4th Grader Passport

A Statewide Program That Provides Every 4th Grader The Opportunity To Ski For Free.

Your Passport Includes A Minimum Of Two Visits To Each Participating Resort.

Note: Sign Up For the 2018-19 Season has now closed | Be sure to look for this program next season.

The Minnesota Ski Areas Association (MSAA) wants to give Minnesota kids a chance to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter by hitting the Minnesota Slopes!

MSAA charges $24.95 for the passport (to cover printing and shipping).


Under This Program Mount Kato Is Pleased To Offer:
Four Lift Tickets Per Season Per Fourth Grader!


Restrictions at Mount Kato: One Pass Per Day, Not Available For Use On March 2nd, 2019. The 4th Grade Passports Will NOT Be Valid When Visiting With A Roving Ski School.



NOTE: The following limitations apply to ALL areas:

  • 4th Grade Pass MUST be presented to receive a lift ticket.
  • The pass is NOT available for roving ski school groups (Blizzard/Jammers) or for D-Team race events (Check dates for each participating member area).
  • The pass is NOT transferable.
  • NO Refunds under any circumstances.


Other Participating Minnesota Area:

Wild Mountain | The Alpine Factory | Coffee Mill | Giants Ridge |Andes Tower Hills | Powder Ridge | Elm Creek | Hyland Hills | Spirit Mountain | Welch Village | Afton Alps | Mt. Ski Gull | Buena Vista | Buck Hill | Detroit Mountain |Chester Bowl | Lutsen | Mt. Itasca



Why only 4th graders?

Fourth grade is the perfect age to learn to ski and snowboard. They have the coordination skills and muscle development to be able to pick up on the skills as well as adhering and following safety information. One age had to be chosen and 4th grade was the decision. We are excited that we are able to offer this program to all 4th graders.

How will I know what the restrictions are at each area?

You will need to reach out to the other ski areas to find out what restrictions, if any they have.