Two important news items form the winter sports world today:
First, everyone’s favorite pass is back from next season at the same affordable price as this year. Indy Pass announced today they are keeping the same pricing schedule for the 2022-23 season. From the press release:
PORTLAND, Ore. (March 2, 2022) – The Indy Pass announced today that there will be no price increase for the 22-23 season, and mega pass holders will receive a $20 discount incentive to make the switch and experience what it’s like at less crowded Indy Resorts. All current Indy Resort Partners, including Jay Peak, Vermont are expected to return next season, and a final resort roster along with blackout dates will be released on May 1….All Indy Passes provide two days each at 82 independent, authentic resorts.
“With last year’s price increase we’ve found the sweet spot where our resorts are receiving a solid payout for each visit so no price increases are necessary at this time,” said Indy Pass founder, Doug Fish.
Current Indy Passholders will receive a unique loyalty code via email with a 10% discount on any Indy Pass purchased before May 17th. The discount is larger than last year’s renewal incentive, making the price for returning pass holders less than last year. Adult passes are just $251 before the 3% service fee is applied to offset processing costs.
Next, Alpine-X, an industry leader in indoor winter sports facilities has expanded into Texas. From the press release:
“This is part of our growth strategy that targets major North American metropolitan areas. We are aiming to establish a footprint of Alpine-X branded resorts and the dynamic Texas market is a perfect spot for our properties. We’re excited to join forces with this group in Texas, who are passionate and experienced in the development, delivery, and operation of indoor entertainment venues.”
They say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” so our plans for the state are big, too! We’re initially planning to develop at least two resorts in Texas, with the potential for additional properties. Each resort will feature an enormous indoor snow area, with dedicated areas for skiing/boarding, teaching, and snow play; a hotel; multiple food and beverage options; an indoor adventure area; and other amenities and facilities.”
Potential locations in the state are still being explored and should be announced shortly.