Parents still have time to turn in their child's 5th Grade Passport or 6th Grade SnowPass application. Ski Utah has extended the original Jan. 31, 2010, deadline to Feb. 15, 2010, which can be used through the end of the ski season. There's plenty of time to take advantage of this program with more than two and a half months left of winter 2009-10.

The Ski Utah Fifth Grade Passport gets fifth graders three days of free skiing at each of Utah's 13 resorts.  Sixth graders can continue to enjoy one day of free snowriding at each Utah ski resort with the SnowPass.

Nearly 1 in 10 of the world's school children are overweight and the number of overweight adolescents in the U.S. has tripled in the past two decades. Overweight conditions in children and adolescents are generally caused by lack of physical activity, unhealthy eating patterns or a combination of the two.

More than 8,000 Utah students are participating in the Ski Utah Passport and SnowPass programs thanks to support from KSL-TV, KSL News Radio, Zions Bank, and the Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, The Truth About Tobacco, Powerade, Pictureline, Ski'N'See, Canyon Sports, Rossignol, and Burton. Those kids may still wind up eating fries at the base lodge, but at least they can be outdoors earning those calories. 

More information and downloadable applications, or call 801- 534-1779.