Did you know that there are several different programs that offer free or cheap lift tickets for kids?
Parents can sign up their kids aged K-5th grade at at Colorado Ski and Golf, Colorado Ski and Sport, or Boulder Ski Deals for the Epic Schoolkids Pass. Each child gets four free tickets to Vail, four to Beaver Creek, four to Keystone, and four to Breckenridge, plus 1 free lesson at any of those resorts when you also rent equipment.
The deadline to register is October 9th, and parents need to bring in the information listed on this page.
The Colorado Ski Country Passport program is for 5th and 6th graders: the free Passport for 5th graders provides 3 days of skiing or snowboarding at each of 20 participating Colorado resorts (60 days total). The 6th grade Passport ($105-125) provides 4 days of skiing or snowboarding at each of 20 participating Colorado resorts (80 days total).
For information on the Colorado Ski Country Passport program for 5th and 6th graders, go here. Registration for this program is open through January 31st.
A-Basin has a Kids Free 2 Ski program where ages 6 to 12 can get two free days of skiing with no blackout dates, plus a 50% discount on a lesson! Registration is open through November 6th; find out all the details here.