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Kids Ski Free Pass and Gems Card from Colorado Ski Country Now Available


Registration for Colorado Ski Country USA’s (CSCUSA) industry leading 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card is now open. The Passport Program, now in its 24th year, is unparalleled with its access to 22 ski areas and Colorado’s signature winter sports, skiing and snowboarding. It has been widely emulated across the country due its success. The program is ideal for families of all types including those that have never visited a ski area, are new to Colorado or are lifelong skiing or riding families.


Fifth grade students receive three days of free skiing or snowboarding at each ski area, providing any Colorado child or family an affordable opportunity to experience skiing or snowboarding in Colorado. Sixth grade students have access to 88 days on the slopes for as little as $1.25 per day. Fifth graders who have never been skiing or snowboarding may be eligible for a free lesson and equipment rental.


The Gems card is ideal for Passport families looking to explore Colorado, season pass holders looking for an add on product or non-season pass holders who want the flexibility to ski with someone or on their own as they explore the state. For just $30, Gems Card holders can enjoy 22 days of discounted skiing at 11 ski areas across the state with buy one, get one free or 30 percent discounted adult lift tickets.


For the 2019-20 winter, the Passport Program will be digital, allowing passport families to enroll in the program online and visit 22 Colorado ski areas without needing a physical pass. The digital process will further streamline access to participating ski areas and ease the trip to the ticket window for families looking to enjoy Colorado’s signature winter 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 $110 if purchased during the early season, after which the price will increase to $130 until January 31, 2020. CSCUSA’s First Class lesson program complements the 5th Grade Passport Program and provides eligible fifth graders who have never been on the slopes the possibility of getting one (1) free ski or snowboard lesson and one (1) full equipment rental at a participating ski area of their choosing.


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 one (1) free equipment rental to all Passport holders per season redeemable at any Christy Sports location.


Participating resorts in the 2019-20 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 Ski Country Gems Card

The 11 Gems ski areas are some of Colorado’s best ski areas offering visitors authentic, world-class Colorado skiing and snowboarding in all parts of the state. For just $30, the Colorado Gems card provides either two 2-for-1 adult lift tickets or two 30 percent (30%) off adult lift tickets at each of the 11 Gems. This provides up to 22 days of discounted skiing or riding at these ski areas.


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 2019-20 Gems Card program include: Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight. The Gems card is not valid from 12/22/2019 to 1/1/2020.