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Andorra Joins the Ikon Pass

The resorts in the principality in the Pyrenees are the latest resorts in Europe to join the expanding global lift pass. Sun Peaks in British Columbia, Canada, is also joining.

Grandvalira Resorts in Andorra is the largest and most modern of the ski areas in the Pyrenees.

It is made up of three Andorran ski resorts – Grandvalira, Ordino Arcalís and Pal Arinsal.

It has 215 run with 123 lifts covering 7,599 acres.

Ikon Pass holders will have access to seven days combined at Grandvalira Resorts Andorra’s three resorts with no blackout dates.

Ikon Base Pass holders will have access to five days, with select blackout dates.

Grandvalira Resorts, Andorra is also available on the Ikon Session Pass.

All three areas in Andorra are now linked on their own national pass as we reported earlier:

It joins a number of big name European resorts in the Alps and Dolomites on the Ikon Pass:

  • Chamonix
  • Kitzbuhel
  • Dolomiti Superski
  • Zermatt

Chamonix joins the Ikon Pass

Chamonix. Image © PlanetSKI

Chamonix. Image © PlanetSKI

Ikon Pass holders have access to more than 50 global mountain destinations in 11 countries across the Americas, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.

“We are thrilled to give members of the Ikon Pass community more options to ski and ride in Europe and Canada this winter with the addition of Grandvalira Resorts Andorra and Sun Peaks Resort,” said the Chief Marketing Officer of Alterra Mountain Company, Erik Forsell.

“We love offering pass holders even more endless adventures in the mountains by expanding this global mountain community with new like-minded partners,” he added

There has been reaction from Andorra.

“Grandvalira Resorts Andorra is the ideal destination for those who seek a new adventure at one of Europe’s largest ski resorts,” said the Managing Director of Grandvalira Resorts Andorra, Juan Ramón Moreno.

“Ikon Pass holders will love our spectacular views of the Pyrenees, expansive terrain, mountain activities, shopping, and our famed culinary traditions and unique culture of the country of Andorra.”

PlanetSKI is a big fan of Andorra:

PlanetSKI in Andorra. Grandvalira, Andorra. Image © PlanetSKI

PlanetSKI in Andorra. Grandvalira, Andorra. Image © PlanetSKI

There is currently a special offer running on the Ikon Pass as we reported earlier on PlanetSKI:

The Ikon Pass will have a stand at the coming National Snow Show, so visit their stand to find out more.

Here at PlanetSKI we have 100 half-price tickets on offer.

You’ll need to be quick to get one – first come, first served.

IKON PASS BY THE NUMBERS  

Destinations: 54

Continents: 5

Countries: 11

States: 15

Canadian Provinces: 4

Total Acres: 177,010*

Trails: 7,078

Lifts: 1,519

*Does not include CMH stats

Ikon Pass Destinations by Location

California: Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain, Big Bear Mountain Resort

Colorado: Aspen Snowmass, Steamboat, Winter Park, Copper Mountain Resort, Arapahoe Basin, Eldora Mountain Resort

Idaho: Schweitzer, Sun Valley

Maine: Sugarloaf, Sunday River

Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain

Montana: Big Sky Resort

New Hampshire: Loon Mountain

New Mexico: Taos Ski Valley

New York: Windham Mountain

Oregon: Mt. Bachelor

Utah: Deer Valley Resort, Solitude Mountain Resort, Alta Ski Area, Snowbird, Brighton Resort, Snowbasin

Vermont: Stratton, Sugarbush Resort, Killington – Pico

Washington: Crystal Mountain, The Summit at Snoqualmie

West Virginia: Snowshoe

Wyoming: Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Alberta, Canada: SkiBig3

British Columbia, Canada: Revelstoke Mountain Resort, RED Mountain, Cypress Mountain, Panorama Mountain Resort, Sun Peaks Resort

Andorra: Grandvalira Resorts Andorra

Ontario, Canada: Blue Mountain

Quebec, Canada: Tremblant

Austria: Kitzbühel

France: Chamonix Mont-Blanc Valley

Italy: Dolomiti Superski

Switzerland: Zermatt

Australia: Thredbo, Mt Buller

New Zealand: Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Mt Hutt

Japan: Niseko United, Lotte Arai Resort

Chile: Valle Nevado

For more information, please visit www.ikonpass.com.

About Ikon Pass

The Ikon Pass welcomes skiers and riders to a community of inspiring mountain destinations and the people who live and play among them across the Americas, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and Japan.

Brought to you by Alterra Mountain Company, the Ikon Pass unlocks adventure at iconic and unique destinations. 

About Alterra Mountain Company

Alterra Mountain Company is a family of 15 iconic year-round mountain destinations, the world’s largest heli-skiing operation, and Ikon Pass – the premier ski and snowboard season pass offering access to more than 50 iconic mountain destinations around the world.

Headquartered in Denver, Colorado and born out of a shared love of the mountains and adventure, the company has brought together some of the world’s most aspirational brands, including: Steamboat and Winter Park in Colorado; Palisades Tahoe, Mammoth Mountain, June Mountain and Big Bear Mountain Resort in California; Stratton Mountain and Sugarbush Resort in Vermont; Snowshoe Mountain in West Virginia; Tremblant in Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario, Canada; Crystal Mountain in Washington; Deer Valley Resort and Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah; and CMH Heli-Skiing & Summer Adventures in British Columbia.

Also included in the portfolio is Alpine Aerotech, a worldwide helicopter support and maintenance service center in British Columbia, Canada, Aspenware, the ski industry leader in technology services and e-commerce, and Ski Butlers, the global leader in ski and snowboard rental delivery. For more information, please visit www.alterramtnco.com.

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