpark.

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“It’s fantastic to see another major northern New England icon like Jay Peak involved in the Indy Pass!” exclaims Cannon Mountain GM John Devivo. “Yet another big, family- friendly ski area with great snow and truly challenging terrain.”

The Indy Pass continues to grow each season but pricing still starts at only $199. That includes two days at over 50 ski areas from Alaska to Tennessee. If the pass continues to add ski areas with cult followings like Jay Peak, it is positioned to become a rival to the significantly more expensive Ikon and Epic passes, especially in the Northeast, mid-Atlantic, and upper Midwest skiing regions.

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