The Colorado Ski Country USA Ski Passport program provides students in grades 3–6 the ability to access member ski areas and experience all that Colorado’s resorts have to offer at an unbeatable price. During the winter season, the Ski Passport helps kids discover and grow a passion for skiing or riding in Colorado.
The Ski Passport program was established in 1996, and since then, more than 200,000 kids have participated in the program.
Twenty (20) Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas participate in the Ski Passport program.
For a complete list, click here and scroll down.
All Ski Passports are non-refundable. Please refer to our Terms & Conditions webpage.
Some ski areas may require reservations (either for the entire season or during peak periods) to use your Ski Passport. For an up-to-date list of how ski areas are redeeming the Ski Passport, click here.
Any reservations made through resort websites must be confirmed with the resort. Colorado Ski Country USA is unable to cancel, modify, or change reservations made on resort websites or through resort call centers. You may receive a CSCUSA Ski Passport Visit email for your planned ski day before, on, or after your Ski Passport ski day, depending on resort verification processes.
Ski areas anticipate being open during the entire winter season. Please always check the ski area you are visiting for updated information prior to your visit day. Your Ski Passport is a great value and will be available to use throughout the season. Should a ski area be closed at any time due to government restrictions or any other reason, refunds to your Ski Passport will not be authorized.
The Ski Passport program is administered through a digital redemption system.
What does that mean?
Passport holders will not receive a physical card. Once a Ski Passport has been approved (and ski areas are open), the Ski Passport holder can go directly to a participating ski area to redeem their lift tickets.
Available lift tickets, additional offerings, and specific ski area redemption instructions can be found by logging into your account.
The CSCUSA Ski Passport program has a fully digital redemption process. As a result, a physical plastic pass is not needed to redeem lift ticket access. Log in to your account to see instructions on how to redeem lift tickets.
A Commemorative Ski Passport is available for a cost of $25.00 per pass. The card is for commemorative use only; it is not required or sufficient to obtain lift tickets. But it’s a great option if parents or guardians wish to have a keepsake item for their Ski Passport skier or rider.
Commemorative Ski Passport orders must be fully complete prior to shipment. Commemorative Ski Passport applications that are missing items (such as a missing proof of grade or a rejected photo) may experience delays in processing times. All orders with standard shipping are mailed from Denver, CO, via USPS First Class mail.
Commemorative Ski Passports will be shipped beginning in September.
Log into your account to get the most detailed information regarding lift ticket redemption.
Instructions are also available on our Redemption Instructions webpage.
Please note that each ski area may have slightly different instructions.
The Ski Passport holder must be present at the lift ticket window to redeem a lift ticket. Another individual cannot redeem on behalf of the Passholder.
If you wish to be notified of the Ski Passport registration opening date, click here to sign up for the Waitlist.
Approval of Ski Passports will take between 5–7 business days. Once approved, you’ll get an email, and then you’re ready to hit the slopes!
The Ski Passport is a fully digital redemption process. To check the status of your pending Ski Passports, log into your account or check your email.
Please note that nothing will be mailed to you unless you choose to purchase a Commemorative Ski Passport for your child.
Proof of grade documentation can be one of the following:
If your proof of grade document does not meet these requirements, your passport validation will be delayed until new proof of grade is provided.
The Ski Passport is a fully digital redemption system.
Nothing will be mailed to you unless you select the option to purchase a Commemorative Printed Ski Passport card on the summary page. All orders with standard shipping are mailed from Denver, CO, via USPS First Class mail.
Commemorative Ski Passport orders must be fully complete prior to shipment. Ski Passport applications that have items missing (such as a no proof of grade or a rejected photo) may experience delays in processing times.
Commemorative Ski Passports will be shipped beginning in September.
When asked to associate an activity with Colorado, most people say “skiing.” However, many 10-year-olds are more likely to see the mountains on television than to experience them first-hand. And the Colorado ski industry is determined to remove the barriers to mountain recreation.
Colorado Ski Country USA is pleased offer the Ski Passport to children in grades 3–6 because we believe that learning a snow sport—and learning to love a snow sport—should be a rite of passage for every child. The CSCUSA Ski Passport program helps make that happen.
The Ski Passport is valid during the entire winter season. For ski area opening and closing dates, click here.
The Ski Passport is blacked out on the following holidays.
Please note that the CSCUSA Ski Passports are not valid for summer access.
No, you do not need to be a Colorado resident to apply for a Ski Passport for your 3rd–6th grader. The CSCUSA Ski Passport program is open to all 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th graders.
Yes and no. Some ski areas do accept CSCUSA Ski Passport validations on race days, and some don’t.
The rules and regulations state, “CSCUSA participating resorts reserve the right … to restrict or prohibit lift tickets obtained using the Passport Program from being used in conjunction with other resort offers or from being used by participants in special events or races or competitions of any kind.”
Always check with the ski area prior to the race to be informed on if they will be accepting CSCUSA Ski Passports for the race in question.
Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), a not-for-profit trade association which represents 21 ski and snowboard resorts in Colorado, is the global voice of the Colorado ski industry. The association’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy, and public relations.
Founded in 1963, Colorado Ski Country USA has been instrumental in the marketing, public relations, and legislative efforts that have propelled the Colorado ski industry to success. Today, Colorado hosts between 20 and 25 percent of all skier visits in the U.S. annually, with CSCUSA member resorts accounting for more than 7 million skier visits a year. The winter sports industry generates nearly $5 billion of economic activity annually in Colorado.
CSCUSA engages in a variety of programs to promote and grow the sport, including the Colorado Ski Country USA Snow Report, the Ski Passport program which encourages families and children to become life-long participants, and the Snow Conference and the Annual Meeting, which promote ski industry education opportunities.