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It Looks Like Arapahoe Basin Has Gone IKON

Credit: Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
In reports coming right from A-Basin, the mountain will be part of the IKON pass for the upcoming season. This comes after a split with Vail Resort's EPIC pass this past winter.

“Arapahoe Basin is thrilled to partner with the Ikon Pass and join its community of like-minded mountain destinations. A-Basin is a bold, aspirational mountain with legendary character that invites skiers and riders to find adventure at every turn, an ideal fit for the Ikon Pass,” said Alan Henceroth, Chief Operating Officer, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area.

The split from the partnership with the EPIC pass was in part due to numbers. There were times that A-Basin was not able to accommodate the number of guests that were flocking to the hill, including having to turn people away at the parking lot. 

This new partnership with the IKON pass will allow for a more structured and limited experience for the mountain itself, giving the mountain a better opportunity to serve guests. Ikon Pass holders will have seven-day access to A-Basin on the Ikon Pass with no blackout dates, and five-day access on the Ikon Base Pass, with selected blackout dates.

Henceroth also added a personal note about the partnership in his blog saying "Lastly, as I look at the Ikon Pass partner destinations—Alta, Snowbird, Jackson, Big Sky, Revelstoke, Lake Louise, Sunshine Village, Aspen Snowmass, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, Mammoth Mountain and more—I realize that most of my ski vacations have been to these resorts (Yes, I still go on ski vacations). We are pleased to partner with these destinations whose brands are so in sync with ours."

Along with those destinations, the IKON pass offers a total of 40 ski mountains across 4 continents. 

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