Fifth graders ski free in Vermont

D-2-S-Passport-ProgramChildren and families around New England have been benefiting from the Ski Vermont Fifth Grade Passport program, where fifth graders get to ski free at Vermont resorts. While the benefits of being active in the winter have not changed, the passport is now available online at, making it easier than ever for fifth graders to hit the slopes of Vermont this winter.

“We’re excited to be offering this program to another generation of future skiers and riders,” said Ski Vermont’s Public Affairs Director, Sarah Neith. “We think we’ll see the most successful year yet with the added ease of purchase. Being online also lowers our administration costs, allowing us to donate even more proceeds of the program to local dairy farmers.”

This year will mark the third year that proceeds will go to Must Be The Milk, a campaign formerly known as Keep Local Farms, which supports New England dairy farmers. Last year the Fifth Grade Passport raised and donated $8,830 for Keep Local Farms.

For more information on the Fifth Grade Passport program, please visit  Fifth graders that participate receive a booklet of coupons for free tickets to Vermont’s 18 alpine resorts and over 30 cross country centers. The cost of $10 covers the processing fees, and participants must be accompanied by paying adult. Adults can take up to two fifth graders.

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