If you love to ski but have kids and think it can get too pricy, there's an alternative to help cut those costs.

The Ski Idaho Passport allows people to apply for fifth or sixth graders to pay $18 for a season pass. The pass allows sixth-graders two free days at 17 participating ski mountains and gives fifth-graders three free days at all 18 participating locations.

The cool thing is if you have family visiting, they can apply for the passport as well for their fifth or sixth-grader. It isn't just for people who live in the state of Idaho.

After you apply, you should receive the passport via email from Ski Idaho or you can choose to pull it up on your smartphone at the ticket office window. Of course, in order to use the passport, the child must be accompanied by an adult on the mountain.

The list of mountains participating in the passport are:

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