Kids in 4th & 5th Grade Ski Free This Winter in Pennsylvania
October 25, 2018
For the 12th year in a row, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association is making skiing or snowboarding free through their Snowpass program for youths in 4th and 5th grades. The Snowpass program is designed to foster a child's love of skiing or riding, as well as the great outdoors. The goal is give kids the skills, confidence and passion for skiing or snowboarding that will last a lifetime. Salter's is a contributing member of Pennsylvania's Snowpass program.
Why a 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass Program? To introduce 4th and 5th graders to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Also, to remind families that spending time on the mountains is a healthy and FUN family activity. This is a great age for children to learn a new sport with ease and to excel rapidly. Through the Snowpass Program and on-mountain experience, students can see the lessons of their 4th- and 5th-grade science studies in action (such as water resources at work, geology structure, and the physics of lift mechanics). Also, ski resorts are a part of Pennsylvania history.
What is Included?
One Adult Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package (for accompanying adult) at 50% off retail value
One complimentary Child’s Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package (includes beginner lift, lesson and equipment rental)
Three complimentary child’s day lift tickets to each of the 20 participating member resorts.
Where Can a 4th or 5th Grader Ski for Free?
Any of the Pennsylvania ski resorts below: Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Macungie | www.skibearcreek.com Big Boulder, Blakeslee | www.jfbb.com Blue Knob Ski Area, Claysburg | www.blueknob.com Blue Mountain, Palmerton | www.skibluemt.com Camelback Mountain Resort, Tannersville | www.skicamelback.com Elk Mountain, Union Dale | www.elkskier.com Hidden Valley, Hidden Valley | www.hiddenvalleyresort.com Jack Frost Mountain, Blakeslee | www.jfbb.com Liberty Mountain, Carroll Valley | www.libertymountainresort.com Montage Mountain, Scranton | http://www.montagemountainresorts.com Mystic Mountain at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington | www.nemacolin.com Roundtop Mountain Resort, Lewisberry | www.skiroundtop.com Seven Springs Mtn. Resort, Seven Springs | www.7springs.com Shawnee Mountain, Shawnee-on-Delaware | www.shawneemt.com Ski Big Bear, Lackawaxen | www.ski-bigbear.com Ski Sawmill Family Resort, Morris | www.skisawmill.com Tussey Mountain, Boalsburg | www.tusseymountain.com Whitetail Resort, Mercersburg | www.skiwhitetail.com
Anything Else? The Snowpass program is not restricted to residents of Pennsylvania. Any 4th- or 5th-grade student can participate by completing a simple application and providing a report card or
other document verifying they are currently in the fourth or fifth grade. Photos for students also are required. There is a nominal administration/processing fee of $30 if purchased prior to December 1, 2015, or $35 after December 1, 2015, for the Snowpass. There are some basic rules that apply as well as some black-out dates typically around busy holidays. The application can be found on the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association’s Web site at www.skipa.com.
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