If you and your family are planning to ski this winter – now is the time to be thinking about deals and where you will want to ski.
Jr. Trade in Program
Colorado Ski & Golf (Ski & Sport) locations offer a uniquely affordable ski rental program was created to insure that children’s equipment is as modestly priced as possible. After the first season’s rental, a complete package for used equipment that includes skis, boots and poles is only $49.99 per year. A mandatory binding check adds $15. Equipment can be exchanged as often as needed during the season to make sure the size and fit remains comfortable—free. The first year kids are registered in Junior Trade In, the cost is $99.99 for used equipment and then each year, a refit into a different set of used equipment is 50 percent off–$49.99. The deal remains in effect for as long as the child continues to rent through the Colorado Ski & Golf program.
School of Shred/5th Grade Passport
There are two different programs that allow the state’s 5th graders to ski/snowboard for FREE! School of Shred is the Vail Resorts program (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone & Arapahoe Basin) that is free for BOTH 5th and 6th graders. You have to show proof of your child being in that grade at any Colorado Ski & Golf Location (and occasionally at special events) then they are allowed to ski 4 times at each resort for free.
5th Grade Passport is the program by Colorado Ski Country which allows 5th Graders (and 6th graders for a nominal $99 annual fee) to ski at areas like Aspen, Steamboat, Crested Butte, Eldora, Winter Park, Copper & Loveland. Applications are mail in process available starting in September.
*There does not seem to be any restrictions about using BOTH programs.
Ski & Snowboard Expo
The annual Ski and Snowboard Expo takes place at the Colorado Convention Center on the first weekend in November. There will be great deals from each of the Colorado Ski Resorts as well as deals on Gear. Make sure you plan to attend. While you are there enjoy fun and entertainment as well!