Swain Joins The Indy Pass Revolution

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October 1, 2020





Swain Resort in Allegany County becomes the 56th resort on the Indy Pass, joining other prestigious independent resorts


Swain, New York – Swain Resort announced today that they have joined the alliance of independent ski areas and will offer two days of skiing and riding to Indy Pass holders with no blackout dates for the 2020-21 season.


Rising out of the Genesee River Valley, Swain offers skiers and riders 650 feet of vertical feet spread across 120 acres. Five lifts, including three quads service 35 trails with snowmaking coverage on 97% of the mountain and the majority of the runs are open for night skiing as well.


“We are thrilled to be joining the Indy Pass this season and look forward to welcoming passholders to ski and ride here in Western New York, said Suzy Male, marketing director at Swain Resort. Skiers and riders in our local communities are also excited to explore the many Indy Pass resorts in our region.”


Indy Pass reported today that sales for the month of September were up 650% over the same period last year. “It’s encouraging to see the strong interest from skiers and riders who are seeking an affordable way to explore ski resorts in their drive-to region, said Indy Pass founder, Doug Fish. Our independent ski areas are just the ticket for individuals and families looking for less-crowded slopes and short lift lines in the season of COVID-19.”


Another factor contributing to the surge in Indy Pass sales is its industry-leading buyer’s assurance program, “The Get America Skiing Promise.” The Promise provides an automatic credit towards a 2021-22 pass if you use your Indy Pass less than four days – no questions asked.

  • Zero days skied = 80% credit
  • One day = 60% credit
  • Two days = 40% credit
  • Three days = 20% credit

“Clearly, the Get America Skiing Promise is working and people are excited to go skiing. By eliminating uncertainty and reducing the risk of not being able to use their pass, skiers and riders are really embracing the Indy Pass,” said Greg Keeler, director of marketing at Cannon Mountain, New Hampshire.


Participating resorts for the 2020-21 season are:



ALASKA – Eaglecrest Ski Area

ALBERTA – Castle Mountain Resort

ARIZONA – Sunrise Park Ski Area

BRITISH COLUMBIA – Apex Mountain Resort, Sasquatch Mountain

CALIFORNIA – China Peak, Mt. Shasta Ski Park

IDAHO – Brundage Mountain, Silver Mountain, Tamarack Resort

OREGON – Hoodoo

MONTANA – Lost Trail Powder Mountain, Red Lodge Mountain

UTAH – Beaver Mountain

WASHINGTON – 49 Degrees North, Hurricane Ridge, Mission Ridge, White Pass

WYOMING – Snow King Mountain, White Pine Ski Area



MICHIGAN – Big Powderhorn Resort, Caberfae Peaks, Crystal Mountain, Pine Mountain Resort, Shanty Creek, Swiss Valley Ski Area

MINNESOTA – Lutsen Mountains, Spirit Mountain, Powder Ridge Winter Recreation, Detroit Mountain, Buck Hill

SOUTH DAKOTA – Terry Peak Ski Area

WISCONSIN – Granite Peak, Little Switzerland, Nordic Mountain, Trollhaugen, Tyrol Basin



CONNECTICUT – Mohawk Mountain Ski Area

MASSACHUSETTS – Berkshire East Mountain Resort, Catamount Mountain Resort*

NEW HAMPSHIRE – Cannon Mountain, Pats Peak, Black Mountain

NEW YORK – Catamount Mountain Resort*, Greek Peak Mountain Resort, Swain Resort

NORTH CAROLINA – Cataloochee Ski Area

PENNSYLVANIA – Blue Knob Resort, Shawnee Mountain

TENNESSEE – Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area

VERMONT – Bolton Valley Resort, Magic Mountain, Suicide Six

VIRGINIA – Bryce Resort, Massanutten Resort

WEST VIRGINIA – Canaan Valley Ski Resort, Winterplace Ski Resort

*Catamount straddles NY/MA border



Suzanne Male – [email protected]

Website: swain.com

Follow Swain on Facebook and Instagram @Swainresort


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