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Montreal Families

SnowPass allows kids to ski virtually free

Children in Grades 4 and 5 can now ski and snowboard virtually for free, thanks to the Canadian Ski Council’s SnowPass.

The pass, available for a $29.99 administration fee, includes two lift tickets at each of the approximately 100 participating ski areas across the country. Parents can apply online and it can take up to two days to receive approval. The program is cardless and visits to the ski  hills must be pre-booked from your account.

Some ski /snowboard hills have blackout periods, may require a paying adult to accompany the student, or have a customized offer. All this information is online.

Apply online for your ticket to ski

In order to book in advance, participants must do the following:

  1. Login to your Account with your email and password.
  2. Click on Book my Visit and follow the instructions.
  3. As long as the ski area has capacity and you have not redeemed both free passes for that ski area, you will be able to book your visit.
  4. A digital bar code will be issued to present at the ski area ticket window for a pass.

SnowPass can be used across Canada

Originally this was a province-wide offer but it is now a Canada-wide pass. So if you live in Quebec but vacationing in Alberta, your kids can use their pass while on holiday. The pass can be used as soon as the hills are open for business.

This program has been running for 19 years and more than 500,000 students have availed of this offer. If your child is in Grade 4 and applies for the pass, it is good for two years. There is  no need to reapply in Grade 5.

If your child is homeschooled, instead of sending a school report card, upload a photo of his/her birth certificate or any piece of identification that provides their year of birth.

Applications will be accepted until the end of March, 2022.

For more information, visit www.snowpass.ca

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