Wondering what to do with the kids this winter?
Come and celebrate 20 years as the best ski and snowboard deal in Canada, with the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass
Ski areas across Canada are opening their hearts and hills to over 700,000 9 and 10-year-old children this winter, with an invitation to ski and snowboard 3 times at over 155 ski areas.
The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass provides your 9 or 10-year old with 3 lift passes at each of the 156 ski areas participating across Canada, including 31 in British Columbia, 24 in Alberta, 1 in Saskatchewan, 3 in Manitoba, 30 in Ontario, 58 in Quebec, 8 in Atlantic Canada, and 1 in the Yukon. A full list of ski areas can be found here: https://www.skicanada.org/grade-4-5-snowpass/where-to-use-it/
The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program is a Canadian ski and snowboard industry initiative that was developed in 1997, with the objective to encourage kids to get outside and active during the winter. 9 and 10-years of age were chosen because industry research shows that these are ideal ages for children to learn how to ski or snowboard. “The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass not only provides a unique opportunity to ‘try before you buy’, it helps make skiing and snowboarding more accessible to families who might not otherwise be able to participate”, explains Paul Pinchbeck, President & CEO of the Canadian Ski Council, the not-for-profit organization that is spearheading the program.
Anyone who is currently in grade 4 or grade 5 (or born in 2007 or 2008) is eligible for a Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass. Signing up your child is easy. Just head to www.snowpass.ca, fill out the application form, upload your photo and proof of age, add a payment, and you’re done! Once the information has been processed by a member of the SnowPass team, the SnowPass card will be printed and you will receive a temporary SnowPass via email that is valid for 30 days from the purchase date, which can be used until the physical card arrives by mail.
Proudly celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program has already generated over a million skier visits by more than 600,000 9 and 10-year-old Canadian children.
The Grade 5 SnowPass becomes valid as soon as ski areas open for the 2017/18 snow season. If the child applies for the SnowPass while they are in grade 4, the SnowPass is valid for two seasons.