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Kids Ski FREE Michigan program!

The Kids Ski Free program is open to fourth and fifth grade Michigan students. The Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App allows for up to three free lift tickets or trail passes. These passes are valid at 28 Michigan ski areas. If you have a child interested in trying out skiing this winter, then this program may be for you.

Kids Ski Free Michigan

Did you know that Michigan ranks second for the number of skiing hot spots state-wide? Your family could save big with a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Pass!  

Kids Ski Free Michigan

The MSIA is challenging fourth and fifth-grade Michigan students to find out just how “cool” the “cold” can be!  Students can get a Ski & Ride Passport that includes 3 free admissions for either ski lift tickets or trail passes. In fact, these passes can be used at any one of 28 participating ski areas throughout Michigan.

Cold Cool Passport Ski Michigan

Typically, a day of skiing or snowboarding can cost between $37-$79 for someone between the ages of 6-12 years old.  However, with this pass, you’ll pay just a one-time fee of $25 and hit the slopes 3 times!

Click here to find out what ski shops have passports available for sale or buy online! Discounts on helmets and equipment rentals are also available at participating locations.

The “Cold is Cool” Fourth & Fifth Grade Ski & Ride Passport is one of the elements of Michigan Snowsports Industries Association  “Cold is Cool” program. They have a mission of improving the health and wellness of Michigan’s children and families.  Cold is Cool activities are endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports, and also they qualify for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

For more information on what skiing locations are participating, read more here. Families will need to provide proof that a child is in fourth or fifth grade with a page of a report card or a note from a guardian stating the child’s grade equivalent.  Ski passports are valid until April 30, or the end of the 2020/21 ski season.

Considering how hard it can be to find outdoor fun in the winter months, use these savings to indulge in a family favorite or try something new!

If you are looking for more outdoor fun, then check out some of the amazing sledding hills in Metro Detroit.

Carissa Orr
Author: Carissa Orr

Early Childhood Professional, “Music with Ms. Carissa,” Mama, and now blogger thanks to MDM! Carissa works as an Early Childhood Consultant for Michigan’s state-funded Preschool Program, the Great Start Readiness Program.  In her spare time, she entertains children and families with live music as part of her Music with Ms. Carissa.  Most importantly, she is “Jack’s Mom” and loves adventuring with her young toddler all around Metro Detroit!