Passport Redemption Instructions

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How to Redeem Your 5th and 6th Grade Passport for the 2020-21 Season

The 2020-21 season will look a little different than seasons in the past. With many ski areas having different methods for redeeming your 5th and 6th Grade Passport, we're here to help you and your family navigate the redemption process. This page will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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 resort call centers. You may receive a Colorado Ski Country Passport visit email for your Passport visit before, on or after your Passport ski day depending on resort verification processes.

For general information about operational procedures at Colorado's ski areas, click here. 

*All redemption instructions are subject to change. Although we don’t anticipate changes to the below instructions, always check with your desired ski area prior to your visit for any last-minute changes or updates.*

ARAPAHOE BASIN

Advanced tickets are required at A-Basin.

1. Select the date your Passport Holder wants to ski or snowboard at https://store.arapahoebasin.com/s/lift-tickets/c/comped-lift-tickets

2. Select 5th or 6th Grade Passport

3. Follow the steps to complete the health questionnaire and check out.

4. On the day of your visit, please visit Guest Services. They will look up your student by one (or all) of these variables: first name, last name, or DOB.

5. Once validated your Passport holder will be issued a BASINCARD for ski area access.

**Please have “welcome email” from CSCUSA available if Guest Services needs it. Likewise, you can always access your Passport(s) from your parent/guardian profile**

ASPEN SNOWMASS - Buttermilk and Highlands are closed for the season

(Including Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass)

The Passport Holder will need to visit the ticket office on mountain to redeem a lift ticket. No reservation is required. 

COOPER

To redeem your 5th or 6th Grade Passport at Cooper follow these steps:

1. Head for Ticket window at Ski Cooper 

2. Inform Ticket Window Agent that you are a CSCUSA 5th or 6th Grade Passport holder 

3. 5th or 6th Grader must be present 

4. Provide Passport holders: Name, Date of Birth and Passport number 

5. Ticket Agent will issue an RFID card with visits attached for the 2020/2021 Season

COPPER MOUNTAIN

1. At any time prior to your trip, redeem you Copper Passport Pack at https://book.coppercolorado.com/s/cscusa/p/passport

2. Your CSCUSA passport number* is required, and a $5 Copper Card may need to be purchased during check-out.

4. Passport holders must load a photo onto their Copper profile, or they will be stopped at the lift.

3. Redemption will load all 3 days (for 5th Grade) or all 4 days (for 6th Grade) of skiing at Copper onto a pass for your 5th/6th grader during the 2020/21 Winter.

4. Once registration is complete; an email will be sent to the parent/guardian with Copper Passport Pack pickup instructions (if new Copper Cards are purchased).

4. This season, there is no need to stop at the ticket window each day; instead, once the Copper Passport Pack is in hand, simply go straight to the lift with your Copper Card on any valid date(s). You do not need to pre-select your dates.

As of Tuesday, March 16th, parking reservations are NOT required for Copper Mountain for the 2020/21 season.

*Passport number can be found on the Passport Portal (located beneath student photo) or on the “welcome email” received from CSCUSA.

ECHO MOUNTAIN

1. Passport holder must email info@echomntn.com at least 24 hours in advance of their visit.

2. Echo will provide them a coupon code that will allow them to purchase their lift ticket at $0 through the Echo Mountain website www.echomntn.com.

3. Once the Passport holder arrives at the mountain, they will need to visit the ticket counter to pick up their RFID lift ticket.

ELDORA

As of 3/22/21, WEEKDAY parking reservations are not required at Eldora. 

1. Please see a Ticketing Agent in the Indian Peaks Lodge to collect your lift ticket.

2. Inform the Ticket Window agent that you are a CSCUSA 5th/ 6th Grade passport holder.

3. 5th or 6th grade student MUST be present in the room to receive the ticket.

4 Tickets are only valid on the date they are issued.

*See Eldora’s website prior to visiting for COVID-19 policies or updates.

**For weekend parking reservations, click here.

GRANBY RANCH

1. No reservations required.

2. 5th/6th Grade Passholders can visit the ticket window on the day of their visit (must be present to redeem).

3. Parent or Passport Holder should be prepared to give their first name, last name and date of birth.

4. The ticket agent will pull up the passport holder information and verify the identify the student with the photo provided at the time of registration

6. The lift ticket agent will issue the passport holder with a child lift ticket valid for that day only.

To check on the usage or visits remaining on your child’s passport, log in to the parent portal at any time.

HESPERUS SKI AREA - Closed for the season

How to Redeem at Hesperus:

1. Head to the lift ticket office or window at a Hesperus.

2. Inform the Ticket Window agent that you are a CSCUSA 5th/ 6th Grade passport holder.

3. 5th or 6th Grader must be present to redeem.

4. The ticket agent will pull up the passport holder information and verify the identify the student with the photo provided at the time of registration.

5. The lift ticket agent will issue the passport holder with a child lift ticket valid for that day only.

*Please check visit Hesperus’s website prior to visiting for any updates.

**No advance reservation is required. Subject to change.

HOWELSEN HILL - Closed for the season

Passport Holders will present the Passport at the concessions staff at the indoor or outdoor window. 

KENDALL MOUNTAIN - Closed for the season

Day tickets are available by advance online purchase only at skikendall.com.

Online store coming soon. Once the online store opens, parents/guardians can select the Passport at checkout.

LOVELAND

No reservation is required.

1. On day of arrival, go to a sales window (Basin ticket office, Valley sales center office)

2. 5th or 6th grader must be present at time of redemption.

3. Ticket agent will verify child through the CSC website for redemption.

4. Passport will scan into our sales system to allow redemption and daily pass be made.

5. Ticket will be given to child and attached to be able to scan at lift, ticket is valid only for day of redemption.

MONARCH

1. Prior to driving up to Monarch, print or take a screenshot of your confirmation email showing the student name and pass number.

2. Go to the lift ticket windows on the Northside of the main lodge.

3. Inform the Ticket Window agent that you are a CSCUSA 5th/6th Grade passport holder.

4. 5th or 6th Grader must be present to redeem.

5. Parent or Passport Holder should either say or write down their first name, last name and date of birth.

6. The ticket agent will pull up the passport holder information and verify the identity of the student with the photo provided at the time of registration.

7. The lift ticket agent will issue the passport holder with a junior lift ticket valid for that day only.

POWDERHORN - Closed for the season

1. Head to the lift ticket office at Powderhorn.

2. Inform the Ticket Window agent that you are a CSCUSA 5th/ 6th Grade passport holder.

3. 5th or 6th Grader must be present to redeem

4. The ticket agent will pull up the passport holder information and verify the identify the student with the photo provided at the time of registration

5. The lift ticket agent will issue the passport holder with a child lift ticket valid for that day only.

*See Powderhorn's website prior to visiting for COVID-19 policies.

** No advance reservation is required. Subject to change based on Mesa County restrictions.

PURGATORY - Closed for the season

How To Redeem at Purgatory:

1. Head to the lift ticket office or window at a Purgatory.

2. Inform the Ticket Window agent that you are a CSCUSA 5th/ 6th Grade passport holder.

3. 5th or 6th Grader must be present to redeem

4. The ticket agent will pull up the passport holder information and verify the identify the student with the photo provided at the time of registration

5. The lift ticket agent will issue the passport holder with a child lift ticket valid for that day only.

*See Purgatory’s Website prior to visiting for COVID-19 policies or updates.

** No advance reservation is required. Subject to change.

STEAMBOAT

How to redeem at Steamboat:

1. Steamboat is requesting advanced ticket requests at least 48 hours in advance of your first visit date.

2. Click here and follow prompts for reservation date/s. Steamboat will ask for the Parent/Guardian email as well as the Passport Holder Name, DOB, and Passport Barcode Number*

3. Once the request is submitted, Steamboat will confirm via email the date/s requested along with pick up instructions.

Please visit Steamboat’s Trail Forward section of their website for the most up to date information regarding our daily operations

*Passport Barcode number can be found on the Passport Portal (located beneath student photo) or on the “welcome email” received from CSCUSA.

SUNLIGHT - Closed for the season

How to redeem at Sunlight:

1 No advance reservations required. 

2. Head to the ticket window with your Passport holder.

2. A Ticket Agent will look up student by first and last name and will issue a lift ticket for the day!

Although no advanced reservations are not required, it's a good idea to check out details on Sunlight's website prior to hitting the slopes: https://sunlightmtn.com/.

TELLURIDE - Closed for the season

Passport Holders will visit the ticket office on arrival to redeem their Passport. 

WINTER PARK - Winter Park Side Closes: 4/25/21. Mary Jane Side Closes: 5/9/21

No advanced Reservations required at Winter Park-Beginning 2/5/21.

1. On day of arrival, visit either Ticket Office (Winter Park or Mary Jane).

2. Let the Ticket Agent know you are with the Passport Program. 

3. The Ticket Agent will look up a Passport holder by first name and last name.

4. Passport holder usage will be verified and a lift ticket issued.

**See Winter Park's website prior to visiting for COVID-19 policies or updates.