By Jillian Queri, Powder
Alterra Mountain Company announced its plans last week to acquire Solitude Mountain Resort in Utah.
Denver-based Alterra, which is behind the Ikon Pass, now claims 27 properties (including Solitude) located in the U.S. and Canada. Once the Solitude transaction is complete, 13 of the Ikon mountains will be Alterra properties, with the remaining 14 being partner destinations. The Ikon Pass, which will debut this year, rivals Vail Resorts’ Epic Pass, which boasts 65 resorts located worldwide.
Alterra owns Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows and Mammoth.