Kids in grades 4 & 5 can hit the slopes for free (almost)

The Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass allows kids to ski and snowboard for free at more than 150 hills across the country



If you’re looking for an affordable way to get your child interested in skiing and snowboarding, consider buying the Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass. The pass allows kids in Grades 4 and 5 to ski and snowboard three times at more than 150 hills across the country for free. The only cost is a $29.95 administration fee to process the pass. Parents must provide a wallet-sized photo and proof of age with the application, which can be done online or by mail. It is good from Dec. 1 until the end of the season.

More than 50 ski hills across Quebec accept the pass, including Mont Blanc, Mont Orford, Owl’s Head, Mont Sutton, Mont Rigaud and Tremblant. There are certain restrictions depending on the hill; at some, you can drop off your child and go, others require an adult to be on site or the child has to be accompanied by a paying adult. Some have blackout dates. Equipment rentals and lessons aren’t included.

The Canadian Ski Council, an organization that promotes recreational skiing and snowboarding, has a full list of participating hills, restrictions and the application form on its website.

For more information, visit the website.

Article updated October, 2017

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