Over 7,000 Kids Al­ready Ski­ing And Rid­ing For Free This Win­ter!

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Grade 4 & 5 Snow pass pro­gram reach­ing new heights in its 15th year

The Cana­dian Ski Coun­cil has al­ready pro­cessed over 7,000 ap­pli­ca­tions for its Grade 4 & 5 Snow pass pro­gram. These lucky chil­dren from across Canada have the op­por­tu­nity to ski or ride for free up to three times at each par­tic­i­pat­ing ski area in their re­gion this win­ter.

Since the Grade 4 & 5 Snow pass pro­gram be­gan 15 years ago, nearly nearly half a mil­lion kids have taken part. Each year the pop­u­lar­ity of the pro­gram builds - af­ter all, what child (or par­ent) wouldn’t jump at the chance for some free and ex­cit­ing win­ter fun! One of the great things about the pro­gram is that it en­cour­ages chil­dren to stay ac­tive dur­ing our Cana­dian win­ter. It’s also a won­der­ful way to in­tro­duce kids to the sport..

“Ski­ing and snow­board­ing are ex­cel­lent ways to get kids out­side and ac­tive in win­ter,” says Colin Che­dore, Pres­i­dent of the Cana­dian Ski Coun­cil (CSC). “Ski­ing and snow­board­ing are healthy and fun out­door ac­tiv­i­ties, and what’s more, they’re fam­ily sports that

ev­ery­one can en­joy.” Ap­pli­ca­tions for the Cana­dian Ski Coun­cil’s Grade 4 & 5 Snow pass pro­gram are avail­able at the front coun­ters of Sport Mart, Sport Chek, Sports Ex­perts and In­ter­sport stores across the coun­try. The Forzani Group, owner of Sport Mart, Sport Chek, Sports Ex­perts and In­ter­sport, has spon­sored the pro­gram since the be­gin­ning, help­ing fam­i­lies have fun while get­ting fresh air and ex­er­cise in the win- ter­time. Ap­pli­ca­tions were also re­cently dis­trib­uted to ele­men­tary schools across the coun­try.

Grade 4 & 5 Snow pass ap­pli­ca­tions are also avail­able at www.snow­pass.ca, the newly re­designed Snow pass web­site where par­ents can ap­ply for their child’s Snow pass online. Once their ap­pli­ca­tion is pro­cessed by the CSC, chil­dren par­tic­i­pat­ing in the Grade 4 & 5 Snow pass pro­gram will re­ceive a Snow pass card that in­cludes up to three lift passes for free ski­ing and snow­board­ing at each and ev­ery par­tic­i­pat­ing ski area.

The Grade 4& 5 Snow pass pro­gram is avail­able to any­one in grade 4 or 5 (or who was born in 2001 and 2002). With over 150 dif­fer­ent par­tic­i­pat­ing ski/snow­board ar­eas - 92 in the East (On­tario to New­found­land) and 60 in the West (Man­i­toba to B.C) - ev­ery­one can take ad­van­tage of this amaz­ing deal.

The Cana­dian Ski Coun­cil was founded in 1977 to work on the be­half of the Cana­dian snow sports in­dus­try to in­crease par­tic­i­pa­tion in recre­ational snow­board­ing, alpine and cross-coun­try ski­ing in Canada. The Grade 4 &5 Snow pass is funded and pre­sented by the Cana­dian Ski Coun­cil and its mem­ber or­ga­ni­za­tions; National Snow In­dus­tries As­so­ci­a­tion, At­lantic Ski Area As­so­ci­a­tion, Que­bec Ski Ar­eas As­so­ci­a­tion, On­tario Snow

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