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Ski Passport (gr. 3–6)

Create an account at shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

For each student in grades 3–6, you will need to upload: 

  • a photo (no hats, goggles, or sunglasses)
  • proof of grade

Limit one (1) CSCUSA pass per student/child. Please allow 3–5 business days for activation.

Acceptable documents include:

  • school report card
  • school I.D.
  • school transcript
  • passport
  • birth certificate

School documents must include both the year and the student’s grade.

While we appreciate that it can be effortful to acquire proof of grade documentation and while we know that you sincerely want to buy the appropriate Ski Passport for your student (we know you do! And we love that!), the following documents are not accepted:

  • any document that incudes a grade but NOT the year
  • screenshots of texts from your student’s teacher stating your student’s grade
  • handwritten notes on lined notebook paper
  • graded homework (no, but congrats on nailing that assignment!)

Any current student in grades 3–6 is eligible for a CSCUSA Ski Passport. 

Legal guardians may purchase Ski Passports for any students in grades 3–6 that are in their care.

All CSCUSA passes and cards are digital.

Passes and cards take approximately 3-5 days to activate.* You will receive an email notifying you when they are ready to use.

You must validate each of your planned visits to a member resort in your CSCUSA Pass Portal ahead of time. We’ll track exactly how many visits you have available at each ski area. Just validate and visit the ticket window!

*Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

Go to shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

Login with the username and password you created at the time of purchase.

Go to our Visit Validation FAQs page or watch this helpful video. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Passes and cards may be validated as early as 7 days before your planned visit, or on the day of your planned visit.

We recommend that you do not rely on internet/email access once you are at the ticket window of your chosen resort. Many resorts have only variable broadband service capability at or near their base area. 

Log into your Pass Portal and choose your first Ski Passport holder, in the right column.

Each Ski Passport holder’s validation screen will have a Christy Sports voucher notification, in the left column.

Click the linked text (TWO FREE JUNIOR RENTALS). Take a screenshot of the voucher and bring it into any Christy Sports location. They’ll take it from there.

Follow the same procedure for each of your Ski Passport students.

Kids’ Ski Passports (grades 3–6) are good at the following 20 CSCUSA member ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Loveland Ski Area
  • Monarch Mountain
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory Resort
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park

Our Gems Passes and Cards are good at the following 11 CSCUSA Gems ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Cooper
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Loveland
  • Monarch
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory
  • Sunlight

*Hesperus has announced that, due to an unexpected mechanical failure on the Bighorn Chairlift, they are regretfully and officially closed for the 2023–24 season. We look forward to their return next season. Get well soon, Hespie!

All CSCUSA passes and cards are blacked out on the following dates:

  • December 25, 2023–January 1, 2024
  • January 13–14, 2024
  • February 17–18, 2024

Ski Passports and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

Ski Passports and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

We sincerely hope you have the opportunity to use your pass or card this season at one (or more!) of our ski areas. They say variety is the spice of life, and who knows? You might just find your favorite run in an unexpected place.

Because here in Colorado Ski Country USA, there’s a mountain for everyone.

We think Colorado is the best, but any student in grades 3–6—no matter where they live—is eligible for a Ski Passport.

All CSCUSA passes and cards must be activated prior to first use.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

You can check the status of any pending CSCUSA passes and cards by logging into your Pass Portal.

You like us! You really like us!! And we’re activating as fast as we can!!!

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

A commemorative Ski Passport is a printed plastic keepsake card.

You cannot use a commemorative Ski Passport to buy a lift ticket (or anything else, for that matter). You can put it in a scrapbook, stick it on a bulletin board next to your kids’ artwork, or use it as an ice-scraper (although it will take you a looooooooong time to scrape your windshield, as it is the size of a credit card).

Commemorative Ski Passports are available for an additional $25 each through our shop.

Gems Teen Pass (ages 12–17)

Create an account at shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

For each child ages 12–17, you will need to upload:

  • a photo (no hats, goggles, or sunglasses)
  • proof of age

Limit one (1) CSCUSA pass per child/student. Please allow 3–5 business days for activation.

Acceptable documents include:

  • school report card
  • school I.D.
  • school transcript
  • driver’s license
  • passport
  • birth certificate

Legal guardians may purchase Gems Teen Passes for any children ages 12–17 that are in their care.

All CSCUSA passes and cards are digital.

Passes and cards take approximately 3-5 days to activate.* You will receive an email notifying you when they are ready to use.

You must validate each of your planned visits to a member resort in your CSCUSA Pass Portal ahead of time. We’ll track exactly how many visits you have available at each ski area. Just validate and visit the ticket window!

*Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

Go to shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

Login with the username and password you created at the time of purchase.

Go to our Visit Validation FAQs page or watch this helpful video. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Passes and cards may be validated as early as 7 days before your planned visit, or on the day of your planned visit.

We recommend that you do not rely on internet/email access once you are at the ticket window of your chosen resort. Many resorts have only variable broadband service capability at or near their base area. 

Gems Teen Passes and all other Gems products are good at the following 11 CSCUSA Gems ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Cooper
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Loveland
  • Monarch
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory
  • Sunlight

Kids’ Ski Passports (grades 3–6) are good at the following 20 CSCUSA member ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory Resort
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park

*Hesperus has announced that, due to an unexpected mechanical failure on the Bighorn Chairlift, they are regretfully and officially closed for the 2023–24 season. We look forward to their return next season. Get well soon, Hespie!

All CSCUSA passes and cards are blacked out on the following dates:

  • December 25, 2023–January 1, 2024
  • January 13–14, 2024
  • February 17–18, 2024

Gems Teen Passes and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

Gems Teen Passes and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

We sincerely hope you have the opportunity to use your pass or card this season at one (or more!) of our ski areas. They say variety is the spice of life, and who knows? You might just find your favorite run in an unexpected place.

Because here in Colorado Ski Country USA, there’s a mountain for everyone.

We think Colorado is the best, but you don’t have to live here to buy and use a Gems Teen Pass at our 11 Gems ski areas.

All CSCUSA passes and cards must be activated prior to first use.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

You can check the status of any pending CSCUSA passes and cards by logging into your Pass Portal.

You like us! You really like us!! And we’re activating as fast as we can!!!

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

Gems Discount Card

With your Gems Discount Card, you can choose between…

BOGO adult lift tickets or 30% off single adult lift tickets

Valid for two redemptions each at: Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch Mountain, Powderhorn, Purgatory, and Sunlight

Plus, you get…

$79 midweek adult ticket (Tuesday–Thursday) or
$99 weekend adult ticket (Friday–Monday) 

Valid for two redemptions at: Arapahoe Basin

Create an account at shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

Limit one (1) per customer. Please allow 3–5 business days for activation.

All CSCUSA passes and cards are digital.

Passes and cards take approximately 3-5 days to activate.* You will receive an email notifying you when they are ready to use.

You must validate each of your planned visits to a member resort in your CSCUSA Pass Portal ahead of time. We’ll track exactly how many visits you have available at each ski area. Just validate and visit the ticket window!

*Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

Go to shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

Login with the username and password you created at the time of purchase.

Go to our Visit Validation FAQs page or watch this helpful video. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Passes and cards may be validated as early as 7 days before your planned visit, or on the day of your planned visit.

We recommend that you do not rely on internet/email access once you are at the ticket window of your chosen resort. Many resorts have only variable broadband service capability at or near their base area. 

Gems Discount Cards and other Gems products are good at the following 11 CSCUSA Gems ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Cooper
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Loveland
  • Monarch
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory
  • Sunlight

Kids’ Ski Passports (grades 3–6) are good at the following 20 CSCUSA member ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory Resort
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park

*Hesperus has announced that, due to an unexpected mechanical failure on the Bighorn Chairlift, they are regretfully and officially closed for the 2023–24 season. We look forward to their return next season. Get well soon, Hespie!

All CSCUSA passes and cards are blacked out on the following dates:

  • December 25, 2023–January 1, 2024
  • January 13–14, 2024
  • February 17–18, 2024

Gems Discount Cards and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

Gems Discount Cards and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

We sincerely hope you have the opportunity to use your pass or card this season at one (or more!) of our ski areas. They say variety is the spice of life, and who knows? You might just find your favorite run in an unexpected place.

Because here in Colorado Ski Country USA, there’s a mountain for everyone.

We think Colorado is the best, but you don’t have to live here to buy and use a Gems Discount Card at our 11 Gems ski areas.

All CSCUSA passes and cards must be activated prior to first use.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

You can check the status of any pending CSCUSA passes and cards by logging into your Pass Portal.

You like us! You really like us!! And we’re activating as fast as we can!!!

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

Gems Parent Pass

The new Gems Parent Pass gets you more mountains, more memories, more of what you love.

Available only with the purchase of a 2023-24 Ski Passport or Gems Teen Pass in our shop. Limit one (1) per household. Quantities limited.

Before you can buy a Gems Parent Pass, you will need to complete the purchase of either a Ski Passport or a Gems Teen Pass.

Once you have received an email thanking you for your Ski Passport or Gems Teen Pass purchase, log in to your Pass Portal and click the Buy Now button.

The Gems Parent Pass is a new product being released in limited quantities this year. It’s designed to help CSCUSA continue to fulfill its mission: that is, to help get new-to-the-sport and non-core skiers and riders on the slopes—in as large numbers as possible.

And in order to maximize our reach to loyal customers like you, sales of the Gems Parent Pass are limited to one per household.

Legal guardians of students grades 3–6 or children ages 12–17 may purchase one (1) Gems Parent Pass per household once they have purchased a qualifying Ski Passport or Gems Teen Pass.

If you have already purchased a 2023–24 Ski Passport and/or a Gems Teen Pass, go to your Pass Portal. Click the Buy Now button.

If you have not already purchased a 2023–24 Ski Passport and/or a Gems Teen Pass, create an account at shop.coloradoski.com/registration. You will need to complete the purchase of either a Ski Passport or a Gems Teen Pass. Once you have received an email thanking you for your purchase, log in to your Pass Portal and click the Buy Now button.

Please allow 3–5 business days for activation of all passes and cards.

All CSCUSA passes and cards are digital.

Passes and cards take approximately 3-5 days to activate.* You will receive an email notifying you when they are ready to use.

You must validate each of your planned visits to a member resort in your CSCUSA Pass Portal ahead of time. We’ll track exactly how many visits you have available at each ski area. Just validate and visit the ticket window!

*Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

Go to shop.coloradoski.com/registration.

Login with the username and password you created at the time of purchase.

Go to our Visit Validation FAQs page or watch this helpful video. It’s as easy as 1-2-3!

Passes and cards may be validated as early as 7 days before your planned visit, or on the day of your planned visit.

We recommend that you do not rely on internet/email access once you are at the ticket window of your chosen resort. Many resorts have only variable broadband service capability at or near their base area. 

Gems Parent Passes and all other Gems products are good at the following 11 CSCUSA Gems ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Cooper
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Loveland
  • Monarch
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory
  • Sunlight

Kids’ Ski Passports (grades 3–6) are good at the following 20 CSCUSA member ski areas:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus*
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory Resort
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park

*Hesperus has announced that, due to an unexpected mechanical failure on the Bighorn Chairlift, they are regretfully and officially closed for the 2023–24 season. We look forward to their return next season. Get well soon, Hespie!

All CSCUSA passes and cards are blacked out on the following dates:

  • December 25, 2023–January 1, 2024
  • January 13–14, 2024
  • February 17–18, 2024

Gems Parent Passes and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

Gems Parent Passes and all other CSCUSA passes and cards are non-refundable.

We sincerely hope you have the opportunity to use your pass or card this season at one (or more!) of our ski areas. They say variety is the spice of life, and who knows? You might just find your favorite run in an unexpected place.

Because here in Colorado Ski Country USA, there’s a mountain for everyone.

We think Colorado is the best, but you don’t have to live here to buy and use a Gems Parent Pass at our 11 Gems ski areas.

All CSCUSA passes and cards must be activated prior to first use.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

You can check the status of any pending CSCUSA passes and cards by logging into your Pass Portal.

You like us! You really like us!! And we’re activating as fast as we can!!!

During the season, activation of passes and cards takes between 3–5 business days.

Before the season starts, passes and cards may take longer to activate.