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Registration for the 2019-2020 season will open in the fall of 2019. 

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

  • 3 free days of skiing or snowboarding 
  • 22 member resorts
  • 66 total days possible
  • Cost: FREE!

Ski all 66 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 22 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

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

  • 4 days of skiing or snowboarding 
  • 22 member resorts
  • 88 total days possible
  • Only $110*

Ski all 88 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 22 CSCUSA member resorts during the winter season.

*Price is subject to change mid-season

New for 2019-20!

The Passport Program for 5th and 6th Graders has moved to a fully digital redemption system. What does that mean?

Passport holders no longer need 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 2019/20 winter season), the Passport holder can go directly to a participating ski area to redeem their lift tickets. 

Log into your account to view ski area specific instructions on how to redeem. 

New for 2019-20!

The 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program is moving to a fully digital redemption process for the 2019-20 winter season. As a result, no pass card is needed to redeem lift ticket access at the 22 CSCUSA member ski areas. Log in to your account to see instructions on how to redeem lift tickets.

However, if desired, a Commemorative Passport for 5th and 6th Graders 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 5th or 6th Grader. 

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 (and ski areas are open for the 2019-20 winter season),  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 5th Grade Passport  is completely FREE!

The 6th Grade Passport only costs $110*.

To take advantage of this awesome deal, please ensure your registration is fully complete. Purchases for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport are non-refundable. For a full list of the terms and conditions click here.

*Price subject to change mid-season

There are 22 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 
  • Wolf Creek

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 5th or 6th Grade Passport Registration:

  • Parent/Guardians need to create an account. Click here to start the process. 
  • Add a 5th or 6th Grade Passport to your account
  • 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
  • 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!
  • New for 2019/20-The Passport Program is moving to a fully digital redemption process. 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:

  • 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

The 5th Grade Passport provides:

  • 3 days of skiing or snowboarding
  • 22 participating Colorado ski areas
  • 66 days of skiing or snowboarding
  • Absolutely FREE

The 6th Grade Passport provides:

  • 4 days of skiing or snowboarding 
  • 22 participating Colorado ski areas
  • 88 days of skiing or snowboarding
  • Only $110*

Even one weekend of skiing or snowboarding makes the Passport worth it!

*Price subject to change mid-season

NEW for 2019-20

The 5th and 6th Grade 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

  • 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.

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.

The 5th and 6th Grade Passport is valid during the 2019/20 winter season. 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 5th and 6th Grade Passport is not valid for summer acess.

 

The only blackout dates for the 2019-20 season are at Wolf Creek from December 27th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019.

The deadline to register for the Passport program is January 31, 2020. 

Lessons are a great way to get your 5th or 6th grader on the slopes. As a Passport family, you have access to Passport Coupons, many of which offer discounts on lessons, rentals and more! 

5th graders that have never skied or snowboarded before may also be eligible for the First Class Program.

The First Class Program provides qualifying 5th Graders:

  • One free full-day beginner, level one, group lesson and
  • Equipment rental package
  • For 5th Grade Passport holders who have never skied NOR snowboarded

Register your 5th grader and you will be notified via email if you qualify (beginning in November). Unfortunately, at this time 6th graders are not eligible for the First Class Program.

Click here for all rules and regulations regarding the First Class Program.

Questions about the First Class Program? Contact us at passport@coloradoski.com or 303.866.9707

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 23 ski areas in Colorado.