With flurries falling from coast to coast, the ski and snowboard season is just around the corner. Here at the Canadian Ski Council, we’re hard at work to deliver great programs that help more and more Canadians hit the slopes. Here’s a quick update on what we have in store for the upcoming season.



Canadian Lift Passes available until October 31st

Demand for Canadian Lift Passes has exceeded our expectations this year, with nearly all of our packages sold out. Due to this high demand, packages will only be available for purchase until October 31st at midnight (PST). Unlike in years past, they won’t be available for purchase in season.

To help you cope with this heartbreaking news, all packages are being sold in packs of 10 till October. But don’t wait too long, because once they’re gone – they’re gone!


The Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass Program is now LIVE!

The anticipation is over and the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is officially live and accepting applications. With nearly 30,000 children registering for the program each season, the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass provides 9 and 10-year-old kids with 3 lift tickets at each (that’s right, EACH!) of the 158 participating ski areas across Canada, for just $29.95.

To help kids get on the slopes even quicker, this year we’ll be emailing all completed applicants an electronic SnowPass to use until their physical card arrives in the mail.

Visit www.snowpass.ca and apply for your SnowPass now!


Never Ever Days are coming to a ski area near you in 2016/17

For many years, people have asked us to create a program that helps adults learn to ski or snowboard at an affordable price. Enter: Never Ever Days.

Never Ever Days is the ultimate beginners’ package for anyone who’s ever considered trying skiing or snowboarding, providing everything you need – equipment rental, lift ticket, and a lesson – for just $25.

Roughly 70 ski areas across the country will be offering select Never Ever Days throughout the 2016/17 season. Spots are limited and we expect they’ll be in high demand, so sign up now so you can be the first one to know when the Never Ever Days program officially launches.


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