Mount Washington is among the ski areas that accept the Canadian Ski Council’s Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass. — NEWS file photo

SkiPass returns for Grade 4 and 5 students

Canadian Ski Council offers free lift tickets across Canada

Wondering what to do with the kids this winter?

Sign them up for the Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass and keep them healthy and active.

The SnowPass provides three lift passes at each of 156 ski areas nationwide for Canadian kids in Grade 4 and Grade 5.

In addition to providing fourth or fifth graders a lift ticket, it provides them with the opportunity to get outside, be active and enjoy Canada’s winter wonderland.

Studies show that a child who spends an hour on the slopes can burn approximately 400 calories, the Canadian Ski Council claimed in a written release. As a result, skiing and snowboarding are not only winter sports to participate in together as a family, they are also a way to get some exercise and fresh air during the cold winter months.

The SnowPass is available to anyone in Grade 4 or five (or those born in 2007 or 2008). The pass provides each nine- or 10-year-old with three lift passes at each of the 156 ski areas participating across Canada, including 31 in British Columbia. Among them are Mount Washington Ski Area and Mount Cain Ski Area, both on Vancouver Island.

For a list of participating ski areas, visit www.skicanada.org/grade-4-5-snowpass/where-to-use-it.

SnowPass registration is completely digital. To sign up online, visit www.snowpass.ca, complete the registration form, upload a photo, proof of age or grade and pay an administration fee of $29.95. Each SnowPass ePass will be emailed to the applicant.

Learn more about the Grade 4 and 5 SnowPass online at www.snowpass.ca, call 905-856-4754 or e-mail info@skicanada.org.

— NEWS staff and Canadian Ski Council release

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