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4th Graders Ski Free With The Minnesota Ski Area 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.


The Minnesota Ski Areas Association (MSAA) is excited to announce the 4th Grade Passport Program is back for the 2020/2021 Season! 

The 4th Grade Passport Program offers a statewide program that provides every 4th grader the opportunity to SKI FOR FREE! Our goal is for families to enjoy winter, have fun and stay healthy together. There is a one time processing fee of $34.95. Please note pass may take up to 24 hours to process. 


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. The 4th Grade Passports Will NOT Be Valid When Visiting With A Roving Ski School.





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.