Free Days for Kids: Ski Passes, Museums, Zoos and More!

Posted by on Friday, October 13th, 2017 at 3:51pm.

Kids Ski For Free

  • 2017/2018 EPIC Schoolkids Colorado Pack
    The Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack is a free program for Kindergarten through 5th graders that provides four days of skiing and riding at each of the state's top-ranked resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone. No purchase necessary! It also includes one free first-timer ski or ride lesson with equipment rental. Register before Oct 8.
  • 5th Grade Passport
    Colorado Ski Country USA's 5th grade Passport Program provides participants with three free days of skiing or snowboarding at each of our 20 member resorts. Ski all 60 days, or just a few; the 5th grade Passport opens up the best of Colorado to your child!
  • 6th Grade Passport
    Colorado Ski Country USA's 6th grade Passport Program provides participants with four days of skiing or snowboarding at each of our 20 member resorts for just $105 if you register before Thursday, November 30th, 2017, and only $125 until Wednesday, January 31st, 2017. That amounts to 80 awesome days on the slopes. There is not a better deal on the planet for 6th graders!
  • Arapahoe Basin
    Early season special: Kids age 6 to 12 ski free any two days during the ski season. Sign up between now and Dec 18. Also kids under 5 ski free everyday. 
  • Aspen-Snowmass 
    Ski vacation anyone? Book 2 days of lodging and rent your kids' ski equipment from Four Mountain Sports and kids age 7-12 can hit the slopes for free and receive complimentary lift tickets for each day of rental. Unlimited days. Kids 6 and under ski free. Deadlines to sign up are soon, so contact them now for details. Valid January-April 2018.
  • Keystone Resort 
    More than 25,000 kids have skied for free at Keystone, whose deal is as straightforward as could be, with no blackout dates: stay two nights at your choice of lodgings and two kids 12 and under ski and ride for free.
  • Crested Butte
    All kids ages 12 and under visiting Crested Butte Mountain Resort November 23 - December 15, 2017 and April 1 – 8, 2018 ski or ride for free.


  • Butterfly Pavilion- $5 Day on Nov 18. Also $1 Birthday Admission any day
  • Denver Mint- Reservations Required
  • Children's Museum Free Night- First Tuesday of each Month from 4-8pm 
  • Denver Museum of Nature & Science-  Oct 16, Nov 13, Dec 10
  • Clyfford Still Museum - Free admission for youth under 18. Free admission for everyone every Friday from 5-8pm and all day Oct 27, Nov 24, Dec 29
  • Denver Art Museum- Free to all youth ages 18 and under every day and free to all on Oct 7, Nov 4, and Dec 2
  • Denver Zoo- Nov 3, Nov 6, and Nov 16
  • Denver Botanical Gardens - Nov 10-11 for the Winter Gift Market at Yorkshire and Nov 7 at Chatfield Farms

And More!

Many local libraries have an online system to reserve a pass up to 30 days ahead of time. You can have a maximum of two passes booked per 30-day period. All Colorado residents are eligible to apply for a library card.

  • Westminster Library offers an Adventure Pass with free admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Botanic Gardens, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Denver (Platte Valley) Trolley, Dinosaur Ridge, Golf Westminster, Standley Lake Regional Park and Westminster Recreation Centers.
  • Arapahoe County Libraries offer an Exploration Pass with free tickets to the Butterfly Pavilion, Dinosaur Ridge, Molly Brown House, Clyfford Still Museum, Denver Firefighters Museum, Morrison Natural History Museum, and the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum
  • The Douglas County Libraries offer an Adventure Pass -- free passes to Denver Firefighters Museum, the History Colorado Center, Dinosaur Ridge, and the Butterfly Pavilion.
  • Jefferson County Libraries offer a Culture Pass to library card holders. The pass can be used at the Butterfly Pavilion, the History Colorado Center, Denver Firefighters Museum, Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, Dinosaur Ridge, Golden History Museums, MCA Denver, the Platte Valley Trolley, and Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum. 

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