Time to wax those boards—Colorado Ski Country’s (CSCUSA) 2017/2018 pass products are open for registration. The 5th and 6th Grade Passport program provides free/discounted skiing and riding for 5th and 6th graders at CSCUSA’s 22 resorts. While the 5th Grade Passport gets students three free days of skiing at 22 resorts, the 6th Grade Passport offers four days of skiing for $105 at the same 22 resorts—that’s 88 days of skiing for less than $1.20 per day.

The Colorado Gems Card provides skiers and riders discounted pricing at 10 Colorado resorts. The Gems Card costs $25 and provides either two two-for-one adult lift tickets or two 30 percent off adult lift tickets at each of the Colorado Gems Resorts: Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain (new for the 2017/2018 season), Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight.

“The opening of Colorado Ski Country USA’s pass products signals the start of another ski season here in Colorado,” said Melanie Mills, President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “With more participating resorts, the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card provide affordable access to ski resorts all across Colorado.”

Participating resorts in the 2017/2018 Passport program include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen Hill, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

Registration for the 6th Grade Passport will be $125 after November 30, 2017. As an added bonus, CSCUSA’s First Class lesson program provides newbie 5th graders one free ski or snowboard lesson and equipment rental.