I know skiing with kids can be expensive. That's why I'm always looking for an angle to save myself and my readers some money. My goal? Get us all out on the slopes more with the kiddos without having to tap into our retirement accounts. Sure, you can pack lunches and get used ski gear, but we all know the lift tickets are the big expense.
Ski Utah Free 5th & 6th Grade Program
Students who sign up for the Ski Utah 5th or 6th Grade Passport at skiutah.com/passport can shred The Greatest Snow on Earth for FREE* this season. With the Ski Utah Passport, 5th graders can ski or snowboard three times at each of Utah's 14 resorts and 6th graders can ski or snowboard one time at each resort.
COVID UPDATE: For the 2020–21 winter season, many passes will have weekends and/or holidays blacked out in order to accommodate this unique winter and provide the best possible experience for our Passport holders. Head here to read the details of each resort's restricted days thoroughly before your purchase.
If you still decide to go ahead with your purchase, here are the highlights;
- 5th graders ski/ride 3x @ each of Utah’s 14 resorts. That's a total of 42 FREE days on the mountain. I see Olympic glory in the future for these kids!
- 6th graders ski/ride 1x @ each of Utah’s 14 resorts. That's a total of 14 FREE days on the mountain. Enough to master that NASTAR course or a new freestyle skill.
All in, that's a lot of free family fun. Don't forget to sign up now! It takes about two weeks to process and opening day for a lot of mountains is right around the corner. Utah's season often runs through mid-April, there's lots of skiing to happen and warm weather makes it more fun to learn.
Did you create an account last year? If you created an account last year, just sign in, and apply for a new pass for the 2020-2021 season! Either for a returning child or register a new child today!
More Places Kids Ski Free in Utah
- Alta: When parents purchase a family pass, children under the age of six years old will get an unlimited ski pass for free.
- Beaver Mountain: Children who visit Beaver Mountain with an adult who has purchased a season pass will get to ski for free if they are five years old or younger.
- Brian Head: Children ten and under ski free with the Power Kids Pass (also valid at Nordic Valley in Utah!). Advanced registration required.
- Brighton: Brighton offers free skiing opportunities to children under the age of 10 years old. Up to two children can ski for free if they have a paying adult accompanying them on the slopes.
- Cherry Peak: Children five and under ski free with a paying adult.
- Deer Valley: Children four and under ski free at Deer Valley Resort.
- Park City: Offers five days of free skiing opportunities for children in grades K–5 as part of the Epic SchoolKids Utah Pack Program.
- Eagle Point: Children six and under ski free every day.
- Nordic Valley: Children ten and under ski free with the Power Kids Pass
- Powder Mountain: Children six and under ski free every day on all chairlifts.
- Snowbasin: Children six and under ski free.
- Snowbird: Children six and under ski free.
- Solitude: Children four and under ski free.
- Sundance: Children age five and under ski free.
Parents can ski free too!
It's not just the 'tweens that are taken care of at Ski Utah. New this year, they have a handful or resorts offering BOGO or FREE lift tickets for parents! There are loads of deals for the entire family. From rentals and lift tickets to rides on the alpine coaster. Head here to see all the Ski Utah Passport deals.
One of our favorite Ski Utah Passport deals is the deal at Alta. When you get your Passport you get a complimentary adult day pass at Alta. Then you just need to wait for a snow day at work (or have everyone call in sick) and head to one of my favorite places to ski. You can read the full Momtrends review here.
Five More Ways to Save Money When you Ski With Kids
- Buy your season pass early. The best deals are available in April!
- Head to gear swaps early in the season.
- Pack lunches and skip the expensive burgers and fries.
- Label EVERYTHING before you go to the mountain. This makes it easy to recover lost gear. Use code SKIMOMS for 10% off sitewide (excluding masks, stamps and sale items) at www.mabelslabels.com
- Book a vacation during the off-season. If you can take your tots out of pre-K for a few days you can save big!
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*Note: There is a small administrative fee