Skiing can be a great family physical activity but generally it is not low cost!
If you have a child in 3rd, 4th or 5th grade, you’re going to want to check these programs out so your family can ski for less! You can sign up your child for a free or low cost ski lesson and/or lift passes. Maybe they’d rather snowboard? That’s included in many as well. The winter of 2016 has had no snow as of yet, but many resorts make their own snow. Give your kids the experience of skiing down a mountain this winter!
ISKINY Free for Kids Passport program
- Any 3rd or 4th grader from anywhere can sign up for this program that lets kids ski for less by providing them with either 3 free lift tickets (when an adult purchases one), or a learn to ski and ride program. You are charged a $26 processing fee per program. There is a 2 week processing period, and you’ll need to have a report card (if you’re applying early last year’s final will be accepted). Thirty mountains participate, with some blackout dates. Hunter and Windham participate and are close enough to parts of New Jersey for a day trip! Or take a trip to Greek Peak like we did last year! Click over to sign up.
PSAA 4th/5th Grade Snowpass
- Any 4th or 5th grader from anywhere can sign up for this program! For $35 ($30 if you complete the registration before December 1), your student can ski or snowboard for free with 3 lift tickets, and a first time ski/board package! Adults get a 50% off deal to accompany the 4th or 5th grader. Nineteen mountains participate, with many close enough to New Jersey for a day trip where kids can ski for less! Click over to sign up.
4th and 5th Graders Ski & Ride Free at Mountain Creek
- Available online only – 4th and 5th graders with a grade average of B or higher can ski and ride for free! Choose a learn to ski or learn to snowboard package that gets you rentals and a beginner limited lift pass for the day you visit. There’s a discount for parents too so no excuses about not skiing, mom and dad!
January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month and in addition to the local mountains listed above, ski mountains in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Michigan, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, and a group called Ski the Northwest Rockies offer low cost ski options for kids. If you’re traveling be sure to check these out! In fact, Jersey Family Fun is currently in talks with several ski resorts to have them featured in our upcoming Best Places for Kids to Learn to Ski series.
Click over to learn more about the Best Places for Kids to Learn to Ski.
Where will you ski for less this winter?
To arrange a feature on your location contact Jennifer Auer, Jersey Family Fun publisher.