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Friends Will Be Friends – Monarch and A-Basin Partner For The 2019-2020 Season

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Monarch Mountain and Arapahoe Basin Ski Area have announced a partnership agreement for the 2019-20 season that provides full season pass holders from both mountains with three, free reciprocal days with no blackout dates. The three days at Monarch are in addition to three days at Taos Ski Valley that A-Basin full season pass holders can enjoy during the 2019-20 ski and snowboard season. This announcement concludes A-Basin’s new partnership arrangements for the 2019-20 season. 


The similarities between the two ski areas made for a logical partnership.


“Friends will be friends. We’ve always had a strong connection with A-Basin due to our similar cultures and our commitment to the authentic skiing experience. Now our passholders can share that experience … and, hopefully have some laughs together along the way. We couldn’t be more thrilled.” says Monarch General Manager, Randy Stroud.


The partnership will apply to full-benefit passes from either mountain. It will not be valid for Monarch’s 80th Anniversary pass, Arapahoe Basin’s Mid-Week pass, The Mountain Collective Pass, or any IKON pass product.


Ikon and Collective pass holders looking to ski Monarch can take advantage of the Migration Ticket. This product allows season pass holders from other mountains to purchase an adult Monarch Mountain lift ticket at 40% off the window price.  


Monarch is also excited to announce that they have added 3 free days at Granby Ranch and will continue to work with the Powder Alliance for the upcoming season


In addition to lift tickets, A-Basin offers several pass options providing access to the mountain during the 2019-20 winter season, listed below. The only way to enjoy unlimited skiing and snowboarding at A-Basin—more than seven days without blackout dates—is to purchase an A-Basin season pass.


Arapahoe Basin Season Pass

Unlimited, unrestricted skiing at A-Basin

3 free days at Monarch Mountain

3 free days at Taos

50% off window price lift tickets at Mountain Collective resorts


Arapahoe Basin Double-Down Pass

Two seasons of unlimited, unrestricted skiing at A-Basin

3 free days at Monarch Mountain (guaranteed for 2019-20 season only)

3 free days at Taos (guaranteed for 2019-20 season only)

50% of window price lift tickets at Mountain Collective resorts


Arapahoe Basin Midweek Pass

Unlimited skiing Monday Through Friday

No blackout dates (other than Saturday and Sunday)

Discounts on lift tickets on Saturdays and Sundays


Arapahoe Basin Elevation Any-Day Pack

Choose from 2-5 days of unrestricted skiing

No blackout dates


Ikon Pass

7 days (total) of unrestricted skiing at A-Basin


Ikon Base Pass

5 days (total) of restricted skiing at A-Basin

10 blackout dates during Christmas, Martin Luther King weekend and Presidents weekend


Mountain Collective

2 days of unrestricted skiing at A-Basin

50% off window price lifts tickets at A-Basin once the 2 free dates are used