Ski Pass Information

This holiday season, give your child the gift that lasts all season long!


Pick up a SnowPass for your 4th or 5th 

(or those born in 2003 or 2004) grader

and give them the gift of skiing/snowboarding this winter.



With Christmas just around the corner, parents everywhere are in search of the perfect gift for their child. And with the new video gaming systems, interactive “friends”, and tablet computers, shopping for your kids has never been harder or more expensive. This year, give the mall the cold shoulder, bundle up the kids and give them the gift of skiing or snowboarding.

The Canadian Ski Council (CSC) knows that learning to ski or snowboard is a gift that will last your child a lifetime. That’s why for the past sixteen years, the CSC has given parents of more than half a million children an easy and affordable way to get their kids skiing and snowboarding. The CSC’s Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass program allows children all across Canada the chance to try a new winter sport for only $29.95 including taxes. Each SnowPass comes with three free ski passes for each and every participating ski area. This year, there are over 150 participating ski areas in the Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass program.

“Parents across Canada know that skiing and snowboarding are great ways to keep their kids happy, healthy and active throughout the winter,” says Patrick Arkeveld, President and CEO of the CSC. “And that’s why we created our SnowPass program. We wanted to make sure that every child had the chance to give these exciting winter sports a try!”

Want to know the best part? You won’t have to fight the holiday shopping crowds to get a SnowPass for your child! Registering is easy and open to any child in grade 4 or 5 (born in 2003 or 2004). Just visit, upload your child’s picture, proof of age or grade and enter your method of payment and presto! Your child’s personalized SnowPass will be mailed directly to your home in a few days.  And don’t worry, if online shopping really isn’t your thing you can register them through the mail.  Applications were distributed to most elementary schools across Canada this fall.

No matter the method, every SnowPass costs only $29.95 (including taxes) and contains three lift passes for each of the 150+ participating ski areas across the country. There are 32 ski areas participating in BC, 19 in Alberta, 1 in Saskatchewan, 2 in Manitoba, 1 in the Yukon, 33 in Ontario, 57 in Quebec, and 8 in Atlantic Canada. This will provide your child will have ample opportunity to try skiing or snowboarding this winter season.

So this year, give your kids a Christmas they will never forget, give them the gift of learning something new!

Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass program information and applications are available online at or

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For more information on the Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass program, contact the Canadian Ski Council, tel: 705-445-9140, e-mail:,


The Canadian Ski Council is a national, not-for-profit ski and snowboard organization whose mandate is to increase participation in recreational skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing in Canada. The Canadian Ski Council was founded in 1977.