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Colorado Ski Country USA’s passport programs get kids sliding on snow

Associated Press

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DENVER – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) announced Wednesday that its popular 5th and 6th grade Passport programs are again available for the 2010-11 ski season. The Passport programs, which have been around for 15 years, aim to introduce 5th and 6th Grade kids to skiing and snowboarding by facilitating access to Colorado resorts, a news release said.

Each of the 21 CSCUSA participating resorts provide three free days of skiing for 5th Grade Passport holders, and four days of skiing for $99 for 6th Grade Passport holders.

New this season is First Class, which is for 5th Grade Passport holders who have never tried skiing or snowboarding. It provides one free ski or snowboard lesson, including equipment rental, any time during January’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.

Participating resorts in ski season 2010-11 include: Arapahoe Basin, Aspen Highlands, Aspen Mountain, Buttermilk, Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort, Echo Mountain, Eldora, Howelsen Hill, Loveland, Monarch, Powderhorn, Ski Cooper, Snowmass, SolVista, Steamboat, Sunlight, Telluride, Winter Park and Wolf Creek.

For more details please visit http://www.ColoradoSki.com/Passport or call 303-866-9707.