Canadian kids in grades four and five can get up to three free lift ticket coupons to trade for skiing or snowboarding at participating resorts throughout western Canada. The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass works at 56 different ski hills in Western Canada, and it is valid for use at ski areas starting Dec. 1, 2009.

Proof of age or grade is required to get a SnowPass. Photocopies of birth certificates work as proof of age. (Look for birth dates in 1999 or 2000.) Photocopies of current report cards also work as proof of grade. You'll also need to send in a wallet-sized color photo to make your pass valid.

SnowPasses cost $15-25 in administration fees, depending on the delivery time needed. SnowPasses and booklets already ordered will be mailed out starting in mid-November.

The Western Canada SnowPass is good for resorts in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and the Territories. SnowPasses are valid for the entire 2009-10 ski season.

Applications are available online at the Grade 4 & 5 Snow Pass Web site.