It won’t be long before the chairlift is turning at Mt. Timothy Ski Area (pictured) and families with children in grades 4-5 are invited to take advantage of the Canadian Ski Council’s annual SnowPass program.

It won’t be long before the chairlift is turning at Mt. Timothy Ski Area (pictured) and families with children in grades 4-5 are invited to take advantage of the Canadian Ski Council’s annual SnowPass program.

Grades 4-5 SnowPass now available

Winter is just around the corner, and the Canadian Ski Council is once again offering its grades 4-5 SnowPass.

Winter is just around the corner, and the Canadian Ski Council is once again offering its grades 4-5 SnowPass.

Now in its 20th season, the grades 4-5 SnowPass provides 9- and 10-year-old children with three lift passes at each of the 158 ski areas, nationwide, for $29.95, totalling more than 470 lift passes.

The CSC promotes skiing and snowboarding as a great way to curb the chances of your kids spending the entire winter playing on their electronics and helps keep them from feeling the winter blues while getting them outside to enjoy the great Canadian outdoors.

If you apply for a SnowPass while your child is in Grade 4, the pass is good for two years.

To get a SnowPass visit www.snowpass.ca when you can upload a photo of your child, proof of age and pay the $29.95 administration fee.

Of the 158 ski areas across Canada, 31 are in B.C., 24 are in Alberta, one is in Saskatchewan, three are in Manitoba, 31 are in Ontario, 59 are in Quebec, eight are in Atlantic Canada and one is in the Yukon.

A list of participating ski areas, including Mt. Timothy Ski Area and Troll Resort, is available at www.snowpass.ca.