Watervilley-Valley-kids-closeup Making winter fun and affordable at Waterville Valley. (Waterville Valley)

Getting the whole family skiing and riding just got more economical as Waterville Valley Resort announces the Kids Ski Free Pass for the 2019-20 winter season. With every Adult Plus Pass purchased, receive a voucher for a free Junior Pass for kids ages 6-12 years old. 

This pass can be given to any child whether they are a niece, nephew, grandchild, neighbor, or any kid that wants to ski or ride. Additionally, when purchased this spring, skiing and riding for the remainder of the 2018-19 season is free. The Adult Plus Pass goes on sale for $897 Saturday, Feb. 23.

Introduce the kids to lifetime love of skiing. (Waterville Valley)

“Today’s families are shaping the future of the ski industry and it’s important that we provide easier access to the sport with a more affordable season pass option. The Kids Ski Free Pass will help introduce the next generation to both the sport and Waterville Valley. It’s our hope that they will fall in love with skiing or riding, and the mountain just as we have,” said Waterville Valley’s Matt Hesser.

Following the leader at Waterville Kids Kamp. (Waterville Valley)

Waterville Valley hopes to introduce the next generation of skiers and riders to winter sports and to help make skiing and riding more affordable for families. Passholder benefits include the Bring-A-Friend Ticket which allows the passholder to give a friend a voucher for $15 off a full priced one-day lift tickets, discounts on mountain food, retail, learn to ski and ride packages, and events.

The High Country T-Bar at Waterville. (Waterville Valley/Facebook)

Waterville Valley has pumped $7.5 million into the mountain in the last three years, with renovations, upgrades, and innovations to snowmaking, terrain, lifts, the base lodge, and ticketing experience. The High Country T-Bar opened last week, replacing an outdated double. The T-Bar is much less susceptible to wind and gives riders access to four of the resort’s highest trails. The old double went right down the middle of the trail which took away from the openness of the terrain. With the new T-Bar, High Country now has slightly more skiable acreage and skis like an open high altitude bowl.

The resort hosts their first elite-level race since the 1991 World Cup, bringing the nation’s top ski racers to Waterville Valley with the U.S. Alpine National Championships on March 23-26.