How It Works



Submit your application with the one-time $20 processing fee. We’ll e-mail you a passport that gives your 5th grader three free days at all 6 participating locations.

You can either print the passport and bring it with you or pull it up on your smartphone and present it at the ticket office. Either way, your kid’s skiing free. Of course, a parent or guardian must be present, and the passport must be shown at the resort in order to receive the lift ticket.

Questions about the program? Click here to view our FAQ, or drop us a line at

Participating ski hills reserve the right to limit passport use for ski racers, on race days and on any scheduled blackout dates that may apply. Check with your ski hill for full details in addition to the listings below.


2019-20 Blackout Dates & Additional Offers for 5th Graders and Family

49 Degrees North

1st Visit- Free group 1/2 day lesson (when available)

50% off a private lesson on 1st, 2nd, or 3rd visit.

Complimentary helmet rental included with lesson

Rentals: 50% off regular rental rates

Winter Blast Family Fun Day: Save $10 off each Lift Ticket and Rental December 20, 2019

Location: 10 miles east of Chewelah, WA.

Restrictions: not valid with other discounts, school or race programs. Not valid with
YSL Races. Group lesson offerings valid on weekends & holidays only. Lesson and
rental offers not valid during
not valid
4/6/20 - 4/12/20.

Loup Loup

Location: Located between Twisp and Okanogan on Highway 20 in Central WA

Restrictions: Not valid with school programs. No blackout dates.

Lookout Pass

$15 Group Lessons on Tuesdays through Thursdays. *not valid over holiday periods

50% Off Rental Gear (ski or snowboard pkgs.) on your three visits. *not valid over holiday periods.

Pick tickets up at any ticket window by showing your Passport paperwork at time of purchase – Questions call 208.744.1234 x19. Please give a printout of your enrolment paperwork in this program to the cashier. Paperwork should include your name, address & school. For Lessons or Rentals head to the Rental Shop after purchasing your ticket.

For Your Siblings: March 30, 2020 thru April 9, 2020 enjoy ½ Price on regular rate lift tickets for immediate family members.  Check out all our affordable group lessons, and Mini-Moose program offerings, or learn more about Lookout Pass and our Famous FREE Ski School for children ages 7 to 17. FSS Program provides FREE Lessons. Learn more on our website Register early as the FSS program has limited enrolment.

Location: Just off I-90 at exit 0 on the Idaho/Montana Border.

Restrictions:  NOT valid: 12/20/2019 to 1/5/2020; 1/18-19-20/2020; 2/15-16-17/2020 as these are the Holiday Periods. NOT valid with any other discounts, promotions or on any race event dates.


Location:  8 miles from McCall, ID.

Restrictions: Not valid with other discounts, school or race programs. Not valid with YSL Races.

Mt Spokane

Unlimited free group lessons (Sat/Sun only)

Unlimited 25% off rental equipment including helmet

*5th Graders receive a FREE Mt Spokane season pass after their third visit.  $40 processing fee applies.  Not available to prior year passholders.  

For Your Siblings and Parents:  April 8-11, 2020 Bring your passport and receive 50% off all tickets, rentals, and group lessons *7yrs+) for your immediate family!  Sisters, brothers, mom and/or dad.  Call 509.238.2220 x0 for more details. 

Location:  28 miles from downtown Spokane.

Restrictions: Not valid with other discounts, school or race programs.  Not valid for YSL Races.  No blackout dates.  Must have passport in hand.  No cash value, offer good until April 11, 2020.  Unlimited Group lessons are available on Saturday and Sunday only during the 2019-20 season.

Silver Mt

Three 50% off rental package (ski or snowboard)

First free group lesson. *first day only

Half price group lesson on 2nd and 3rd visit (Group lessons available at 10:30am weekends only)

For Siblings and Adults: One free gondola ride ticket per visit.

Location:  1 hour east of Spokane off I-90 in Kellogg, ID.

Restrictions: not valid with other discounts, school or race programs. Not
valid with YSL Races.​


1. Where can I get my passport?
a. We do not accept any mail in applications and have no pick up/drop off locations so you must apply for your child’s passport online at

2. When will I receive my passport?
a. Your passport will automatically generate once your payment through PayPal has successfully been submitted and cleared. You will also be emailed a hard copy of the passport to the email address you indicated in your child’s application. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING IN THE POSTAL SERVICE MAIL

3. Once I receive my pass, how do I use it?
a. Just pull up your passport on your mobile device (or print it out) and take it with you to the ski hill. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the passport to be valid. Present the passport to the designated ticketing window, DO NOT turn the passport in, the ski hill will not collect them, the passport is yours to keep for the duration of the season. The mountain will track passport usage by the unique number printed on the passport.
b. A tip for those mountains where you may not have good wi-fi or phone service if you're planning on showing the passport on your mobile device at the mountain.  Save the PDF as a document onto your mobile device and that way you do not have to rely on cell phone service or wi-fi connections to show your passport.

4. Do you only accept payment through PayPal?
a. Yes, all payments to the Ski NW Rockies Association are submitted through PayPal (using credit cards). We will not accept credit card payments over the phone as it is an online only application process.

5. Do you have to have a PayPal account to purchase a passport?
a. If you do not have an existing PayPal account, there is no need to create one to complete the transaction, just have your credit card information ready. Please note, if you have ever had an existing PayPal account that you have not officially closed, they will require you to log in to complete the transaction. If you have any issues applying for your passport try using a different computer or device and/or try adjusting the security settings for your device.

6. What if I lose my passport?
a. If you lose your passport please contact us at and we will email you a new PDF copy of the passport.

7. My child doesn’t live in Washington or Idaho, can they still use the passport?
a. Absolutely. Any 5th grade student is welcome to use the passport if they plan on skiing at any of the participating resorts in the program. Find out who is participating at

8. How is my child’s passport usage tracked?
a. Each passport has a unique tracking number listed at the top. The mountains will electronically track your child’s visits using that number each time his or her passport is presented at the ski hill.

9. Are there any additional costs with the ski free passport?
a. No, there is only a one-time $20 processing fee due at the time of application.

10. How many times can my child use their passport?
a. 5th grade passports are eligible for 3 full-day lift tickets at EACH of the 6 participating resorts.

11. Are there any blackout dates?
a. Yes, please click here for those dates.

12. Are there any additional offers for the 5thGraders or their family?
a. Yes, click here for the extras like FREE lessons, rentals and more!

13. What if I have additional questions about the program
a. We are always available to answer any of your questions, just shoot us an email at