The Family Unit

Kid’s Snow Pass Excellent Opportunity

Just in time for the chilly days ahead the 18th annual Canadian Ski Council (CSC) Grade 4 & 5 SnowPass is back. The CSC wants to help families keep children active throughout the upcoming winter season.

The SnowPass is an unbeatable offer, providing nine and 10 year-old children with three lift passes each at over 150 ski areas across Canada, for just $29.95.

We know that Canadian military families like to stay healthy and active and the SnowPass program is a great way to get young children outside on the slopes at our beautiful ski areas across Canada,” says Patrick Arkeveld, president and CEO of the Canadian Ski Council.

The SnowPass provides children born in 2004 or 2005 with three lift tickets at each participating ski area across Canada, allowing them the opportunity to ski and snowboard hundreds of times over the winter season.

“Introducing children to skiing and snowboarding are great ways for children to learn a new sport that they can participate in during the winter months. Teaching children to ski or snowboard at an early age gives them lifetime access to these healthy winter sports,” explained Arkeveld.

Families only need to apply once for the SnowPass and it is valid until the end of Grade 5. This means if the application is processed in Grade 4 the SnowPass is valid for two seasons. The SnowPass is active as of December 1, 2014 until the end of the winter season.

Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass information and applications are available online and will be distributed to elementary schools across Canada through mid-November.

Arkeveld and his staff believe skiing keeps kids active, outside, fit, and less prone to obesity during the winter months. Skiing and snowboarding are also great activities for the entire family to participate in, and the SnowPass allows children to engage in the sport in an affordable way.

Families will not have to travel far to put their SnowPass to use. SnowPass is a national program, valid across Canada including 31 ski areas in British Columbia, 19 ski areas in Alberta, one ski area in Saskatchewan, two ski areas in Manitoba, 32 ski areas in Ontario, 57 ski areas in Quebec, eight ski areas in Atlantic Canada, and one ski area in the Yukon.

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.

To sign up for your very own SnowPass, visit or for French speaking applicants.

Kids may also track how many lift passes they have remaining by visiting

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Vicki L Morrison

Thanks to her husband's military career Vicki reinvented herself as a writer so she could work from home, while taking care of their three kids. A former MFRC executive director Vicki is a passionate advocate for military families who loves telling their stories.

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