Ski Vacations can be quite costly, especially if you are hitting destinations such as Colorado or Utah during peak season. While many ski resorts offer free lift tickets for young children (under age 5), some of the most family friendly resorts also offer packages that include free lift tickets for older children in elementary or middle school.
Take a look at the best offerings for a winter escape for powder hounds!
Kids Ski Free
Here’s where to find “kids ski free” offers at ski destinations in the US for the 2019 season. As always, be sure to read the fine print about qualifying kids’ ages, booking deadlines, minimum stays, and blackout dates.
Take advantage of the Kid Ski Free at Crested Butte offer when you plan a getaway through April 21, 2019) 3-night minimum stay is required.
More than 25,000 kids have skied for free at Keystone, whose deal is as straightforward as could be, with no blackout dates: stay two nights at your choice of lodgings and two kids 12 and under ski and ride for free.
Kids 12 years of age and under can ski free the same number of days as an accompanying adult who purchases a 5-days-or-more lift ticket.
WinterKids offers free ski-and-ride passports for Maine 5th, 6th, and 7th graders for free skiing at 14 locations. New benefits have been added for 2019 ski season.
3. New Hampshire
Ski NH offers free ski-and-ride passports for 4th and 5th graders at 34 locations.
The Pennsylvania Ski Area Association offers 4rd-grade and 5th-grade passports for free skiing and snowboarding at 19 locations.
Ski Utah offers fifth and sixth-grade passports for free skiing and snowboarding for students from any state or country. Fifth graders ski free or at deep discounts at all Utah resorts for three days and sixth graders ski free or at deep discounts at 16 participating resorts for two days. An application must be completed in advance.
Ski Vermont offers free ski-and-ride passports for 5th graders valid at 17 locations.
Kids 6 and under always ski free at Killington when accompanied by an adult, and a special offer lets kids ages 7-12 get in on the free fun, too. The Ski & Stay Package bundles lodging and lift tickets. With every 5-day adult lift ticket, you’ll get a complimentary ticket for a child aged 7-12. Available through 2018-2019 season; blackout dates apply.
7. New York
I Ski NY offers 3rd-grade and 4th-grade passports for free skiing and snowboarding at 30 locations.
Take advantage of these amazing offerings this winter ski season!