That being said, there are few things better in life than sharing a love of skiing and riding with your kids. Colorado understands why people live and play here. They know we want to share the incredible mountains and plentiful snow with the next generation, and they want to make it easy!
With a little pre-planning, you can capitalize on the amazing ski and snowboard deals available to kids in this state, and get them on the slopes for free this season!
Did you know that kids in kindergarten through 5th grade can get 4 free days of skiing or boarding at each of the following four resorts: Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Vail?
That's a pretty monstrous deal. And it's available right now, for a limited time, through Vail's Epic School Kids Colorado Pack program.
All you need to do is to register at any front range Epic Mountain Gear location (except for the Frisco storefront). Bring your child and a form of ID for them (report card, student ID, birth certificate or passport). Once you are registered, you can pick up your free passes at the resort ticket window on your first ski day.
There's more too. Each child is eligible for a FREE first-timer lesson as well as free rentals for the lesson.
For fifth and sixth graders, Colorado Ski Country has an even better deal!
Registration is now open on the Colorado Ski Country website for their 2018/19 5th and 6th Grade Passport Program. The fifth grade ski passport gives registered students 3 free days at each of Colorado's 22 premier ski areas. That's 66 days of free skiing!! For 6th graders, this same deal is available for just $105!
Have more tips for skiing with kids on a budget? Let us know in the comments.