Skiing and snowboarding are notoriously expensive pastimes. Last season, the average price of an adult weekend lift ticket at the nation's resorts was $109. Frequent skiers and riders, however, can cut the cost significantly by purchasing a season pass to a favorite resort. Passes that offer access to many ski resorts statewide, nationally, or internationally, promise even more savings and can be a great deal for those who want more variety than a single resort can provide. When it comes to getting kids on slopes, not-for-profit industry associations in several states and Canada offer free or almost free programs for children in certain grades (proof is required). Most of these "passports" also offer coupons, discounts, and package deals to help reduce the overall cost of a family ski trip.
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