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Colorado Ski Country 6th Grade Passport Price Increase Dec. 15

Fifth Grade Passport Remains Completely Free; Sixth Grade Program Increases to $125 on Dec. 15


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The popular Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) 6th Grade Passport Program will increase in price from $105 to $125 on December 15. The 6th Grade Passport provides four days of skiing or snowboarding at 22 ski areas across the state. The 5th Grade Passport remains completely free and allows fifth graders three free days at the same 22 ski areas. Substantial early season snowfall has blanketed the state creating excellent early-season conditions. Parents are encouraged to enroll their 6th graders in the Passport Program before the price increases to $125 on December 15.

The Colorado Gems Card, a great companion product for parents of 5th and 6th Grade Passport holders, provides discounted skiing and riding access to eleven of Colorado’s most authentic ski areas through buy one, get one free or 30 percent discounted adult lift tickets. Kendall Mountain, owned and operated by the town of Silverton, joined the Passport and Gems Card programs in the middle of the 2017-18 season.

“The 2018-19 ski season has delivered some of the best early-season snowfall Colorado has seen in many years,” said Melanie Mills, President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “Conditions are great across the state, with soft snow and plenty of open terrain for skiers and riders to enjoy. It’s a great time for families to arrange their ski season plans, whether they’re long-time participants or first-time beginners to Colorado’s signature sports of skiing and snowboarding.”

CSCUSA 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program

The 5th Grade Passport provides fifth graders three days of free skiing at 22 CSCUSA member ski areas. The 6th Grade Passport allows sixth graders four days of skiing at the same 22 ski areas for $105 if participants register before December 15, after which the price will increase to $125 until January 31, 2019. Additionally, CSCUSA’s First Class lesson program complements the 5th Grade Passport Program and provides fifth graders who have never skied or snowboarded one free ski or snowboard lesson and equipment rental.

To register for the Passport Program and for more information about First Class Lessons, parents can visit The CSCUSA Passport Program enjoys the support of presenting sponsor Christy Sports, which provides a free equipment rental to all Passport families, and program partners Credit Union of Colorado and HEAD Wintersports.

Participating resorts in the 2018-19 Passport program include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen Hill, Hesperus, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

Colorado Gems Card

Appropriately named, the Gems ski areas are among Colorado’s best hidden treasures. With affordable prices and world-class terrain, the Colorado Gems ski areas offer an authentic Colorado skiing and snowboarding experience. For just $25, the Colorado Gems Card provides either two 2-for-1 adult lift tickets or two 30 percent off adult lift tickets at each of the eleven Colorado Gems Resorts, providing up to 22 days of discounted skiing or riding at Colorado’s hidden gems.

For more information or to purchase a Colorado Gems Card, visit The CSCUSA Gems card enjoys the support of presenting sponsor HEAD Wintersports.

Participating resorts in the 2018-19 Gems Card program include: Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight.