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Skiing is an expensive hobby. But, with a bit of planning (and perhaps an impulsive purchase), it could become more affordable to jet off and hit the Alps on a European skiing jaunt.

More than 100 smaller ski resorts around the continent have banded together to launch Snowpass, the largest ski pass in the world. Snowpass holders will be able to enter resorts in nine countries, including Austria, Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Poland, Spain, Slovenia and Portugal. An introductory offer sets the annual price of the pass at about $440 (€395).

This is the pass for skiers who hate battling crowds. The resorts that make up the list are under-the-radar locations that you won’t find on any “top 10” Google searches. There are resorts in the Dolomites, the Sierra Nevada and, of course, the Alps.

With the pass, skiers will be able to hit the slopes for 10 days per season, at each location they visit. There is no limit on the number of consecutive dates and no blackout dates.

By the start of the 2019/20 season, the company hopes to have 150 different resorts included in the pass, CEO Pedro Neiva told The Telegraph.

Snowpass holders will be able to use their passes for the upcoming ski season, from Nov. 1, 2019 through April 25, 2020.

After Snowpass finishes its launch period on May 16, annual ski passes will cost about $1,000 (€895), so snap up your passes quickly.