This year, Colorado Ski Country USA has re-launched its Colorado Passport program for 5th and 6th graders. With the Passport, 5th graders can ski free all season, and 6th graders can ski all year for $99.
It’s all a great bargain to suck kids into the pricey hobby of skiing, but if you’re up for it, it’s an excellent deal.
In Colorado, kids might be bringing home Passport applications through school. The program, though, is open to children from anywhere in the United States, so if you have a ski vacation planned, sign your child up here.
2009-10 participating resorts are: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Howelson Hill, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Purgatory/Durango, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, Sol Vista Basin, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park, and Wolf Creek.
(This means that if you big spenders are headed to Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge or Keystone, you’ll have to pony up for a regular pass for your 11-year-old.)