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Natural Retreats Ski Passport: Mountain Collective Edition

If your love of skiing is synonymous with travel it is time to take full advantage of your Mountain Collective Pass with Natural Retreats.

Mountain Collective is an unprecedented collaboration between the world’s best independent resorts, providing passholders 32 days of skiing in 16 iconic destinations. Providing inspiring vacations is our passion and it's why we have hand selected homes near renowned ski resorts-- five of ​which are featured on the Mountain Collective pass.

Mammoth Lakes, California | Mammoth Mountain

Earning its name, Mammoth Mountain is one of the largest ski resorts in the Western United States, boasting 3,500 acres of skiable terrain with 28 lifts and over 150 named trails. It also has the highest summit elevation of any resort in California, reaching 11,053 ft. Combine that vertical feet with 400+ inches of annual snowfall and you’ve got a recipe for platinum snow conditions all season long. The icing on the cake? 300 days of pure California sunshine.

Where To Stay:
Gray Bear 454
Juniper Springs 233

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Sun Valley, Idaho | Sun Valley Resort

Ranked by Ski Magazine readers as the second best ski destination, Sun Valley Resort has got a list of stats to back up its ranking. Priding themselves on their low lift lines, this two mountain resort has the highest per hour lift capacity per skier anywhere on earth-- which means you’ll get in more quality skiing by lunch than most get during an entire vacation. With 2154 skiable acres, 18 lifts, 21 runs and the largest automated fleet of snow-making machines in the US, every day is a powder day on the manicured slopes of Sun Valley.

Where To Stay:
Willow Road 2
White Cloud 16

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Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico | Taos Ski Valley

Taos Ski Valley, New Mexico | Taos Ski Valley There is a reason that people who come to ski at Taos Ski Valley, return year after year-- it feels like home. Although it is not as easily accessible as other resorts, the wide-open groomers, glades, moguls, and bowls combined with 300 inches of annual snowfall make Taos Ski Valley the West’s hidden gem. Plus, tougher accessibility results in no lift lines and endless opportunities for fresh tracks. Although the mountain is known for its intermediate and advanced trails, Taos Ski Valley is home to one of the highest ranked ski schools in North America.

Where To Stay:
Tembion 1
Snakedance 316

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North Lake Tahoe, California | Squaw Valley

Overlooking the North Shore of Lake Tahoe, Squaw Valley is one of the largest ski resorts in the country. Host of the 1960 Winter Olympics, its size and vibrant ski culture continue to make it a top spot for destination skiers. Although it has been known as the mecca of extreme skiing, Squaw Valley’s 3600 skiable acres, 29 lifts, and 170 runs provide a diverse terrain for all abilities. Thanks to 450 annual inches of snowfall, 300 days of sunshine, and position in the Sierra Nevadas', Squaw Valley riders are almost guaranteed blue skies and powder.

Where To Stay:
Boulder Place 2
Fairway Run Cabin

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As a Mountain Collective passholder enjoy 10% off accommodations with promo code MountainCollective. Book your ski vacation with our Xplore team by calling 888-451-0156 or send us an email at concierge@naturalretreats.com .