If you have never gone skiing and want to try, or you have a child who would love to try skiing, there are resorts in Colorado that will let you try it.

Free isn't something normally associated with skiing, in Colorado or anywhere else, but in an effort to get you to try it, you can.

If you have fifth or sixth graders, you can get a 5th or 6th-grade passport. The 5th-grade passport is free, and the 6th-grade passport only costs $110. There are a total of 66 free days for 5th graders and 88 days for 6th graders,

Epic Pass holders can ski any of Vail Resorts areas and includes one first-timer ski or ride lesson with free equipment rental.

There are several other programs available at other ski areas around Colorado, so make sure you check them all and get ready to hit the slopes this winter.

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