You’ve heard the rumors… Kids Ski Free at Keystone. This is true when you book with Vail Resorts lodging, but typically those ‘free’ lift tickets are built into the system in the form of higher lodging rates. You could instead choose to pay lower lodging rates with SummitCove Vacation Rentals AND get free skiing for your kids at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin this 17/18 ski season with the following programs. Be sure you don’t miss the deadlines though, these great deals won’t be around forever!
Kids Ski Free at Keystone with the Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack
Attention Colorado Residents! Sign up for this program before October 8! This great program encourages Colorado residents to get their kids out on the ski slopes and learning how to ski! It offers kids in Kindergarten through 5th grade a season ski pass for 4 free days at each resort at Keystone, Vail, Breckenridge, and Beaver Creek that has some holiday restrictions from 11/24/17 – 11/25/17, 12/26/17 – 12/31/17, 01/13/18, 02/17/18 – 02/18/18. This awesome program also includes a free ‘first-timer’ lesson if your kids are new to the sport, along with a free rental during the lesson at the resort of your choice. The free lesson 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 for children ages 3+ and up and snowboard lessons are for kids ages 7 or older.
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.
Kids Free 2 Ski at Arapahoe Basin
Arapahoe Basin offers free skiing for kids with their Kids Free 2 Ski Program. This program 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. You do not have to a be a Colorado resident either. There are also no blackout dates on the free lift tickets, meaning you can even use them on your Keystone / ABasin holiday ski vacation. Bring either a school ID, report card or a birth certificate to show proof of age when you pickup the passes at the ticket window.
A-Basin also offers 50% off one morning, half day first-timer lesson! The lesson includes a lift ticket, so you can save the 2 free Kids Free 2 Ski lift tickets for another day after the first lesson. The discounted ski lessons are available from January 8 – April 29 and reservations are required in advance, call 888.272.7246.
Another great perk at Arapahoe Basin is that ALL KIDS 5 AND UNDER SKI FREE every single day at Arapahoe Basin! Parents can pickup these tickets at the ticket window, no reservations or signup required, anytime.
The rumors are true! Kids CAN ski free this winter at Keystone and Arapahoe Basin, as long as you do your prep work and signup in advance. To recap: The Epic SchoolPack Kids has a signup deadline of October 8 and must be done in person at a Colorado Ski and Golf Location and is available for Colorado residents only. The Arapahoe Basin Kids Free 2 Ski Deal sign runs through December 18, but you can signup online and you do not need to be a Colorado resident.