From skiing down snow-capped mountains to relaxing by the fireplace in the lodge, ski season is a yearly highlight for many Utahns. Those who call Summit Creek home are lucky enough to have access to some of the best ski resorts in the country, which makes the season even more memorable. If you’re trying to figure out which pass to purchase this season, here’s everything you need to know about three of the top options. Offering access to a plethora of world-class ski resorts, these passes are all guaranteed to unlock Utah’s winter wonderland. Make sure to check the official pass website before heading to the slopes, as opened dates are subject to change due to COVID-19 restrictions.
The highly coveted Ikon Pass offers access to 10,000 acres of Utah terrain—which is more than any other pass. Passholders will have access to Deer Valley resort, Brighton, Solitude Mountain Resort, Snowbird, and Alta Ski Area. From steep, difficult slopes that will excite tried-and-true powder hounds to easier ski runs designed for kids and beginners, the Ikon Pass promises proximity to some of the greatest snow on earth.
Ski to your heart’s content thanks to the Epic Pass, which provides access to Park City Mountain’s 7,300 acres and 41 Utah lifts. The pass also grants ski holders access to nearly 70 resorts worldwide, so if you’re planning to crisscross the globe this winter in search of the freshest powder and most challenging terrain, you might want to invest in this option.
Nestled into the Bear River Mountains, Beaver Mountain is smaller than many of Utah’s ski resorts, which makes it a popular choice for skiers in search of a more laid-back option. Purchasing the Indy Pass will give skiers access to the resort’s 828 skiable acres and pristine slopes, as well as a slew of other Western resorts like White Pass Ski Area in Washington and Hoodoo Ski Area in Oregon.