Passport Programs and Deals

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Many state ski associations across the country provide free or discounted skiing and snowboarding to elementary school-aged kids. Other states provide special packages just for beginners.
Check out our list to see if your state has a passport program or special deal.

*Prices and terms subject to change, be sure to read the FAQs at the links provided.

Colorado

5th Grade Passport
Cost: FREE
# of days: 3 days per ski area, no purchase required; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 22
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: purchase by January 31, 2020

6th Grade Passport
Cost: $110
# of days: 4 days per ski area (6th), no purchase required; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 22
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: purchase by January 31, 2020

Idaho

5th and 6th Grade Peak Season Passport
Cost: $18
# of days: 3 days per ski area for 5th graders; 2 days per ski area for 6th graders; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 18 (5th graders); 17 (6th graders)
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: No
Deadline: no deadline to purchase

Ski the NW Rockies 5th Grade Passport
Cost: $20
# of days: 3 days per ski area, no purchase required; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 6
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no deadline to purchase

Maine

WinterKids Passport
Cost: $35 annual membership (up to 5 people)
The WinterKids app can help parents and educators access free and discounted programs to help children learn to ski or snowboard.

Michigan

Discover Michigan Skiing (all ages)
Cost: $35 per package at participating resorts
Includes: lift ticket, rental, and beginner lesson
Timing: January 2-31, 2020

Cold is Cool Passport - 4th and 5th graders 
Cost: $20
# of days: 1 day per ski area; some resorts have blackout dates and restrictions may apply
# of ski areas: 31
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid through April 2020 or end of ski season

Minnesota

The 4th Grade Passport
Cost: $34.95
# of days: varies per ski area ; some resorts have blackout dates and restrictions may apply
# of ski areas: 19
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: purchase by January 31, 2020

New Hampshire

4th and 5th Grade Snowsports Passport
Cost: $30
# of days: 1 day per ski area with purchase of adult ticket; some resorts have blackout dates and restrictions may apply
# of ski areas: 31
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: No
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid through resort closing days


New York

Kids Ski or Ride Free Passport - 3rd and 4th graders
Cost: $31
# of days: 3 days at each ski area with purchase of adult lift ticket; no blackout dates
# of ski areas: 27
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: No
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid through resort closing days

Learn to Ski or Ride Free - 3rd and 4th graders
Cost: $31
# of days: 1 beginner lift ticket, 1 beginner lesson and rental at each participating ski area; no purchase necessary, blackouts may apply
# of ski areas: 16
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid through resort closing days

Pennsylvania

4th and 5th Grade Snowpass
Cost: $35 before December 1, 2019; $40 through February 28, 2020
# of days: up to 3 per area with purchase of adult ticket; some restrictions apply 
# of ski areas: 21
Addition deals on lessons or gear?: Yes - includes 1 Beginner Package (beginner lift, lesson and rental) for the child at one (1) resort and 50% off a beginner package (beginner lift ticket, lesson and rental) for the participating adult at one (1) resort.
Deadline: February 28, 2020; passport valid December 1, 2019 through resort closing days

Utah

5th Grade Passport
Cost: $45
# of days: up to 3 per area; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 15
Addition deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid through resort closing days

6th Grade Passport
Cost $45
# of days: 1 at each participating area; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 15
Addition deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid through resort closing days

Vermont

5th Grade Passport
Cost: $20
# of days: up to 3 days at each participating area; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 20
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: No
Deadline: no registration deadline; passport valid December 1, 2019 - May 1, 2020

Take 3 Beginner Package (all ages)
Cost: $129
Includes: 3 beginner lessons, rentals and lift tickets at participating resorts; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 9

Washington

5th Grade Passport
Cost: $20
# of days: 3 days per ski area, no purchase required; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 6
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no deadline to purchase

West Virginia

4th and 5th Grade Passport
Cost $25
# of days: up to 3 days at each participating area with purchase of adult ticket; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 4
Addition deals on lessons or gear?: Yes - includes 1 beginner lesson package (lesson, rental, lift ticket)
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Wisconsin

Skiing Wisconsin Coupon Book (all ages)
Cost: $159
# of days: 1 free lift ticket per ski area; blackout dates may apply
# of ski areas: 17
Additional deals on lessons or gear?: Yes
Deadline: no deadline to purchase, coupons expire March 31, 2020