Fifth/Sixth Grade Passport Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Ski Utah 5th and 6th Grade Passports?
They are a Ski Utah program that provides free skiing and snowboarding to fifth and sixth grade students. The Passport affords participants the opportunity to experience each one of Utah's uniquely different resorts.
Why fifth and sixth graders?
Fifth graders (10 & 11 years old) are at a crucial age in their development where they are choosing (or not choosing) healthy lifestyle activities over more sedentary activities. Choosing activities that help children keep active in the winter is a high priority to Ski Utah and its members. We believe that a healthy child is a happy child and happy, active children grow up to be happy, active adults. This benefits everyone.
Utah fifth graders may have been introduced to skiing or snowboarding through Ski Utah's fourth grade learn to ski and ride program and are ready to participate on a more frequent basis. Fifth graders are also physically strong enough to participate in skiing and snowboarding at new levels making the sports an easy choice for lifetime participation.
Sixth graders (11 & 12 years old) are able to experience each of Utah's resorts one time to continue honing their skills and help them make future decisions on where to purchase season passes.
How often can each student ski or snowboard?
Fifth grade: Each participating Utah ski resort provides THREE days of skiing or snowboarding. Some blackout dates apply.
Sixth grade: Each participating Utah ski resort provides ONE days of skiing or snowboarding. Some blackout dates apply.
2017-18 Blackout Dates
Please read the blackout dates and valid dates carefully
Alta - no restrictions
Beaver Mountain - no restrictions
Brian Head - no restrictions
Brighton - no restrictions
Cherry Peak - no restrictions
Deer Valley - NOT VALID: December 26, 2017 - January 3, 2018 AND February 16-20, 2018
Eagle Point - no restrictions
Nordic Valley - no restrictions
Park City - VALID through April 8, 2018
Powder Mountain - no restrictions
Snowbasin - no restrictions
Snowbird - VALID December 1, 2017 - April 15, 2018
Solitude - NOT VALID: December 26, 2017 - January 1, 2018 AND February 17-19, 2018
Sundance - NOT VALID: December 26, 2017 - December 31, 2017, January 12-15, 2018 AND February 16-19, 2018
Is there a fee for the Passport?
There is a $35.00 processing fee. ($45.00 after January 31, 2018)
Is the Passport good for anything besides free skiing and snowboarding?
Besides free skiing and snowboarding, the Passport includes discounts on ski and snowboard lessons, equipment rental, attractions and various other things.
How do I apply for the Passport?
Apply online through SkiUtah.com/passport. Complete the application as directed. Upload a current photo of the fifth or sixth grader and use your VISA, MasterCard or American Express to cover the processing fee.
Can the passport be printed at home/is there a temporary pass?
No. You must wait for the passport booklet to arrive in the mail and there is no temporary pass available.
Can I still apply if my fifth or sixth grader is home-schooled?
YES. Any fifth or sixth grade student is eligible for the Fifth or Sixth Grade Passport. Simply follow the instructions on the application.
We don't live in Utah, can my child still apply for the Passport?
YES - Any fifth or sixth grader may apply for the Ski Utah Passport regardless of state of residence as long as student is in respective grade.
How long will it take to get the Passport?
Passports will be shipped via the USPS and should arrive within one to two weeks of ordering—but it all depends on the number of applications that have been received. Applying online is the fastest way to get your Passport.
Does my child need a paying adult to accompany him/her at the resort?
Most resorts do not require a paying adult, but Ski Utah always recommends the Passport holder has an adult with him/her while at the resort.
What happens if I accidentally lose or wash my child's Passport?
Call Ski Utah immediately so we can cancel the Passport. There is a $45 replacement fee.
Who helps fund the Passport?
Ski Utah has partnered with KSL-TV, KSL Radio, Richard E. and Nancy P. Marriott Foundation, Zions Bank, PowerAde, Rossignol, Marriott Daughters Foundation, Young Chevrolet, Delta Air Lines, Hot Chillys, Parents Empowered, Reagan Outdoor, Utah PTA, AJ Motion, University of Utah Health, Smith, AAA and Ski Utah member resorts to make this program possible.
My child needs ski or snowboard rentals.
The Passport includes discounts for ski and snowboard rentals for both the Passport holder and in some cases the parent and other family members.
Find Utah Ski and Snowboard Rental Shops.
Whom should I contact if I have further questions?
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.