Discover Where 5th & 6th Graders Can Ski for Free during the 2021-22 Season*

Did you know that most states (with ski resorts) offer passport programs for 5th and 6th graders to ski for free (*or a small processing fee)? Important, you do NOT need to be a state resident to apply for most of these programs.


Most of these passports are still available as of mid-February. Many programs were restricted last season due to Covid and some in New England were suspended all together. Most programs have resumed, restrictions have been lifted and some programs have expanded to include third, fourth or six graders and added days to help make up for last season. We have the inside scoop on state-sponsored passport programs for the 2021-22 season.**Resorts in blue below link directly to Avant Ski's insider guides.


Everyone has more fun when the kids ski for free. Image courtesy of Snowbasin Resort.

Utah

  • 5th graders: 3 days of skiing at each of Utah's 15 resorts - 45 days total. Cost: $45

  • 6th graders: 1 day of skiing at each of Utah's 15 resorts - 15 days total. Cost: $45

Access to all 15 Resorts in Utah including: Alta Ski Area, Beaver Mountain, Brian Head Resort, Brighton Resort, Cherry Peak, Deer Valley, Eagle Point, Nordic Valley, Park City, Powder Mountain, Snowbasin, Snowbird, Solitude, Sundance Resort, Woodward Park City


New this Season: Weekends are back!


> Apply for a Ski Utah Passport Here


Related Content: View our Essential List for Kids Ski Gear

 

Colorado

  • 4th, 5th and 6th graders: 4 days of skiing at 21 participating resorts - 84 days total. Cost: $59

Access to 21 Resorts in Colorado Including: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Howelsen Hill, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park


New this Season: The Passport program has expanded to include 4th graders. All three grades now have access to the same number of days at the same resorts. Weekends are included.


Restrictions: Limited restrictions over holidays including Thanksgiving, Christmas, MLK and President's Day.


> Apply for a Ski Colorado Passport Here

 
Memories in the making on the lift. Image courtesy of Sun Valley Resort.

Idaho

  • 5th graders: 3 days of skiing at 18 participating resorts - 51 days total. Cost: $18 processing fee

  • 6th graders: 2 day of skiing at 18 participating resorts - 34 days total. Cost: $18 processing fee

For the resorts below: *5th grade only


Access to 18 Resorts in Idaho including: Bald Mountain, Bogus Basin, Brundage Mountain, Cottonwood Butte, Grand Targhee, Kelly Canyon, Little Ski Hill, Lookout Pass, Lost Trail, Magic Mountain, Pebble Creek, Pomerelle*, Schweitzer, Silver Mountain, Soldier Mountain, Sun Valley, Tamarack


New this Season: Sixth graders now receive 2 free days, versus one day at each resort last season.


Covid Restrictions: Some resorts, particularly the busier ones, will continue to have restricted access on weekends and holidays this season. The resorts below will NOT have passport restrictions. For the full list of restriction visit Ski Idaho here.

  • Resorts without Blackout Dates: Bald Mountain, Brundage Mountain, Grand Targhee, Kelly Canyon, Little Ski Hill, Pebble Creek, Pomerelle, Solider Mountain

  • Resorts with Blackout Dates TBD: Cottonwood Butte, Lost Trail

> Apply for a Ski Idaho Passport Here

 
Image courtesy of Stratton Mountain Resort.

Vermont

  • 5th & 6th graders: 3 days of skiing at 20 participating alpine resorts - 60 days total, plus access to cross country ski areas. Cost: $20 processing fee

New this Season: The passport program is back! Ski Vermont is extending the program to include sixth graders, after suspending the program during the 2020-21 season.


Restrictions: Passport holders must be accompanied by a ticket or pass-holding adult. An adult may bring up to two passport bearers.


Access to 20 Resorts in Vermont Including: Bolton Valley, Bromley, Burke Mountain, Cochran’s Ski Area, Jay Peak, Killington, Lydon Outing Club, Mad River Glen, Magic Mountain, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Mount Snow, Northeast Slopes, Okemo, Pico Mountain, The Quechee Club, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush, Suicide Six


> Apply for a Ski Vermont Passport Here


 

New York - SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free


> Check out our Complete Guide to Skiing from the NYC Area

  • 3rd & 4th graders: Up to 2 free lift tickets at 22 participating resorts - 44 days total. Cost: $41 processing fee

New this Season: The passport program is back! The pass is valid seven days a week except for holiday periods at certain ski areas as noted here.


Restrictions: Passport holders must be accompanied by a ticket or pass-holding adult. An adult may bring up to two passport bearers.


Access to 22 Resorts in New York Including: Belleayre, Bristol, Buffalo Ski Center, Catamount, Cockaigne Ski Resort, Dry Hill Ski Area, Four Seasons, Gore Mountain, Green Peak, Holiday Valley, McCauley, Mount Peter, Peek n Peek, Platekill, Skaneateles Ski Club, Snow Ridge Resort, Swain Resort, Thunder Ridge, Titus Mt, West Mountain, Whiteface, Windham


> Apply for a Ski New York Passport Here


 

New Hampshire


4th & 5th grade Snowsports passports are back for the 2021-22 season!


  • 4th/5th graders: 1lift ticket to each of 18 alpine resorts and additional cross country resorts

Access to 18 Resorts in New Hampshire Including: Abenaki Ski Area, Attitash Mountain Resort, Black Mountain, Bretton Woods Resort, Cannon Mountain, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Crotched Mountain, Dartmouth Skiway, Gunstock Mountain Resort, Kine Pine at Purity Spring Resort, Loon Mountain Resort, McIntyre Ski Area, Mount Sunapee Resort, Pats Peak, Ragged Mountain Resort, Waterville Valley Resort, Whaleback Mountain, Wildcat Mountain


Restrictions: Passports will be limited this season. Sales begin mid-November. Check back here for details.


> Apply for a Ski New Hampshire Fourth and Fifth Grade Snowsports Passport Here

 

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