Ski for free

The Minnesota Ski Areas Association is again offering a statewide passport program that provides every fourth grader the opportunity to ski for free.  

A $24.95 fee covers printing and shipping of the photo ID and entitles fourth graders to a minimum of two free lift tickets at 18 Minnesota ski resorts (that’s a minimum of 36 tickets), including not only close-by options such as Hyland Hills, Buck Hill, Wild Mountain and Afton Alps, but also farther-flung options such as Welch Village, Spirit Mountain, Lutsen Mountains and many others. Equipment rental fees are not included. Learn more at skiandboardmn.com.

Fourth graders can get a season of free lift tickets with a passport to resorts around the state for the 2018-19 ski season.