Start the New Year off right, pick up a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass and get your kids started in skiing and snowboarding

Another year is gone and we are all busy coming up with our own New Year’s resolutions and promises for 2014. Most of us want to eat better, work less, spend more time with our family and be more active. But what about our kids? It’s never too late, or too early, to get the kids started on their own promises to stay active and healthy in 2014. And what better way to get them started than to get them out and on the hills skiing and snowboarding with the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass!

Any child in grade 4 or 5 (or who was born in 2003 or 2004) is eligible to apply for a SnowPass and there are over 150 ski areas participating, including 32 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 ski areas in Alberta, 2 ski areas in Manitoba, 33 ski areas in Ontario, 57 ski areas in Quebec, 8 in Atlantic Canada and 1 in the Yukon.  It’s an unbeatable offer: it provides three lift passes at each and every one of the 150+ ski areas nation-wide for Canadian kids in Grade 4 and Grade 5, for free!*  For a full list of participating ski areas, please visit www.snowpass.ca

One of the great things about the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program is that it encourages children to get outside during the long Canadian winter.  “Skiing and snowboarding are excellent ways to get kids outside and active in winter,” says Patrick Arkeveld, President and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council (CSC). “Skiing and snowboarding are healthy and fun outdoor activities, and what’s more, they’re family sports that everyone can enjoy together.”

Now applying for a SnowPass is easier than ever! Visit the website at www.snowpass.ca, upload your child’s picture, enter your payment and their proof of age, and your child’s SnowPass will be sent straight to your home. You can also pay a little extra to have your SnowPass sent to you via XpressPost so that you receive it sooner. Details can be found on the SnowPass web site.

For more information, please visit, www.snowpass.ca