As has been the tradition for several years, Sunrise Park Resort in southeastern Arizona wants youngsters to ski and ride for free during the winter.
Families with children 12 years old or younger must come to the mountain near Greer, Ariz., on either Oct. 8 or 9 to get a free season pass for their kids. To get the deal, youngsters must take a chairlift ride up the mountain, recite a portion of the skier/snowboarder responsibility code—found on the resort website—and bring a can of food for the resort’s annual food drive.
Parents must also bring proof of each child’s age and sign a liability release form before the pass will be issued. If you miss the events on Oct. 8 and 9, a child's season pass costs $260 before Oct. 9, and $380 thereafter. Families who make the trip to the resort on Oct. 8 or 9 can also get discounted season passes for youngsters 12 to 17 ($380 vs. $545), adults ($450 vs. $645) and seniors ($200 vs. $260).
The scenic chairlift rides run from 10 a.m.to 4 p.m. on the Sunrise Express Lift. An adult ride costs $10, while children ride for $5.
The resort, owned and operated by the White Mountain Apache Tribe, will also run its annual White-Out Sale on equipment and apparel during that weekend.
For more information, click here or call (800) 772-7669.