SEASON SKI PASSES - EPIC & IKON
IMPORTANT NEWS! Updated 8/26/2021
Epic Pass prices will expire on September 6. Ikon Pass prices will expire on September 1. If you are planning on skiing at an Epic Pass or Ikon Pass destination this coming season and you don't yet have a pass, you might want to purchase your pass soon, before the prices go up.
It’s not too early to start thinking about skiing/boarding next season. Your Club, Tampa Bay Snow Skiers & Boarders (TBSSB), is working hard planning the trip schedule for the coming ski season (2021-2022). Although the schedule is in a preliminary and tentative state, we can tell you that we will be offering several destinations to resorts at which you can use either an Epic pass or an Ikon pass. See our Preliminary Trip List on our website home page for destinations and which Pass may apply.
Ikon passes went on sale on March 11, 2021. Epic Passes went on sale March 23, 2021.
Both passes include numerous mountain resorts. If you purchase a full or base pass thru our tour operator (Sports America) then you will receive a special discount. This additional credit won’t apply to the three FSC trips because Sports America is not the tour operator for those trips, but if you buy the right pass it will still be useable on those trips.
The current prices for the Ikon pass are in effect via our link with Sports America but are increasing soon. The Ikon prices are increasing sooner if you go directly to the Ikon website. No date has been published for when the Epic pass prices will increase but it’s likely that will happen by the end of May.
Both passes typically have a couple or more price increases as we get closer to the ski season. However, the benefit of purchasing through Sports America will still be in effect. If you think you will be skiing/boarding at one or more of the many pass destinations, purchasing or renewing your pass before the first price increase will give you the best price available this year.
To purchase a pass through TBSSB and Sports America (which is the only way to receive the trip credit mentioned above), or simply to learn more about what resorts and restrictions apply to each pass type, click these links:
EPIC - If you are planning to ski or ride at one or more of the Epic/Vail destinations, you should purchase one of the many Epic Pass options. Which pass is right for you will depend on what dates, and how many days and resorts you’re planning to ski or ride. Even if you only go to one Epic destination and only ski a few days, the Epic Day Pass, or the Epic Local Pass, will cost less than the lift tickets the Club will be able to offer. Note that the Military Epic Pass does not cover Telluride nor Ogden.
IKON – If you are only going to one Ikon destination, and skiing less than 6 days, purchasing a Group Lift Ticket through the Club for that trip is probably the better deal. If you are planning to ski or ride 6 or more days, or more than one Ikon resort, you should carefully check out the Ikon pass options. One of their passes (at least the Base or Base Plus) is likely to be the better choice if you plan to ski 6+ days and/or more than one resort. If you are going to Aspen/Snowmass or Jackson Hole, the Ikon Base pass will not work, you will need at least the Base Plus pass for those two destinations.
In any case, please be sure to very carefully read all the pass options, restrictions, blackout dates, and destinations included. Not every pass type is good at all resorts or on all dates. By clicking the links above, you can see the prices, which resorts are included or not, what restrictions or blackout dates apply, and etc. Before selecting a pass, please be sure that you fully understand what your specific pass offers, at which destinations, and what restrictions or blackout dates may apply.
If you have questions or need help making the right selection, feel free to call the 800 number that can be found near the top left of the pass description pages accessed via the links above.
Our August 20 Kick Off party was a huge success with many of our ski trips selling out. This success is because of YOU, our loyal traveler so we thank you for your continued support in making Tampa Bay Snow Skiers and Boarders number one. It was great to see so many of our previous travelers at the party as well as some new faces. It was like a family reunion!
We strive hard to give you the best ski trip for the money. Our trip leaders work hard to make sure that the trip goes smoothly so that you, our traveler, can relax and have fun on your trip leaving the details to us.
Last month our club president asked “Why do I ski?” There are so many reasons why – like the first run of the day on fresh powder or hearing the snow crunch under your skis. There’s nothing like that crisp mountain air and enjoying the beautiful Rocky Mountains. The challenge of a double black run or simply enjoying cruising down a green or blue. This and making friends on your ski trip – it’s a perfect combination.
This year TBSSB has 16 ski trips planned to some of the best ski resorts in the west and we hope you will be a part of these fabulous trips. What are you waiting for? Sign up now, you’ll be glad you did!!