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How kids ski free — and cheap — in Colorado for the 2020-2021 season

Posted at 4:30 AM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 10:33:21-04

Want to take the kids skiing, but hate the high cost of a lift ticket? We have two deals for you.


Vail Resorts is once again offering its Epic SchoolKids pass.

It allows students in kindergarten through 5th grade to ski free four times at Vail's five resorts in Colorado: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone, and Crested Butte.

Learn more on Vail's website.


Colorado Ski County will offer its 5th and 6th grade passports in 2020-21, but there are changes.

Fifth graders still get free lift tickets for the 21 Colorado Ski Country resorts around the state — Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Cooper, Copper Mountain, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Granby Ranch, Howelsen Hill, Hesperus, Kendall Mountain, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Purgatory, Snowmass, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride and Winter Park.

However, this year, because of social distancing and other requirements, the 5th grade passes are only good Monday through Friday. And instead of being free, there is a $40 processing fee.

Sixth graders can get a similar pass for $99. That price is guaranteed through Oct. 8, 2020.

Learn more on Colorado Ski Country's website.