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CSCUSA is pleased to announce the 2021-22 season Passport offering: 

  • 4th Grade, 4x at 21 member resorts 

  • 5th Grade, 4x at 21 member resorts 

  • 6th Grade, 4x at 21 member resorts 

 

All Passports are valid for weekend access and have the following holiday restrictions: 11/26/21-11/27/21, 12/26/21-12/31/22, 1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22. 

All Passports are non-refundable products. Please refer to the Passport Rules for all terms and conditions regarding the Passport Program.

Some ski areas may require reservations (either for the entire season or during peak periods) to use your Passport for the 2021-22 season. For an up-to-date list of how ski areas are redeeming the 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 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.

Ski areas anticipate being during the entire winter season. Please always check the ski area you are visiting for updated information prior to your visit day. Your 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 Passport will not be authorized.

Registration for the 2021-2022 season will open in August. 

Click here to login to an existing account.

Colorado Ski Country USA's 4th grade Passport Program provides:

  • 4 days of skiing or snowboarding at each of
  • 21 member resorts
  • 84 total days possible
  • Cost: $59

Ski all 84 days, or just a few; the 4th grade Passport opens the best of Colorado to your child.

**NEW FOR the 2021-22 SEASON** The 4th Grade Passport is a Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) program that allows every fourth grader the opportunity to ski and snowboard at 21 CSCUSA member resorts during the winter season.

The Passport program was established in 1996 and more than 200,000 kids have participated in the program since then.

The 4th Grade Passport is not valid during the following holidays: 11/26-11/27,12/24-1/3, 1/18, 2/15.  

Colorado Ski Country USA's 5th Grade Passport Program provides:

  • 4 days of skiing or snowboarding 
  • 21 member resorts
  • 84 total days possible
  • Cost: $59

Ski all 84 days, or just a few; the 5th grade Passport opens up the best of Colorado to your child. 

The 5th Grade Passport is a Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) program that allows every fifth grader the opportunity to ski and snowboard at 21 CSCUSA member resorts during the winter season. The program was established in 1996 and more than 200,000 kids have participated in the program since then.  

The holiday blackout dates include: 11/26/21-11/27/21, 12/26/21-12/31/22, 1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22.

*Price subject to change throughout season 

Colorado Ski Country USA's 6th grade Passport Program provides:

  • 4 days of skiing or snowboarding 
  • 21 member resorts
  • 84 total days possible
  • Only $59

Ski all 84 days, or just a few; the 6th grade Passport opens up the best of Colorado to your child. 

The 6th Grade Passport is a Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) program that allows every sixth grader the opportunity to ski and snowboard at 21 CSCUSA member resorts during the winter season. The 6th Grade Passport is not valid on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays) and on holidays.  

The holiday blackout dates include: 11/26/21-11/27/21, 12/26/21-12/31/22, 1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22.

*Price subject to change throughout season 

The Passport Program has moved to a fully digital redemption system. What does that mean?

Passport holders will no longer receive a plastic passport card to be in hand to redeem their lift tickets at CSCUSA member ski areas. Once a Passport has been approved (and ski areas are open for the 2021-22 winter season), the 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 Passport Program has moved to a fully digital redemption process. As a result, a physical plastic pass is not needed to redeem lift ticket access at the 21 CSCUSA member ski areas. Log in to your account to see instructions on how to redeem lift tickets.

However, if desired, a Commemorative Passport is available for a cost of $25.00 per pass. This pass card is for commemorative use only and it is not required or sufficient to obtain lift tickets. It is a great option if parents or guardians wish to have a keepsake item for their Passport skier or rider. 

Commemorative Passport orders must be fully complete prior to shipment. Passports that have items missing (such as a no 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.

  • Please allow up to two weeks for processing your order.
  • Once shipped orders usually arrive in 3-5 business days.
  • Tracking is not available on orders placed with standard shipping, however an email with a shipment notification will be sent once the order ships.
  • We process orders Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm (weekends and holidays excluded). All orders are shipped from Colorado (Mountain Central Time Zone).
  • CSCUSA is not responsible for carrier delays, lost or stolen packages. And, delays in transit do not qualify the purchaser for a refund.

Commemorative Passports will be shipped beginning in September.

LOG INTO YOUR ACCOUNT TO GET THE MOST DETAILED INFORMATION REGARDING LIFT TICKET REDEMPTION AS EACH SKI AREA MAY HAVE SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT INSTRUCTIONS.

In general, to redeem a lift ticket for the day, the following steps are required:

  • Once a Passport has been approved by CSCUSA, a Passport holder will go directly to the desired Ski Area Ticket window.
  • The Passport holder will provide identifying information to the ticket agent, who will verify the Passport holder.
  • A single day, child's lift ticket will be issued to the Passport holder.

Please note, the Passport holder MUST BE PRESENT at the lift ticket window to redeem a lift ticket. Another individual cannot redeem on behalf of the Passport holder.

The Passport Program isn’t valid for the following holidays: 11/26/21-11/27/21, 12/26/21-12/31/22, 1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22 

  • 4th Grade Passport is $59*
  • 5th Grade Passport is $59*
  • 6th Grade Passport is $59*

To take advantage of this awesome deal, please ensure your registration is fully complete. Purchases for ALL Passports are non-refundable. For a full list of the terms and conditions click here.

*Price subject to change throughout the season

There are 21 Colorado Ski Country USA member ski areas participating in the Passport Program.

They include:

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands 
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain 
  • Echo Mountain
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Kendall Mountain
  • Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain 
  • Powderhorn 
  • Purgatory
  • Snowmass 
  • Steamboat 
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park 

Click here for full details about each ski area.

Resorts not included in this list are not a part of the CSCUSA 5th/6th Grade Passport Program.

FOLLOW THESE STEPS FOR PASSPORT REGISTRATION:

  • Parent/Guardians need to create an account. Click here to start the process. 
  • Add a 4th, 5th, or 6th Grade Passport to your account
    • Note: if registering for multiple Passports, this process will have to be completed for each Passport holder.
  • Complete the Registration steps for your child. Be sure you have:
    • A digital image of your child (no hats, goggles or sunglasses, please)
    • Documentation to verify their current grade (Please see below for Proof of Grade Requirements)
  • Complete the checkout process by acknowledging the terms and conditions and completing payment.

Approval of Passports will take between 5-7 business days. Once approved, you'll get an email and you're ready to hit the slopes!

The Passport Program has moved to a fully digital redemption process. To check the status of your pending Passports, Logging into your account OR check your email.

Please note that nothing will be mailed to you unless you choose to purchase a Commemorative Passport for your child.

Proof of Grade Documentation can be one of the following:

  • Current school year report card (with child’s name, school year, school, and grade). Last year’s report card will work.
  • School ID (with child’s name, grade and school year)
  • School schedule (with child’s name, grade and school year)
  • Any other type of document legibly showing your child’s name, grade and school year
  • Birth Certificate
  • Government Issued Passport

If your Proof of Grade Document does not meet these requirements, your passport validation will be delayed until new Proof of Grade is provided

Even a few days of skiing or snowboarding makes the Passport worth it! The Passport Program is not valid on the following holidays: 11/26/21-11/27/21, 12/26/21-12/31/22, 1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22.

THE 4th, 5th & 6th GRADE PASSPORT PROVIDES:

  • 4 days of skiing or snowboarding
  • 21 participating Colorado ski areas
  • 84 days of skiing or snowboarding
  • Only $59*

*Price subject to change throughout the season

The Passport Program has moved to a fully digital redemption system.

Nothing will be mailed to you unless you select the option to purchase a Commemorative Printed Passport card on the summary page. All orders with standard shipping are mailed from Denver, CO via USPS First Class mail.

Commemorative Passport orders must be fully complete prior to shipment. Passports that have items missing (such as a no proof of grade or a rejected photo), may experience delays in processing times.

* Please call the Passport Office if you have questions regarding shipping times. 303.866.9707

  • An email will be sent when your Commemorative Passport ships.
  • Please allow up to two weeks for processing your order.
  • Once shipped orders usually arrive in 3-5 business days.
  • Tracking is not available on orders placed with standard shipping, however an email with a shipment notification will be sent once the order ships.
  • We process orders Monday through Friday 9am - 4pm (weekends and holidays excluded). All orders are shipped from Colorado (Mountain Central Time Zone).
  • CSCUSA is not responsible for carrier delays, lost or stolen packages. And, delays in transit do not qualify the purchaser for a refund.

Commemorative Passports will be shipped beginning in September.

When asked to associate an activity with Colorado, most people said "skiing". However, many 10-year-olds are more likely to see the mountains on television than to experience them first-hand. The Colorado ski industry is determined to remove the barriers to enjoyment of mountain recreation. Skiing should be a rite of passage for every child, and this program helps make that happen. The program also helps young people stay physically active during winter months. Colorado Ski Country is pleased to include 4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Passports starting in the 2021-22 winter season.

The 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Passport is valid during the entire 2021-22 winter season. For ski area opening and closing dates, click here.

The Passport is blacked out for the following holidays: 

  • 11/26-11/27
  • 12/24-1/3
  • 1/18
  • 2/15  

Follow us on social media to keep up with all CSCUSA member ski areas as they begin to open for the season!

Please note that the CSCUSA Passports are not valid for summer access. 

The Passport Program is blacked out on the following holidays.  

  • 11/26/21-11/27/21  

  • 12/26/21-12/31/22  

  • 1/16/22  

  • 2/19/22-2/20/22 

No, you do not need to be a Colorado resident to apply for a 5th or 6th Grade Passport. It is open to all 5th and 6th graders.

Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing 22 ski areas in Colorado.

Yes and no. Some ski areas do accept 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 Passports for the race in question.  

The 2021-22 Passports are intended for students who are currently (or will be) in 4th, 5th, or 6th Grade for the 2021-22 School Year. 

Parents/Guardians can begin to register for the 2021-22 Passport beginning in August 2021. 

Make sure to sign up for the Passport Newsletter to stay up to date!