Stowe, VT & Taos, NM – The Mountain Collective has widened their geographic reach with the addition of two noteworthy ski destinations to its roster. Stowe, Vermont 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, Alta/Snowbird, Aspen Snowmass, Ski Banff-Lake Louise-Sunshine Village, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows, Thredbo and Whistler Blackcomb in offering free and discounted access to the some of the best ski and snowboard terrain the world has to offer.
Stowe Mountain Resort, located in northern Vermont, offers what is arguably 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 terrain with snowmaking. 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-renowned 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 currently on sale for $399. The Mountain Collective Pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the eleven destinations, plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. 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. Passes also come with a complimentary, one-year Protect Our Winters membership. Pricing for kids aged 12 and under is $99 for the 2015- 16 season, making the Mountain Collective Pass an ideal option for families.
Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.MountainCollective.com. A limited number of passes are available while supplies last.