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. For grown-ups, I'm always advising to get a season pass and get it early. Well, for kids, the big deal happens when you have a kids who are 10-12. Ski Utah does something AWESOME and gets 5th and 6th graders to Ski FREE!
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.
Let's do the numbers
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. In fact, Park City opens on November 17th this year.
Bonus: If you get your application in this year, you can save on the processing fee. The fee is $35 on/before January 31, and increases to $45 beginning February 1.
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.
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!
*Note: There is a small administrative fee
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Ski Utah