Snowpass gives skiers and snowboarders access to more than 100 resorts in Europe for less than $500.
In North America, skiers and snowboarders have the Epic Pass and, released last year, the Ikon pass. Europe, however, has yet to release a multi-resort pass like those. Snowpass, introduced this month, aims to change that.
With nine countries on board, Snowpass grants skiers and snowboarders access to 100 partnering ski resorts. According to the brand, Snowpass is the only online platform to sell ski passes for nine European countries.
So far, the $440 Snowpass has more than 40,000 registrants (the $440 price bumps up to $1,000 after the first 50,000 people register). Sales begin on May 12.
“Our mission is to be the online platform that joins together ski resorts from all over Europe,” Snowpass states on its website. “We want to bring snow for everyone, everywhere, in the easiest way … just a click away!”
Snowpass Europe: World’s Largest Ski Pass
Worldwide, the Snowpass is the biggest ski pass ever.
The Ikon Pass has 39 destinations across the world for $1,049. It primarily offers North American resorts but also includes 7 days for locations in Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and Chile.
The Epic Pass includes 69 resorts for $939. Inside the Epic Pass is access to North American resorts, resorts in Japan, and 29 European resorts.
Currently, the Snowpass includes ski resorts in Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Spain, Slovenia, and Portugal. You can view the complete list of resorts here.
Snowpass partnered with the International Ski Federation for the pass. There is a small drawback, however. Whereas the Epic and Ikon passes grant unlimited access to certain resorts, the Snowpass offers skiers only 10 days at each resort.
Snowpass’ massive scale eclipses that of the Epic and Ikon passes. But will it compete in prominence? We’ll see in the upcoming season. Check out the Snowpass site to learn more about this gargantuan European ski pass and get your name on the waiting list.