Our Programs

“To provide programs to promote skiing / snowboarding in Canada” – CSC Mandate

Focusing on promotion of skiing and snowboarding, the Canadian Ski Council has had 2 long standing programs that help create awareness and help encourage Canadians  to get out skiing and snowboarding.

The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program

In 1997, the Canadian Ski Council’s (CSC) Grade 5 SnowPass program was created and by leaps and bounds this program has evolved and become a household name for families across Canada. Now in its 17th season, the SnowPass program continues to help not only SnowPass holders, but also to provide a great program for beginners at over 153 participating ski areas across Canada.

The SnowPass offers 2 complimentary lift/trail tickets at each of the participating ski areas across Canada.

Participating ski areas determine restrictions regarding redemption. Applicants are required to provide proof of age/grade and a $29.99 (plus tax) administration fee to receive their SnowPass card via regular mail. The purpose of this program is to remove the barriers in trying skiing and snowboarding and to encourage the enjoyment of outdoor winter recreation.

Skiing/snowboarding should be a rite of passage for every child lucky enough to be raised in Canada and this program will help make that happen. The program also helps young people stay physically active during the winter months and encourages families to get out on the slopes together!

For more information on the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program or to apply please click here.

Discover Skiing, Snowboarding and Cross Country

Discover Skiing and Snowboarding was first introduced 25 years ago and continues to be one of the key grassroots programs of the Canadian Ski Council in partnership with ski and snowboard areas across Canada.

Each Discover package sold at participating ski areas includes a beginner lift pass, a group lesson and equipment rentals with the discounted price determined by the ski area.

Please contact your local ski area for information on what their Discover package includes, as they vary at each ski area.


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