Skiing and snowboarding are magical sports and that can change lives, supporting healthier decisions and experiences that can last a lifetime. There is no better time to fall in love with snow-covered mountains of Vermont than during a student's 5th grade year. To help our youth get to the hills, we offer participating fifth graders up to 88 days of virtually free skiing and riding at Vermont’s alpine and Nordic resorts with the Fifth Grade Passport.
“My daughter was in 5th grade last year and simply LOVED using the passport - as did our pocketbook. I recently mailed in my son's information who is in 5th grade this year so we can get to Vermont and get out in the fluffy white stuff! Again, many thanks for an excellent program!" - Mary Margaret Conners, New York.
Please note, you'll have to submit proof of fifth grade status to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the order. We accept past fourth grade report cards, current fifth grade report cards or proof of birth date (birth certificate).
Passports will not be mailed until mid-November. They are valid Dec 1-May 1 and mailed just prior to Dec 1.
Please allow for 2 weeks processing during the season.
Passport holders receive a booklet containing coupons for free alpine lift tickets or cross-country trail passes at each resort. (You’ll get three coupons for alpine resorts, and either one or three coupons for Nordic centers, depending on the resort).
Passport holders need to be accompanied by a ticket or pass holding adult and each adult may bring up to two Passport holders. Passports are valid Dec. 1 - May 1 excluding blackout dates. There are no residency requirements for the passport. For more information call (802) 223-2439 or inquire with the ticket office of the resort you plan to visit. This ticket/program may be subject to additional charges depending on specific resort’s ticketing technology.
|Burke Mountain Resort||None||12/25/16-1/1/17||1/13/17-1/16/17||2/19/17-2/25/17|
|Jay Peak Resort||None||12/24/16-12/31/16||None||2/18/17-2/25/17|
|Mad River Glen||None||None||None||None|
|Middlebury Snow Bowl||None||12/26/16-1/2/17||None||2/18/17-2/26/17|
|Mount Snow Resort||None||12/26/16-1/1/17||1/14/17-1/16/17||2/18/17-2/20/17|
|Okemo Mountain Resort||None||12/24/16-1/1/17||1/14/17-1/16/17||2/18/17-2/24/17|
|Quechee Ski Area||None||None||None||None|
|Smugglers' Notch Resort||None||12/26/16-1/1/17||1/14/17-1/16/17||2/18/17-2/26/17|
|Stowe Mountain Resort||None||12/17/16-1/1/17||1/14/17-1/16/17||2/18/17-2/26/17|
The 2016-17 ski season begins the 17th year of enriching families’ winters with the 5th Grade Passport Program. It also marks the seventh year in which the proceeds from the 5th Grade Passport will benefit the agricultural and environmental community in Vermont. This year, proceeds from the program will be donated to the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative. The initiative protects and progresses the working landscape of Vermont by investing in agricultural and forestry based businesses.