This past year our family made the brave decision to see what it could be like to become a “ski family”. Living in New York City, there are plenty of nearby options to test out our thrill level and decide if this could be a good fit for our family. After a couple of ski trips, it’s official…. we’re going back for more!
My son is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. I noticed this past ski season there were kids half his age zipping past us on the mountains. I was fearful that I “missed the boat” and waited too long before taking him. I, on the other hand, had also never been snow skiing so what other choice did we have but to all start from square one together.
Luckily I found out that 5th and 6th graders are actually encouraged to ski at this age in the Ski Utah’s Passport Program. Now is the “optimal” time for my son to establish a love for skiing and the outdoors. I was slightly worried because he’s not a traditional sports fan, and could care less about competitive sports. However, he absolutely loved skiing from the first moment and I could not be happier to see this new found enthusiasm for such a fun Winter activity.
I’m anxious to try out the Ski Utah program with my son and I can’t imagine a better opportunity. I’m hoping to plan a trip over our Winter break or Spring Break. Fun Facts: The Utah Ski and Snowboard Association is a non-profit trade organization founded in 1975 with the aim of promoting Utah’s ski and snowboard industry. Ski Utah currently represents 14 resorts across Utah.
I’ve really learned so much this past year, especially from my fellow influencer friends at Momtrends. I didn’t realize the snow terrain can vary so much when leaving New York. Utah has a very high snow density which makes the snow very powdery and easy to move your skis through. This is just one reason we need to check out Ski Utah and here are 10 more reasons to experience the perfect ski vacation in Utah.
Ski Utah has made thing super easy to introduce your 5th or 6th grader to this lifelong sport with their Passport program. It truly is your ticket to fun and don’t worry…it’s completely DIGITAL
1. You don’t need any physical collateral to redeem your day tickets – children go up to the resort window, give their name and birthdate, the resort employee looks them up and they are ready to go! Quick and easy.
2. 5th graders get 3 days (39 days total) and 6th graders get 1 day (13 days totally) at 13 Utah resorts for $45.
3. The program is available to any 5th and 6th graders in the world!
4. If you have a 5th or 6th grader and you’re planning to ski/ride Utah this season, the program might be a good fit! Maybe mention something about how you are signing your kids up for your “spring break” trip.
5. We have 10 resorts within an hour of the airport, so it’s easy to try different mountains with the Passport program.
For tip on how to use the Ski Utah’s Passport program click here. There are also plenty of deals and discounts so be sure to check them out! i’m really excited to get my son registered which can be done here. This really is an amazing program and I can’t wait to take advantage of it. I know my son and I will create some special memories to have forever.
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