Fifth Grade Passport

Fifth Graders Ski and Ride for Free in Vermont

 

The Fifth Grade Passport Opens Doors to Exploring Vermont

Ski Vermont's Fifth Grade Passport program provides fifth graders access to more than 90 days of skiing at our participating member ski areas when accompanied by a ticket or pass-holding adult. With your fifth grader, explore the unique experience that each ski area has to offer. 

 

2022-2023 Fifth Grade Passes are Now on Sale!

 

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport FAQ’s

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passports are sold and then managed by customer through Ski Vermont’s Online Pass Portal. No physical pasbook provided. 

Log in or create an account in the portal. To create an account, complete the account creation and household information page. Once created, you will be brought to the product purchase page where you can proceed or log back in to complete later. The account username, password and email address will be utilized to access the Fifth Grade Passport, manage usage and receive reserved vouchers.  

The process the parent/guardian and/or fifth grader completes—by logging into their portal, selecting a ski area and visit date to generate a single-use barcode—is a voucher reservation. The reserved voucher must be presented at the ski area to be redeemed for a lift ticket unless otherwise stated in the destination ski area’s redemption requirements.

Customers are welcome to check the approval status of a purchase by logging into their customer portal. The portal will state which products are pending and display any already approved.  

 

The Fifth Grade Passport costs $20 and is open to all currently enrolled fifth grade students, VT/US residency not required.

Includes the following:

Alpine Access: Three (3) lift ticket vouchers to each of the participating alpine ski areas. The passport bearer (the student for who the passport was applied and approved for) can visit the same area up to the max of 3 times.

Cross-Country Access: Up to three (3) trail pass vouchers to each of the participating cross-country areas. Most cross-country centers provide 1 trail pass.

One (1) Fifth Grade Passport per student. Each individual voucher entitles only the fifth grade bearer to a one-day lift or trail ticket for use Dec 1, 2022-May 1, 2023, subject to the area’s restricted dates as well as reservation and redemption requirements. Passport bearers must be accompanied by a ticket or pass-holding adult. An adult may bring up to two passport bearers.

Passports are valid Dec. 1, 2022 - May 1, 2023  or until a participating area closes for the season, whichever comes first and are subject to restricted dates at the destination ski area. Customers can view prior to purchase the resricted dates and reservation/redemption requirements under Participating Areas, Restricted Dates, Redemption & Reservation Information and in the customer portal once purchased under "More Info".

Please note early & late season access is subject to potentially limited terrain and ski area operations. While Ski Vermont works closely with our members to update our portal information It's the customers responsibility to verify if a ski area is open and terrain availability and ability. as operations can change daily at a ski area's discretion.  A date may still show as available in the portal for reservation if Ski Vermont has not received the closure information from a ski area.

 

 

Restricted dates are dates vouchers are not valid for use. A reserved voucher does not guarantee the bearer any ticket or ticket reservation privileges unless otherwise stated in the destination ski area’s redemption process. Participating ski areas ~are not obligated~ to redeem voucher if bearers fail to abide by a ski area’s redemption and/or reservation procedures or if the area has reached max capacity for the day. Ski area daily operating schedules (especially during early and late season) may vary at the ski area's discretion. It is advised that bearers check the destination ski area's website prior to reserving their voucher to ensure they are open and operating on the desired visit date. A date may still show as available in the portal for reservation if Ski Vermont has not received the closure information from a ski area.

 

BOLTON VALLEY RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/27/22-12/31/22; 1/14/23-1/15/23; 2/18/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Cube. Please reuse your Bolton Valley RFID cards. A $5 Media fee will be charged if a new card needs to be issued.
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

BROMLEY MOUNTAIN RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/26/22 - 12/31/22; 1/14/23-1/15/23; 2/18/23-2/24/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Booth
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

BURKE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/24/22-1/1/23; 1/14/23-1/16/23; 2/18/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Guest Services Ticket Window, Sherburne Base Lodge
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

COCHRAN’S SKI AREA
Restricted Dates: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Hours of operation vary, https://cochranskiarea.com/
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Window
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

JAY PEAK RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/23/22-01/01/23; 01/13/23 - 01/16/23; 02/17/23 - 02/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Tramside Customer Service
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

KILLINGTON RESORT
Restricted Dates: 11/24/22-11/27/22; 12/24/22-1/1/23; 1/14/23-1/16/23; 2/18/23-2/20/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Online Only - NOT VALID AT TICKET WINDOW
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: Advanced online lift ticket loading required using Ski VT voucher. Pick up loaded RFID card at any Ticketing Kiosk located at all base lodges.
Lift Ticket Website: killington.com/skivt

LYNDON OUTING CLUB
Restricted Dates: Valid Dec 1, 2022-May 1 2023. Hours of operation vary
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Window
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

MAD RIVER GLEN
Restricted Dates: 12/26/22-1/1/23; 1/14/23-1/16/23; 2/18/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Window
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No ski area advanced online lift ticket reservations required. Customers with Ski Vermont reserved voucher will have redemption honored at the ticket window. Voucher availability may be restricted in Ski Vermont customer portal if MRG reaches max day capacity. For busy weekends or anticipated powder days, reserving a Ski Vermont voucher early within the 7-day allowed window is advised to guarantee a lift ticket.

MAGIC MOUNTAIN
Restricted Dates: 12/26/22-1/1/2023; 1/14/2023-1/16/2023; 2/18/2023-2/26/2023
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket office on first floor of lodge. Daily ticket sales are limited, first come first serve. A Ski VT voucher does not guarantee a lift ticket if sold out. It is recommended to monitor online announcements for availability updates or call 802-824-5645 x109 with questions.
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required

MIDDLEBURY COLLEGE SNOW BOWL
Restricted Dates: 12/25/2022; 1/14/23-1/16/23; 2/17/23-2/20/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Office
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

MOUNT SNOW RESORT
Restricted Dates: 11/25/22-11/26/22; 12/26/22-12/31/22; 1/14/23; 2/18/23-2/19/23
Voucher Redemption Location: All ticket locations
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

NORTHEAST SLOPES
Restricted Dates: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Window
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

OKEMO MOUNTAIN RESORT
Restricted Dates: 11/25/22-11/26/22; 12/26/22-12/31/22; 1/14/23; 2/18/23-2/19/23
Voucher Redemption Location: All ticket locations
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

PICO MOUNTAIN
Restricted Dates: 12/24/22-1/1/23; 1/14/23-1/16/23; 2/18/23-2/20/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Online Only - NOT VALID AT TICKET WINDOW
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: Advanced online lift ticket loading required using Ski VT voucher. Pick up loaded RFID card at any Ticketing Kiosk located at all base lodge.
Lift Ticket Website: picomountain.com/skivt

SASKADENA SIX SKI AREA/WOODSTOCK INN & RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/24/22-1/1/23, 1/14/23-1/16/23, 2/18/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: S6 ticket window
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No Reservations Required

SKI QUECHEE
Restricted Dates: 12/24/22-12/31/22; 2/19/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Booth, must present PRINTED copy of voucher to redeem voucher.
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required

SMUGGLERS’ NOTCH RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/25/22-1/1/23; 1/14/23-1/16/23; 2/18/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Ticket Booth; Smugglers' cannot guarantee ticket availability for vouchers not reserved in advanced via the Ski Vermont customer portal. Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: Lift ticket sales are limited to reduce impact of crowding and preserve a quality ski & ride experience. Smugglers' cannot guarantee ticket availability for vouchers not reserved in advance via the Ski Vermont customer portal or for any other lift tickets not purchased ahead of time at www.smuggs.com/tickets.
Lift Ticket Website: If purchasing additional tickets, pre-purchase at www.smuggs.com/tickets

STOWE MOUNTAIN RESORT
Restricted Dates: 11/25/22-11/26/22; 12/26/22-12/31/22; 1/14/23-1/15/23; 2/18/23-2/19/23.
Limited Ticket Inventory for the following dates: Jan 20-22, 27-29, 2023; Feb 3-5, 10-12, 24-26, 2023; Mar 3-5, 2023
Voucher Redemption Location: All Ticketing Locations
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required. On limited inventory days only customers with a reserved Ski VT voucher will be honored. If a date is no longer an option in Ski VT Customer portal, inventory for 3rd party products has been reached for that date. Lift tickets to purchase may still be available online via Stowe website.

STRATTON MOUNTAIN RESORT
Restricted Dates: 12/26/22 - 12/31/22, 1/14/23-1/15/23, 2/18/23-2/25/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Redeem digital bar code at Ticket or Guest Services Windows
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: No reservations required.

SUGARBUSH RESORT
Blackout Dates: 12/24/22-1/1/23; 1/14/223-1/16/23; 2/18/23-2/26/23
Voucher Redemption Location: Online Only- NOT VALID AT TICKET WINDOW. Pick up loaded RFID at Pick Up Box or Ticket Window
Ski Area Lift Ticket Reservation Requirements: Online Lift Ticket Reservation Required Using Ski VT Voucher Code
Reservation Website: https://shop.sugarbush.com/s/special-tickets

 

Cross Country Areas: 

Blueberry Lake X-C:Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website:www.blueberrylakeskivt.com

Bolton Valley Nordic: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.BoltonValley.com

Brattleboro Outing Club Ski Hut: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.brattleborooutingclub.org

Dashney at Burke: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.skiburke.com

Camels Hump Nordic Skiers Association:  Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption informatiom: Website: www.camelshumpskiers.org

Catamount Outdoor Family Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.catamountoutdoorfamilycenter.org

Catamount Trail Association: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.catamounttrail.org

Craftsbury Outdoor Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.Craftsbury.com

Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.graftontrails.com 

Hazen’s Notch Association: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.hazensnotch.org

Jay Peak Cross Country Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.jaypeakresort.com

Kingdom Trails Winter Welcome Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.kingdomtrails.org

Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation:Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.MSTF.net

Mountain Meadows XC Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website:

Mountain Top Inn & Resort: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.mountaintopinn.com

Okemo: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.okemo.com

Prospect Mountain: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.prospectmountain.com

Rikert Nordic Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.rikertnordic.com

Ski Quechee: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.quecheeclub.com

Sleepy Hollow Inn: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.skisleepyhollow.com

Smugglers’ Notch: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.smuggs.com

Stowe: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.stowe.com

Strafford Nordic Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.straffordnordicskiing.com

Stratton Mountain: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.stratton.com

Timber Creek XC: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.TimberCreekXC.Com

Trapp Family Lodge XC: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.Trappfamily.com

Viking Nordic Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.vikingnordic.com

Wild Wings Ski Touring Center: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.wildwingsski.com

Woodstock Inn-Mt. Tom Trails: Valid Dec 1 2022-May 1 2023. Contact ski area for redemption information. Website: www.woodstockinn.com

All Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passports are sold through Ski Vermont’s Pass Portal, issued digitally and then managed in customer portal. No physical product will be mailedAll sales are final. All customers must complete an application, which will be reviewed and approved before a passport can be issued. Approval takes approximately 2-3 business days (processing M-F only).  

Purchasing information:

1. Log in or create an account in the portal. To create an account, complete the account creation and household information page. The account username, password and email address will be utilized to access the Fifth Grade Passport, manage usage and receive reserved vouchers. Once created, you will be brought to the pass product page to purchase. 

2. On pass product page, choose the Fifth Grade Passport and follow the steps to complete the online application (you do not need to input anything in the gift code box.) Proof of current grade for the current calendar year and a picture of the fifth grader need to be uploaded during this process. The picture will be used as identification by ski area staff when redeeming vouchers. (See What is Acceptable Proof of Grade under FAQ). Payment box set to auto advance once card information provided, if view distorted on mobile view, flip phone horizontal to proceed. Customers must agree to terms and conditions and all sales final before payment will be accepted. Customers will receive a confirmation of PURCHASE once the application process is complete and will then be sent to Ski Vermont's pending approval portal. 

Approval Process:

1. Ski Vermont reviews each application to verify that it meets the approval requirements. This approval takes approximately 2-3 business days (processing M-F only). Please plan your purchase accordingly. If additional information is required to approve, Ski Vermont will send a request email outlining what needs to be supplied and will hold the application as pending until information is received.   

2. Upon approval, customers will receive an email with status update. The customer portal is where vouchers are reserved for each visit, contains ski area information and general information about using the passport. Customers are welcome to check the approval status of a purchase by logging into their customer portal. The portal will state which products are pending and display any already approved.

Check out this quick visual only video on how to purchase your Fifth Grade Passport

 

Proof of grade documents must show your child’s name, grade, and date (school year or actual date supporting document was issued).

  • A current school year report card/progress report with student name, school portal screen shot, teacher welcome letter, or letter from school administration are all acceptable.
  • A final 4th grade report card with student name (must contain school year or issue date),
  • If your child is homeschooled, a transcript of 4th grade completion/ current 5th grade enrollment (if your state provided you with one), a birth certificate, or other state-issued documentation (accepted on a case-by-case basis) may be uploaded as proof.

Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport allows the bearer (fifth grader) to visit a participating area and obtain either a free lift ticket or trail pass with the redemption of a single use barcoded voucher. The process the parent/guardian and/or fifth grader completes—by logging into their portal, selecting a ski area and visit date to generate a single-use barcode—is a voucher reservation. The reserved voucher must be presented at the ski area to be redeemed for a lift ticket unless otherwise stated in the destination ski area’s redemption requirements.

  • Reserved vouchers in the Ski Vermont portal do not guarantee the bearer a lift ticket or lift ticket reservation privileges unless otherwise indicated by the destination ski area in their redemption & reservation Information.   
  • Voucher reservations may only be made up to seven days (7) in advance, including day-of.
  • Voucher reservations are final and can not be changed by customer (procedure to request exception out lined under Unable to Use Voucher section of FAQ).
  • Passport bearers must be accompanied by a ticket or pass-holding adult. An adult may bring up to two passport bearers.

How to Reserve Voucher at desired area and for desired date:

1. Access customer portal: Prior to visiting a ski area log in to your portal account.The active passport will automatically load on the screen displaying passport bearer's name. If you have multiple people on an account, view the name displayed in the large box at the top which indicates the person who the voucher is being obtained for and change names as necessary by clicking on the correct name(s) listed under the primary displayed name. 

2. Choose ski area: Scroll/move down the page to find the desired ski area and click "More Info" prior to reserving a voucher to review ski area’s restricted dates and redemption requirements. Each alpine/downhill area has 3 vouchers. Please note some alpine areas also have cross country access and are listed separately, you will need to choose the correct ski area option for voucher to work when redeeming.

3. Reserve Voucher: To obtain a voucher, click available for redemption and chose the desired visit date. Click reserve voucher. Once a voucher reservation is completed, it is marked as reserved in the portal and can't be changed. 

Dates may not be available for the following reasons: 

  • It is outside the 7- day reservation window and not yet available. 
  • It is one of the dates listed as restricted by the ski area and passport is not valid for use on this day.
  • It is a date that is outside their normal operations. Some may only operate W-Sunday for example and the ski area has indicated that to us.
  • The ski area has listed this date with limited inventory that applies to 3rd party products like Ski Vermont's, and they have reached that inventory limit for the day. Lift tickets may still be available for purchase, check directly with ski area.
  • The ski area has reached general max capacity for the day, has indicated that to Ski Vermont in time for us to close out the date to avoid anyone being turned away at the window. 
  • Dates are before or after passport is valid for, Dec 1, 2022- May 1, 2023.

Viewing Voucher: There are three options to view the voucher once reserved. 

Option 1: The voucher will appear on the screen at the end of the reservation process. 

Option 2: View voucher previously reserved via portal.  Log in, scroll down to the destination ski area and voucher that states reserved (if multiple reserved make sure to choose the correct date for visit). Click to view, voucher will display on screen. 

Option 3: View voucher via email. A copy of each reserved voucher is automatically emailed. This email can be forwarded to the accompanying adult as needed or printed to present. 

Redeeming

At the ski area, the fifth grader will show their voucher to the ticketing agent*. The voucher displays the child’s name, photo, date of birth, the reservation date, and a Ski Vermont barcode. Ticket window staff can visually identify a student/customer, confirm the voucher date and scan/enter the corresponding code and issue a ticket.  *Some ski areas have own redemption process or require online advance lift ticket reservation using voucher, please be sure to review and follow..

 

Check out this quick video on how to reserve your Fifth Grade Passport voucher

Please contact Ski Vermont at support@passes.skivermont.com with your details PRIOR to the date the reservation is for, including child’s name, voucher number, ski area and selected redemption date chosen so we can work with you to re-validate* the voucher for future use at our discretion. 

If you reserve a voucher and are turned away at the ski area due to max capacity for that chosen day when attempting to redeem, please email that same day stating max capacity as the request for revalidation reason. We will confirm information with the ski area and re-validate* the voucher for future use at our discretion. 

If any voucher has already been used to complete an advanced online ticket reservation, re-validation will not be an option as that voucher number is already registered in the ski area's system and not work for you again. Customers will need to work with the ski area directly to request date change.

    • Purchaser’s Responsibility: Purchasers are responsible for reading the following and ensuring 5th grade bearers are familiar with, and agree to abide by, the Terms and Conditions of use. Passport holders need to be accompanied by a ticket- or pass-holding adult. An adult may bring up to two Passport holders.
    • Pass Misuse: Purchasers understand Ski Vermont reserves the right to revoke a passport, without refund and in its entirety, either for the remainder of the 2022-2023 ski season or in perpetuity, if any vouchers are found to have been used in violation of the conditions of use set forth herein. Passports are only valid for use by the 5th grade passport bearer to whom Ski Vermont 5th Grade Passport was issued.
    • Voucher Entitlement: Each individual voucher entitles the bearer to a one-day lift or trail ticket valid Dec 1, 2022-May1, 2023 (or end of ski area's season, whichever comes first) and are subject to restricted dates and reservation/redemption requirements. Reserved vouchers do not guarantee the bearer a lift ticket or lift ticket reservation privileges unless otherwise specified by a ski area in their redemption process. Participating ski areas are not obligated to redeem voucher if bearers fail to abide by a ski area’s redemption and/or reservation procedures or if the area has reached max capacity for the day.
    • Voucher Reservation and Redemption: Voucher reservations may only be made up to seven days in advance, including day-of, based on ski area availability. It is the account manager/bearer’s responsibility to review each ski areas’ restricted dates, reservation, and redemption requirements prior to reserving a voucher in your portal. The reserved voucher must be presented by the 5th grader bearer at the ski areas to redeem for a lift ticket unless a ski area specifies otherwise in their redemption requirements.
    • Ticket Restrictions: All participating ski areas reserve the right to restrict or prohibit lift tickets obtained using a 5th Grade Passport voucher from being used in conjunction with other offers, special events, races, or competitions of any kind.
    • Additional Charges: Vouchers may be subject to additional charges depending on specific area’s ticketing technology. Ski Vermont vouchers are considered equivalent to single day lift tickets.
    • Refunds/Exchange: Ski Vermont 5th Grade Passport vouchers are only valid for Dec 1, 2022-May 1, 2023. They are not eligible for cash refund under any circumstances, and cannot be carried over or exchanged for use the following season. All Passport sales are final.
    • Ski Area Terms: Ski areas reserve the right to change and update terms as they deem necessary, including, but not limited to, changes required to remain compliant with State of Vermont COVID guidelines, https://www.healthvermont.gov/covid-19.
    • COVID: Participating Ski Vermont ski areas are taking enhanced health and safety measures to keep you, other guests, and their employees, healthy. Everyone must follow all posted and verbal instructions while visiting participating ski areas. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID exists in any public place where people are present. COVID is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. If you are at higher risk or have someone at higher risk in your household, consider skiing on a low volume day or wait until the risk is lower in public places.

For help or to ask additional questions about our pass products, contact support@passes.skivermont.com for assistance.

The 5th Grade Passport Program has helped families enjoy winter in Vermont for more than 20 years. Proceeds from the 5th Grade Passport benefit the Vermont community with  donations to the Working Lands Enterprise Initiative, which protects and progresses the working landscape of Vermont by investing in agricultural and forestry based businesses & Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports  which empowers youth and adults with disabilities to gain self-confidence and independence by participating in adaptive sports programs or activities.

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