Ski In Colorado And Utah For Free
We just came back from a great ski trip to Park City, Utah with our kids (see my article on Things to do in Park City) and while I was there I learned about a program that lets 5th and 6th graders ski for free in Colorado and Utah!
The 5th Grade Passport Program lets kids ski for free three times at each of Utah’s 20 participating resorts such as Deer Valley Resort, which is where we went. The 6th Grade Passport gets you one free day at each resort. For each passport you need to apply and pay a $35 processing fee (the price will increase on January 31, 2016). This is such a great deal! You can base yourself at Hilton Salt Lake City Center and try out several resorts during your stay. For all the details and how to apply for the program in Utah, click here.
When we returned from our trip I did some research and found there’s a similar program in Colorado. The Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport Program provides three free days at the 20 participating members’ resorts. The 6th Grade Passport Program allows four days at each of the 20 resorts for a total cost of $115. More details can be found here.
If you’re visiting Colorado you could stay Hilton Fort Collins (just over an hour from Denver) and have fun trying several of the slopes.
What a great way to introduce kids to skiing or just make your family trip a little more reasonable. I hope this works out for someone and be sure to pass on this deal to your friends!
Susan is an enthusiastic traveler and mom to a 11 year-old boy and eight year-old girl. Originally from North Carolina, Susan is a Southerner at heart, although…