Grade 2 students in Golden could get a free ski pass

Husky Energy and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) are teaming up once again to present the Husky Grade 2 FunPass.

Husky Energy and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies (RCR) are teaming up once again to present the Husky Grade 2 FunPass.

The program provides eligible young skiers a complimentary season pass, valid at Wester Canadian RCR ski resorts including Kicking Horse Mountain Resort, Fernie Alpine Resort, Kimberley Alpine Resort, and Nakiska Ski Area.

The program offers the opportunity for youth to learn and build their skiing and snowboarding skill, while encouraging a healthy, active, family lifestyle.

Getting kids active with their families in the great outdoors in an important part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle,” said Bill Bennet, British Columbia’s Minister of Community, Story and Cultural Development.

“It’s great to see Husky Energy and Resorts of the Canadian Rockies continuing to lead a program that promotes outdoor recreational activity among our youth and making skiing and snowboarding available to all Grade 2 students.”

To qualify for the Husky Grade 2 FunPass program, children must be in Grade 2 (or born in 2005). A copy of a birth certificate, current Grade 2 report card, or last year’s Grade 1 report card, must be provided for a pass to be issued. There is a $20 processing fee for the pass, which is a saving of more than $500 off a regular pass price for a child.

“Skiing and snowboarding are some of the best activities that families can enjoy together,” said Matt Mosteller, Marketing and Sales VP for RCR. “Minister Bennett and Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, Pat Bell, both played pivotal roles as they, along with the BC Liberals, lead the country in getting kids active and healthy in British Columbia. It helps to have his support, as he understands how important it is to get kids and families to enjoy the great outdoors… We are always excited to introduce a new generation of skiers and riders to the sport.”

You can purchase the Grade 2 FunPass online at, or in person at any RCR Resort.


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