Have you heard about ISKINY‘s program that gets your 3rd and 4th graders on the slopes for free? Yup— children in grades 3 and 4 are eligible to participate in a program that gets them started with skiing and snowboarding for almost free (just a nominal processing charge applies!).
The SKI NY Passport Program-Kids Ski Free* is back for the 2021-22 Season! This year the pass is valid seven days a week except for holiday periods at certain ski areas as noted.source
About the ISKINY Free for Kids Passport Program
Parents of third and fourth graders can choose from two options
- Ski & Ride passport
- This gets your child a free lift ticket with an adult purchase, up to 2 times each at every participating ski area. The Ski & Ride passport is an awesome deal for families that love to ski and snowboard!
Learn to Ski and Ride Passport
- Not currently offered.
How it works
After submitting an application and proof of your child’s grade, you’ll receive the passport(s) in the mail. They look like debit cards and you’ll need to have them with you to redeem the benefits at any participating ski area.
There is a processing fee of $41 per application, which is a fantastic deal if you know how much a single lift ticket costs nowadays. 😱
This ISKINY Free for Kids Passport Program is a great way to introduce your child to the world of skiing and snowboarding without breaking the bank. Sign up and use it just once during the season, and you will have already gotten your money’s worth.
- Prices noted are from the 2021-2022 season based on the most up to date information we’ve found.
- Be aware that some ski areas have blackout dates on major bank/school holidays.
Participating Ski Areas in and near the Hudson Valley
Go here to see a full list of participating ski areas. Below, you’ll find a list of the participating mountains in (or relatively near) the Hudson Valley.
ℹ️ Holiday periods: Christmas week (12/24-1/2/22), MLK Weekend(1/15 – 1/17/22) and President’s week (2/19 – 2/27/22)
|Ulster County||Belleayre Mountain||Not valid during holiday periods. Parent must have a valid ticket or season pass.|
|Columbia County||Catamount Mountain Resort||4th graders only. Not valid during holiday periods.|
|Warren County||Gore Mountain|
|Greene County||Hunter Mountain|
|Orange County||Mount Peter|
|Delaware County||Plattekill Mountain|
|Putnam County||Thunder Ridge Ski Area|
|Warren County||West Mountain|
|Essex County||Whiteface Mountain|
|Greene County||Windham Mountain|