One of the perks of living in Utah is having easy access to ski the greatest snow on Earth. That perk is made even sweeter for families like mine because Utah kids ski free with the Epic SchoolKids Pass at Park City Mountain.
My kids have signed up for the Epic SchoolKids Pass every year for the past several years. It’s totally free to sign up and comes with five days of free skiing for children in K through 5th grade and one free first-timer ski lesson with equipment rental.
I know this program almost sounds too good to be true. Free skiing for kids?!?! Yes, it is for real. I tell all of my Utah friends with children is grades K through 5 to take advantage of this wonderful deal. We have four kids, and the Epic SchoolKids Pass helps our family save a lot of money every ski season.
The Epic SchoolKids Pass is all about getting kids outdoors, active and enjoying a great ski experience. The program is for all ski ability levels from beginners on up.
My youngest children (ages 5 and 7 years old) absolutely loved taking a lesson at Park City Mountain. I dropped them off at Ski School at 9am, and the instructors took it from there. Park City Mountain ski instructors are amazing with kids. I was impressed by their patience and kindness. As beginners, my kids started off with instruction on how to put skis on, and progressed to moving around with skis on. They learned how to do the basic ski positions “Pizza” and “French Fries.” They enjoyed skiing through the arch at the obstacle course. While kids are in ski lessons, parents are free to go ski or hang out. I admit, I was a bit of a stalker and kept sneaking peeks of my kids in their lesson. I was able to stand on the sidelines and take photos of them riding the “Magic Carpet” and learning how to ski down the beginner’s hill. By the end of the morning, the kids were ready to go on the ski lift! After the ski lesson, we met up with the more advanced skiers of the family, my older kids (ages 9 and 13 years) and husband, so our whole family could ski together. But first, it was time to refuel with lunch at Summit House. It was a gorgeous Spring day, perfect for eating outside on the deck and enjoying the amazing mountain views. You have to ride the chair lift all the way up to this on-mountain restaurant, and this was the first time everyone in my family has been able to eat here together! I was so proud of my younger kids for being able to do this. This major accomplishment deserves a family selfie!
After lunch, we headed back down the mountain together. My older boys are super excited that I am finally able to join them for a ski day. I am a beginner skier, so they like to help me out by giving me pointers.
The older boys are really good about sticking with me, even though I know they would rather be ripping down the mountain at a hundred miles per hour. I love my boys, and I love that I get to enjoy skiing with my family, thanks to the Epic SchoolKids program.
If your family lives in Utah, what are you waiting for? Take advantage of the Epic SchoolKids Pass so your child can ski free this winter at Park City Mountain! Sign ups for the 2017-18 season are open. I hope to see you on the mountain next winter!
Click here to sign up for Epic SchoolKids Utah
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