Ski areas offer free skiing to fifth graders
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Most Vermont ski areas, like Mount Snow seen above, offer a variety of programs for children.
Most Vermont ski areas, like Mount Snow seen above, offer a variety of programs for children.
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VERMONT- Community support and neighborly love define the Vermont way of life and Vermonters work together to support each other, Vermont values, and their surrounding landscapes. Ski areas in Vermont know how much they rely on the love and support of the community and reciprocate with charitable events, festive fundraisers, and good old volunteerism.

Getting the youth of Vermont on the slopes is a great incentive, and ski resorts have multitudes of programs that help them get out in the winter for cheaper, or even for free. Ski Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport enables fifth-graders to ski and ride for free at Vermont resorts and proceeds from the $10 processing fee go to Must Be the Milk, a campaign supporting Vermont dairy farmers. Last season, $8,830 was contributed and more than 2,200 kids utilized their passport to visit Vermont’s mountains. To find out more on Vermont’s Fifth Grade Passport program and order online visit skivermont.com/FGP.

Vermont resorts also give nearly 20,000 complimentary tickets/passes and several thousand deeply discounted tickets to school children, local volunteers, rescue organizations, and military families throughout the season. There are also incentives for kids to hit the books as well as the slopes, as many resorts offer season passes to academic achievers.

Ski Vermont and individual resorts have also raised money for Sandy relief, currently totaling over $50,000. Understanding the impact of a devastating storm, this offered a chance to give back to the states that supported Vermont’s recovery from Irene in 2011. Poster sale proceeds from Ski Vermont’s iconic poster series will continue to support Sandy relief through December 31.

To purchase a poster visit www.skivermont.com/store.
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