Mississauga (ON), Canada – Now that the calendar page has turned to November it’s time to start preparing for the upcoming winter season and how to keep your children active and on the slopes. The Canadian Ski Council’s (CSC) Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is back for its 18th season, providing 9 and 10-year-old children with three lift passes at each of more than 150 ski areas across Canada for just C$29.95.
“Introducing children to skiing and snowboarding are great ways for children to learn a new sport that they can participate in during the winter months. Teaching children to ski or snowboard at an early age gives them lifetime access to these healthy winter sports,” says Patrick Arkeveld, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council. “It keeps them active, outside, fit, and less prone to obesity during the winter months. Skiing and snowboarding are also great activities for the entire family to participate in, and the SnowPass allows children to engage in the sport in an affordable way.”
The SnowPass provides children in grades 4 and 5 (born in 2004 or 2005) with three lift tickets at each participating ski area across Canada, allowing them the opportunity to ski and snowboard hundreds of times over the winter season. You only need to apply once for the SnowPass and it is valid until the end of grade 5. This means if you apply in grade 4 the SnowPass is valid for two seasons. The SnowPass is active as of December 1st until the end of the season.
The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is a national program and is valid at over 150 ski areas across Canada, including 31 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 ski areas in Alberta, one ski area in Saskatchewan, two ski areas in Manitoba, 32 ski areas in Ontario, 57 ski areas in Quebec, eight ski areas in Atlantic Canada, and one ski area in the Yukon. With ski areas participating across Canada, families will not have to travel far to put their SnowPass to use. Kids can easily track how many lift passes they have remaining by visiting the SnowPass website.
To sign up for your very own SnowPass, visit www.snowpass.ca (or www.passeportdesneiges.ca for French-speaking applicants), where you’ll be able to upload your child’s picture, proof of age, and pay the $29.95 administration fee. Application forms are also being distributed to elementary schools across Canada beginning this month. SnowPasses will be mailed in mid-November, in time for the December 1st SnowPass start date.