Looking for a way to keep your tweens active and outside even after the weather turns cold? Been wanting to get your kids on skis or a snowboard, but wow, it’s really not the cheapest sport out there, is it? How’s this to get the (snow) ball rolling? For the 14th year, the Pennsylvania Ski Areas Association (PSAA) is making skiing or snowboarding free to fourth and fifth graders through its Snowpass program.
This winter, your fourth or fifth grader will be eligible for up to three free trips to each participating resort when accompanied by a paying adult. Additionally, they can take advantage of a free beginner lift, lesson and rental package and 50 percent off a beginner lift, lesson and rental package for their accompanying adult. Snowpasses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis and require an application, a report card or other document verifying the student’s grade, and a photo of the child. Applications may also be printed and mailed. Visit www.skipa.com for additional details, a list of participating resorts, rules and blackout dates. See you on the slopes!