A redesigned I SKI NY custom license plate from the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles is available to motorists statewide to not only show their enthusiasm for this popular winter sport, but also help support winter recreational facilities in New York State. Ten dollars of the initial fee will go to help support ski areas statewide.

The I SKI NY plate is available in both passenger and commercial class, but only through the trade association Ski Areas of New York. You can call the organization at (315) 696-6550 or visit their Web site at www.iskiny.com/.

Those who have the previous version of the plate can upgrade to the newest design for $28.75, either online or by calling Custom Plates at (518) 402-4838. First-time registrants can purchase the I SKI NY plate with a standard plate number assigned by DMV for an initial fee of $70. The annual fee of $31.25 is in addition to the standard registration renewal fee. The plate can also be personalized with two to six characters, including spaces, for an initial fee of $101.25. The annual renewal fee for a personalized I SKI NY plate is $62.50.

In addition to being available for passenger class vehicles, the I SKI NY plate is also available with the International Symbol of Access (ISA) on it for any registrant with a disability who qualifies for such a plate, and must contact Custom Plates before submitting his/her application.