In the wake of mega-resort consolidation, 36 independently-owned North American ski and snowboard resorts have banded together to offer the all-new Indy Pass.

According to the National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), daily lift ticket prices have risen to an average of $131 across the country. By combining forces to offer a super affordable, multi-resort season pass for $199 to casual skiers and snowboarders, the Indy Pass partner resorts hope to ensure mutual growth in the face of continuing consolidation of high-profile, destination ski resorts.

In a nutshell, this pass provides two free lift tickets to each of the 36 resorts, totaling 72 days of skiing and riding. Several Pacific Northwest resorts including 49 Degrees North, Mission Ridge, Silver Mountain, Brundage, Lost Trail, Red Lodge Mountain, and White Pass are part of the Indy Pass. These resorts are small to medium-sized, not already included on other multi-resort season passes, and many are family-run operations. And you can purchase a third ticket at each resort for at least 10% off the daily rate (discounts vary by resort). Indyskipass.com