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. Ski Vermont will be extending the Fifth Grade Passport for the 2021-2022 season to Sixth Graders since we were unable to offer the program last winter due to COVID restrictions. Proof of grade is required for all participants. 

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Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport FAQ’s

 

How Much Does it Cost and What is Included?

How Do I Purchase and When Will We Get Our Passport?

Which VT Ski Areas are Participating?

Does My Fifth Grader Need to be a Vermont Resident?

What is Acceptable Proof of Grade?

When Can I Ski and Ride?

How to Reserve Your Voucher.

My Fifth Grader was Unable to Use the Reserved Voucher on the Chosen Date, What Do I Do?

Terms and Conditions of Use.

Restricted Dates, Redemption & Reservation Information.

 

How Much Does it Cost and What is Included?

The Fifth Grade Passport costs $20, and includes the following:

Three (3) lift ticket vouchers to each of the participating alpine ski areas

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

Each individual voucher entitles the fifth grade bearer to a one-day lift ticket for use Dec 1, 2021-May 1, 2022, subject to that area’s restricted dates as well as reservation and redemption requirements. One Fifth Grade Passport per student.

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How Do I Purchase and When Will We Get Our Passport?

Starting this year all Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passports will be issued digitally and sold through Ski Vermont’s Pass Portal. No physical product will be mailed. All applications will be reviewed and approved before a passport can be issued. Approval takes approximately 2-3 business days (processing M-F).

1. After creating an account in the portal, complete the online application, provide proof of correct grade, and upload a picture of your fifth grader (to be used as identification when redeeming vouchers at a ski area).

2. Ski Vermont then reviews your application to verify the relevant information and confirm that the proof of enrollment materials are complete. This approval takes approximately 2-3 business days (processing M-F). Please plan your purchase accordingly.

3. If all the requirements are met, you’ll receive an approval email that will contain a link to your customer portal. The portal contains information about accessing lift ticket vouchers for your fifth grader.

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

 

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Which VT Ski Areas are Participating?

Alpine: Bolton Valley, Bromley Mountain, Burke Mountain, Cochran’s Ski Area, Jay Peak, Killington, Lydon Outing Club, Mad River Glen, Magic, Middlebury Snow Bowl, Mount Snow, Northeast Slopes, Okemo, Pico Mountain, The Quechee Club, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Stratton, Sugarbush, Suicide Six. 

Cross Country: Blueberry Lake X-C, Bolton Valley Nordic, Brattleboro Outing Club Ski Hut, Dashney at Burke, Catamount Outdoor Family Center, Catamount Trail Association, Craftsbury Outdoor Center, Grafton Trails and Outdoor Center, Hazen’s Notch Association, Jay Peak Cross Country Center, Kingdom Trails Winter Welcome Center, Memphremagog Ski Touring Foundation, Mountain Meadows XC Center, Mountain Top Inn & Resort, Okemo, Prospect Mountain Nordic Ski Center, Rikert Nordic Center, Ski Quechee, Sleepy Hollow Inn Ski & Bike Center, Smugglers’ Notch, Stowe, Strafford Nordic Center, Stratton Mountain, Timber Creek XC, Trapp Family Lodge XC, Viking Nordic Center, Wild Wings Ski Touring Center, Woodstock Inn-Mt. Tom Trails.

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Does My Fifth Grader Need to be a Vermont Resident?

No, all Fifth graders are welcome to participate.

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What is Acceptable Proof of Grade?

Proof of grade documents must show your child’s name, grade, and date (school year or actual date supporting document was issued). A final 4th grade report card, current school year report card/progress report, school portal screen shot, teacher welcome letter, or letter from school administration are all acceptable. If your child is being homeschooled, a transcript of 4th grade completion (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.

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When Can I Ski and Ride?

Passports are valid Dec. 1, 2021 - May 1, 2022 and are subject to any restricted dates and reservation/redemption requirements at the area where the voucher is being redeemed. Passport bearers must be accompanied by a ticket or pass-holding adult. An adult may bring up to two passport bearers.

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How to Reserve Your Voucher

1. To visit a ski area, first access your portal account, scroll to find your desired ski area and click more information prior to reserving a voucher to review that ski area’s restricted dates and reservation/redemption requirements. After reviewing, to reserve the voucher click available for redemption and chose the desired date. 

2. Once a voucher reservation is completed, it is marked as used in the portal. Customers will receive an email with a copy of their voucher or can access the voucher in their portal. Email vouchers can be printed or forwarded to the accompanying adult as needed.

3. At the ski area, your 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 lift ticket.  *Some ski areas have their own advance lift ticket reservation requirements, limited availability or may require a printed voucher.Please be sure to review each ski areas’ restricted dates, reservation, and redemption requirements prior to reserving voucher in portal.

Voucher Reservation Guidelines:

Voucher reservations may only be made up to seven days in advance, including day-of, based on ski area availability. Reserved vouchers do not guarantee the bearer a lift ticket or lift ticket reservation privileges. The reserved voucher will be used at the ski areas to redeem for a lift ticket or to complete advance online ticket reservation at the areas who require. Participating ski areas are not obligated to redeem a voucher if the bearer fails to abide by a ski area’s redemption and/or reservation procedures or if the area has reached max capacity for the day.

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

 

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My Fifth Grader was Unable to Use the Reserved Voucher on the Chosen Date, What Do I Do?

Please contact Ski Vermont at support@passes.skivermont.com with your details (including child’s name, voucher number, ski area and selected redemption date). We will verify this information with the ski area and may, at our discretion, re-issue the voucher for future use. If the voucher has already been used to complete an advanced online ticket reservation, re-validation will not be an option.

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Terms and Conditions of Use:

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Restricted Dates, Redemption & Reservation Information:

Restricted dates are dates vouchers are not valid for use. A voucher does not guarantee the bearer any lift ticket or lift ticket reservation privileges. 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.

Bolton Valley Resort
Restricted Dates:12/26/21-1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/27/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Cube (Secondary Breezeway Under Mighty Might Rope Tow)
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Bromley Mountain Resort
Restricted Dates:12/26/21 -1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22 - 2/25/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Booth
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Burke Mountain Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/23/21-1/2/2022, 1/15/22, 1/16/22, 2/11/22-2/21/22
Redemption Location: Lodging Guest= Hotel Guest Services, Day Ticket=Sherburne Base Lodge Guest Services
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Jay Peak Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/25/21-1/1/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/26/22
Redemption Location: Customer Service at either Tramside or Stateside
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Killington Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/25/21-1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/21/22
Redemption Location: Any Ticketing Location 
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Mad River Glen
Restricted Dates: 12/26/21-1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/27/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Booth
Reservation Information: Advanced Online reservation required. Ticket availability may be limited.
Reservation Website: https://www.madriverglen.com/ski-vermont/ 

Magic Mountain
Restricted Dates:12/26/21-1/1/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/25/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Window on first floor of lodge. Ticket availability may be limited, recommended to arrive early or monitor Magic's online announcements and/or call 802-824-5645 ex 109 prior to arriving. 
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Middlebury College Snow Bowl
Restricted Dates: 2/18/22-2/19/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Office
Reservation Information: No reservations required. 

Mount Snow Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/26/21-12/31/21, 1/15/22-1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22
Redemption Location: Clocktower Ticket Office 
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Okemo Mountain Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/26/21-12/31/21, 1/15/22-1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22
Redemption Location: Clock Tower Base Lodge Ticket Window, Jackson Gore Ticket Window
Reservation Information: No reservations required. 

Pico Mountain
Restricted Dates: 12/25/21-1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/21/22
Redemption Location: Any Ticketing Location 
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Smugglers' Notch Resort
Blackout Dates:12/26/21-1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/27/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Booth. If you plan to ski or ride with your 5th grader, the additional adult ticket must be purchased in advance. Smugglers' Notch  cannot guarantee ticket availability, recommended to arrive early or monitor the area’s online announcements.
Reservation Information: No reservations required. 

Stowe Mountain Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/26/21-12/31/21, 1/15/22-1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22
Redemption Location: All Ticketing Locations
Reservation Information: No reservations required. 

Stratton Mountain Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/26/21 - 1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/20/22
Redemption Location: Guest Services
Reservation Information: No reservations required.

Sugarbush Resort
Blackout Dates:12/25/21-1/2/22, 1/15/22-1/17/22, 2/19/22-2/27/22
Redemption Location: Online, with Pick up at Pick Up Box or Window
Reservation Information: Advanced Online reservation required
Reservation Website: https://shop.sugarbush.com/s/special-tickets

Suicide Six / Woodstock Inn & Resort
Restricted Dates: 12/24/21-1/3/22, 1/15/22-1/16/22, 2/19/22-2/26/22
Redemption Location: Ticket Window
Reservation Information: No Reservation Required

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Ski Vermont Gives Back

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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