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Editor’s note: As the Mountain Collective Pass is a quantity based sale, the $399 price point has sold out as well as the $1.00 children’s price point. Tickets are of limited quantity and prices are subject to change. The pass is currently available for purchase at $429 per adult and $99 per child.

The 2017-18 Mountain Collective Pass touts “16 Dream Destinations. Two Days at Each.”  While the option to visit 16 world-class destinations in one season sounds awesome, it might be impractical for some. But just because you don’t plan on spending your winter driving an RV across country, that doesn’t mean the Mountain Collective isn’t for you. If you do the math, you may actually find that the Mountain Collective pass is indeed worth it. At $399, this multi-resort ski lift pass can pay for itself or even translate to savings on a single trip to Utah.

Whether you’re a local or vacationer, you can take advantage of the geographic proximity of the Mountain Collective’s three Utah destinations. The pass offers two days at Snowbasin (new this year), two days at Alta*, and two days at Snowbird. (Formerly, passholders received two days between Snowbird and Alta. Now you get two days at each.) Passholders also receive half off the single-day window rate for additional days at The Collective destinations. Plus, by purchasing the pass early during this spring, a third day is added at the destination of your choiceConsidering those additional benefits, it is easy to come out ahead in many scenarios when you’re a Utah skier or snowboarder.

Crunching The Numbers

Let’s look at some situations and crunch the numbers. The comparison numbers are based on 2016-17 lift ticket window rate. The Mountain Collective Pass does not have any blackout dates, so the savings stack up when it is used during the holidays. Also, the traditional 2017-18 lift-ticket prices will most likely be a bit higher.

PHOTO CREDIT: Snowbird/The Mountain Collective

Scenario 1: (Snowboarder) Five days in Utah

Single adult plans to snowboard at Snowbird and Snowbasin for a total of five days. When buying the Mountain Collective Pass, the snowboarder chooses Snowbird for the bonus third day.

The $399 price point has sold out as well as the $1.00 children’s price point. The pass is currently available for purchase at $429 per adult and $99 per child.

Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass (5 days): $399
Total: $399
Traditional
3-day Lift Ticket at Snowbird: $273
2-day Lift Ticket at Snowbasin: $208
Total: $481
Savings: $82
Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass (5 days): $429
Total: $429
Traditional
3-day Lift Ticket at Snowbird: $273
2-day Lift Ticket at Snowbasin: $208
Total: $481

PHOTO CREDIT: Alta

Scenario 2: (Skier) Five days in Little Cottonwood Canyon

Single adult plans to ski at Alta and Snowbird in Little Cottonwood Canyon for a total of five days. When buying the Mountain Collective Pass, the skier chooses Alta for the bonus third day.

Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass (5 days): $399
Total: $399
Traditional
3-day Lift Ticket at Alta: $274
2-day Lift Ticket at Snowbird: $232
Total: $506
 Savings: $107
Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass (5 days): $429
Total: $429
Traditional
3-day Lift Ticket at Alta: $274
2-day Lift Ticket at Snowbird: $232
Total: $506

PHOTO CREDIT: Snowbasin/The Mountain Collective

Scenario 3: (Skier) Seven days in Utah

Single adult plans to ski at Alta, Snowbird, and Snowbasin for a total of seven days. When buying the Mountain Collective Pass, the skier chooses Alta for the bonus third day.

Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass: $399
Total: $399
Traditional
Alta 3-day Lift Ticket: $274
Snowbird 2-day Lift Ticket: $232
Snowbasin 2-day Lift Ticket: $208
Total: $714
 Savings: $315
Mountain Collective
Mountain Collective Pass: $429
Total: $429
Traditional
Alta 3-day Lift Ticket: $274
Snowbird 2-day Lift Ticket: $232
Snowbasin 2-day Lift Ticket: $208
Total: $714
Families with children can really take advantage of this deal right now by purchasing kids’ passes for only $1 (while supplies last). Learn how families can save up to $976 with the Mountain Collective Pass in Utah.

*Alta is a skier-only mountain. Unfortunately, snowboarders cannot use the days at Alta.

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