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SKI/NY Passport Program Offers Free Lift Tickets & More for 2020 Ski Season

October 28, 2019

JAMESVILLE, NY (October 21, 2019) – SKI/NY aims to introduce more kids to skiing and snowboarding with its Ski & Ride Passport Programs, which offers free lift tickets, discount lessons, and more.

This year marks the programs 20th season. Since the 1999-2000 ski season, the Passport Program has introduced thousands of kids to alpine winter sports. This year, there will be no blackout dates for the free lift ticket program, but blackout dates will apply to the Learn to Ski & Ride part of the program, but only at a handful of ski areas.

“This program is key to the future of the sport of skiing and offers a great way to start,” said Scott Brandi, President of SKI/NY. “With the decision of the SKI/NY Board of Directors to eliminate blackout dates on part of the program, we are encouraging kids and families to ski together even more this winter!”

The Ski & Ride Passport Programs is available all season long with a processing fee of $31 per Passport, per child. Parents must apply online at and can ski the next day as temporary passports will be mailed as soon as applications are processed via email.

The Ski & Ride Passport Programs aims to grow the sport of skiing for future alpine skiers andriders. SKI/NY is working the National Ski Areas Association to bring more people into the sport. Find out more at

About SKI/NY
Ski Areas of New York, Inc. is dedicated to the continued growth of the New York snow sports industry by working 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.  Connect with ISKINY online at, and