Puclic school students in Utah work hard in the classroom, so Ski Utah wants to reward them with some time off on the slopes.

For yet another year, the state’s winter sports promotional organization offers a Ski Utah Fifth and Sixth Grade Passport that converts to lift tickets at all 14 of the state’s resorts. New this year will be the option of acquiring the passport online.

For a cost of $25, the passport gives fifth-graders three free days of riding or skiing at any of Utah’s mountain resorts—from Beaver Mountain in the north to Brian Head in the south. Sixth-graders get one day free at each resort. Both age groups can get free subscriptions to two major winter sports magazines.

Ski Utah has a number of good reasons to offer free skiing and snowboarding for fifth- and sixth-graders, but this season adds another incentive. The new Yeti Pass from Ski Utah mimics the youngsters’ passport deal by giving out one day of skiing or riding at each of the 14 resorts to adults. The organization hopes that parents will be convinced to buy the Yeti Pass for $499 in order to tag along with their kids.

To apply for the Fifth and Sixth Grade Passport online or to print a mail-in application, go to www.skiutah.com/passport. For more information on the Yeti Pass, visit www.skiutah.com/yetipass. Other inquiries can be made through email at skiinfo@skiutah.com or by the phone at 801-534-1779.

The Fifth Grade Passport program has run since 1998/1999 and the Sixth Grade Passport since 2002/2003.