Do you dream about becoming the next Lindsey Vonn or Bode Miller? No? Me neither, but I did dream about a family pastime that would get us outside all winter long.

Skiing and snowboarding are two great wintertime options that are multi-generational and can become life-long sports. When my kids were little, I pictured days spent on the slopes together and evenings capped off with steaming mugs of hot chocolate by the fireplace in the lodge. And I’ll admit, it took lessons and some patience (alright…lots of patience), but eventually, my family spent most winter weekends exploring the peaks of Vermont together. You know what they say, “a family that plays together stays together.”

Family Ski Time

We also know that skiing is an expensive sport. Luckily, Ski Vermont has several great programs to help your family go from the bunny hill to catching air in no time without breaking the bank. Take advantage of one or more of these fantastic Learn to ski and ride deals this season.

Ski Deals for Kids

Ski Deals for kids

There are so many spots around Vermont where kids ski for free or at a deep discount. Check out this list to see where you can score some time on the slopes with your children without it breaking the bank.

Fifth Grade Passport

Got a 5th grader? You’ve got a free pass this season! Seriously $20 bucks will get your kid a passport with coupons for FREE alpine and cross-country trail lift tickets all over Vermont.  What are you waiting for? Sign up right now!


Ski Vermont 5th grade passport



  • Thank you!! My son will be in 5th grade this year. Any discount we can get to stay sane and active through the winter helps! Soon my 14 year old hopes to work at the mountain so she can ski. It is a great outdoor activity, but costly unless you follow the deals!

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