The West Virginia Ski Areas Association has announced it will continue a program, that will allow any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for FREE. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe Timberline and Winterplace are accepting the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.
The Passport Program is designed to introduce 4th and 5th graders to the sports of skiing and snowboarding at West Virginia Ski Resorts. “This is a great age for children to learn a new sport with ease and to excel rapidly,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and President of Winterplace Ski Resort. “Through the Passport Program and on-mountain experiences, the youngsters will enjoy getting outdoors on the slopes of the mountain state.”
The Passport may be used to obtain three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2020-2021 season and one free rental. Resort benefits are determined by each ski resort.
The Passport coupon may be presented by the 4th or 5th grade holder to obtain a complimentary one day lift ticket, when accompanied by a paying adult (or as determined by member resort). The Passport will be good for the young skiers and snowboarders to get on the slopes January 4, 2021 through the end of the season.
The cost of the Passport is $35, plus tax for administrative fees and can be obtained by visiting the West Virginia Ski Areas Association’s website, www.goskiwv.com.