If you have 4th and/or 5th graders at home anxious to ski we have good news – the Cold is Cool Passport from Michigan Snowsports Industries Association gives kids up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 29 participating ski areas, including Mt. BrightonAlpine Valley and Mt. Holly.

For $30 families can download the Cold is Cool Passport that allows their 4th and/or 5th graders up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 29 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops. Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for 20% off a helmet purchase and $20 off the purchase of $100 at participating ski shops across the state. Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons. The list of participating local stores is below.

The Cold is Cool Passport can be found in the app titled, “WinterKids”. To provide proof of student’s grade status, parents can use a report card or progress report. If the child is home schooled, the parent or guardian can include a note stating the child’s grade equivalent. If you are a returning family, be sure to update your app to the latest version! 

To get a lift ticket, you will bring your child and your phone (or other device that you have loaded the app on) to the ski area. Show the offer you want to redeem to the ticket attendant and press the redeem button to receive your child’s lift ticket or other offer in the Cold is Cool App.  It’s that simple!

Get started with the application here and get ready to hit the slopes!

Bonus! Cold is Cool Passport Graduates get a discounted season pass at Shanty Creek Resort! Check the app for details.

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