CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – The West Virginia Ski Areas Association has announced a new program this year, that will allow any child in the 4th or 5th grade to ski or snowboard for free. All of West Virginia’s ski areas, Canaan Valley, Oglebay, Snowshoe and Winterplace are accepting the association’s Ski Free 4th and 5th Grade Passport Program.
The Passport Program is designed to introduce 4th and 5th graders to the sports of skiing and snowboarding at West Virginia Ski Resorts. “This is a great age for children to learn a new sport with ease and to excel rapidly,” says Terry Pfeiffer, President of the West Virginia Ski Areas Association and President of Winterplace Ski Resort. “Through the Passport Program and on-mountain experiences, the youngsters will enjoy getting outdoors on the slopes of the mountain state.”
The Passport may be used to obtain one (1) child’s first time ski/snowboard package (beginner lift, lesson and rental package) at a participating resort of choice and up to an additional three (3) Junior lift tickets at participating resorts during the 2019-2020 season. Resort benefits determined by each ski resort.
The Passport coupon may be presented by the 4th or 5th grade holder to obtain a complimentary one day lift ticket, when accompanied by a paying adult (or asdetermined by member resort).
The cost of the Passport is $25, plus tax for administrative fees and can be obtained by visiting the West Virginia Ski Areas Association’s website, www.goskiwv.com.