It’s 5th Grade Passport Season
1. Where can I get my passport?
a. We do not accept any mail in applications and have no pick up/drop off locations so you must apply for your child’s passport online at www.5thgradeskipassport.com
2. When will I receive my passport?
a. Your passport will automatically generate once your payment through PayPal has successfully been submitted and cleared. You will also be emailed a hard copy of the passport to the email address you indicated in your child’s application. YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE ANYTHING IN THE POSTAL SERVICE MAIL
3. Once I receive my pass, how do I use it?
a. Just pull up your passport on your mobile device (or print it out) and take it with you to the ski hill. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the passport to be valid. Present the passport to the designated ticketing window, DO NOT turn the passport in, the ski hill will not collect them, the passport is yours to keep for the duration of the season. The mountain will track passport usage by the unique number printed on the passport. b. A tip for those mountains where you may not have good wi-fi or phone service if you're planning on showing the passport on your mobile device at the mountain. Save the PDF as a document onto your mobile device and that way you do not have to rely on cell phone service or wi-fi connections to show your passport.
4. Do you only accept payment through PayPal?
a. Yes, all payments to the Ski NW Rockies Association are submitted through PayPal (using credit cards). We will not accept credit card payments over the phone as it is an online only application process.
5. Do you have to have a PayPal account to purchase a passport?
a. If you do not have an existing PayPal account, there is no need to create one to complete the transaction, just have your credit card information ready. Please note, if you have ever had an existing PayPal account that you have not officially closed, they will require you to log in to complete the transaction. If you have any issues applying for your passport try using a different computer or device and/or try adjusting the security settings for your device.
6. What if I lose my passport?
a. If you lose your passport please contact us at email@example.com and we will email you a new PDF copy of the passport.
7. My child doesn’t live in Washington or Idaho, can they still use the passport?
a. Absolutely. Any 5th grade student is welcome to use the passport if they plan on skiing at any of the participating resorts in the program. Find out who is participating at www.5thgradeskipassport.com
8. How is my child’s passport usage tracked?
a. Each passport has a unique tracking number listed at the top. The mountains will electronically track your child’s visits using that number each time his or her passport is presented at the ski hill.
9. Are there any additional costs with the ski free passport?
a. No, there is only a one-time $20 processing fee due at the time of application.
10. How many times can my child use their passport?
a. 5th grade passports are eligible for 3 full-day lift tickets at EACH of the participating resorts.
11. Are there any blackout dates?
a. Yes, please click here for those dates. This year due to COVID and capacity issues, most ski areas are restricting usage to weekdays, Sundays and non-holiday periods. That means for most ski areas the passport is NOT VALID on Saturdays, Christmas Holiday period Dec 18-Jan 2; Martin Luther King 3-day weekend January 16-18; and Presidents weekend Feb 13 – 15. Check each ski area's website for restrictions as these restrictions may change during the season due to COVID and capacity restrictions.
12. Are there any additional offers for the 5thGraders or their family?
a. Yes, click here for the extras like FREE lessons, rentals and more! These may be limited due to COVID for the 20-21 season.
13. What if I have additional questions about the program
a. We are always available to answer any of your questions, just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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