Don't let your fifth and sixth graders get stuck inside this winter when they could be out on the hill for free. The Ski Utah Fifth Grade Passport and Sixth Grade SnowPass are the best ways for fifth and sixth graders to experience the passion the rest of us have for the sport. Fifth graders can ski three times free at each of Utah's 13 world-class resorts utilizing the Passport. 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.
"Now, more than ever, it is important to keep Utah's children healthy and active," said Ski Utah Marketing Director Raelene Davis. "The Passport and SnowPass programs make it easy for families to promote healthy lifetime activities in their children by recreating together on the slopes."
Each year 8,000 Utah students participate in the Ski Utah Passport and SnowPass programs thanks to support from KSL-TV, KSL News Radio, Zions Bank, Marriott Corp., Whole Foods, The Truth About Tobacco, Powerade, Ski'N'See, Canyon Sports, Rossignol, and Burton. More information on these programs can be obtained on Ski Utah's Web site or by calling (801) 534-1779.
Christy Sports announced their 2008-09 Season Ski and Snowboard Rental Program, if you feel like joining your little one for turns. One of the largest ski and snowboard retailer specialists in the Rocky Mountain region will offer season-long ski and snowboard rentals to customers (kids too). Prices range from $89 to $169 depending upon the type of package that is chosen including performance, sport, or junior.
"Leveraging our long history in providing our customers with great value in ski rentals, we are looking forward to another positive year," said Patrick O'Winter, CEO of Christy Sports. "Our expert staff will ensure that all the equipment is tuned-up and is ideal for the most enjoyable time on the mountain."