The Best Places to Capture Iconic Views at 15 Ikon Pass Destinations


All Ikon Pass destinations are bucket list–worthy, many boasting mind-blowing scenery that’s as iconic as it is selfie-worthy. You’ll want to grab your phone or GoPro—if you don’t take a selfie, did you even go? With immediately recognizable mountains, legendary landmarks, and painting-worthy ranges, here’s a list of the top 15 Ikon Pass views and selfie spots across the planet.

Aspen Snowmass

Snap a snowy selfie at Aspen Snowmass with the Maroon Bells — the most-photographed peaks in all of North America — as your backdrop. From the Patrol Headquarters deck on Aspen Highlands, you’ll have a perfect view of the Bells and the surrounding fourteeners. If you’re on Snowmass, you’ll have another prime photo-op from the top of the Elk Camp chairlift.

View of the Aspen mountain peaks at sunset, a perfect selfie spot.

Crystal Mountain Resort

The Pacific Northwest is synonymous with one signature, snowy icon: Mt. Rainier. While at Crystal Mountain Resort, take the 13-minute Mt. Rainier Gondola ride to snap a selfie with the Cascade Range and Washington’s most legendary volcano in the background. The sweeping valley and volcanic view never gets old and makes the perfect setting for any family photo or holiday card.

View of the Cascade Mountain's from the gondola, a perfect selfie spot.

Dolomiti Superski

With 12 resorts and a UNESCO World Heritage site in the Italian Alps’ Dolomiti Superski region, you know the selfies are going to be good. Top shot spots include the majestic Pale di San Martino peaks at San Martino di Castrozza resort, the Pomedes at the Cortina d’Ampezzo resort, and the “Queen” Marmolada — the highest Dolomite peak and only glacier, accessed by cable car from the Arabba resort.

Tofana Peak at Dolomiti, a perfect selfie spot.

Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

Travel to the top of Jackson Hole Mountain Resort for unobstructed views of the illustrious Teton Range. Start with the Bridger Gondola — there you’ll see the entire valley, Rendezvous Mountain with Corbet’s Couloir, and the Aerial Tram summit looming in the background. Also check out Corbet’s Cabin deck, Jackson Hole’s new viewing platform that looks north toward Grand Teton.

Viewing deck at Jackson Hole Resort, a perfect selfie spot.

June Mountain

By far and away, the best place to snap a selfie at California’s most family-friendly resort, June Mountain, is at The Chalet — up 8,695 feet, at top of the iconic J1 chairlift. With two glittering lakes in view and miles of surrounding alpine peaks, all overlooking the town of June Lake, this vantage point provides the most spectacular views in the Sierra.

Snowy slopes at June Mountain, the perfect place for a selfie.

Mammoth Mountain

When skiing or riding Mammoth Mountain in California, jump at the chance to grab a pic with the jagged Minaret peaks. Hands-down, the best place to soak in the 360-degree views of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is under the 19-foot Mammoth Mountain summit sign — which often gets completely buried in snow.

Trail sign at the top of a peak at Mammoth, the perfect spot for a selfie.

Niseko United

If you have a chance to make it to Niseko United on Japan’s island of Hokkaido, hike to Mt. Annupuri peak for a once-in-a-lifetime selfie with the majestic cone-shaped volcano, Mt. Yōtei, and the Sea of Japan. Then drop down into a sea of Niseko’s famous powder and sail back to the start.

Scenic mountain view at Niseko, the perfect spot for a selfie.


Classic alpine scenery is great, but when you combine snow-covered rock with crystal-blue water, the image is incomparable. Ride up Lakeview Chair at Palisades Tahoe to score a positively Tahoe selfie — face west to capture Lake Tahoe’s eastern shores, or face east for a stunning Sierra Crest backdrop that goes as far as the eye can see.

Powder day at Palisades Tahoe, a perfect selfie spot.

Revelstoke Mountain Resort

Memorialize your day shredding the Canadian slopes at Revelstoke with a selfie from Sub Peak, offering views of the snow-plastered ghost trees and the Selkirk and Monashee Mountain ranges. Here’s a shortlist of more top spots you’ll want to shoot: the triple-peaked Mount Begbie, hidden paintings in the Masterpiste Gallery, the legendary red telephone, and Gnorm the powder gnome.

Snow plastered ghost trees at Revelstoke, a perfect selfie spot.


Where else can you snap a selfie with three states and two countries at once? As Idaho’s premier panhandle resort in the rugged Selkirk Mountains, Schweitzer offers 360-degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges in Washington, Montana, and Canada, plus Lake Pend Oreille — to get there, take the Great Escape Quad all the way to the top.

Scenic view of Schweitzer, the perfect place for a selfie.


When you get to SkiBig3, snap a shot in the TV screen frame and use the hands-free Selfie Cam at Banff Sunshine. At Lake Louise Ski Resort, you can’t miss the Lake Louise viewing platform for a pic with the famous lake below. Finally, head up the North American Chair at Mt. Norquay for the best lookout in Banff National Park — bonus points if you strike a pose like Marilyn Monroe on the lift in the iconic photo circa 1953.

SkiBig snowy mountains and the perfect spot for a selfie.


Travel to Utah to make a Snowbird mountain memory that will last a lifetime. On a clear day, Hidden Peak — located just steps away from the resort’s iconic red-and-blue Aerial Tram — provides a 360-degree view of the snow-capped Wasatch Mountains, along with a bird’s eye view looking back down into the great Salt Lake Valley.

Gondola at Snowbird, the perfect spot for a selfie.

Sunday River

When you make your way to Sunday River in Maine, you won’t want to miss snapping a snowy selfie at the top of the Jordan Bowl overlooking Mt. Washington and New Hampshire’s Presidential Range. Plus, getting there is a treat — simply slip into one of the ergonomic, heated seats with weather-blocking bubbles on the Jordan 8, the fastest eight-person lift in North America.

Scenic aerial view of Sunday River, the perfect place for a selfie.

Winter Park Resort

With the Continental Divide and Parry Peak as a backdrop, you’re sure to get a Winter Park Resort pic that’s so surreal your friends will think it’s AI. Take the Panoramic Express lift, the highest six-pack in North America, to the top of Parsenn Bowl Territory at more than 12,000 feet for a holiday card–worthy snap — no Photoshop required.

Parry Peak at Winter Park, a perfect selfie spot.

Zermatt Matterhorn

Shimmy on over to Switzerland to ski or ride at Zermatt Matterhorn — home to the planet’s most-photographed peak. Stretching to a height of 14,691 feet, the majestic Matterhorn is nothing short of a Swiss icon. You can snag your obligatory selfie with the Matterhorn and surrounding Swiss Alps by heading to the top of Rothorn, summiting at 10,180 feet.

View of the Matterhorn, the perfect place for a selfie.

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