Whistler Blackcomb joins Aspen in special ski pass 

Pass offers access to six leading destinations 

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Whistler Blackcomb has teamed up with the Aspen Skiing Company to create a multi mountain pass for the 2013-2014 ski season.

The Mountain Collective program featuring Aspen-Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Alta and Squaw Valley-Alpine Meadows was launched this season. Now, Whistler-Blackcomb, Snowbird and Mammoth Mountain have joined these resorts.

As of March 12 a limited number of Mountain Collective passes went on sale at last year's price, $349 USD. The pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the six destinations (AltaSnowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb), plus a 50 per cent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates.

Passholders will also receive exclusive lodging deals throughout the season. Collectively this pass grants access to 12 mountains with more than 30,000 acres of terrain, 186 lifts. Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and marketing partnership with Liftopia at www.themountaincollective.com. "We successfully captured the imagination of mountain travel enthusiasts looking for variety, flexibility and affordable access to the best independent resorts in the world," said Christian Knapp, vice president of marketing, Aspen Skiing Company. "Adding these three world-class mountains makes this the ultimate skier's dream pass, and only improves the value skiers and riders will enjoy from The Mountain Collective."The Mountain Collective Pass is available for children (ages 12 and under) for just $229. The partnership will also offer 50 per cent discount on lift tickets to premier pass holders at the participating resorts.

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