Are You Ready? Opening Day Checklist

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  • Fresh turns on a bluebird day at Squaw Valley

Are you ready to ride the lifts? 

We are so excited to see you on November 15, our Opening Day! With the Ikon Pass you will discover unique terrain, real community, and endless adventure. Here are a few things to keep in mind that will help you get to up on the slopes seamlessly. 

Ikon or Ikon Base Season Pass Checklist
  • If you purchased an Ikon or Ikon Base Pass, you cannot bring your Squaw Alpine Season Pass from previous seasons. You must bring your NEW Ikon Pass on your first day of skiing. If you purchased an Ikon pass in the spring or summer and skied at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, a temporary pass was issued or your old Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows pass was reloaded for Spring access. That pass card will not work for the 19/20 season. Only an Ikon pass will work at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows and at all IKON destinations. 
  • If you have not received your pass in the mail, you will need to stop by the Pass Office at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows to get your new pass printed.  

In order to receive your pass in the mail you must have completed the following:

If you already have a photo uploaded to your account from last season and you signed the electronic 19-20 Release of Liability form, you can disregard these steps. 

  • You should have received an email with a link directing you to create a new online account for your Ikon pass. Follow the instructions and log into your new account. 
  • Upload a new photo. Even if you have uploaded a photo for a Squaw Alpine pass in recent years, you will need to upload a new photo to this system. Your old photo will no longer work. 
  • Electronically sign the 19-20 Release of Liability form. 
  • Your pass(es) will arrive within 7 business days. 

We looking forward to seeing you! 


What should my Ikon or Ikon Base Pass look like? 

Your new Ikon or Ikon Base pass should look like this. If you have a Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows pass from a previous season, that pass will no longer work.

Lake Tahoe Season Pass Ikon Pass


I want to pick up my Ikon or Ikon Base Pass in person. Can I do that? 

Our ticket offices will have the ability to print passes very soon. Please call ahead 800-403-0206 to double check if printing is a possibility. 

Is Stored Value still an option?

We have retired our Stored Value program. Guests can purchase Gift Cards or use Resort Charge. If you had Stored Value funds on your pass from last year, the remaining balance will be mailed to you in gift card form. 

Where should I keep my pass?

Your Ikon or Ikon Base pass now comes with a hole punched in it! You can either wear your pass on a lanyard or simply keep your pass in your pocket to access Squaw Valley Alpine Meadow lifts. As a reminder, these passes have RFID chips and will not work if they are next to credit cards or cell phones. 

How do I use my Friends and Family Tickets?

Simply bring your Ikon or Ikon Base pass and your Friend/Family members to any ticket window at Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows on the day you’d like to use your tickets. You cannot fulfill Friends & Family tickets in advance; the Friend or Family member you would like to give the ticket to must come into the office in-person on the day they intend to use the ticket. 

Are Friends and Family Tickets restricted?

If you own an Ikon Base pass, the Friends and Family tickets are restricted 12/26-12/31/19; 01/18-01/19/20 and 2/15-2/16/20

I'm having trouble uploading my photo. What do I do? 

If you are having trouble uploading your photo, please call the season pass call center at 888-365-IKON (4566) to walk you through how to upload your photo. Alternatively, you can take a photo and have your pass printed at any of our destinations after November 1st with the exception of Thredbo and Niseko United.

I purchased four passes for me and my family. Do we each get an email about uploading our photo? 

If photo(s) for all pass holders on your account were not uploaded at time of purchase, instructions will be sent via email to the person who purchased the pass. A link will be included to upload the photos.

Do I get discounts with my Ikon Pass? 

Ikon Pass holders receive 15% off while Ikon Base Pass holders receive 10% at the following Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows locations: Parallel Mountain Sports, The Ledge Boardshop, The North Face, Oakley, Squaw One Logo Company, Spruced Home & Gift, Squaw Dogs, Wanderlust Yoga Studio, Estelle Sports, High Camp Marketplace, Rocker @ Squaw, Starbucks, Olympic House (KT Base Bar, Rock Bar, K|Tchen), The Arc at Gold Coast, Funi's, High Camp Marketplace, Granite Bistro, The Terrace Bar & Restaurant, Alpine Lodge, The Chalet. 

Do I need to do anything with my pass in order for my discounts to work? 

Before you use your discounts, you must either: 

  • Go skiing and get an active scan on your pass. 
  • Stop by a ticketing location to get your discounts activated 

Your discounts will not work until they have been activated in one of the above ways.