Every so often I've noticed the comment that a resort may be worth considering for a family because the kids (6-12) can ski for free. Certainly can make a difference for a family traveling for a ski vacation. There are also some states that have "passports" for 5th or 6th graders, regardless of where the kids live.
Do you know of a place where kids ski for free? Usually means a parent has to buy a lift ticket too.
Does your state have a program for school kids? If so, what grade?
State programs for 5th and 6th graders: PA, ID, CO non-Vail, CO Vail resorts, UT, WA, Ski Canada