Alterra Mountain Company announced in a press release today that Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico, has been added to the Ikon Pass for the 2018-19 season. This news comes the day after the company announced the addition of Brighton Resort in Utah.
Alterra did not acquire Taos, rather the ski area has partnered with the company to be included in the Ikon Pass. Ikon Pass holders are offered seven days of skiing this season at Taos, and five days for Ikon Base Pass holders.
Taos Ski Valley, the only ski area in New Mexico that is included on the Ikon Pass, is also a Mountain Collective Pass destination. However, the Mountain Collective only allows two days of skiing at each of its 17 destinations.
Taos Ski Valley, which averages over 300 inches of snowfall annually, is currently undergoing $300 million in upgrades and updates. The ski area features 1,200 skiable acres and will debut a new high-speed quad this fall.
After today's announcement, the Ikon Pass now boasts 30 destinations located in the United States, Canada, and Australia. Thirteen of the locations are owned by Alterra, with the remaining 17 being partner destinations.