Do you have kids in Grade 4 or 5? Give them a gift of fun this winter. The Canadian Ski Council (CSC)’s SnowPass program offers them hundreds of opportunities to get out of the house and onto the slopes over the next few months. They’ll have a blast!
After all, skiing and snowboarding are two of this area’s most popular winter sports and also two of the best ways to stay active this winter. A SnowPass is valid from December 1st until the end of the season. If your child is in Grade 4, his or her SnowPass is valid until the end of Grade 5, so it can be used over a two-year period. The SnowPass includes three lift passes for each of the 150+ ski areas that are participating nationwide.
“Parents across Canada know that skiing and snowboarding are excellent ways to keep their kids happy, healthy and active throughout the winter,” says Patrick Arkeveld, President and CEO of the CSC. “And that’s why we created our SnowPass program. We wanted to make sure that every child has the chance to give these exciting winter sports a try.”
SnowPass registration is available online. Visit www.snowpass.ca, complete the registration form, upload a photo, proof of age/grade and pay the administration/shipping fee of $29.95, including taxes. Your child’s SnowPass will be mailed right to your door.
Applications are available to anyone in Grade 4 or 5 (or who was born in 2003 or 2004). Ski areas participating include 32 in British Columbia, 19 in Alberta, one in Saskatchewan, two in Manitoba, 33 in Ontario, 57 in Quebec, eight in Atlantic Canada and one in the Yukon. For details, see www.snowpass.ca or www.passeportdesneiges.ca.