Free skiing for Colorado kids!

Kids ski free in Colorado - photo courtesy of Colorado Ski Country USA

Kids ski free in Colorado

Fifth and sixth graders residing in Colorado are in for another treat this 2016-17 snow season.  Registration for Colorado Ski Country USA’s popular 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program is now open for the upcoming ski and snowboarding season. The Passport Programs introduce fifth and sixth grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by giving fifth graders free access, and sixth graders discounted access, to 20 of Colorado’s ski resorts. This program provides an amazing opportunity for kids to become avid skiers and snowboarders!

The CSCUSA 5th Grade Passport allows fifth graders three days of free skiing at each of 20participating member resorts, while the 6th Grade Passport allows sixth graders up to four days of skiing at 20 resorts for $105 if participants register before November 30, 2016, which amounts to 80 days on the slopes for less than $1.50 per day. After November 30, 2016, registration for the 6th Grade Passport will be $125 until January 31, 2017. Additionally, Passport holders are also entitled to one free daily ski or snowboard equipment rental from presenting sponsor Christy Sports.

Not only do the kids get free or discounted days on the slope, registered 5th Grade Passport holders who have never skied nor snowboarded before also may receive a free ski or snowboard lesson and one day of rental equipment during the month of January 2017, which is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.  Advance reservations are required for First Class Lessons, and registration for First Class will begin in November.

To register kids for the Passport Programs and for more information about First Class Lessons, parents can visit The CSCUSA Passport Programs enjoy the support of presenting sponsor Christy Sports, and program partners Credit Union of Colorado and HEAD Skis.

Participating resorts in the 2016/17 Passport programs include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Eldora, Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Ski Granby Ranch, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.