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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.

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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.

*$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 Kids Ski or Ride Free Passport is the right program for 3rd and 4th graders who already know how to ski or snowboard. With the Ski or Ride Free program, a child receives up to 3 free* lift tickets at all participating ski areas when accompanied by a paying adult. There are over 20 ski areas throughout New York State participating in the Ski or Ride Free program. Once you receive your Passport in the mail, you can start shredding all over the state!

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

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SKI AREA/RESORT NAME Ski Free Learn to Ski Additional Info
Belleayre Mt.
845-254-5600
Accepted anytime.
Bristol Mountain
585-374-6000
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski & Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Catamount Ski Area
518-325-3200
Ski And Ride Passport program valid for 4th graders only.
Cockaigne Ski Resort
716-283-3223
Accepted anytime.
Dry Hill Ski Area
315-782-8584
Accepted anytime.
Four Seasons
315-637-9023
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski & Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Gore Mt.
(518) 251-2411
Accepted Anytime.
Greek Peak Mountain Resort
800-955-2754
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski & Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Holiday Valley Resort
716-699-2345
Accepted Anytime
Hunter Mt.
800-HUNTERMTN
Ski & Ride Passport Accepted Anytime
Kissing Bridge
716-592-4963
Learn to Ski/Ride participation is for ages 8 and older only. <br /> Accepted anytime.
McCauley Mt.
315-369-3225
Accepted anytime.
Mount Peter
845-986-4940
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski &amp; Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Oak Mountain
518-548-3606
Accepted Anytime
Peek n Peak Resort
716-355-6614
Accepted anytime.
Plattekill Mountain
607-326-3500
Blackout dates apply on learn to ski: Christmas Break: 12/21/19 - 1/6/20 / MLK Weekend: 1/18/20 - 1/20/20 / February Break: 2/15/20 - 2/23/20
Royal Mt.
518-835-6445
Accepted anytime.
Swain Resort
607-545-6511
Accepted anytime.
Thunder Ridge
845-878-4100
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski &amp; Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Titus Mt.
800-848-8766
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski &amp; Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Toggenburg Mountain
315-683-5842
Accepted anytime.
West Mountain
518-636-3699
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski &amp; Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
Whiteface Mt.
518-946-2223
Accepted Anytime
Willard Mt.
518-692-7337
Accepted anytime.
Windham Mountain
800-754-9463
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski &amp; Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020. 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.
Woods Valley
315-827-4721
Blackout dates apply on Learn To Ski &amp; Ride Program: Christmas: 12/21/19 - 1/5/2020 / MLK Weekend: 1/18 - 1/20/2020 / February Break: 2/15 - 2/23/2020
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