Colorado kids in 5th and 6th Grades can get 4 free days at Vail, Breckenridge, Keystone or Beaver Creek with no blackout dates. There has long been a program through Colorado Ski Country USA that provides a free 4 day pass at many local ski areas to 5th graders and at a reduced cost to 6th graders, but this year it did not include the Vail Resorts ski areas. Now you can get their own pass for free.
I am planning to stop by local ski shop, Boulder Ski Deals to get a pass for my 6th grader. I went there yesterday and found out that you need to have your child with you for a photograph that will go on the pass itself. They are supposed to be available until November 9th, but the staff at Ski Deals said they are expecting long lines this weekend. Get the rest of the details at: http://www.snow.com/passsales/5thgradeprogram.aspx