CSCUSA intros free ski lesson for 5th graders |

CSCUSA intros free ski lesson for 5th graders

DENVER – Colorado Ski Country USA (CSCUSA) last week announced the addition of a major new component to its popular 5th grade passport program: one complementary ski lesson, including rental equipment, for 5th grade passport holders who are new to the sport.

Lessons will be provided during the month of January as part of January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Parents of 5th graders signed up for the Colorado Ski Country Passport will be provided with information about the opportunity for their child to learn to ski and can choose from among Colorado Ski Country USA member resorts (A-Basin and Copper Mountain in Summit County) where to have their introductory experience on snow.

“There are many 5th graders who want to ski or ride, but who haven’t tried our state’s signature sports before and who don’t know how to begin,” explained Melanie Mills, CSCUSA’s President and CEO. “We are doing this so more kids can learn to ski and snowboard here in Colorado and can grow up with the confidence to navigate Colorado’s mountains.”

Next year will mark the 15th season of Colorado Ski Country USA’s 5th Grade Passport program, which provides three days of free skiing at each participating CSCUSA member resort. Through its history, the program has helped nearly 200,000 kids ski or snowboard.

Applications for 2010-11 5th Grade Passports will be available in the fall of 2010.

– Daily News Staff Report

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