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A-Basin Leaves Epic Pass, Joins Ikon Pass

"Goodbye Epic Pass, Ikon Pass is my best friend now." - Arapahoe Basin. Wikipedia photo.

In February, Arapahoe Basin's COO Alan Henceroth announced that the ski area would be leaving the Epic Pass after the 18/19 season, citing overcrowded conditions stemming from the partnership. Henceroth also mentioned that the resort would be open to other partnerships, a clear hint that A-Basin would be joining either the Mountain Collective or the Ikon Pass.

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In news which should be surprising to absolutely nobody, A-Basin is teaming up with Ikon for the 19/20 season, offering full Ikon-Passholders seven days with no blackout dates, and Ikon Base-Passholders five days with limited blackout-dates. 

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stash member Zack Skovron

Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, now living in Jackson, WY. I’m an avid skier, biker, hiker, climber, and fisherman. Outside of sports, my major interests focus on public policy surrounding land use and energy systems.

How is this planning on solving the overcrowded population issue they have? The parking lots are still going to be maxed out and they’ll still have to shuttle from down the valley.

To be fair, I only read the headlines on most news stories, and it felt like they were going solo because of overcrowded slopes, lift lines half way up the hill and filled parking lots. There were days this summer when people were parking at the Pass and walking 4 miles down to the lift.  If you go and read Al’s blog, it was a surprise to a LOT of people. Just my two cents, love TGR!