Niseko United has joined a staple of the world’s most prestigious ski resorts as a full member resort of The Mountain Collective pass for the 2018/19 season.

Niseko United now stands alongside names like Aspen Snowmass, Banff Sunshine, Coronet Peak, Jackson Hole, Lake Louise, Mammoth, Revelstoke and Thredbo as the only resort in Asia in the Mountain Collective alliance of 17 iconic destinations.

The Mountain Collective Pass includes two days of complimentary skiing or riding at each of its 17 partner resorts across five countries (34 days total), plus a 50 percent discount on all additional days with no blackout dates. Passholders also receive two free days at each Global Affiliate Destination, Chamonix (France) and Valle Nevado (Chile).

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Knee deep in the best powder on earth. Rider: Chuck Bruch. Photo: Justin Cafiero

The Pass is now available for purchase for a limited time at $449 USD. Pricing for kids aged 12 and under is $99 USD for the 2018/19 season, making The Mountain CollectiveTM Pass an affordable option for families.

Colin Hackworth, President of Niseko United resort Hanazono, said, "The four resorts of Niseko United are delighted to be joining the Mountain Collective as a full partner. The fabled powder of Niseko awaits all Mountain Collective riders dreaming of their opportunity to visit one of the most storied deep snow resorts on the planet."

Niseko United first joined The Mountain Collective as an affiliate partner last winter, before being invited to upgrade to full member status this season.

"The team is eager to kick off the upcoming season with the additions of Montana's Big Sky Resort and Niseko United as full partners, making the 2018/19 Mountain Collective pass the strongest roundup of resorts and skiable days since the pass's inception," said Christian Knapp, Chief Marketing Officer, Aspen Ski Company. "We're thrilled to continue offering our passholders access to a stellar lineup of resorts around the world at an affordable price."

In addition to being able to ski or ride at 17 leading destinations, extra benefits available to Mountain Collective pass holders include exclusive lodging deals and a complimentary, one-year Protect Our Winters (protectourwinters.org) membership.

Passes are available online through an exclusive technology, distribution and partnership with Liftopia.

For more information, please visit www.MountainCollective.com or Niseko United websites, or follow Niseko United on Facebook, or Instagram.

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