Colorado 5th graders get to be part of a great program every year, with the 5th Grade Passport offered through Colorado Ski Country USA and its 20 participating ski resorts.
The 5th Grade Passport allows fifth graders three days of free skiing and riding at each of the 20 resorts.Sixth graders get a similar deal allowing them four days of skiing and riding at the same resorts for $99. That works out to as many as 80 days on the slopes at just $1.25 per day.
“One reason people like the Passports is because it gives the whole family an excuse to get out and enjoy other mountains in Colorado. Even if just one kid in the family has a Passport, that’s enough reason to venture out around the state. Winter is too short to ski just one mountain, especially if you live here in Colorado,” says Jenn Rudolph, CSCUSA Communications Director.
In addition, CSCUSA offers First Class Lessons, a program available for fifth graders who have never tried skiing or snowboarding. Passport holders get one free ski or snowboard lesson, which includes rentals, anytime in January, which happens to be Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.
“Not only do the Passports get entire families to ski a variety of mountains, they make it easy for non-skiing families to start skiing, especially with the First Class Lesson component for never-ever fifth graders. With First Class, they now have the lift ticket, the lesson, and the equipment rental; all they need to do is have fun,” says Rudolph.
Participating ski areas are Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Eldora, Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, and Wolf Creek.
Most Colorado elementary schools receive information about the pass and have the applications. You can also sign up online. All passes are non-transferable.
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