If you want to save money and get your kids out on the ski slopes this winter, you have to checkout the Colorado Ski Country USA Passports Programs for 5th and 6th graders. The program offers free or highly discounted lift tickets at 22 member resorts across Colorado.
The 5th Grade Passport includes 3 days of skiing or snowboarding at 22 different member resorts, for up to 66 total possible days of free skiing or riding, with no cost.
The 6th Grade Passport includes 4 days of skiing or snowboarding at 22 different member resorts, with up to 88 total days possible for just $130.
This program has been running since 1996 and over 200,000 kids have participated in this program. New this year is the digital version of the program. No pass card is needed this year to redeem lift tickets, once your passport has been approved, you can go directly to the lift ticket office to pickup your tickets. Participating resorts for the 19 / 20 ski season are as follows:
- Arapahoe Basin (Just 6 Miles from Keystone!)
- Aspen Highlands
- Aspen Mountain
- Copper Mountain
- Echo Mountain
- Granby Ranch
- Howelsen Hill
- Kendall Mountain
- Monarch Mountain
- Winter Park
- Wolf Creek
To register your child, parents or guardians need to create an account online. Click here to start the process. You’ll need a digital image and documentation to verify their current grade, such as a report card, school ID, school schedule, passport or birth certificate. This program is open to ALL 5th & 6th graders, not just those in Colorado! The deadline to register is January 31, 2020. The only blackout dates for the 2019-20 season are at Wolf Creek from December 27th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019.
If your child is new to the sport, you can also take advantage of the First Class Program, which offers one complimentary beginner, level one group lesson with an equipment rental package. This is available for 5th graders who have never experienced skiing or snowboarding. Special signup is required for this part of the program. If you have any questions about this great program, you can call 303.866.9707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
When you are ready to use your passport days at Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain, or Loveland, book lodging in nearby Keystone with SummitCove Lodging. Call one of our vacation planners and ask about the passport lodging discount or book lodging online using the code ‘PASSPORT’ to take 5% off stays at select 1 bedroom or larger properties located outside of the main village during the 19 / 20 ski season. Be sure to signup for the passport program by January 31, 2020!