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Ski Resort Life

2023-’24 Indy Pass Continues to Offer a Fine Alternative to the Megapass

The now 120-resort collection of smaller, independently owned ski areas offers respite from the crowded corporate slopes.

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The unstoppable Indy Pass has made a name for its itself over the last couple seasons as a viable option for skiers looking to lose the crowds and experience the sport at a more grassroots level. Since its debut in 2019, the season pass featuring now 120-plus independent ski areas offers a handful of different products.

There are a few meaningful changes on tap for the 2023-’24 season, including a new owner for the pass. Entabeni Systems, which has been the back-end technology supplier for the Indy Pass since its inception, bought it from founder Doug Fish, who will remain on staff. For next season, Entabeni Systems will introduce a physical card that will let skiers go direct-to-lift at most resorts. They will also cap pass sales for the first time to preserve the quality of the small-ski-area experience.

Granby Ranch
Granby Ranch joined the Indy Pass last year, bringing the number of Colorado ski areas on the pass to three. (Photo: Courtesy of Indy Pass)

Prices are up a bit from last season, but there are also 40 more resort partners, including Colo.’s Granby Ranch and Bluebird Backcountry, Mountain High and Dodge Ridge in Calif, and Michigan’s Marquette Mountain, Nub’s Nob, and Treetops Resort. The benefits remain the same: two days at each resort, plus 25 percent off a third day. Passes are currently on sale for returning pass holders, and open to new pass holders on April 1. Skiers interested in buying an Indy Pass for the first time can join the waitlist.

Resorts all sign a one-year contract with Indy Pass, and Fish and company are in the process of determining which ski areas will return. Watch this space for the confirmed list; in the meantime, see the list below for the expected partners.

2023-’24 Indy Pass Resorts (Projected)


ALASKA: Artic Valley Ski Area, Eaglecrest Ski Area

CALIFORNIA: China Peak, Dodge Ridge, Mt. Shasta Ski Park, Mountain High, Snow Valley

OREGON: Hoodoo, Mt. Ashland, Mt. Hood Meadows

WASHINGTON: 49 Degrees North, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, Ski Bluewood White Pass


ARIZONA: Sunrise Park Ski Area

COLORADO: Bluebird Backcountry, Echo Mountain, Granby Ranch, Sunlight Mountain Resort

IDAHO: Brundage Mountain, Kelly Canyon, Pomerelle, Silver Mountain, Soldier Mountain, Tamarack Resort

MONTANA: Blacktail Mountain, Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain

UTAH: Beaver Mountain, Eagle Point, Powder Mountain

WYOMING: Antelope Butte, Meadowlark Ski Lodge, Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area


ILLINOIS: Chestnut Ski Resort

IOWA: Mt. Crescent, Seven Oaks, Sundown Mountain

MICHIGAN: Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Marquette Mountain, Nub’s Nob, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Snowriver Mountain, Swiss Valley Ski Area, Treetops Ski Resort

MINNESOTA: Buck Hill, Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, Lutsen Mountains, Mount Kato, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation Area, Spirit Mountain

SOUTH DAKOTA: Terry Peak Ski Area

WISCONSIN: Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, The Rock Snowpark, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin,


CONNECTICUT: Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

MASSACHUSETTS: Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*

MAINE: Big Rock Mountain, Black Mountain, Saddleback Mountain

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Black Mountain, Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Waterville Valley

NEW YORK: Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Peek’n Peak, Snow Ridge Ski Resort, Swain Resort, Titus Mountain, West Mountain

VERMONT: Bolton Valley Resort, Jay Peak Resort, Magic Mountain, Saskadena Six 

*Catamount straddles NY/MA border


NORTH CAROLINA: Cataloochee Ski Area

PENNSYLVANIA: Blue Knob Resort, Montage Mountain, Shawnee Mountain, Ski Sawmill, Tussey Mountain

TENNESSEE:  Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area

VIRGINIA: Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort

WEST VIRGINIA: Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort


ALBERTA: Castle Mountain

BRITISH COLUMBIA: Apex Mountain Resort, Manning Park, Sovereign Lake, Sasquatch Mountain

ONTARIO: Calabogie Peaks, Loch Lomond


Aomori Springs 

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Indy Pass 2023-’24 Prices

Indy Pass

Adult $279; Kids (12 and under) $119


Adult $379; Kids $169 (no blackouts)

Indy AddOn (for partner resort season passholders)

Adult $189; Kids $89

Indy+ AddOn 

Adult $289; Kids $139