Ski for Free or Break a World Record This Winter with I SKI NY’s Line-Up of Events & Offers

November 15, 2016

I SKI NY and its 52 New York ski areas are gearing up for a snowy season with a stellar line-up of programs and deals for beginners and seasoned skiers alike.

For the 2016-17 ski season, I SKI NY is once again offering the award winning “Free for Kids Passport” program for 3rd and 4th graders. The program allows a 3rd or 4th grader to learn to ski or ride for free at all participating ski areas and / or also ski for free when an adult ticket is purchased.

“Skiing and snowboarding is a healthy, lifelong activity and this program is a great way to introduce kids to the sport,” said I SKI NY President, Scott Brandi. “No other statewide passport program is offered to third graders, and we feel this is a perfect age to get kids started.” 

The program is free, but there is a small processing fee to enroll. More information on this program can be found at

Celebrating four years of popularity, the I SKI NY “Discover NY Ski Day” will return on January 19, 2017, offering skiers and riders the chance to enjoy ski areas across New York State for as little as $12 per lift ticket. Learn to ski or ride packages are available as part of the event, starting at $25 at participating ski areas. “Discover NY Ski Day” tickets will go on sale in early December at

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and to kick it off, I SKI NY will once again support the nationwide Guinness World Record efforts for “World’s Largest Lesson,” for the most ski and snowboard lessons taught at a single time. “World’s Largest Lesson” will take place on Friday, January 6, 2017. More details and a list of participating New York Mountains can be found at

NYC Winter Jam, a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages will return once again on January 28, 2017. Presented by NYC Parks, I Love NY, I SKI NY, and the Olympic Regional Development Authority, Winter Jam is a great opportunity to experience skiing, snowshoeing, and winter as a whole. Gore Mountain will blow lots of fresh snow in the heart of Manhattan for all to enjoy. Location and time yet to be determined. Details will be available at

Exclusive I SKI NY Ski & Stay packages are available at participating ski areas for January 7-8, February 4-5, and March 4-5 with an option to add a third night free. Details and participating ski areas can be found at

For ski conditions, event information, and the latest ski deals including discounted lift tickets to New York ski areas, visit

About I SKI NY

I SKI NY, also known as Ski Areas of New York is a member-based, independent ski association representing over 40 ski areas and 100 suppliers to the ski industry. I SKI NY is dedicated to the continued growth of the New York snow sports industry, and works on behalf of its membership to promote fair legislation, develop marketing programs, create educational opportunities, and enhance the public awareness of snow sports throughout the state and region.