Lewisberry, PA (Vocus) October 8, 2010
The Pennsylvania Ski Area Association is offering the Snowpass program to children in the 4th and 5th grade. Participants get a passport booklet with their picture, plus coupons valid for three FREE lift tickets at each of the 22 participating resorts when they ski or board with a paying adult. There is also a free learn to ski or snowboard package for children who are beginners so the Snowpass is valuable to just about any child.
Participants may sign up on-line, or by downloading an application form. You must provide a report card or other proof that the child is in 4th or 5th grade, a 1.5” X 2” school photo and a $20 processing fee. The office will mail the Snowpass to the participant.
Even though many people would not think of Pennsylvania as a big ski state, it actually had the 6th largest number of skier visits for 2009-2010, finishing slightly behind Utah, New York and Vermont. Last year’s Snowpass program was the second biggest in the country, with only Colorado issuing more passes.
Pennsylvania is home to 22 ski area association resorts. It continues to be ranked between 4th and 6th in the country for skier visits contributing millions of tourism dollars to the state.