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    The guy that's putting it together I think is hoping to have some east coast stuff. That's not the final list of resorts at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by asnowmobiler View Post

    it already exists, although not exclusive to the east coast

    http://freedompass.ski/

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    Quote Originally Posted by icecoast1 View Post
    it already exists, although not exclusive to the east coast

    http://freedompass.ski/

    Not quite. Freedom Pass is a perk added on to a regular season pass. Kind of an eastern version of the Powder Alliance (the two should really merge already!) This pass is closer in nature to the Mountain Collective. A limited number of days at each participating resort, but no season pass purchase required.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2planks2coasts View Post
    Not quite. Freedom Pass is a perk added on to a regular season pass. Kind of an eastern version of the Powder Alliance (the two should really merge already!) This pass is closer in nature to the Mountain Collective. A limited number of days at each participating resort, but no season pass purchase required.
    Mcintyre has $250 Adult passes which are the cheapest way onto the freedom pass, excluding Whale back, which is not on sale yet. So the requirement to buy a season pass is adding little if any premium.

    BTW purgatory, one of the freedom pass resorts has a 6 pack, 2 express quads, and a bunch of condos at the base.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    Mcintyre has $250 Adult passes which are the cheapest way onto the freedom pass, excluding Whale back, which is not on sale yet. So the requirement to buy a season pass is adding little if any premium.

    BTW purgatory, one of the freedom pass resorts has a 6 pack, 2 express quads, and a bunch of condos at the base.
    Just looked it up. You could put together a proper new mexico/Colorado ski safari with this and have a blast. Purgatory, sunlight, pajarito (this place is great!) and cooper. I got these places and a ton more on my Powderhorn pass for 279...this place is my goto destination when the storms hit and I get tired of the crowds and need a couple chill tree days.

    As passionate skiers we all need to support the local mountains to keep the lifts spinning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benski View Post
    Mcintyre has $250 Adult passes which are the cheapest way onto the freedom pass, excluding Whale back, which is not on sale yet. So the requirement to buy a season pass is adding little if any premium.

    BTW purgatory, one of the freedom pass resorts has a 6 pack, 2 express quads, and a bunch of condos at the base.
    You make a valid point. I'm not sure though, how many non locals are gonna research such things enough to buy a Mcintyre or other cheap season pass. The addition of the Mountain Capital Partners resorts really fleshes out the Freedom Pass. Last year their only western resorts were Cooper and EagleCrest. Purgatory is a legit destination, while the others are heaps of fun for a couple days each.

    I opted for a Loveland Pass this season to get Powder Alliance and numerous other partners (including Purgatory and affiliates) knowing that it didn't have any eastern partners. It's been the best $400ish I've ever spent (after having a MAX pass in 17-18 ) but it did mean my eastern days this year have all been liftopia tickets or other specials. May have to add a Mcintyre pass next year to balance it out a bit.

    Regardless, I wish the indy pass well and should it end up as a MAX pass type product with the ORDA resorts, I might throw one in the basket and give a couple as gifts.

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    I am really liking this pass. It has three places that are within 2 hours of me. This site https://www.saminfo.com/headline-new...-casual-skiers mentions 11 places already on the pass. I can't find where I read it but I thought the guy putting this together is hoping for at least 24 resorts with a focus on mid west and east coast mountains before the September sale.

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    Found it on the page I linked above:

    Organizers have begun outreach to the Midwest, Northeast and Canadian markets to round out the offering. Eighty-five percent of pass revenue will be split among partner resorts based on total redemptions, with 9 percent allocated to marketing the pass and developing a national brand, and the remainder to cover admin and other costs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bushpilot View Post
    Found it on the page I linked above:

    Organizers have begun outreach to the Midwest, Northeast and Canadian markets to round out the offering. Eighty-five percent of pass revenue will be split among partner resorts based on total redemptions, with 9 percent allocated to marketing the pass and developing a national brand, and the remainder to cover admin and other costs.
    Hopefully they throw in the NYS ORDA resorts the way the Max Pass did. Gore was terrific.

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