Multi-passes, discount cards and other ways to save on skiing

If you want to ski more than a few times a season in Alberta or BC, it's no secret that multi-day ski passes are the best deal for your money. Many passes also come with perks like hotel savings, discounts on lessons and other savings.

But which among the various Alberta and B.C. ski resort loyalty cards, season passes, mega cards and direct-to-lift apps is best for you? 

Here's our breakdown, including spring ski passes and season pass deals now on for 2024-25.

How to save on skiing for 2024-25

There are lots of ways to save on the sticker price at the resorts. Here are some simple rules of thumb. 

Online pass purchase
Simply buying online, at least 24 hours in advance at most resorts will save you around five to 10 per cent. Good for the fly-by-the-seat of your pants types or single visits without advance planning.

Membership discounts
Members at BCAA and AMA can find some decent deals on ski passes and vacations through the individual websites:

AMA ski pass discounts

BCAA ski pass discounts

Multi-day passes
At some resorts, buying multi-day passes will get you a discount. Doing a multi-day ski trip to a single destination? This could be your ticket. (Read on for links to savings cards.) 

Loyalty cards
Individual resort discount cards start shaving the cost of your lift tickets after the second visit. Solid choice if you're sticking to one resort, but you're not quite hitting season pass visitation levels.

Season passes
Once you hit a certain threshold, usually about 10 - 12 days, a season’s pass or mega card is going to be your best bet.

Getting the most out of your ski budget is the objective. The math can be a bit messy but in the end, it all boils down to a few things: how many days you plan to ski/board, how loyal you are to one resort and how much you want to spend. 

Jasper Marmot
Photo: Dax Justin
An online lift pass pickup station at Marmot Basin, Jasper.

Spring 2024 UPDATE 

Some ski pass savings cards are only sold for a limited time. All cards currently for sale as of March 2024 are labelled below as AVAILABLE but we recommend checking the resort website for the latest update. 

Early bird season pass purchase incentives: sales on many 2023-24 season passes to Alberta and BC ski resorts start in March, with the best priced deals on passes before end of June (or August in some cases). 

If you're planning on buying a season pass for 2024-25 to a ski area in Western Canada, check to see if they are offering an early bird incentive. Some will even add in the current spring ski season as a bonus for buying your next year's season pass early!

The Mega Cards

If you plan on skiing multiple resorts, you can cash in with an Epic, Ikon or Mountain Collective card. Check the add-ons too: many have discounts on dining, accomodations and even first tracks, heli-skiing and POW memberships.

Mountain Collective 2024-25 passes AVAILABLE now

price: $605 USD/adult
deal: Mountain Collective connects you to great ski road trip opportunities across Western Canada and the Western US, with partner resorts that span Alberta, interior BC and the western US.

  • 2 days of skiing per resort (no blackouts) at 25 partner resorts
  • 50% off lift tickets for remainder of the season
  • special deals on lodging with Collective partners
  • Resorts include: Lake Louise, Marmot Basin (new for 2022-23!), Panorama, Revelstoke, Sunshine, Sun Peaks, Le Massif de Charlevoix (QC), Alta, Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Snowmass, Big Sky, Grand Targhee, Jackson Hole, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Sugar Bowl, Sun Valley, Taos 
Epic Pass pending for 2024-25*

*watch for spring updates TBD 

price: TBD for 2024-25 (USD)
deadline to purchase: -
Epic is one of the most flexible passes, with various card packages as well as customizable options.

  • Includes a total of 38 partner resorts across North America and Europe
  • Get a season pass, multi-day pass or customize a pass for your trip
  • Resorts include:
    Canada: Whistler Blackcomb (unlimited), Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (available with Epic 4-day pass and above: Fernie, Kicking Horse, Kimberley, Nakiska)
    US - Rockies/West: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, Crested Butte, Park City, Stevens Pass, Kirkwood, Northstar, Heavenly 
Ikon Pass pending for 2024-25*

*watch for spring updates TBD

price: TBD for 2024-25 (USD)
deal: The "yewww" crew (that's three W's) brings you a customizable slate of destinations and numbers of days. If you're looking to travel internationally for skiing, the Ikon Pass has you covered with locations in Canada, the US, Europe, New Zealand, Australia and Japan.

  • Includes 47 partner resorts
  • Unlimited riding with full season pass at 14 resorts
  • Up to 5 days at 33 destinations
  • Resorts include: Cypress Mountain, Panorama, Revelstoke, Red Mountain, and SkiBig3 (Lake Louise, Sunshine, Norquay), Steamboat, Copper Mountain, Palisades Tahoe, June Mountain, Winter Park, Eldora, Mammoth, Big Bear, Solitude
Indy Pass 2024-25 passes AVAILABLE now

price: starting at $279 USD + tax / adult 
deal: uniting independent ski areas across the globe, the IndyPass offers up two days of skiing per resort—at 180+ resorts across North America, Europe and Asia—plus 25% off your third day, and further discounts at allied resorts and travel experiences.

RCR Rockies Season Pass - pending for 2024-25

price: TBD for 2024-25
deal: Resorts of the Canadian Rockies combine four resorts—Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley and Nakiska—on one pass


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Spring ski passes on sale now

Like a mini-season pass, spring ski passes offer up savings for those fairweather shredders and spring break ski trip planners. Score savings and slush it up!

Castle Mountain spring ski pass 
starting at $229 / valid Mar 11 - close (Apr 7 tentative)

Lake Louise spring ski pass
starting at $529 + tax  /  valid Mar 1 - close (May 5)

Sunshine Village spring ski pass
starting at $640 + tax / valid Mar 9 - close (May 20)  

Season pass

Going all in on one resort? It may feel like a big commitment, but if you have a home resort and you know you want to ski or ride over 12 - 15 days there in the season, this is the most affordable way to do it—especially if you get in early. 

Early bird season pass rates are usually offered from late spring through until summer or, in some cases, until fall. (You can find a running list of season passes on sale now at the end of this story).

Other season pass perks

While you may worry about being committed to just one resort, this often isn't the case with a season pass.

  • Reciprocal deals: these deals between various resorts will often get you discounts or free days with other partner resorts. 
  • Affiliation programs: if your home resort has an affiliation with the one of the big collectives (Mountain Collective, Powder Alliance, Epic, Ikon, etc), you can also potentially get savings at a larger list of resorts, should you want to get out and explore.  
  • Season pass perks: in exchange for your loyalty, resorts serve up more discounts including food and beverage, shopping and hotel discounts. Check the details closely to see how you can save.

Resort Discount Cards

There are a lot of variations on the resort discount card. Some offer 50 per cent off all season, while others offer free days when you hit certain milestones (e.g. first, fourth, seventh days).

If you’re planning to ski multiple days in a season but maybe not quite hit the threshold to make the season pass worthwhile, these are a great way to save on your lift ticket purchase. Many offer direct-to-lift options (and reloads) too! 

Marmot Basin Escape Card  available

Price: $99 + gst / adult

  • 50% off all season adult lift tickets (no blackouts)
  • Up to 50% off adult lift tickets at partner ski areas
  • Up to 30% off accommodation in Jasper
  • 20% off junior passes (for card owner’s children)

Extra perks: 20% off high performance rentals and ski/board lessons, plus additional discounts buy it here

RCR Rockies Card 2023-24 available

price: $135 + tax / adult
deadline: Dec 24

  • 3 free days (1st, 4th & 7th visit)
  • discount days on every other day of the season
  • valid at Kicking Horse, Fernie, Kimberley and Nakisa

Extra Perks: Check their website for Double Discount Days.  buy it here

Banff Sunshine super card available

price: $99 + gst / adult
deal: 3 free days skiing/riding (1, 4 & 7 visit), 50% off * some retrictions apply buy it here

Skiing with family and friends

Norquay Power of 4 Pass available

Price: starting at $1276 + tax
Deal: ski midweek all season with three of your favourite friends.

* Buy the package as a group of four. buy it here

Norquay senior pass available

Price: $298 + tax
Deal: skiers and snowboarders 65+ years ski all season buy it here

Norquay super senior pass available

For any of you still cutting it up at the age of 80 your season pass is a delightful $25! Something to look forward to in your golden years, right? buy it here

Canadian Ski Council passes

grade 4/5 Snowpass available 

price: $29/ child (available to children in grade 4 or 5)
deal: kids in grade 4/5 ski free (two times at each participating resort)

This is a great way to save on your kids' skiing! Is your little darling in grade 4 or grade 5 this year? Rush over to the SnowPass website, slap down $29.99 and follow your athlete down the slopes of a multitude of resorts across Canada—twice each. buy it here

CSC lift pass savings on adult passes available

Adults can also find lift pass savings for themselves via the Canadian Ski Council. The CSC passes are tiered buy price and amount of passes, get details here.

RCR Grade 2 Fun Pass

But wait! There is more! If you have a child in grade two, for a meagre $20 they ski/board unlimited at RCR resorts (including Lake Louise). Buy it here

Ski passes on sale for 2024-25

Watch for updates coming soon on ski pass sales for 2024-25 for Alberta and BC. We update this list throughout the year as deals are released.

Mega passes 

Mountain Collective 2024-25 - available now

Epic Pass - pending for 2024-25

Ikon Pass - pending for 2024-25

IndyPass 2024-25 - available now

2024-25 season passes on sale*

*PENDING: season pass sales typically begin in the spring, near the end of the current ski season. This list will be updated weekly, as new information is released. Check individual resort websites for the latest.

Passes on sale for 2024-25 will be marked AVAILABLE, with early bird pricing deadline listed.


Castle Mountain - pending for 24/25

Lake Louise - pending for 24/25

Marmot Basin - pending for 24/25

Nakiska Ski Area - pending for 24/25

Mt Norquay - pending for 24/25

Sunshine Village - pending for 24/25

Winsport - pending for 24/25

British Columbia

Apex - pending for 24/25

Baldy Mountain - pending for 24/25

Big White - pending for 24/25

Fernie - pending for 24/25

Hudson Bay Mountain - pending for 24/25

Kicking Horse - pending for 24/25

Kimberley - pending for 24/25

Manning Park - AVAILABLE as of Mar 1 (early bird deadline TBD)

Mount Cain - pending for 24/25

Mount Timothy - pending for 24/25

Mount Washington - pending for 24/25

Murray Ridge - pending for 24/25

Panorama - pending for 24/25

Powder King - pending for 24/25

RED Mountain - early bird sale Mar 15 - Apr 30, save up to 400! + ski the rest of 23/24 free

Revelstoke Mountain Resort - pending for 24/25

Shames Mountain - AVAILABLE as of Mar 1 - 2024-25 prices frozen at 23/24 rates (early bird deadline TBD), + ski March free

SilverStar - pending for 24/25

Sun Peaks - pending for 24/25

Troll Mountain - pending for 24/25

Whitewater - pending for 24/25

Whistler Blackcomb - AVAILABLE now (early bird details TBD)

Ski & stay packages

Smithers ski & stay packages - save up to 15% on lodging, 30% on lift tickets

SilverStar ski & stay packages - save up to 25% on spring bookings 

Sun Peaks ski & stay packages - save up to 40% in March

Ski Big 3 ski and stay packages - save 45% on early bird bookings for 2024-25

Kids ski passes

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