Cold is Cool Passport Application
If you had a 4th grader with a Cold is Cool Passport last year, you can easily renew your membership here.
The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get outside, have fun and be healthy this winter! Therefore, MSIA established Cold is Cool, a state-wide program that provides every 4th and 5th grader the opportunity to ski for free when accompanied by a paying adult. Students can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes to approximately 30 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts at the mountain and in Michigan ski shops. MSIA charges $30.00 for the passport; $25 covers operating expenses and $5 goes to MIsnow, a new charitable organization that helps get underprivileged kids out on our slopes & trails in the winter. MIsnow also works to preserve the strong cultural past of Michigan skiing and protect its future with sustainability education. Complete rules and a list of participating ski areas and ski retailers is available here.
Here's how it works:
- Create a family login for the Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport, as a parent/guardian, by completing the registration form below.
- Follow the instructions to add your 4th and/or 5th graders; upload a photo of your child that will act as their Passport ID (please make sure the photo clearly shows your child’s face), upload proof of grade, and pay for each child's passport.
- Once you have completed the application, you’ll receive a welcome email with a link to download the WinterKids App (if you haven’t already), login instructions and information on redeeming the offers. It may take a few days before you receive the welcome email, since MSIA must confirm proof of grade. If you want immediate access to the Cold is Cool Passport, please visit one of the great Michigan ski shops listed here, show proof of grade and receive a code to unlock access all at once. If you choose this option, wait until you obtain the Instant Access code to fill out the application below.
Your Passport can not be created because of the following errors
Please upload a photo of your child to act as their Cold is Cool Passport ID in the app. The photo should clearly show your child’s face and not contain any other individuals.
Please provide proof of grade below. You may upload a picture or scan of your report card or proof of grade from this year or last year. OR, enter an Instant Access code given to you by a participating ski shop or MSIA.
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