Michigan 4th- and 5th-graders can ski free!

Proos highlights expanded program offering free lift tickets to 25 Michigan resorts

Senator John Proos

Senator John Proos

LANSING, Mich. — Sen. John Proos is once again reminding residents that fourth- and fifth-graders in Michigan have the opportunity to get three free lift tickets to 25 participating ski areas in the state under a program by the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA).

“This is a wonderful opportunity to help our children stay healthy and have an exciting time in Michigan’s great outdoors,” said Proos, R-St. Joseph. “I encourage Southwest Michigan families to take advantage of this proactive program and help open a child’s eyes to the amazing winter recreational experiences that are available to them here in Michigan.”

The “Cold is Cool” Fourth & Fifth Grade Ski & Ride Passport is one of the elements of MSIA’s “Cold is Cool” program, which is dedicated to improving the health of the children in the state by offering winter outdoor activities for all Michigan kids and their families.

In order for fourth- and fifth-graders to use the free lift or trail pass coupons, a paying adult must accompany them. Up to two students can ski free with each paying adult. Although the skiing is free, MSIA charges a $20 printing and shipping fee for each passport ordered.

The passport also includes additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.

Residents can download an interactive application form by clicking here or by visiting the MSIA website at www.goskimichigan.com. Click on “Cold is Cool – 4th and 5th Graders Ski Free!”

“The website can be a great resource, even if you are not participating in the free skiing program,” Proos said. “It features links to valuable information on other money-saving programs, ski equipment and Michigan lodging. One key link offers updated information for residents on ski and snow conditions at Michigan resorts, as well as details on amenities.”

For more information on the passport program, visit the MSIA website or call the organization at 1-248-620-4448.

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Editor’s note: Audio comments by Proos will be available at www.SenatorJohnProos.com/Audio.