These FAQs are largely specific to Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows. For the full Ikon Pass FAQ, please click here.
What were 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. Valle Nevado has no blackout dates.
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 I pay cash for my Ikon pass?
Squaw Alpine is unable to accept cash at this time.
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 38 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.
Do Ikon Pass and Ikon Base Pass Holders receive discounts?
Yes. Ikon Pass Holders receive 15% off at participating locations in Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. Ikon Base Pass Holders receive 10% off at participating locations in Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows. To view the full list of discounts available to pass holders, please click here.
Will Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows continue it’s $50 pass for Active Duty Military?
Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows will now offer a $60 military pass for Military who are active duty, retired, or veterans. The cost of the season pass is a donation in support of veteran's mental and physical health through Military to the Mountains, totaling up to $300,000 annually. This will be available for purchase later this fall.
Why is there no longer a Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows – only pass?
The Ikon pass offers the same skiing and riding benefits at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows while adding 36 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 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 36 other mountain destinations, some benefits were lost while many more were gained.
I have the Ikon Base pass and I want to ski on Christmas. Do I get discounted lift tickets on blackout days?
This pass is no longer on sale for the 18-19 season.
Can I return my Ikon pass and purchase a Squaw Alpine Season Pass instead?
Ikon Passes are non-refundable.
How do I purchase a Squaw Alpine Season Pass?
Please visit us in-person at any of our ticketing locations. You can also call 1-(800)-403-0206 to purchase, but you will still need to stop by a ticket office post-purchase to sign a Release of Liability and have your photograph taken.
Are there blackout days on the Squaw Alpine Season Pass?
There are no blackout days on the Squaw Alpine Season Pass. It is an unlimited pass with no restrictions.
Do I get any Friends & Family Discounts with the Squaw Alpine Season Pass?
You will get eight (8) discounted Friends & Family tickets with the purchase of your Squaw Alpine Season Pass.
Do I get any Food & Beverage discounts with the Squaw Alpine Season Pass?
Squaw Alpine Season Pass Holders will receive 10% off at all Squaw-owned locations.
Can I apply my 4-pack towards this pass?
Yes. You may apply the cost of any unused days on your 4-pack towards a Squaw Alpine Season Pass.
Can I purchase insurance on this pass?
Insurance through Red Sky Insurance can be purchased when you buy your pass.
If I'm injured and I bought insurance, who do I contact?
Please contact Red Sky Insurance.
If I'm injured and I did not buy the insurance, what can I do?
Unfortunately without the insurance, you will not be able to receive any money back on your pass.
Are these passes refundable?
Squaw Alpine Season Passes are not refundable under any circumstances.
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.
|Young Adult (13-18)||$69||$51|
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 37 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.