Posted on 9/7/2017 by Alyssa Hubbard

This is How Your Kids Can Ski Free (or Snowboard) this 2017 / 2018 Ski Season

Kids Ski Free at Vail Resorts including Keystone Vail Resorts offers a chance for kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade that live in Colorado to ski for free. The Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack is a free program that allows kids to ski and ride at Keystone, Vail, Breckenridge, and Beaver Creek for the 2017 - 2018 Ski Season.  There are a few holiday restrictions on the free ski passes from 11/24/17 - 11/25/17, 12/26/17 - 12/31/17, 01/13/18, 02/17/18 - 02/18/18.   If your kids are just learning, this sweet deal also includes one free 'first-timer' ski or ride lesson and an equipment rental at your choice of one of the participating resorts listed above!  This offer is available from 11/27/17-12/16/17 & 1/18/18-2/1/18.  To make your first-timer lesson, a reservation is required by calling the resort in advance.  Ski lessons are available for kids starting at age 3+ and snowboard lessons start at kids ages 7 and up.  
Colorado Residents: To Register Your Child in the Epic SchoolKids Program: 1. Visit a Colorado Ski and Golf or Boulder Ski Deals Store Location before October 8, 2017. 2. Child must be present to register. 3. Parent brings a copy of child report card, student ID, birth certificate or passport. 4. Parents can pick up their child's pass at the resort ticket window upon their first resort visit.  
While there, inquire about their Junior Trade Programs - they offers great deals on purchasing used equipment setups for your kids who are just getting started and growing.  They allow you to trade in the gear at anytime as they grow out of it into new used gear that fits.  These packages start at $199 and are a great deal for kids! [caption id="attachment_26696" align="alignleft" width="660"] Signup now to get free skiing for your kids for the 17 / 18 ski season at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin[/caption]   Free Skiing for Kids at Arapahoe Basin Arapahoe Basin also offers options for free skiing and kids lift tickets with their Kids Free 2 Ski Program.  This opportunity has fewer requirements and an option to signup online, making it perfect for anyone traveling from out of state for a ski vacation. Signup online before December 18 and get 2 free Arapahoe Basin kids lift tickets for kids that are ages 6 - 12.  There are also no blackout dates on the free lift tickets, meaning you can even use them on your holiday ski vacation. When you pickup your child's pass at the ticket office, keep in mind that you will have to show proof of their age with either a school ID, report card or a birth certificate to make sure they of the correct age.   If your kids are skiing for the first time, they also offer 50% off one morning, half day first-timer lesson!  The lesson includes a lift ticket, so you can save the 2 free lift tickets for another day! The discounted lessons are only available from January 8 - April 29 and reservations are required by calling 888.272.7246.   Did you know ALL KIDS 5 AND UNDER SKI FREE every single day at Arapahoe Basin?  Pickup these tickets at the ticket window, no reservations or signup required.   So there you have it.  Kids can ski free all winter long in Summit County, it just takes a little advance planning.  Signup for these programs to save money today. The Epic SchoolPack Kids has a signup deadline of October 8 and must be done in person at a Colorado Ski and Golf Location. The Arapahoe Basin Kids Free 2 Ski Deal will only be available until December 18, but you can signup online and you do not need to be a Colorado resident.  
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