The M.A.X. Pass has grown to 25 places all over North America. It started as a joint venture between Intrawest, Boyne, and Powdr where M.A.X. is supposed to stand for for Multi-Alpine Experience. Can be bought as a stand alone multi-resort pass or as an add-on to certain premium season passes. The basic idea of that a holder of a MAX Pass can ski 5 days during the 2016-17 season at potentially all 25 places, no blackout dates. The initial price for adults is $599 stand alone or $299 as an add-on until May 2. Last year the first price was $699 and the final price was $749 at some point in December.
What’s new for 2016-17 is the addition of Solitude in UT (owned by Deer Valley), Alyeska in AK, and Wachusett in MA. That means 5 days at Brighton and 5 days at Solitude are included. Adding 5 days somewhere else on the MAX Pass list would make the daily lift ticket cost about $40.
The FAQ is pretty comprehensive. Be a good idea to read thru it (click on More Questions to see all) if not familiar with how the MAX Pass works. Very different from the Mountain Collective Pass or the Powder Alliance.
Here are the locations for 2016-17 from a March 2016 On The Snow article. The MAX Pass website has an interactive map that makes it easy to see what resorts are included in each region.
Oregon: Mt. Bachelor
Nevada: Lee Canyon
Montana: Big Sky
Utah: Brighton, Solitude
Colorado: Copper, Steamboat, Winter Park
Michigan: Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain
Maine: Sunday River, Sugarloaf
Vermont: Killington, Pico Mountain, Stratton
New Hampshire: Loon Mountain
West Virginia: Snowshoe
British Columbia: Cypress Mountain
Ontario: Blue Mountain
Quebec: Mont Tremblant
For comments about the 2015-16 MAX Pass:
2015-16 in Skiing News
2015-16 in General Skiiing