A local resort has been offering the 4th Graders ski for free program for sometime, but this year they decided not to offer the program. I've used this program in the past to get two of my kids seasons passes. All you had to do is go to the main ticket office, show them you kid's report card with B or better grades, pay $25 processing fee, and get your kid's picture taken, and then they hand you a season pass. Maybe a 10 minute process. All of these requirements are listed on their website.
When I asked why they had canceled it, the ski area said that of all the programs, this program was the hardest to administer. When I asked why it was so hard, they said the parents would show up without the report card, but still expected to get the pass or they were unwilling to pay the $25 processing fee. The parents would then whine and complain to management. Well management took care of this for the whiny parents, they canceled the program. Thanks!
Just like most kids sports, parents get involved and ruin everything.