In the most anticipated bout of the season, the Ikon Pass and Epic Pass are set to touch gloves and square off in a boot-to-boot battle for season-pass supremacy (sorry, couldn’t help ourselves). In reality, there are no losers here. The recent release of the Ikon Pass brought a variety of new resorts and skiing experiences to the table, giving season pass holders another option for accessing their favorite mountains.

From average snowfall and skiable acreage to vertical drop and terrain breakdowns, we’ve broken down the Ikon Pass and Epic Pass in a side-by-side data-point comparison with the goal of matching prospective pass holders with the pass that best fits their skier type, location and priorities (check marks denote a pass advantage). Note: this infographic includes partner resorts, however, excludes Epic's European and Asian offerings, and Ikon's CMH Heli-Skiing. 

Epic Pass European & Global Partners Not Listed Above

Hakuba Valley, Japan: The Epic Pass, Epic Local Pass and Epic Australia Pass will offer five consecutive complimentary days with no blackout dates at the nine ski resorts that comprise Hakuba Valley: Jiigatake Snow Resort, Kashimayari Ski Resort, Hakuba Goryu Snow Resort, Hakuba47 Winter Sports Park, Hakuba Happo-one Snow Resort, Hakuba Iwatake Snow Field, Tsugaike Kogen Snow Resort, Hakuba Norikura Onsen Snow Resort and Hakuba Cortina Snow Resort. 

France: 6 day lift pass at Les 3 Vallées ski areas (two days in each region (3 Vallées, Paradiski, and Tignes-Val D’Isere), for a total max of six days skiing). Resorts: Courchevel, La Tania, Méribel, Bride-Les-Bains, Les Menuires, Saint Martin de Bellevelle, Val Thorens, Orelle, Les Arcs, La Plagne, Peisey-Vallandry, Tignes, and Val-D’Isere.

Italy: 3 day lift pass to Skirama Dolomiti. Resorts: Madonna di Campiglio, Pinzolo, Folgarida-Marilleva, Peio, Ponte di Legno-Tonale, Andalo-Fai della Paganella, Monte Bondone, Folgarida-Lavarone.

Switzerland: 5 day lift pass at 4 Vallées in Switzerland. Resorts:Verbier, Nendaz, Veysonnaz, and Thyon.

Austria: 3 day lift pass to Ski Arlberg. Resorts: St Anton, St Christoph, Lech, Zurs, and Stuben.

Epic Local Pass Blackout Dates 2018/2019: 

  • Park City, Heavenly, Northstar, Kirkwood and Stowe are restricted: 11/23/18-11/24/18, 12/26/18-12/31/18, 01/19/19, 02/16/19-02/17/19
  • Vail, Beaver Creek, and Whistler Blackcomb are restricted: 11/23/18-11/24/18, 12/26/18-12/31/18, 01/19/19, 02/16/19-02/17/19

Ikon Base Pass Blackout Dates 2018/2019:

  • 12/26/18-12/31/18; 1/19/19-1/20/19; 2/16/19-2/17/19