There are state programs available for children to ski FREE! We’ve compiled a listing here for your convenience. We want to help make your family experience the best it can be so you can keep enjoying time with your family for years to come.

Kids ski free in the east


Ski New Hampshire offers one ticket to each of their 32 alpine and cross-country ski areas through their 4th and 5th Grade Snowsports Passport program. The cost is $30 per child, and a portion of the proceeds go to the state’s Make-A-Wish Foundation. For more information, visit

Participating Resorts*

Cross Country Apline
  • Bear Notch Ski Touring Center
  • Bretton Woods Nordic Center
  • Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center
  • Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk
  • Eastman Cross Country
  • Franconia Village XC Ski Center
  • Great Glen Trails
  • Gunstock Mountain Resort XC
  • Jackson Ski Touring Foundation
  • Loon Mountain Resort XC
  • Mt. Washington Valley Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation
  • Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC
  • Pine Hill Ski Club
  • Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve
  • Ski Hearth Farm Nordic Center
  • Waterville Valley Adventure Center
  • Windblown Cross Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
  • Abenaki Ski Area
  • Black Mountain
  • Bretton Woods
  • Cannon Mountain
  • Cranmore Mountain Resort
  • Dartmouth Skiway
  • Gunstock Mountain Resort
  • King Pine at Purity Spring Resort
  • Loon Mountain Resort
  • McIntyre Ski Area
  • Mount Sunapee Resort
  • Pats Peak
  • Ragged Mountain Resort
  • Waterville Valley Resort
  • Whaleback Mountain


I Ski NY offers 3rd-grade and 4th-grade passports for free skiing and snowboarding, as well as a “learn to ski & snowboard” program. Kids can ski free with a paying adult (3 times per ski area) or learn to ski or snowboard  for free (one timer per ski area) for $31. Some resorts Blackout dates will apply. For more information visit

Participating Resorts*

  • Belleayre Mountain
  • Brantling
  • Bristol Mountain
  • Buffalo Ski Center
  • Catamount Ski Area
  • Dry Hill Ski Area
  • Four Season Golf & Ski Center
  • Gore Mountain
  • Greek Peak Mountain Resort
  • Holiday Valley Resort
  • Hunter Mountain
  • Mount Peter
  • Oak Mountain
  • Peek 'n Peak Resort
  • Plattekill Mountain
  • Royal Mountain
  • Swain Resort
  • Thunder Ridge
  • Titus Mountain
  • Toggenburg Mountain
  • West Mountain
  • Gore Mountain
  • Willard Mountain
  • Windham Mountain
  • Woods Valley


The Pennsylvania Ski Area Association offers a 4th-grade and 5th-grade snowpass for free skiing and snowboarding in Pennsylvania. This pass offers 3 FREE lift tickets at each of the 21 participating resorts when accompanied by a paying adult, as well as one free learn to ski or snowboard package. The snowpass also includes one adult 50% off learn to ski or snowboard package for the accompanying adult in case they have never skied or snowboarded. Cost is $35 prior to December 1st and $40 December 1st to 2/28/20. For more information visit

Participating Resorts* (subject to change)

  • Bear Creek Mountain Resort
  • Big Boulder
  • Blue Knob Resort
  • Blue Mountain
  • Camelback Mtn Resort
  • Elk Mountain
  • Hidden Valley
  • Jack Frost Mountain
  • Laurel Mountain
  • Liberty Mountain
  • Montage Mountain
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Nemacolin Woodlands
  • Roundtop Mountain Resort
  • Seven Springs
  • Shawnee Mountain
  • Ski Big Bear
  • Ski Sawmill
  • Spring Mountain
  • Toussey Mountain
  • Whitetail Resort


Ski Vermont offers fifth graders a passport which includes three days of free skiing and snowboarding at participating alpine resorts, and up to three days of free skiing at participating cross country areas. There is a $20 processing fee for each passport and proceeds go to the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative and Vermont Adaptive Ski and Sports. For more information and to order a passport visit

Participating Resorts* (subject to change)

  • Bolton Valley
  • Bromley Mountain
  • Burke Mountain Resort
  • Jay Peak
  • Killington Resort
  • Mad River Glen
  • Magic Mountain
  • Middlebury Snow Bowl
  • Mount Snow Resort
  • Okemo Mountain Resort
  • Pico Mountain
  • Quechee Ski Area
  • Smugglers Notch Resort
  • Stowe Mountain Resort
  • Sugarbush Resort
  • Suicide Six

Kids ski free in the WEST


Colorado Ski Country offers a 5th grade passport for 3 free skiing and snowboarding at 22 participating resorts. 6th graders get 4 days each at 22 resorts (see website for cost based on when you apply). For more information visit www.ColoradoSki.Com/Passport

Participating Resorts*

  • Arapahoe Basin
  • Aspen Highlands
  • Aspen Mountain
  • Buttermilk
  • Cooper
  • Copper Mountain
  • Echo
  • Eldora
  • Granby Ranch
  • Hesperus
  • Howelsen Hill
  • Kendall Mountain Loveland
  • Monarch Mountain
  • Powderhorn
  • Purgatory
  • Snowmass
  • Steamboat
  • Sunlight
  • Telluride
  • Winter Park
  • Wolf Creek


Ski Idaho offers free ski-and-ride passports for 5th and 6th graders. Three free days for 5th graders and two free days for 6th graders at each of our 18 resort locations that make up the Idaho Ski Areas Association. Processing fees apply. For more information visit

Participating Resorts*

  • Bald Mountain
  • Bogus Basin
  • Brundage Mountain
  • Cottonwood Butte
  • Grand Targhee
  • Kelly Canyon
  • Little Ski Hill
  • Lookout Pass
  • Lost Trail
  • Magic Mountain
  • Pebble Creek
  • Pomerelle
  • Schweitzer Mountain Resort
  • Silver Mountain
  • Snowhaven
  • Soldier Mountain
  • Sun Valley
  • Tamarack


Ski Utah offers the 5th & 6th Grade Passport which provides skiing and snowboarding to all 5th & 6th grade students from anywhere in the world. 5th Graders can ski or ride 3 times at each of Utah’s 15 resorts, while 6th Graders ski or ride one time at each. There is a one time $45 processing fee, with included discounts on lessons, rentals, parent tickets and more. For more information, visit 

 Participating Resorts*

  • Alta Ski Area
  • Beaver Mountain
  • Brian Head Resort
  • Brighton Resort
  • Cherry Peak
  • Deer Valley Resort
  • Eagle Point
  • Nordic Valley
  • Park City Mountain
  • Powder Mountain
  • Snowbasin Resort
  • Snowbird
  • Solitude Mountain Resort
  • Sundance Mountain Resort
  • Woodward Park City

 * Please check individual state websites as some ski area participation may have changed.