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Kids Can Ski and Ride for Free in Colorado Ski Country

Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain. Photo courtesy of Copper Mountain.


Resorts Across the State Offer Free Skiing for Young Participants

As part of Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) resorts commitment to providing an enjoyable and affordable ski vacation for families, many resorts offer free skiing for kids. By waiving a lift ticket fee for kids under a certain age or offering free lift access to kids as part of a promotion or package, Colorado resorts strive to provide the opportunity for families to have a well-priced, hassle-free, and enjoyable ski experience.

Below are some kids ski free packages and promotions currently available in Colorado Ski Country USA.

Colorado Ski Country USA

5th Grade Passport Program

Colorado Ski Country USA offers any fifth grader the chance to ski or ride three days at 21 participating member resorts across the state absolutely free. Thats up to 63 free days on the slopes. Fifth graders who have never skied or snowboarded are eligible for the First Class program which provides never-ever skiers and riders one free full-day beginner lesson and equipment rental at the resort of their choice. All Passport holders also receive one complimentary junior rental from Christy Sports. The corresponding 6th Grade Passport Program offers four days of skiing at the same 21 resorts for only $125. To register for the Passport Program visit:

Arapahoe Basin

Season Pass for Kids Under 5

All kids under 5 ski free at Arapahoe Basin. They can get a free season pass or stop by the lift ticket window to pick up a day ticket. For more information visit

Aspen Snowmass

Kids Ski Free

Children 6 and under always ski free at Aspen Snowmass. For children ages 7 to 12 years old, Aspen Snowmass allows kids to ski free when booking two or more nights of lodging through Stay Aspen Snowmass or renting childrens ski or snowboard equipment from Four Mountain Sports. There is no limit on the number of days children can receive free lift tickets when renting from Four Mountain Sports. Additionally, kids receive 30 percent off group lessons with Aspen Snowmass world-famous Ski & Snowboard School when purchasing seven or more days. Valid January 1 to April 16, 2017. Mention kids ski free when you call 800-290-1326 or visit for more information.

Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin. Photo by Dave Camara courtesy of Arapahoe Basin.


Copper Mountain

One. Two. Free!

By booking two nights of lodging, guests can receive a third night free. Kids ski free with the purchase of an adult 2-day lift ticket. The deal includes a third day of rentals and group lessons free plus a secret pass to skip the lines. This deal can be booked now for just $30 down, but space is limited. Visit for more details.

Crested Butte

Kids Ski Free

Any child 12 and under visiting Crested Butte Mountain Resort until December 16, 2016 and April 1-9, 2017 can ski free, no adult lift ticket purchase required. For more information, visit

Granby Ranch

Grand County Students Ski Free

Grand County students and all kids 5 and under ski free at Granby Ranch. On January 6, Granby Ranch is offering kids 3 to 14 a discounted rental and lesson package, $94 for a half day and $127 for a full day. Visit for more information.


Free Season Pass

All kids 5 and under ski free at Loveland. Lovelands 3-Class Pass for Kids is for all children, ages 6 to 14, of all ability levels. When guests pre-purchase or complete three full-day lesson packages, they receive a free unrestricted season pass to keep practicing their skiing or snowboarding skills for the rest of the season.Children’s full day lesson packages include a lesson, lift access, equipment rentals (ski or snowboard) and lunch.Guests may also pre-purchase the three lesson packages and enjoy the season pass all winter long. More information can be found by visiting

Monarch Mountain

Kids Under 6 Ski Free

All children 6 and under ski free during the season at Monarch Mountain. For more information visit


50th Anniversary Special

To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, Powderhorn is offering free skiing for children 6 and under with the purchase of an adult pass or an adult lift ticket. Visit for more information.

Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Purgatory. Photo by Scott DW Smith courtesy of Purgatory.


Purgatory Resort

Kids Ski Free Package

Purgatory Resorts Kids Ski Free package invites guests to enjoy four nights of lodging, three days of lift tickets for mom and dad, and free lift tickets for kids 12 and under. The package includes 25 percent off lodging and is available until April 4, 2017, excluding December 26, 2016- January 2, 2017. Guests can book by calling 800-525-0892 or by going online to


Kids/Grandkids Ski and Rent Free

Steamboat’s Kids Ski Free and Grandkids Ski Free programs enable children 12 and younger to ski free the same number of days as their parent/grandparent when a parent/grandparent purchases a 5-or-more day adult lift ticket. Seniors (ages 70+) must purchase an adult ticket to be eligible for this program. Each qualifying purchase allows one free child per paid parent/grandparent. Kids also rent free when their parent or grandparent rents equipment for 5 or more days. For more information on Kids Ski and Rent Free, visit

Free Season Pass

Additionally, one child (12 and under) is eligible to receive a free season pass when a parent or legal guardian purchases an adult Steamboat Season Pass. Each additional child or teen can purchase a special priced Family Season Pass. Details can be found at

Sunlight Mountain Resort

Ski, Swim and Stay

With Sunlight’s Ski, Swim and Stay package, kids 12 and under ski free. Enjoy a full day on the slopes of Sunlight, a rejuvenating soak in Glenwood Hot Springs, the largest natural hot springs pool in the world, and a relaxing night’s stay at one of seven participating lodging properties. Packages start at just $99/night. Learn more:

Telluride Ski Resort

Kids 5 and Under Ski Free

Children 5 and under ski free at Telluride when they stop by the lift ticket office and pick up a day ticket. Visit for more information.