Passholders Now Have Access to the Best Terrain on the East Coast and in New Mexico
STOWE, Vermont; TAOS, New Mexico – August 11, 2015 – The Mountain Collective™ has widened their geographic
reach with the addition of two iconic destinations to its roster. Stowe joins the Mountain Collective as their first resort
on the East Coast, while Taos extends passholder access into New Mexico. The resorts join Sun Valley, AltaSnowbird,
Aspen Snowmass, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine
Meadows, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb in offering unparalleled access to the best ski and snowboard terrain the
world has to offer.
Stowe Mountain Resort, located just outside the vibrant city of Burlington in northern Vermont, offers the best of East
Coast skiing and riding between the inter-connected Spruce Peak and Mt. Mansfield, the highest elevation in the state.
Stowe regularly receives over 300 inches of snow each season and covers 80% of their diverse terrain with world-class
snowmaking, offering the very best snow surfaces east of the Rocky Mountains.
Passholders will have access to 485
acres of terrain over a 2,360 foot vertical drop.
“Stowe Mountain Resort is delighted to be part of Mountain Collective,” says Robert McEleney, President & CEO of
Stowe Mountain Resort. “As the only Eastern resort amongst 11 distinctive and iconic destinations, Stowe offers a
superlative overall experience both on and off the mountain to the most discerning skiers and riders traveling in this
part of North America.
Stowe Mountain Resort, a place we call ‘bigger than a mountain,’ combines skiing’s most storied
history with new enhancements that range from outdoor ice skating to a new children’s Adventure Center and base area
village at Spruce Peak.”
Taos, New Mexico has long been appreciated as an authentic, big mountain experience, from wide-open groomers and
bowls to tree-lined glades, bumps and chutes. Topping out at 12,450 feet, their Kachina Peak Lift gives guests direct
access to expansive terrain along with spectacular views of the Sangre de Cristo mountain range.
Passholders will enjoy
newly renovated base area facilities and a world class ski school.
"Taos Ski Valley is extremely excited and proud to join Mountain Collective and such a legendary group of resorts that
make up the Collective," said Gordon Briner, CEO of Taos Ski Valley. "With some of the most unique terrain in the
southern Rocky Mountains and exciting new resort developments and improvements happening, including the newly
added Kachina Lift that delivers skiers and riders to over 12,400', we cannot wait to share our legendary terrain
and authentic experience with a new group of guests."
Mountain Collective passes are now on sale for $399 US. The Mountain Collective™ Pass includes two days of skiing or
riding at each of the eleven destinations (AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Ski Banff-
Lake Louise-Sunshine, Stowe, Sun Valley, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Taos, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb), plus a
50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. Pricing for kids aged 12 and under is $99 for the 2015-
16 season, making the Mountain Collective™ Pass an ideal option for families.
The Mountain Collective™ Pass grants access to 21 mountains with more than 43,400 acres of terrain and 271 lifts and
an unmatched reputation for snow quality, quantity and steeps. Passes are available online through an exclusive
technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.MountainCollective.com. A limited number of
passes are now available for only $399 US while supplies last.
In addition to being able to ski or ride at eleven leading destinations, extra benefits available to Mountain Collective pass
holders include exclusive lodging deals and two bonus days at Valle Nevado, Chile and the Hakuba Valley, Japan.
Additionally, passes come with a complimentary, one-year Protect Our Winters (protectourwinters.org) membership.
The Mountain Collective is committed to being in business forever and proudly partners with Protect Our Winters with
the mission of uniting the winter sports community on the important issue of climate change.
The partnership also
offers a 50 percent discount on lift tickets to premier season pass holders at the participating resorts throughout the
Visit www.MountainCollective.com or call (800) 705-6286 for more information.
About Mountain Collective
The Mountain Collective™ is an international alliance of premier ski destinations providing the Mountain Collective™
Pass, a lift ticket that includes two days of riding at all partner resorts and 50% off additional days at each resort. The
Mountain Collective™ includes AltaSnowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Ski Banff-Lake
Louise-Sunshine, Stowe, Sun Valley, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Taos, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb – resorts
that are focused on providing the best in snow terrain for skiers and snowboarders.