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Parents Trade Off Child Care Duties With Angel Fire’s Special Pass

Angel Fire kid skierSkiing has always been a sport the whole family can enjoy together, but the logistics of juggling slope time with the kids can be problematic – unless the family is at Angel Fire Resort.

Long a destination for families from the flatlands, Angel Fire managers found out that young parents with a small child who wasn’t ready for day care often had to decide who gets to ski or ride on a particular day. That didn’t seem fair to resort officials, so they came up with a new idea.

The Angel Fire Parenting Pass is an adult all-day pass that is interchangeable between mom and dad. That way, if there’s a child too young to get on skis or a snowboard, parents can trade off between child care and carving up the slopes. Or, if their kids are old enough to ride the lift, each parent can get a chance to ski or ride with their child for a part of a day … for the price of a single day ticket.

“How can both parents enjoy a day on the slopes while sharing the care of a newborn, for instance?” Angel Fire’s Krysty Ronchetti told SnoCountry.com. “The pass is designed to allow parents to share a lift ticket for the day. This pass had become increasingly popular since it was first released (for 2013-14 season).”

One parent must pay the full adult price -- $62 to $71 depending upon the time of the season – at the Angel Fire Resort ticket window at the base of the lifts. In other words, no advance or online purchases.

Other family-friendly deals at the northern New Mexico resort include free skiing or riding for anyone six years old or younger, and the same deal for fifth-graders throughout the season. Fifth-graders must fill out a special form and present a current report card in order to qualify for the deal.

Click here for more Angel Fire ticket information.

Photos: Top -- Parents can trade off skiing with youngsters with Angel Fire parent ticket (Angel Fire/Facebook); Angel Fire's family lift makes it easy to use the Parent's Pass (Angel Fire/Facebook)

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