Grade 4-5 kids can ski for free

Ski Canada offers annual Snow Pass to 9- and 10-year-olds; online registration available

Grade 4 and 5 students on the North Island are once again invited to take part in skiing at a special rate this season by getting a Ski Canada Snow Pass.

The passes, available for a modest one-time fee, provide free lift tickets for youngsters age nine and 10 (born in 2001 or 2002) at a variety of ski hills in B.C. and across Canada, including Mount Cain and Mount Washington.

To speed the process, applications for Snow Passes are being accepted online. To file an online application you will need to upload a photo of the child along with proof if identity. To register, visit www.snowpass.ca.