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Kids Ski Free

Buying lift tickets for multiple days can be expensive! If you have children ages 6 & under you should consider visiting one of these resorts below. Kids get free lift tickets and ski for free at all of these Vermont ski resorts. This includes 10 ski areas right now both large and small. This page is partially updated for the ’22-’23 season and will continue to be updated throughout the fall.

More Free Lift Tickets for Kids and Notable Deals

Free Season Pass for Kids 12 & Under at Pico – A children’s pass is free with the purchase of an adult season pass from Pico Mountain Ski Resort during the ’21-’22 season.

Free 5-day ticket for kids 12 & under at Killington – If you purchase a 5-day lift ticket you will get a free ticket for any child 12 & under on the same dates (with restrictions).

Consider this… Jay Peak offers discounted lift tickets which are limited to use on the beginner portion of the mountain and this is where you are likely to spend most of your skiing time if you have a 5 yr. old with you. These tickets are available to adults and children. Two adults and 1 toddler age 5 can ski here for $146/day total (that’s $59 + $59 + $28 = $146). This will be cheaper than most of the resorts listed on this page where kids ski for free, but where the adults are stuck paying full-price for full-mountain tickets that they don’t fully use.

What is the cheapest VT ski resort for children above age 6? For this question we will only consider the larger ski resorts, ignoring smaller ski areas like Northeast Slopes, Bromley and others. Right now Smuggler’s Notch is in first place on our list at $68 during peak season. View all prices on our lift ticket comparison page.

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