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2019 - 20 SKI/NY Kids Learn to Ski Passport Program

The Kids Learn to Ski or Ride Passport is the perfect program for those who do not ski or are true beginners. This passport gives your child 1 beginner lift ticket, 1 beginner lesson and rental at each participating ski area.  An adult ticket purchase is not necessary and the lesson is typically a one hour group lesson and then your child will be able to practice what they learned. It can only be used one time at each participating ski area but you can use it at different participating ski areas.  Please note that this program is for strictly beginner skiers not for advanced lessons. Blackout Dates May Apply! See ski area participation below.

Blackout Dates:

  • Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020
  • MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020
  • February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020

Please note that Passport Cards are mailed out Monday through Friday and will arrive at your house within 1 to 2 weeks. You can request a temporary passport by emailing passport@iskiny.com with your child's name and reference number. Please allow up to 24 hours to receive a temporary passport, most times it's much faster.

NOTE: This is not for intermediate or advanced lessons, it is strictly for beginners or kids who never skied or snowboarded before.

Participating Ski Areas here

3/5 Update:  The Passport is valid for the 2019-20 season only. We will begin taking applications for the 2020-21 season in late September. Only apply if you would like a Passport for the current ski season.

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Kids Learn to Ski or Ride Passport

The Kids Learn to Ski or Ride Passport is the perfect program for those who do not ski or are true beginners. With the Learn to Ski or Ride program, a child receives a lift ticket, lesson and equipment rental free* at all participating ski areas. There are over 20 ski areas throughout New York State participating in the Learn to Ski or Ride program. Once you receive your Passport in the mail, you can start hitting the slopes! Reservations at ski areas may be required. Blackout Dates Apply. See our Learn to Ski & Ride Passport Page For More. Blackout dates apply.

*$31 processing fee applies. Must show proof child is in 3rd or 4th grade.

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Kids Ski or Ride Free Passport

The SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free is back for the 2020-21 Season! As with a lot of things the program is different this year.

Kids Ski Free for third and fourth graders will be valid during Monday-Friday’s only at participating ski areas (see below), no weekends and no holiday periods which are Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day (1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).

We will not be offering the Learn to Ski and Ride Program for this season due to ski school restrictions outlined by the NYS Ski Guidelines for COVID-19 protocols.

The program is open to 3rd and 4th graders and reservations at ski areas may be required before you and your child(ren) go skiing with the Passport, see our participation list below for details and phone numbers you can call.

The program offers free skiing for your third and fourth graders midweek with an adult purchase, it can be used up to three(3) times per participating ski area, this is designed to avoid weekend and holiday capacity restrictions and provide a healthy activity mid-week for you and your child(ren). A valid adult ticket purchase is one on the ski area website or at the ticket window and includes season passes as well.

This year the Passport is a digital “card” that you can show on your phone or print off to take with you to the ski area and will include a photo of your child that you upload during the application on the Passport. Once your application is processed you will be emailed your Passport "digital card" that you can print or show on your phone. It is also available in your profile on our Passport system so you can access and email it to yourself anytime you wish.

COVID-19 Information:

Please check our COVID-19 page for ski areas rules and policies - https://www.iskiny.com/ski-ny-covid-19-info

REFUND POLICY:

There are no refunds — regardless of injury, weather or other factors including State closures due to the pandemic and other items beyond our control. There will be no credits given for the next season.

PROGRAM RULES: Click Here

CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW

You can also login into your profile from the link above too!

PARTICIPATING SKI AREAS BELOW

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SKI AREA/RESORT NAME Ski Free Learn to Ski Additional Info
Belleayre Mt.
845-254-5600
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). 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 Belleayre season pass.
Bristol Mountain
585-374-6000
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/24-25 and 12/28-1/1/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/15 – 2/19/21).
Buffalo Ski Center
716-941-5654
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). Must reserve ahead! Wednesday - Friday only Please text 716-941-5654 to reserve your spot. Name, childs name, child's age, day and time you plan on arriving.
Dry Hill Ski Area
315-782-8584
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Gore Mt.
(518) 251-2411
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). 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
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Holiday Valley Resort
716-699-2345
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Kissing Bridge
716-592-4963
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
McCauley Mt.
315-369-3225
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Mount Peter
845-986-4940
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). Must Reserve Ahead! Participants need to reserve ahead of time and call: 845-986-4940. Mount Peter will not take same day reservations for this program. Program days may be restricted due to capacity limitations. Program is valid Wed-Friday Non-holiday with advanced reservation. Mount Peter will begin taking reservations on December 21st. <br />
Peek n Peak Resort
716-355-6614
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). Must reserve ahead!
Snow Ridge Resort
315-348-8456
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Swain Resort
607-545-6511
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). Must reserve ahead!
Thunder Ridge
845-878-4100
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Titus Mt.
800-848-8766
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Toggenburg Mountain
315-683-5842
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
West Mountain
518-636-3699
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21).
Whiteface Mt.
518-946-2223
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). 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
Available Mid-Week Only - Non-Holiday periods. Not valid on Weekends. Not valid during holiday periods - Christmas week (12/23-1/3/21), MLK Day(1/18/21) and President’s week (2/13 – 2/21/21). 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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