Grade 4 and 5 Snowpass returns for 15th year

 | January 5, 2012

The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) is once again promoting its “ski and snowboard for free” program to eligible Grade 4 and 5 students.

Sun Peaks is one of the 58 participating resorts in Western Canada offering free lift passes to Grade 4 and 5 children, born in 2001 or 2002.

The SnowPass is valid from Dec. 1 to the end of the ski season and can be redeemed for three free lift tickets at each of the participating resorts. Program applications are available online, and through Grade 4 and 5 elementary school teachers, at Sport Mart, SportChek, Sports Experts and Intersport stores across Canada.

The CSC has already processed over 7,000 applications for this year’s program.

“Skiing and snowboarding are excellent ways to get kids outside and active in winter,” says Colin Chedore, president of the CSC. “Skiing and snowboarding healthy and fun outdoor activities, and what’s more, they’re family sports that everyone can enjoy.”

To apply simply fill out and mail the application form along with a 2 x 2 inch picture of the child (similar to a passport photo), proof of the child’s age (such as a photocopy of their birth certificate), and the administrative fee of $22.

SnowPass is a perfect way to introduce the sport of skiing or snowboarding to first time skiers and riders. Participating resorts offer discounted lessons and rental equipment to SnowPass holders.

For more Snowpass program information, click here.