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2015-16 Savings using Passports for elementary students for some states (UT, CO, PA, NY, VT, NH, etc.)

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

A number of states offer "passports" for certain elementary grades that are great deals.  Some are for residents only, but others are good for any student.  Parents planning trips to UT or CO should check out if a program is applicable.

 

The Learn to Ski and Snowboard website lists the most well known offers for the Rockies, Michigan, and the northeast.  Each offer is different so need to see if it's worth doing the paperwork.

 

http://www.skiandsnowboardmonth.org/adult-kids-tips/kids/free-4-kids

post #2 of 7
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Pretty sure the deal for Utah is open to any 5th or 6th grader, no matter where they live.  Need to plan ahead because the passports are mailed.

 

Fifth and Sixth graders ski "FREE* in Utah with the Ski Utah 5th and 6th Grade Passport Apply for the 5th Grade Passport and shred three times FREE* at each of Utah's 15 resorts.    The 6th Grade Passport offers one day of FREE* skiing or riding at each of Utah's 15 resorts.  The 5th and 6th Grade Passport also includes special deals on equipment rentals, lessons and other cool activities for 5th and 6th graders and their families.    
Apply online at SkiUtah.com/Passports and ski or ride The Greatest Snow on Earth for FREE* this year. 

*$35 administrative fee.  $45 after January 31, 2015.

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Colorado's program is for 5th or 6th graders.  

 

Colorado Ski Country USA's 5th Grade Passport Program provides participants with three free days of skiing or snowboarding at each of our 20 member resorts. Ski all 60 days or just a few. Colorado Ski Country USA's 6th Grade Passport Program provides participants with four days of skiing or snowboarding at each of our 20 member resorts for a mere $99. That amounts to 80 awesome days on the slopes for a mere $1.25 per day.

The First Class Program allows 5th graders can learn to ski or snowboard throughout the month of January. Children who have neither experienced skiing nor snowboarding, and are enrolled in the 5th Grade Passport Program, have the opportunity to receive one free beginner lesson and rental package. In our experience, 5th graders who complete a full beginner lesson emerge as confident advanced beginners who can comfortably use their passport to ski or ride with friends or family.

Vail also does something for K-5 kids who live in Colorado.  Especially good for beginners interested in a lesson.

http://news.vailresorts.com/corporate/vail-resorts-school-kids-free-skiing-riding.htm

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http://www.skinwrockies.com/5th-grade-ski-ride-passport


2015-2016 5th Grade Passport
If you're in the 5th grade, no matter where you live, you can ski or ride for FREE at any participating Ski the NW Rockies area with the 5th Grade Ski Free Passport Program.
The Ski and Ride FREE Passport is the best way for you to experience great outdoor winter recreation in the NW Rockies with your family and friends.
How the Passport Works
The passport allows you to ski or snowboard three days FREE at each of participating ski area for a $20 processing fee.
The passport also includes special deals on equipment rentals, lessons and other activities, some ski areas even offer specials for your parents or siblings!
Just present your passport at the ticket window, it's that easy!
Applications for 2015-16:
Applications for the 2015-16 program will be available:
5th grade classrooms- Oct 2015
ONLINE-
HERE

October 2015-March 2016
Download an application and mail into our office
The Passport is valid during the 2015-16 ski season except some blackout dates at individual resorts. Allow 2 weeks for delivery of the 5th Grade Passport if mailed into our office and one week for online applications. Ski areas reserve the right to withdraw or join the program at any time.
Welcome to the 5th Grade Ski Passport
Online Application
If you're in the 5th grade, no matter where you live, you can ski or ride for FREE at any participating Ski the Northwest Rockies ski area with the 5th Grade Ski Free Passport Program.
The Ski and Ride FREE Passport is the best way for you to experience great outdoor winter recreation in North Idaho and Eastern Washington with your family and friends.
To complete the online passport application you will need to upload a digital photo of your child that shows their face and a valid credit card. If you only have a print photo of your child you must use the print version of the application and mail it in. CLICK HERE for the print version.
If you submit your application prior to the ski areas opening you will receive your passport mid-November. After mid-November and the resorts are open plan on 10 work days to receive your passport (though it usually doesn't take that long!).
To find out more about Ski the Northwest Rockies visit the website for conditions reports, events, deals, lodging and more. Like us on facebook at SkiNWrockies to keep up with the latest happenings.
Participating ski areas:

49 Degrees North
Lookout Pass
Mt. Spokane
Silver Mountain
Bluewood
Brundage Mountain
LoupLoup
Mission Ridge
post #5 of 7
Whitefish only does it for local kids these days. The teachers give them a list. Must have been too hard to police. Although it does make me wonder about home schooled kids... Maybe there were too many of those and that's why they stopped it? The parents could claim the kid was in any grade?
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

For families with kids in 4th-6th grades with ski trips planned to certain states, may still be time to save some money on lift tickets.  Read thru previous posts in this thread to see some of the possibilities.  If not for this season, keep it in mind for next season.

post #7 of 7

We live in Canada but applied for he Ski Vermont 5th grade passport.  It was around 10 dollars admin fee.

 

The passport is good for 2 or 3 lift tickets for  pretty much every hill in Vermont.  We have already used it for three days in Killington and will be using it again at Stowe and Jay Peak in the coming weeks.  For details:

 

http://skivermont.com/fifth-grade-passport 

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