Help & FAQs

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

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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing 23 ski areas in Colorado.

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. CSCUSA's 5th grade Passport Program provides:

  • 3 free days of skiing or snowboarding 
  • 22 member resorts
  • 66 total days possible

Ski all 66 days, or just a few; the 5th 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. 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.

*Price is subject to change at any time

Standard Shipping

All orders with standard shipping are mailed from Denver, CO via USPS First Class mail.

*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.

Expedited Orders

All Expedited orders are shipped via FedEx at the service level that is selected during checkout. Orders placed after 1:00pm mountain Standard Time may not ship until the next business day.

*Passport orders must be fully complete to meet the timeline above. Passports that have items missing (such as 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

  • You will receive a tracking number via email when your order has shipped.
  • Expedited Overnight and 2 Day Shipping DO NOT include weekend delivery
  • Transit times of expedited orders are measured in business days once the order has shipped, not from the time the order is placed.
  • We process expedited orders Monday through Friday 9am - 1pm (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.

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 will help make that happen. The program also helps young people stay physically active during winter months.

The 5th Grade Passport provides:

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

The 6th Grade Passport pass provides:

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

Even one weekend of skiing makes the Passport worth it!

*Price subject to change at any time

The only blackout dates for the 2018-2019 season are at Wolf Creek from December 26th, 2019 to December 31st, 2019.

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

The 5th Grade program is completely FREE!

The 6th Grade Passport only costs $110*.

To take advantage of this awesome deal, please ensure your registration is fully complete. 

*Price subject to change at any time

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
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Kendall Mountain
  • Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain 
  • Powderhorn 
  • Purgatory
  • Snowmass 
  • Steamboat 
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park 
  • Wolf Creek

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

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.

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:

  • 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. 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

Questions regarding your pass please call 303.866.9707.