The Mountains are Calling–Put Your Seat in its Upright Position and Prepare to Go Boarding

One pass–unlocking access to over 45 destinations around the globe.


For winter 2021-22, worldwide adventure returns. With so many incredible mountain destinations to explore, a collection of easy flight options will let you travel further, all winter long. That means more time taking runs and less time tackling transit. Start planning your departure dates this winter and discover the many destinations waiting for you, including these thirteen Ikon Pass destinations that are less than fifty miles from major or regional airports.

Taylor Elliott snowboards at Mammoth Mountain Both the riding and the views are unparalleled at Mammoth Mountain.

Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain
Tapping into California’s big mountain riding is easier than ever when flying into the nearby Bishop Airport. Nestled at the base of towering peaks and located less than fifty minutes from Mammoth Mountain and June Mountain, arriving at this runway allows you to spend less time on the road and more time on snow.

Steamboat, CO
With non-stop flights from at least 14 cities during the winter season, the renowned Champagne Powder of Steamboat is always ready for refills. However, you might want to wear your boots on the plane, as Hayden Airport is less than 25 miles from Steamboat’s historic downtown and some of the best skiing in Colorado. Hop on the Go Alpine Airport Shuttle or Storm Mountain Express, and within minutes you’ll be enjoying the beauty and adventure of this genuine Colorado mountain town.

Travis Rice snowboarding during Natural Selection at Jackson Hole Travis Rice hits the course after the final drop at the Natural Selection Tour in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on February 9, 2021. p: Clavin

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort, WY
Begin your visit to Jackson Hole Mountain Resort with a breathtaking view. Join the flock and fly along with private jets from all over the country as you head towards Jackson Hole Airport. En route, you’ll steal a glimpse of rugged, stunning Grand Teton National Park from above. Once you touch down, you’re just a 30-minute drive from the resort’s diverse terrain, elite dining, and cozy lodges. Served by many major airlines, the Jackson Hole Airport offers direct flights from places like Denver, Seattle, New York, and Houston.

Winter Park, CO
One of the closest Rocky Mountain icons within driving distance to Denver International Airport is America’s adventure town, Winter Park. What’s more, if your winter plans mix metro and mountain for 2022, take the Winter Park Express directly from downtown Denver. This unique form of sustainable transportation allows for an easy, safe, and scenic train ride, complete with a bar cart and plenty of equipment storage. Upon arriving in Winter Park, take your tour to the Seven Territories, where you can cruise corduroy carpet, explore the trees, or take laps through the park.

Palisades Tahoe (formerly Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows), CA
Lake Tahoe’s renowned skiing and stunning views are best experienced at Palisades Tahoe, easily accessed from Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Located less than an hour drive from the resort, Reno-Tahoe is served by nine airlines offering more than 130 daily flights to 22 non-stop destinations. The airport’s taxis and shuttle services can whisk you away to the slopes, letting you soak in the powder days and selfie-worthy backdrops.

Aspen Snowmass, CO
The Rocky Mountain destination that tops buckets lists the world over, Aspen Snowmass is located in the beautiful Roaring Fork Valley, just 3 miles from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Direct flights from major cities like San Francisco, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, and Salt Lake City, connect people from all over the country to the iconic 4 mountains of Aspen Snowmass. From the airport, you can hitch a ride on the Roaring Fork Transit Authority bus, a shuttle service, or a taxi. Car rentals are also available in the arrivals area. With boots on the ground, get ready to lap luxury at its finest.  

Solitude Mountain, Brighton Resort, and Snowbird, UT
There aren’t many cities that give you access to three top ski resorts all less than an hour away. But Salt Lake City is one of them. With nearly 350 daily flights to 95 non-stop destinations, Salt Lake City International Airport offers visitors a direct connection to some of the best skiing and riding in Utah. Once you touch down in Salt Lake, there are plenty of convenient options to get you to the mountains. You can hail a Lyft or Uber ride, rent a car, or hop on the UTA Ski Bus, which is free for Ikon Pass holders. If you opt for public transportation, check schedules and stops to make sure you get dropped at your desired destination.

Tremblant, Quebec
Experience a European-style ski vacation without ever crossing the ocean. With direct flights into Montreal from most major airports in the United States, its’ easy to mix mountains and big city scenes, all during the same trip. With your metro needs met, hop a flight to Mont-Tremblant International Airport, located less than an hour from Mont-Tremblant ski area. In the winter, Air Canada provides non-stop flights from Toronto Pearson to Mont-Tremblant, while Porter Airlines offers seasonal, daily direct flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport. Convenient shuttle service provides guests with express transportation from the runway to the chairlift. You’ll be soaking in that European flair in no time.

The views at Cypress Mountain are incredible, too.

Cypress Mountain, British Columbia
The highest slopes in Vancouver can be found at Cypress Mountain, located about an hour from Vancouver International Airport. Over 55 airlines serve the airport, connecting the beauty of British Columbia—and the elite skiing and riding of Cypress—to more than 125 destinations around the world. To reach the mountain, visitors can rent a car or catch the SkyTrain from the airport to the waterfront in downtown Vancouver, and then connect to the Cypress Mountain Express Bus. Having a world-class international airport just a few miles away makes it easy for people from all over the world to have a Cypress Mountain adventure.

Dolomiti Super Ski, Italy
One destination, 12 different resorts, endless stoke. New to the Ikon Pass family for the 21/22 season, Dolomiti Super Ski is big in all the right ways, and it’s closer than you might imagine. With multiple international airports within 50 miles, it’s easy to pair a massive amount of terrain with breathtaking Italian mountain scenery (it’s a UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site, by the way). Flying direct to an adventure in the alps has never been easier.

Buy the ticket, take the ride, and tap into a winter full of mountain vistas, powder runs, and endless outdoor adventure. Winter 2021-22 is all about seeking further and exploring farther. With easier access to destinations around the world, an Ikon Pass unlocks it all. Catch the stoke and take it to new heights.

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