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Ski passport available to fifth and sixth graders

Staff report

Colorado Ski Country USA announced Monday that its fifth- and sixth-grade Passport Programs are available for the upcoming ski season.

The Passport Programs introduce fifth- and sixth-grade students to skiing and snowboarding by giving fifth-graders free access and sixth-graders discounted access to 20 of Colorado’s ski resorts.

Participating resorts include Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Eldora, Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Ski Granby Ranch, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

One passport allows fifth-graders three days of free skiing at each of the resorts. The other one allows sixth-graders four days of skiing at the same 20 resorts for $99.

“Colorado Ski Country’s Passport Programs have introduced an entire generation of youngsters to skiing and snowboarding,” said Melanie Mills, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “By giving fifth- and sixth-graders the opportunity to ski and ride, we’re helping kids to become lifelong skiers and snowboarders.”

To register kids for the Passport Programs or for details on the First Class Program, visit http://www.colorado

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