This popular program helps get 5th graders out on the slopes for free. There will be a few COVID-related changes this year, including blackout dates on Saturdays, holidays, and possibly ski race days. Even with those changes it’s still an extraordinary deal for 5th graders.

To participate, parents need to submit an application with a $20 processing fee at 5thgradeskipassport.com. The passport provides three free days at all participating ski areas with a parent/guardian present.

Visit 5thgradeskipassport.com for more information on blackout dates, other COVID-related updates, and additional offers for lessons and rentals for families of 5th graders.

5th grader on Ridge Run at Mt Spokane. // Photo: Amy McCaffree