The Whitewater Silver King chair lift.

The Whitewater Silver King chair lift.

​Whitewater joins Powder Alliance pass program

Whitewater Ski Resort is joining the Powder Alliance pass program for the 2015/16 season.

Whitewater Ski Resort is joining the Powder Alliance pass program for the 2015/16 season.

Recently named 2014’s Best Season Pass Program by Ski Area Management magazine, the Powder Alliance provides unrestricted passholders three free days at each of the member resorts located all throughout western North America.

In addition, there are various special offers on lodging, rentals, buddy tickets and more.  Whitewater passholders simply show their unrestricted 2015/16 season pass and photo ID at any of the 13 member resorts to receive their free skiing benefits.

This means that, new for this season, Whitewater passholders will be eligible for up to 39 free ski tickets, a value of over $2,500. Some restrictions apply and all tickets must be used in the same season as the accompanying pass.

The Powder Alliance began in 2013 when six resorts developed the concept of bringing together specialty resorts to provide access to some of the best powder stashes in the United States.

By the time the program was ready to launch it had already grown to 11 resorts and last year they branched internationally with their first Canadian ski hill, Silver Star Mountain Resort.  Whitewater will be the second Canadian resort invited to join.

“Whitewater is so thrilled to be able extend this incredible perk to our loyal passholders for this upcoming winter,” says Rebeckah Hornung, Whitewater’s sales and marketing director.

“There is no better way to celebrate our 40th anniversary than by giving our passholders 13 other resorts to explore. The large member base of the program will provide our passholders with the option to ski November all the way until May and at resorts as close as Schweitzer and Silver Star, all for no extra cost.”

The perk for passholders is not the only reason Whitewater is excited to join the Powder Alliance.

Promoting free skiing at Whitewater to passholders of the 13 other member resorts will drive more visitors to the area during the winter.

This effort is supported by the Spokane shuttle, operated by Queen City Shuttle and subsidized by Whitewater, Nelson Kootenay Lake Tourism and Tourism Rossland to provide a consistent shuttle service seven days a week during the winter months.