Free skiing for fifth graders lives on |

Free skiing for fifth graders lives on

Aspen Times staff report
Aspen, CO Colorado

ASPEN – Colorado Ski Country USA is renewing its effort to introduce kids to skiing by offering free skiing to fifth graders and reduced lift tickets for sixth graders.

The Passport Program lets fifth graders ski free for up to three times each at Ski Country’s 21 member resorts in Colorado. That means a fifth grader could tap 63 free days of skiing during the 2009-10 season.

The sixth grade program provides four days of skiing for $99 at each of the 21 resorts.

“Skiing in Colorado is something that everyone should have the opportunity to learn to do,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA, in a prepared statement. “The Passport programs make introducing 5th and 6th graders to skiing and snowboarding easy and accessible for families. The Passport provides the lift ticket, resorts provide inspiring terrain, Mother Nature provides the snow, and kids bring all the fun with them.”

This season’s Passport programs can be fully processed online at

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