Kids ski free. These three little words are music to any parent’s ear. For families living in Colorado, there are a multitude of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts waving lift ticket fees or offering free child tickets in conjunction with packages or promotions. From major destination resorts like Aspen and Telluride, to smaller local operations like Arapahoe Basin and Purgatory Resort, kids are cashing in. See the list of participating resorts below and plan your next discount family ski trip.
1. Colorado Ski Country USA 5th & 6th Grade Passport Program: Have a fifth grader? If so, this program allows your child to ski or ride (free) for three days at 21 participating resorts across the state. If you do the math, that’s 63 free days on the hill. The sixth grade program delivers four days at 21 resorts, for $125.
2. Arapahoe Basin: If your tot loves to ski, Arapahoe Basin waves all lift ticket fees and even provides a free season pass for kids 5 and under.
3. Aspen Snowmass: Kids 6 and under ski free. Kids 7 to 12 ski free with lodging promotions through Aspen Snowmass and ski rentals through Four Mountain Sports.
4. Copper Mountain: Kids 5 and under ski free with the purchase of an adult two-day lift ticket.
5. Crested Butte: Kids 12 and under ski free between 4/1/17-4/9/17.
6. Granby Ranch: Grand County students and kids 5 and under ski free.
7. Loveland: Kids 5 and under ski free.
8. Monarch Mountain: Kids 6 and under ski free.
9. Powderhorn: Kids 6 and under ski free with the purchase of an adult pass or lift ticket.
10. Purgatory Resort: Purgatory Resort’s Kids Ski Free package offers free lift tickets for kids 12 and under. This package includes four nights of lodging and three days of adult lift tickets for mom and dad.
11. Steamboat: Kids and grandkids under 12 can ski free the same number of days as their parents/grandparents when parents/grandparents purchase a five-or-more day adult lift ticket.
12. Sunlight Mountain Resort: Kids 12 and under ski free with Sunlight's Ski, Swim and Stay package.
13. Telluride Ski Resort: Kids 5 and under ski free.