Sixth Grade Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ski Utah Sixth Grade Passport?

It is a Ski Utah program that provides free skiing and snowboarding to sixth grade students. The Passport affords participants the opportunity to experience each one of Utah’s uniquely different resorts.

 Why sixth graders?

Sixth graders (11 and 12 year olds) 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 sixth graders may have been introduced to skiing or snowboarding through Ski Utah’s fourth grade learn to ski and ride program and participated in Ski Utah’s 5th Grade Passport program. Additional trials at each resort may be necessary before a season pass purchase decision can be made. The Sixth Grade Passport allows just that…a one-time trial at each of the 14 Utah ski resorts.

 How often can each sixth grade student ski or snowboard?

Each participating Utah ski resort provides one day of skiing or snowboarding. Some blackout dates apply.

2015-16 Blackout Dates

Alta - no blackout dates
Beaver Mountain - no blackout dates
Brian Head - no blackout dates
Brighton - no blackout dates
Cherry Peak - no blackout dates
Deer Valley - not valid December 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016 and February 13, 2016 - February 15, 2016
Eagle Point - no blackout dates
Nordic Valley - no blackout dates
Park City - no blackout dates
Powder Mountain - no blackout dates
Snowbasin - no blackout dates
Snowbird - Valid ONLY December  1, 2015 - April 17, 2016
Solitude - Not Valid December 26, 2015 - January 1, 2016 and February 13, 2016 - February 15, 2016
Sundance - Not Valid December 26, 2015 - January 4, 2016 and January 16, 2016 - January 18, 2016 and February 13, 2016 - February 15, 2016

Is there a fee for the Sixth Grade Passport?

There is a $35.00 processing fee. ($45.00 after Jan. 31st, 2016)

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.

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 avaliable. 

How do I apply for the Passport?

There are two ways to apply for the Sixth Grade Passport.

1. Apply online through Complete the application as directed. Attach a current photo of the fifth grader and use your VISA, MasterCard or American Express to cover the processing fee.

2. Download an application at Complete the application as directed. Attach a current photo of the student. Include a check or money order to cover the processing fee and mail to Ski Utah, 150 West 500 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101

Can I still apply if my sixth grader is home-schooled?

Yes. Any fifth grader is eligible for the Fifth Grade Passport. Simply follow the instructions on the application.

We don't live in Utah, can my child still apply for a 6th grade Passport?

YES - Any 5th or 6th grader may apply for the Ski Utah Passport regardless of state of residence.

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 or 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 $40 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 Cheverolet, Delta Air Lines, Hot Chillys, Parents Empowered, Regan Outdoor, Utah PTA, AJ Motion, University of Utah Healthcare, Smith, Utah Olympic Park and Ski Utah member resorts to make this program possible.

My child needs ski or snowboard rentals.

Click here to find Ski Utah Member Ski and Snowboard Rental Shops near you.


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