Ikon Season Pass FAQ

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What are the 2018-19 Ikon pass blackout periods at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows?
  • Ikon: There are no Holiday restrictions on the Ikon pass.
  • Ikon Base: Dec 26 – 31, 2018; Jan 19 – 20, 2019; Feb 16 – 17, 2019
Can I use my 2018-2019 Ikon Pass to ski or ride at participating destinations during Spring 2018?

Yes, you can use your 2018-2019 Ikon Pass or Ikon Base Pass starting this Spring.

Starting March 6, 2018, access at:

  • Big Bear Mountain Resort
  • Blue Mountain
  • Snowshoe

Starting on April 9, 2018, access at: 

  • Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows
  • Mammoth Mountain
  • Winter Park Resort
What are the Squaw Alpine Season Pass/Guest Services office hours of operation?

8:30am-4:00pm seven days a week. Please visit our hours of operations page as hours are subject to change.

Can my Ikon pass be revoked?

Yes. Your season pass is the property of Alterra Mountain Co. If any Squaw Alpine staff determines that a passholder exhibits improper, endangering or illegal behavior, the pass and all privileges and benefits associated with the pass will be revoked for a specific period up to and including the remainder of the season, dependent upon the nature of the offense at the discretion of the resort staff.

Is there a Senior or Super Senior Ikon Pass?

No. In an effort to streamline the pass product offerings, the Ikon pass will not be available for the senior or super senior age category. The Ikon pass gives guests access to 26 destinations across nine states and four Canadian provinces, an incredible value for a competitive price. While the advantage of a senior discount is being discontinued, tremendous additional advantages are gained with purchase of the Ikon Pass.

Is there an Ikon adaptive pass?

There currently is not an Ikon pass for adaptive athletes; however, we will continue to offer a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows specific adaptive pass for the 2018-19 season. This pass is only valid at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and does not come with Ikon Pass benefits.

Will Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows continue it’s $50 pass for Active Duty Military?

Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will offer a resort specific military pass. Details of this pass are not yet determined, however the price will change. This will be available for purchase later this Spring/Summer.

Why is there no longer offer a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows – only pass?

The Ikon pass offers the same skiing and riding benefits at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows while adding 25 more destinations, four more in California alone, all for a similar price to the former Tahoe Super Pass. We are so excited to be able to offer this to our guests. It is a brand new offering and an opportunity for us to streamline and simplify our product offerings. Given that the Ikon Pass is similarly priced, we feel it’s unnecessary to continue carrying the Tahoe Super Pass. In the process of aligning with 25 other mountain destinations, some benefits were lost while many more were gained.

I have a Worry Free Guarantee credit from the 2017-18 season. Can I use the funds towards a 2018-19 Ikon pass?

Unfortunately Worry-Free Guarantee credits are only available for our Worry-Free pass which is valid at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows for the 2018-19 season.

If you qualify for a Worry Free Guarantee credit from last season, you will have an exclusive opportunity to purchase a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows only pass for the 2018-19 season. This opportunity is available until the Worry-Free Guarantee expires on July 31, 2018. The following credits will be applied toward the purchase of a 2018-19 Squaw Alpine only pass for each unused day up to 4 days. Credit will only be honored towards a Squaw Valley Alpien Meadows season pass.

Adult (19+)$80$60
Young Adult (13-18)$69$51
Child (5-12)$46$34
What happens after the 2018-19 season? Can I still purchase a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows only pass?

We are only making a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows pass available for 2018-19 to honor our Worry Free Guarantee customers. We are retiring this pass and it will not be available for purchase after July 31, 2018. The Ikon Pass, which offers skiing and riding at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and 25 other destinations, is available for a price which is comparable to the former Tahoe Super Pass.

Is there a Senior or Super Senior Pass option for Worry Free Guarantee pass credits?

No, in order to streamline our product offerings as we transition to the Ikon Pass age categories, Seniors and Super Seniors must purchase an Adult pass in order to use their Worry-Free Guarantee credit from the 2017-18 season. However, we will offer an additional discount to match the rate of our past Senior and Super Senior rates for the 2018-19 season only.

Does my Worry-Free Guarantee credit expire?

Yes, Worry-Free Guarantee credits expire on July 31, 2018. After this grace period guests must purchase a 2018-19 Ikon Pass. The Worry-Free Guarantee credit will not be valid towards the purchase of an Ikon Pass.

Can I use the Worry-Free Guarantee credit toward a 2018-19 College Pass or Bronze Pass?

No, Worry-Free Guarantee credits may only be used towards the purchase of a Worry-Free pass and the options are Unrestricted (Gold) or Restricted (Silver).

Can I use my Worry-Free Guarantee credit towards addtional products at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows if I choose to purchase an Ikon Pass instead of a Squaw Valley Alpien Meadows season pass?

No, you may only apply the Worry-Free Guarantee credit towards a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows 2018-19 season pass. If you choose to purchase a Ikon pass instead, you will forfeit your Worry-Free Guarantee credit.

Can I use my Worry-Free Guarantee credit to buy a pass for someone else?

No, your account credit is only valid toward your own qualifying 2018-19 pass purchase, not anyone else’s pass purchase even if the pass is for your child.

When do I receive my Worry-Free Guarantee credit?

Your account credit will be calculated at the end of the 2017-18 winter season after Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows close for skiing & riding. The Worry-Free Guarantee credit will be issued after the resort closes for the season. The credit must be used by July 31, 2018.

If I purchase season pass insurance, can I collect reimbursement from my insurance and still receive the Worry-Free Guarantee credit?

No, you will not be able to receive the Pass Insurance reimbursement as well as the Worry-Free Guarantee credit. You will have to choose which credit to receive. Keep in mind that Pass Insurance reimbursement can be used towards the purchase of an Ikon pass while Worry-Free Guarantee credit cannot.

If I purchase a pass using my Worry Free Guarantee, can I upgrade to an Ikon pass at a later time?

No please make your decision prior to purchasing the Worry-Free Season Pass. The Worry-Free passes are non-refundable.

Does the Adaptive Pass qualify for the Worry-Free Guarantee?

Yes. This pass is heavily discounted so the unused days qualify at $22/day.