Three Ways to Save on Skiing for Kids


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    Three Ways to Save on Skiing for Kids

    1. Take Advantage of Deals Offered During Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month
    January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. As part of this annual event, ski resorts around the country offer deals on lessons for beginners. Call or check the websites for your local ski area to see what they’ve got to offer!

    2. Apply for a Local Ski Passport Program
    If your child is already skilled on the slopes, several states offer passport programs for kids that give them the opportunity to ski free (or for a minimal cost) for an entire season. The typical age range of eligible participants is 3rd – 6th graders, but that’s not always the case.  The hitch: Passports are not just doled out freely to any child - most programs have an application process. Other programs have grade requirements and require that a report card be submitted along with the application. Examples of passport programs:

    Colorado Ski or Ride Free Passport
    Maine WinterKids Passport
    Michigan Cold is Cool Passport
    New Hampshire Snowsports Passport
    New York Ski and Ride Passport
    Pennsylvania Snowpass Program


    3. Lease Your Child’s Skiing Equipment
    Appropriately sized skis, boots, poles etc. are critical to your child’s safety, but buying new ski gear each year can be pricey. And renting each time you hit the hills isn’t cheap if you’re planning to ski regularly. Your best option is to look into seasonal leasing programs offered by sporting goods stores. Some resorts and ski areas also offer in-house leasing.

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