Loam Pass Launches a New MTB Season Pass

Mar 1, 2024 at 7:21
by Loam Pass  
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PRESS RELEASE: Loam Pass

The Loam Pass is a season pass to the most iconic mountain bike destinations around North America. With over 30 destinations, the Loam Pass unlocks access to premium resorts, epic bike parks, and shuttle services across the country. Similar to buying a multi-resort ski pass, Loam Pass is the ultimate multi-destination bike pass.

When you purchase a Loam Pass, you receive 2 days of riding at each destination along with exclusive discounts and endless fun.


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30+ destinations at your fingertips
The Loam Pass national network gives you access to the best mountain biking in North America. New destinations are being added weekly to give pass holders even more access to the best destinations across the nation. See the full list of destinations here.

bigquotes​​We’re excited to bring new riders to the southeast region with Loam Pass. As a park owner, we see a lot of value in making it easy for riders to travel to our park, and Loam Pass gives them the chance to experience new places like ours. We’re stoked to be a part of it!Neko Mulally, Co-Owner of Kanuga and Rock Creek

bigquotes​​Our goal with Loam Pass is to provide access to all of the places you'd pay to bike. With so many iconic biking locations, from Bend to Bentonville to Kingdom Trails, we wanted to include them all in one pass. In the past, I've purchased hundreds of day passes and thought, 'Why not have an affordable pass for all these destinations, just like the ski industry?' Welcome to LOAM PASS!Rob Brown, Co-Founder of Loam Pass

2024 pass starting at $249
The 2024 Loam Pass is available now, starting at $249 at www.loampass.com. Prices will go up as more destinations are added, lock in your early season pricing to get access to our growing list of destinations.


For more information about Loam Pass, visit: www.loampass.com
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  • 71 3
 I don't know how, but these guys somehow got my email and have been spamming me for weeks about their thing. And after living in SLC for a bit and seeing what the Ikon pass has done to local mountains/zones.... No thanks.
  • 13 2
 People sell email lists all the time. Also this is completely different than Ikon/Epic. The MTB parks are still privately owned, this is like the Indy Pass which is a pretty great idea and a good alternative to Ikon/Epic.
  • 11 46
flag Mtbdialed (Mar 3, 2024 at 8:56) (Below Threshold)
 what exactly has the Ikon(and epic) pass done to local mountains, specifically, that you find negative?

I would love to hear this, as I hear people moan about the passes all the time, but very few people can articulate anything negative besides, "it's so busy now!" LOL

the two big passes have saved the entire industry, and I would tell you how if you want to have a good faith conversation, and not just carping about lift lines....
  • 44 4
 @Mtbdialed: priced out locals from corporate owned real estate/ real estate bought by those who now have a super pass and bought a vacation home with it. Created extreme growth without implementing the infrastructure necessary to support that growth. Spiked single day pass prices to outrageous levels, effectively making certain middle class Americans cannot afford to try skiing for a day. It’s done great things for those of us that can afford to ski often, and know we want to. For most people, skiing is expensive and the passes being lower is great, but record profits should see infrastructure, staffing, and emergency services growth with it.
  • 13 4
 @Mtbdialed: how does that Vail kool aid taste?
  • 10 21
flag Mtbdialed (Mar 3, 2024 at 15:40) (Below Threshold)
 @Jacks02: how is that Vail or Alterra's issue? they try, specifically vail in Vail to add housing and the locals block it. Vail was already too expensive waaaay before the super pass.

if you want to shit on the passes for something, its that their true intention is to insulate the resorts from weather related income fluctuation. they are putting the risk on you, instead of themselves. Fair enough.

also, Vail has daily passes you can pre-purchase a few days ahead of time for less than half the walk up rate. that price, adjusted for inflation is LESS than it was in 2008 when the pass was begun.
  • 10 13
 @jimmyricard: sorry, not a fan of Vail, just call bullshit when people get the torches and pitchfork out for dumb f*cking reasons.

Skiing infrastructure is wildly better because the resorts have a stable income without yearly fluctations, more people can afford to ski that want to ski, and the entire industry is healthier for it. You and others seem to just be butt hurt because shit is busy. which is moronic.....You want it to be empty, all the businesses in town to go out of business, just to not wait 5 min in a lift line? pound sand bud....
  • 3 3
 @Mtbdialed: wait to choose one location in a systemic GLOBAL issue. Believe it or not, EPIC and Ikon exist. Who says infrastructure relates to housing? I never said they need to build more housing, rather more lifts, parking, road widening/ other transportation solutions. When you are creating a new problem, as a company, the consequence is creating new solutions. The current model is unsustainable.
  • 10 11
 @Jacks02: I am not sure how many times I can say this, but I will try once again.....


These companies don't build roads, parking, or transportation! the municipalities do that! Vail, Breck, etc aren't company towns at the end of the day. Vail/Alterra have to work with local government on those, and the local governemtn is influenced by the locals more than a single company. Blame the NIMBY residents!

They do build new lifts! Vail as a company put in like 12 ALL NEW lifts and upgraded another 6 or so company wide for something close to 600million in capital investments last year alone! what more do you want from a company that does a bit over 2 billion a year gross revenue? if you say that's not enough, you fully do not understand business on even the most rudimentary level.
  • 5 12
flag Chuckolicious (Mar 4, 2024 at 4:05) (Below Threshold)
 @Mtbdialed: I'm gonna support you on your position, even though the riff raff seem intent to downvote without any sort of reasoned rebuttal. But also know you're clearly not going to enlighten any of these minds. They have a childish worldview, so talking to them about the entire picture is pointless, IMO. And ultimately: too pricey? Go get a split and earn your turns.
  • 3 0
 This is not Ikon Pass or Epic pass. This is Mountain collective.
  • 2 0
 @scott-townes: It's the same thing as The Mountain Collective. Different business model from Ikon/Epic. The resorts pool the pass sales.
  • 6 5
 @Mtbdialed: Did you listen to the Dude's story? You have no frame of reference. You're like a child who wonders into the middle of a movie and wants to... just STFU Donny.
  • 8 0
 @Mtbdialed: you don’t know how vail works. Vail owns the restaurants, all the ski shops, and large swaths of the real estate in resort towns they invest in. The lifts are just a side attraction to get tourists to spend major cash on second homes, accommodations, and a wide range of activities and amenities that are FAR more cost effective for the business than selling lift tickets. Resorts don’t make money from lift tickets. These affordable season passes just help them hedge against the variability in profit as a function of climate change, which is turning out to be really bad for skiing. This is all done under the structure of a publicly traded corporation.

So, people have beef with Ikon/epic/vail, etc because these companies treat the natural environment and mountain experience as strictly a commodity. As a result, they definitely don’t give a shit about people who are not their target market. They don’t care about the actual ski experience any more than how it affects their bottom line. The result is we have a large number of what once were fun, mountain communities, degraded into homogeneous, corporatized, shilled out versions of alpine amusement parks.

It’s bad for skiing. Skiing has a bleak future because people who might make up the core of ski culture, like young families, serious athletes, adventurous creative types, cannot afford it.
Rant over. You’re welcome.
  • 7 0
 @Mtbdialed: I bet you also believe Wal-Mart and Dollar Generals actually saves small towns by offering lower prices LOL
  • 3 0
 @freeridemafia420: A-f#ckin-men!
  • 1 0
 @freeridemafia420: The Lebowski reference went over like a lead balloon, but come on. It worked for the moment.
  • 1 0
 @gossman: dude. f*ckin A.
  • 53 0
 For any New England folks...get a $60 Vermont Mountain Bike Association (VMBA) membership and get 5 passes to Bolton, Burke, Killington, Stratton, and Sugarbush.

And the money goes to the trail organization and there are other perks as well!

vmba.org/memberbenefits-2-2
  • 2 0
 This is the way.
  • 21 0
 Was hoping for some colorado bike parks + angel fire. MTB parks pass was the best
  • 1 0
 Agreed. Had this for 3-4 years and loved it.
  • 5 0
 Yup, I would have bought a pass already if there was something in CO.
  • 5 0
 It was great until covid, they allowed people to defer 2020 to 2021, but then vanished with the deferred funds.
  • 18 0
 Jarrod's place should be on everyone's visit list for a sweet southeast bikepark. Great folks and solid facilities, plus a huge trail variety
  • 3 0
 Yeah I was surprised: I went to college in the area before Jarrod's existed and had low expectations, but they do a lot with the elevation they have. I figured having riding California, PNW, and desert that I'd be underwhelmed, but it was impressive.

My brother did just seriously injure himself there though so it may be a while before I'm back :/
  • 1 0
 @judge-shredd: Damn that sucks. Healing vibes to your bro. Get his rehab in and bring him back in the game!
  • 1 0
 I love jarrods place, it 100% stacks up to paarks like trestle or queenstown bike park. Yes it dosent have the elevation other parks do, but what they do with the elevation they have is 100% world class.
  • 26 11
 Beginning of the end. I say this with heart. FUCK GLOBOPASSES
  • 18 5
 This kind of pass is for private resorts to compete against the conglomerates.... maybe you should learn about what this is instead of blindly hating it using silly buzzwords like "globopasses".
  • 2 7
flag jimmyricard (Mar 3, 2024 at 12:45) (Below Threshold)
 @scott-townes: just watch, scott
  • 5 0
 @jimmyricard: Give some examples then, buddy. The Indy pass, which is the same thing as this, is working out well. It already saved one resort from closing down for good and it brought more much needed traffic to another resort run as a non-profit. This will do the same for smaller parks and shuttle ops.
  • 4 0
 It’s not like what vail is doing to skiing. These are independent parks and shuttles. IMO, fortunately MTB is still dangerous enough it may never approach the cultural and economic train wreck that destination ski towns have become. Most of the fat boomers the ski industry is targeting would smoke themselves within 30 seconds of throwing a leg over a mountain bike.
  • 5 0
 yeah i dunno what the point of doing the release is now before anyone would actually buy the thing. like it should have some actual bike parks on it one would think. i see the point of trying to be epic or ikon but you have to have a product before you start trying to sell
  • 5 0
 Mtb lift passes aren’t that expensive. I’d rather give them the money when i show up. That said, this is a great way to get incremental revenue and hope people don’t show.

I’m not gonna hate, but I’d rather give my cash/card to the guys at the lift ticket counter
  • 19 13
 Love how people will hate on e-biking, but have no shame riding a van up the hill.
  • 11 0
 What’s your stance on e-bikes on the van up the hill?
  • 2 3
 Meh, that rhetoric seems to finally be dying, with only the weirdo drunk-uncles still muttering from the end of the holiday table.
  • 2 1
 @Hayek: Or Eeb on a Cybertruck up the hill?
  • 3 0
 @Hayek: You should see all the e-bikes on the lifts at Big Bear
  • 1 4
 @venturavin The only thing I hate more than emopeds is this argument.

It’s not the same. If you are e-biking up a service road in a bike park then fine, you win. You can say you’re more green than me.

But you are lapping trails that aren’t part of a private park and don’t get the same amount of trail work. Double the usage equals double the wear and tear. How do you offset that?
  • 5 1
 @speed10: I didn't mean anything about being eco friendly... for me it's about time riding your bike. When you shuttle you are spending a TON of time messing around in the lot, loading up, driving, unloading, driving back if it was a self shuttle. So much time off the bike.

E-bikes changed the game for those with open minds, because now you can spend all of your time in your saddle riding your bike, yet still access DH trails that you wouldn't have time to climb to on a normal bike.

Then again, most shuttle riders I know never consider riding up to any of these trails anyway... and that is why it is laughable that they accuse ebikers of being lazy.

As for the trail wear and tear argument... I've seen a lot of world class trails get wrecked by the hoards of riders that shuttles brought up to them. So ya.

To clarify, if you are shuttling with a proper DH bike to ride proper DH trails that is completely fine by me. But that is probably 5% of shuttling these days.
  • 4 1
 @speed10: nobody cares if you're more eco friendly, virtue signalling. Trail damage didn't just start occuring since ebikes became popular. The same kinds of people that trashed the trails 20 years ago are still responsible.
  • 1 2
 @psullivan65: yeah, I wasn’t trying to make a point about being green, it was more of a counterpoint to self shuttling, but def not the point most care about.

I’m still standing by if trails get more use they require more work. That should be the crux. That and risk of losing access where applicable. Those are my sticking points for now.
  • 2 0
 @speed10: cool. Where I live and ride, I don't see it. The overwhelming amount of trail damage is done, riding when wet, widening around puddles , ignoring closures and excessive braking.
I've yet to read a story on PB where mtb access was lost because of emtb's. I could be wrong.
I don't feel bad about getting extra laps on DH only trails that were designed for this purpose. They were expressly built for this.
  • 1 2
 @psullivan65: thanks for sharing your perspective. It’s reassuring to read your report. Of course my experience differs some. Our main problem is with brake bumps. I’m sure that more laps exacerbates the problem. We are fortunate that there are many trail volunteers here.

I’ve lived in other places where trail user conflict was quite tense. Hikers really had it out for mtbs and a horse is a horse or course. I’m happy now that I don’t encounter much user conflict, but I’m sure those regions still do and wonder how adding e-bikes furthered the tension.

No matter what I think, there wil be no putting the toothpaste back in the tube.

First we overlook evil. Then we permit evil. Then we legalize evil. Then we promote evil. Then we celebrate evil. Then we persecute those who still call it evil.
  • 2 0
 @speed10: I dig, therefore I ride
  • 2 2
 @speed10: Wow ok that religious propaganda says everything we need to know about you...
  • 1 0
 @wncgravity: I can dig that!
  • 4 0
 Oh I flagged this as spam in my trash email account. I see it's just another reason I regret ever signing up for any contests on PB. I don't need a curated list of places to ride.
  • 7 3
 What people say is "loam"

:a soil consisting of a friable mixture of varying proportions of clay, silt, and sand

But what they mean is "duff"

:the partly decayed organic matter on the forest floor
  • 4 0
 Pedants gonna pedant. Big Grin
  • 2 0
 No, what they mean is "brake bumps and dust" if they plan to be successful
  • 3 0
 I wish snowshoe, windrock and angelfire would get in the mix on this. Snowshoe is now owned by alterra so it is unlikely. I have a family of 4 that ride and it adds up! I also wish more individual parks would offer family plans for bike park season.
  • 3 0
 Who does this pass make sense for? The ski passes work because they simply make money sense for most people, the big ones typically break even at a week or so and have mostly unlimited access to resorts, or at least 7 day access if not. Indy works because it is cheap and has so many small destinations (hundreds) that you can do a few weekends here or there an hour or two from home and it pays off.

This pass has none of these things. Its expensive compared to mtb lift tickets, only gives you two days, and the destinations are so widely spaced out I can't imagine hitting more than like 2 or 3 of the destinations without taking lots of road trips
  • 6 0
 Jarred’s is on the list
  • 4 2
 It's a good idea, hopefully it can gain some traction with bigger resorts and become better. For the price right now I don't think it's worth it yet. 2 days at a mostly shuttles in the western states isn't quite worth the 200+ price tag for me yet.
  • 2 0
 It reminds me of the Indy pass for winter. I had it last season and it was good in Utah but once I got back to Colorado it was slim pickins.
  • 1 0
 FYI check out the page, many of these are shuttle services NOT bike parks. I know for some this will be a negative, but I actually like that you could use this to support some non-resort travel. If you come to Montana the shuttle crew is super RAD. The trails are also pretty great.
  • 4 0
 I don’t think anyone should ever go to Montana. I went there once and it was just a flat, cold, mountain less region populated exclusively with grouchy rednecks.
  • 3 0
 @freeridemafia420: I was one of those grouchy rednecks
  • 3 0
 Yeah it’s a terrible place to mountain bike. No one should ever come here. I mean go there. Don’t go to Montana anybody.
  • 2 0
 "Most iconic mountain bike destinations around North America" .... must be forgetting Canada is apart of North America! Next time, just "America" would make more sense.
  • 4 0
 Bah, like Canada has any bike parks anyone’s heard of. /s
  • 1 0
 At least for the two locations in Michigan, they could have done better with placing the symbols on their map. It looks more like Marquette and Sault Ste. Marie than the actual locations of Copper Harbor and Marquette.
  • 3 0
 Looking forward to hitting UP this summer too!
  • 4 1
 Grow where you're planted.
  • 2 0
 Midwest is seriously lacking without Spirit Mountain and Giant's Ridge. Mont du Lac and Detroit Mountan also missing
  • 3 0
 I like the idea in principle, but unless I know I'm already going to be travelling to many of these specific areas, I don't really see the value
  • 2 1
 I love this idea. I used to get the MTB Parks pass but it’s not available anymore
  • 5 3
 This idea is Ikonically Epic!
  • 7 4
 Lol or just pedal.
  • 2 1
 thank god there's nothing to ride in Colorado.

actually, there aren't even mountains there, what was i thinking? Nevermind.
  • 2 0
 Nothing in WA state.... interesting.
  • 1 0
 2x shuttle days with TransCascadia...click the link
  • 1 0
 No parks in WA or BC. Hard pass on this.
  • 2 0
 When did Canada get the boot from North ‘Murica?
  • 2 0
 How is Colorado not on here????
  • 1 0
 Bend and Bentonville dont require passes....so what is this for exactly?
  • 1 0
 I didn't see either listed on their site. What did I miss?
  • 1 0
 @Chuckolicious: says it in the article
  • 2 0
 I think the Bend mention refers to the shuttle service they listed (Cog Wild). The closest I could see near Bentonville is the service in Eureka Springs (Gravity Feed) which isn't far and might be a destination choice for people thinking of hitting more trails in that region.
  • 6 7
 The new IKON and Epic pass of Mountain biking. Skiers and Snowboarders remember when there were no lines. Just saying
  • 7 8
 As a skier, you should know this is completely different than Ikon/Epic.
  • 2 4
 Not even in the same ballpark as Epic / Ikon, sorry.
  • 5 8
 yeah, no lines.....and resorts closing left and right and ridership dwindling, equipment makes shuttering.... but HEY! NO LINES.
  • 2 3
 Bro, 30+ destinations for $249, this is legit!!!
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