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Program Rules for 2020-21

The 2021-2022 SKI NY Free For Kids Passport Program is a non-transferrable electronic “card” which entitles the 3rd or 4th grader to whom it is issued to obtain complimentary one-day lift, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, at participating New York State ski resorts (subject to change) during the 2021-2022 season. The area ski resorts participating in the 2021-2022 season (subject to change without notice) reserve the right to withdraw from the program at any time.

The Passport is valid at all participating resorts from 12/1/21 to 5/1/22 or if the area you wish to go is closed, whichever comes first, except for some areas during the following holiday period dates:

  • Christmas Break: 12/24/21 - 1/2/22
  • MLK Weekend: 1/15/22 - 1/17/22
  • February Break: 2/19/21 - 2/22/22

The Passport is not to be honored on holiday period dates if specified in the participating ski area list. See listing for areas who will not accept it on the holiday period dates.

The Ski & Ride Passport may be used to obtain no more than two (2) complimentary one-day child lift tickets at each participating resort with an adult ticket purchase between 12/1/21 - 5/1/22, or if the area you wish to go is closed, whichever comes first

The lift tickets from the Ski & Ride Passport may not be transferred or resold to any other person, including family members or relatives. It is a violation of New York State Law to resell lift tickets. SANY or any area in the program will immediately revoke a Passport if the holder transfers use of the Passport or of any lift ticket obtained with the Passport to another person, for monetary consideration or otherwise.

The Ski & Ride Passport may be presented by the 3rd or 4th Grade holder to obtain a complimentary one-day lift ticket only when accompanied by a paying adult (as determined by member resort). A maximum of two(2) 3rd or 4th Grade Passport holders per adult redemption may obtain a complimentary one-day lift ticket using the Passport.

SANY or any ski area will revoke and cancel a Passport without notice for any misuses. Passport holders and their parent or legal guardian are responsible for proper use of the Passport at all times. In the event of Passport misuses and cancellation, SANY is not responsible for expenses incurred or opportunities foregone by Passport holders if SANY modifies or cancels the Passport program. SANY is also not fiscally responsible for denials of redemption in the program by the ski area.

If a Passport is lost or stolen, notify SANY immediately. Participating resort lift ticket offices cannot assist with lost or stolen Passports. SANY reserves the right to make case determinations concerning replacement of lost or stolen Passports. In no event will a lost or stolen Passport be replaced without collecting a $41 processing fee.

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds — regardless of injury, weather or other factors including State closures, pandemics and no carryover credits.

All Passport holders agree to comply with all rules and regulations of participating SANY member resorts and with all other applicable laws and regulations, including the New York Skier Safety Code.

An individual is eligible for the SKI NY Free for Kids Passport only once for each 3rd Grader and 4th Grader. Individuals repeating all or a portion of the Third or Fourth Grade do not qualify for a repeat New York 3rd or 4th Grade Free for Kids Passport unless they have progressed to the next grade (as in going from 3rd to 4th grade). If a Free for Kids program applicant provides any false or inaccurate information in his or her application, a Passport will not be issued. Any Passport issued to a 3rd or 4th Grader who has provided false or inaccurate information will be revoked. Ski areas have the final decision on passport redemption.

All information provided in ISKINY Free for Kids Passport application is subject to verification by SANY. All information provided in the application becomes the property of SANY. Information provided by Free for Kids Passport applicants may be used by SANY and its member resorts for verification and for market research purposes.

Redemption of Passport

Ski areas will redeem a Ski & Ride Passport for a free lift ticket (up to 2 per participating ski area) when an adult purchase is made either on-site or online at the ski areas own online. Included are season pass purchases and discount cards issued by the ski area only. Discounted lift tickets purchased elsewhere that is not from the ski area are not valid for passport redemption. The SANY Gold Pass is valid for redemption as well. Free lift tickets or passes or vouchers or those from other professions are not valid for passport redemption.

Revised 10/3/21

 

SKI AREA/RESORT NAME Ski Free Learn to Ski Additional Info
Belleayre Mt.
845-254-5600
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22). Parent must have a ticket to the mountain that is valid.  Either purchased on our e-commerce site or they have a Belleayre season pass.
Bristol Mountain
585-374-6000
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Buffalo Ski Center
716-941-5654
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Catamount Ski Area
518-325-3200
Program for 4th Graders Only - Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/22/22).
Cockaigne Ski Resort
716-283-3223
Accepted Anytime including Holiday Periods.
Dry Hill Ski Area
315-782-8584
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Four Seasons
315-637-9023
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Gore Mt.
(518) 251-2411
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22). No reservations needed – but parent must have a ticket to the mountain that is valid.  Either purchased on our e-commerce site or they have a Gore season pass.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
800-955-2754
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Holiday Valley Resort
716-699-2345
Accepted Anytime including Holiday Periods
Kissing Bridge
716-592-4963
Accepted Anytime
McCauley Mt.
315-369-3225
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Mount Peter
845-986-4940
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Peek n Peak Resort
716-355-6614
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Plattekill Mountain
607-326-3500
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Skaneateles Ski Club
Accepted Anytime including Holiday Periods. An adult individual pass must be purchased for redemption.
Snow Ridge Resort
315-348-8456
Accepted Anytime including Holiday Periods.
Swain Resort
607-545-6511
Accepted Anytime including Holiday Periods.
Thunder Ridge
845-878-4100
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Titus Mt.
800-848-8766
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
West Mountain
518-636-3699
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22).
Whiteface Mt.
518-946-2223
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22). No reservations needed – but parent must have a ticket to the mountain that is valid.  Either purchased on our e-commerce site or they have a Whiteface season pass.
Windham Mountain
800-754-9463
Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 - 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22). . Requires a re-loadable Windham Mountain Resort RFID Card. If guest doesn’t have a Windham RFID card, one may be purchased for $5 at time of redemption. Card may then be re-loaded in the future.
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