I SKI NY and its 52 New York ski areas are gearing up for a snowy season with a stellar line-up of programs and deals for beginners and seasoned skiers alike.

For the 2017-18 ski season, I SKI NY is once again offering the award winning “Free for Kids Passport” program for 3rd and 4th graders. The program allows a 3rd or 4th grader to learn to ski or ride for free at all participating ski areas and / or also ski for free when an adult ticket is purchased.

“Skiing and snowboarding is a healthy, lifelong activity and this program is a great way to introduce kids to the sport,” said I SKI NY President, Scott Brandi. “No other statewide passport program is offered to third graders, and we feel this is a perfect age to get kids started.”

The program is free, but there is a small processing fee to enroll. More information on this program can be found at

Celebrating four years of popularity, the I SKI NY “Discover NY Ski Day” will return on Jan. 18, 2018, offering skiers and riders the chance to enjoy ski areas across New York State for as little as $12 per lift ticket. Learn to ski or ride packages are available as part of the event, starting at $25 at participating ski areas. “Discover NY Ski Day” tickets will go on sale in early December at

January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, and to kick it off, I SKI NY will once again support this nationwide effort. Check out full details and participating resorts at

Exclusive I SKI NY Ski & Stay packages are available at participating ski areas for Jan. 6-7, Feb. 3-4, and March 3-4 with an option to add a third night free. Details and participating ski areas can be found at

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