Passport Program with Access to Twenty-Two Colorado Ski Resorts Now Open

The 5th and 6th Grade Passports Offer up to 88 Days of Free and Discounted Skiing

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DENVER – Sept. 6, 2017 – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA), the trade association and global voice of skiing and snowboarding in Colorado, announced today that registration is open for the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card. The popular Passport Program offers unmatched access to 22 ski resorts across the state by giving fifth graders three days of free skiing or snowboarding and sixth graders 88 days on the slopes for less than $1.20 per day.

The Colorado Gems Card provides discounted skiing and riding with affordable prices at ten of Colorado’s most authentic ski resorts. Echo Mountain, located in Idaho Springs, will join the Passport and Gems programs for the 2017-18 ski season.

“The opening of Colorado Ski Country USA’s pass products signals the start of another ski season here in Colorado,” said Melanie Mills, President and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA. “With more participating resorts, the 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program and the Colorado Gems Card provide affordable access to ski resorts all across Colorado.”

 

CSCUSA 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program

The 5th Grade Passport provides fifth graders three days of free skiing at 22 CSCUSA member resorts. The 6th Grade Passport allows sixth graders four days of skiing at the same 22 resorts for $105 if participants register before November 30, 2017. After November 30, 2017, registration for the 6th Grade Passport will be $125 until January 31, 2018. Additionally, CSCUSA’s First Class lesson program complements the 5th Grade Passport Program and provides fifth graders who have never skied or snowboarded one free ski or snowboard lesson and equipment rental.

To register for the Passport Program and for more information about First Class Lessons, parents can visit www.ColoradoSki.com/Passport. The CSCUSA Passport Program enjoys the support of presenting sponsor Christy Sports, and program partners Credit Union of Colorado and HEAD Skis.

Participating resorts in the 2017-18 Passport program include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen Hill, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

 

Colorado Gems Card

Appropriately named, the Gems resorts are among Colorado’s best hidden treasures. With affordable prices, and world-class terrain, the Colorado Gems resorts offer an authentic Colorado skiing and snowboarding experience. For just $25, the Colorado Gems Card provides either two 2-for-1 adult lift tickets or two 30 percent off adult lift tickets at each of the ten Colorado Gems Resorts, providing up to 20 days of discounted skiing or riding at Colorado’s hidden gems.

For more information or to purchase a Colorado Gems Card, visit www.ColoradoSki.com/Gems.

Participating resorts in the 2017-18 Gems Card program include: Arapahoe Basin, Cooper, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Hesperus, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn and Sunlight.

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Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) is the not-for-profit trade association representing Colorado’s 23 ski & snowboard resorts. CSCUSA is the global voice of the Colorado ski industry. The Association’s primary functions are concentrated in marketing, public policy and public relations. Information about CSCUSA and its members can be found at www.ColoradoSki.com, on Twitter @ColoradoSkiUSA and on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/ColoradoSkiCountryUSA. This release and other press information can be found in the online press room at http://www.ColoradoSki.com/Media.

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