If you have a 5th or 6th grader who loves to ski or snowboard or one who’d like to learn, you’ll want to take advantage of the free skiing program offered by the Idaho Ski Areas Association, a.k.a. Ski Idaho. The Idaho Peak Season Passport lets 5th and 6th graders ski or board 18 mountains for a one-time $18 processing fee. The program is open to any child from any state or country, not just Idaho kids.

Complete the application at Skiidaho.us/programs/passport to sign up. Ski Idaho will email you a passport you can print out or show on your smartphone when you walk up to the ticket window. Your child must have a parent or guardian present to use the passport. Ski areas in the Inland Northwest that are participating include Schweitzer, Lookout Pass, Silver Mountain, Cottonwood Butte, Bald Mountain, Snowhaven, Brundage, and Tamarack.

“The family friendly reputation of Idaho ski resorts is well deserved,” Ski Idaho board chair and Brundage Mountain Resort president and managing director Bob Looper says. “Our incredible, uncrowded terrain offers some of the most spectacular skiing and snowboarding on the planet regardless of your age and ability, and our Idaho Peak Season Passport makes it a lot easier for families to take advantage of our good wintertime fortune.”  //