October 1, 2020
SWAIN MOUNTAIN JOINS THE INDY REVOLUTION
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:
WESTERN REGION – 20
ALASKA – Eaglecrest Ski Area
ALBERTA – Castle Mountain Resort
ARIZONA – Sunrise Park Ski Area
OREGON – Hoodoo
UTAH – Beaver Mountain
MIDWEST REGION – 17
SOUTH DAKOTA – Terry Peak Ski Area
EASTERN REGION – 18
CONNECTICUT – Mohawk Mountain Ski Area
NORTH CAROLINA – Cataloochee Ski Area
TENNESSEE – Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area
*Catamount straddles NY/MA border
Suzanne Male – firstname.lastname@example.org