Fifth-grade students can ski free at Sleeping Giant

Posted 12/6/19

As Sleeping Giant Ski Area gears up for its opening day Dec. 13, the nonprofit will continue to provide a free season pass for local fifth-graders.

The non-profit ski area, located just outside of …

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Fifth-grade students can ski free at Sleeping Giant

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As Sleeping Giant Ski Area gears up for its opening day Dec. 13, the nonprofit will continue to provide a free season pass for local fifth-graders.

The non-profit ski area, located just outside of Yellowstone National Park, has provided the free passes for nearly 10 years to all fifth-graders, no matter where they live. In addition, the first 50 fifth-graders each day get equipment free from the Sleeping Giant Rental Shop.

“Friendly ski instructors are always ready to give a lesson or two, and in no time kids will feel more comfortable on the mountain,” said Rob Overfield, president of the Yellowstone Recreations Foundation Board.

Kids will receive a free season pass with their picture on it. The Fifth-Graders Ski/Snowboard Free program is offered through the Yellowstone Recreations Foundation.

There are many benefits to skiing and snowboarding.

“First and foremost, getting outside and enjoying physical activity with friends and family is a blast,” said Overfield. “In addition to how much fun you’ll have, skiing and snowboarding burns between 360 to 500 calories per hour.”

While skiing or snowboarding, you are working your legs and arms, building core strength, all while improving flexibility and balance.

“So don’t stay inside,” Overfield said. “Make the most of your winter by joining the fun at Sleeping Giant.”

Kids need a signed permission slip from their parent/guardian as well as a signed season pass rules and regulations release form. To download the necessary documents — or for more information — visit www.skisg.com.

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