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Why a 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass Program?

Why a 4th & 5th Grade Snowpass Program?

To introduce 4th & 5th graders to the sports of skiing and snowboarding. Also, to remind families that spending time on the mountains is a healthy and FUN family activity.  Visit the Snowpass page for more details.

Why Fourth & Fifth Grade?

Why Fourth & Fifth Grade?

This is a great age for children to learn a new sport with ease and to excel rapidly. Through the Snowpass Program and on-mountain experience, students can see the lessons of their 4th & 5th grade science studies in action (such as water resources at work, geology structure, and the physics of lift mechanics). Also, ski resorts are a part of Pennsylvania history.

How does the Pennsylvania Snowpass work?

How does the Pennsylvania Snowpass work?

  • Three complimentary child’s day lift tickets to each of the 21 participating member resorts. That amounts to over 64 free days of skiing or boarding this season! Note: use of the Snowpass does require the purchase of a full-price adult lift ticket; blackout dates and paid adult lift restrictions also apply.
  • One complimentary Child’s Learn to Ski/Snowboard Package (includes beginner lift, lesson and equipment rental).
  • (1) 50% off the adult Learn to Ski/Snowboard package to one area of your choice.

The Snowpass may be used to obtain ONLY one (1) child's First Time Ski/Snowboard Package (beginner lift, lesson & rental package) to any one participating area of their choice and no more than three (3) complimentary one-session child lift tickets at each participating resort during the 2019-20 season as determined by individual ski areas when accompanied by a paying adult.

The Snowpass also entitles the 4th & 5th grader to whom it is issued to obtain their complimentary one-day lift ticket, subject to the terms and conditions set forth below, at participating Pennsylvania Ski Resorts during the 2019-2020 season.

The following resorts are participating for the 2019-2020 season (subject to change): Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Big Boulder, Blue Knob Resort, Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort, Elk Mountain, Hidden Valley Resort, Jack Frost Mountain, Laurel Mountain, Liberty Mountain Resort, Montage Mountain, Mount Pleasant, Mystic Mountain, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Shawnee Mountain, Ski Big Bear, Ski Sawmill Family Resort, Spring Mountain, Tussey Mountain and Whitetail Resort.

The Snowpass may be presented by the 4th or 5th grade holder to obtain a complimentary one ­day lift ticket only when accompanied by a paying adult (as determined by member resort). Please visit website, www.skipa.com, for areas with blackout dates and paid adult lift restrictions. A max­imum of two 4th or 5th Grade Snowpass holders per paying adult may obtain a complimentary one-day lift ticket using their Snowpass. Not to be used as a multi-day lift ticket or a children's open to close lift ticket. Snowpass can only be redeemed for one lift ticket PER DAY at any member ski resort.

Can I apply for my Snowpass at the ski areas?

Can I apply for my Snowpass at the ski areas?

No, you cannot apply for your Snowpass at the ski areas; you can apply online at SkiPa.com or by mail as we do not have a drop-off or pick-up location. It is very important that you plan accordingly especially around holiday periods when the volume of requests significantly increases.

When can I use my Pennsylvania Snowpass?

When can I use my Pennsylvania Snowpass?

Your Snowpass is valid from December 1, 2019 to close of ’19-20 season, excluding the Program’s Blackout Dates, which vary by ski resort. Please visit our resorts page for areas with blackout dates and paid adult lift restrictions.
ONCE PROCESSED A SNOWPASS WILL BE MAILED TO PARTICIPANT. PLEASE DO NOT SHOW UP AT THE SKI AREA WITHOUT YOUR SNOWPASS. SKI AREAS CANNOT ISSUE A COMPLIMENTARY LIFT TICKET WITHOUT THE PASS.

What if I do not own equipment?

What if I do not own equipment?

No worries! Every resort has equipment that you can rent.

Never skied or boarded before?

Never skied or boarded before?

No problem, your first time is on us! Your Snowpass contains one (1) FREE Learn to Ski/Board Package, which includes your lift ticket, lesson and equipment when accompanied by a paying adult. Please visit our resorts page for areas with blackout dates and paid adult lift restrictions.

What if my parents do not ski or snowboard?

What if my parents do not ski or snowboard?

Now would be a great time for them to discover skiing or snowboarding.  All ski resorts offer beginner packages that include a lift ticket, lesson, and equipment at a discounted rate. Check out our Deals page for some other options too.

How much does it cost to get a Pennsylvania Snowpass?

How much does it cost to get a Pennsylvania Snowpass?

There is a $40 non-refundable processing fee to cover the cost of processing the application and mailing of your Snowpass.  If you get your Snowpass before Dec 1st, you can save $5.

Can my friends or relatives who are in 4th and 5th grade apply for a Pennsylvania Snowpass as well?

Can my friends or relatives who are in 4th and 5th grade apply for a Pennsylvania Snowpass as well?

YES, you can print out more application forms, for your friends and relatives, off our website. Make sure you introduce your friends to the sports of skiing and snowboarding this winter too!

Do I have to live in Pennsylvania?

Do I have to live in Pennsylvania?

NO. The Snowpass program is available to all 4th & 5th graders no matter where they reside.

I will have a fourth/fifth grader next year. Can I complete the application and send it in now?

I will have a fourth/fifth grader next year. Can I complete the application and send it in now?

We would prefer that you wait until September to complete an application for the 2019/2020 ski season. We would like to have a break between the two ski seasons so that applications do not get mixed up.

I sent my child's application in over 10 days ago but it's not showing up in the system. Should I send in another application?

I sent my child's application in over 10 days ago but it's not showing up in the system. Should I send in another application?

If you have sent in one application, please do not send in another until you confirm it with us first. Sometimes the server fails and may not show your child's info in the database even though we have received the application. You can check the status of your application here.  Or, call us at 570-443-0963 to double check first.

What if people still have questions about the program?

What if people still have questions about the program?

Call the Snowpass information line at 570-443-0963.

Is there an application deadline?

Is there an application deadline?

Applications must be postmarked by February 28, 2020 in order to be processed. The processing time is 2 to 3 weeks. You can apply online at SkiPa.com or by mail as we do not have a drop-off or pick-up location. It is very important that you plan accordingly especially around holiday periods when the volume of requests significantly increases.

Which resorts are participating in the Snowpass program?

Which resorts are participating in the Snowpass program?

The following resorts are participating for the 2019-2020 season (subject to change): Bear Creek Mountain Resort, Big Boulder, Blue Knob Resort, Blue Mountain Resort, Camelback Resort, Elk Mountain, Hidden Valley Resort, Jack Frost Mountain, Laurel Mountain, Liberty Mountain Resort, Montage Mountain, Mount Pleasant, Mystic Mountain, Roundtop Mountain Resort, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Shawnee Mountain, Ski Big Bear, Ski Sawmill Family Resort, Spring Mountain, Tussey Mountain and Whitetail Resort.

How do 4th & 5th graders enroll?

How do 4th & 5th graders enroll?

Applications are sent to Pennsylvania elementary schools, public and private, in late September. You can register online or download a copy online at www.skipa.com. To enroll, please return a completed application signed and initialed by your parents; a copy of your 4th or 5th grade report card, school ID or any other document verifying school grade (last year’s final report card can also be submitted as grade verification too); a 2” x 1½" color photo (with child’s name printed on back of photo) to be used in your Snowpass and a $40 non-refundable processing fee. All applications must be sent via mail as we do not have a drop-off or pick-up location. It is very important that you plan accordingly especially around holiday periods when the volume of requests significantly increases. Two to three weeks later you’ll be on your way to a winter of fun! 

Does an adult season pass qualify as an "adult lift ticket purchase"?

Does an adult season pass qualify as an "adult lift ticket purchase"?

Please visit our Resorts page, for areas with blackout dates and paid adult lift restrictions.

 

 

 

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