MAX Pass — What is it?
The MAX Pass is a ski pass entitling the purchaser to five days of skiing at 44 resorts nationwide and in Canada. That is to say 220 days of skiing in total. The resorts range from small local resorts to international destination resorts. Some of the resorts included are: Big Sky in Montana, Kicking Horse in the Canadian Rockies, Copper Mountain in Colorado, Killington in Vermont, Whiteface in New York, Mt. Tremblant in Quebec, Boyne in Michigan, Buck Hill in Minnesota, and now Granite Peak and Lutsen.
The cost is $679 this year and only $329 if you hold a season pass at one of the member resorts.
MAX Pass — Wisconsin Skiers Rejoice!
I have been eyeing up this pass for sometime as it includes skiing at Big Sky a resort on my list of places to visit. However, I would need to ski there all five days and get to one other resort for a few days of skiing. The closest being Buck Hill or perhaps Boyne (Blue in Ontario has been in my thinking too) being closest to get the needed days in. However, with one of these resorts being within a two hour drive (and buddy Brad being even closer than that) all it essentially now takes is one epic to Big Sky. Toss in a Christmas trip to my sister-in-laws and I can get even more value on a trip to Blue.
This changes two things in my thinking. It is time to get a MAX Pass and instead of epicing to Whitefish this year, I’ll epic to Big Sky! Who knows this could even include a day or two at the Bridger Bowl.
Congratulations to the MAX Pass, to Granite Peak, and to Lutsen for this arrangement! Also, congratulations to all Wisconsin and Minnesota skiers on this event!