When was the last time you skied for less than a dollar? Ski New Hampshire and its 34 member ski areas kicked off the sale of their 4th & 5th Grade Snowsports Passport for the 2017-18 winter season. For just $30, children in these grades from any state can secure 34 lift tickets and trail passes to alpine and cross-country ski areas across the Granite State.
New this year, Ski New Hampshire has launched a digital version of the Snowsports Passport with unique one-time-use vouchers, rather than a printed booklet. This change not only saves on paper waste, but is also a more convenient option for parents to print only the vouchers they intend to use and reprint if the voucher gets misplaced prior to use. Passport purchasers will also receive a monthly email with deals and specials available at many of the participating ski areas.
“One of our missions as an organization is to come up with ways for more people to experience skiing and riding in the beautiful Granite State. The Snowsports Passport gives families that opportunity without breaking the bank. It also encourages existing skiers and snowboarders to try a new mountain, creating long-lasting memories and a better sense of all that New Hampshire has to offer,” says Karolyn Castaldo, Communications and Marketing Manager for Ski New Hampshire.
The Passport is also a philanthropic effort on behalf of Ski New Hampshire’s members, as a portion of the proceeds from each Passport go to Make-A-Wish New Hampshire. This partnership has been in effect for over a decade to ensure that Make-A-Wish New Hampshire can continue to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, giving them hope, strength, and joy. For more information, visit nh.wish.org.
Ski New Hampshire encourages families to take full advantage of the passport, not only by experiencing different alpine ski areas, but trying out cross-country skiing as well. With 34 ski areas to choose from, families have the opportunity to get the most out of their winter on slopes and trails throughout the state.
The 16 alpine ski areas include Abenaki Ski Area, Black Mountain, Bretton Woods, Cannon Mountain, Cranmore Mountain Resort, Dartmouth Skiway, Granite Gorge, Gunstock Mountain Resort, King Pine at Purity Spring Resort, Loon Mountain Resort, McIntyre Ski Area, Mount Sunapee Resort, Pats Peak, Ragged Mountain Resort, Waterville Valley Resort, and Whaleback Mountain. The 16 Nordic areas are Bear Notch Ski Touring Center, Bretton Woods Nordic Center, Dartmouth Cross Country Ski Center, Dexter’s Inn Trails by Norsk, Eastman Cross Country, Franconia Village XC Ski Center, Granite Gorge XC, Great Glen Trails, Gunstock Mountain Resort XC, Jackson Ski Touring Foundation, Loon Mountain Resort XC, Mt. Washington Ski Touring & Snowshoe Foundation, Nordic Skier Wolfeboro XC, Pine Hill Ski Club, Purity Spring Resort XC & Snowshoe Reserve, Ski Hearth Farm, Waterville Valley Adventure Center, and Windblown XC. Passports are valid every day of the 2017-18 season, with the exception of these blackout dates: Tuesday, December 26, 2017 through Monday, January 1, 2018; Saturday, January 13 through Sunday, January 24, 2018; Saturday, February 17 through Monday, February 19, 2018; Saturday, February 24. Limit one (1) passport per student.
Ski New Hampshire is the statewide association representing 34 alpine and cross-country resorts in New Hampshire.