Get Kids on the Snow

Snow sports are a great way to keep children (and adults) active year round. This section offers resources, websites and links to programs that help get kids interested in snow sports, and out on the slopes!

GoGgle Gap - Erase The Space

The Goggle Gap campaign, initiated by a collaboration of ski industry manufacturers, retail stores and associations has been adopted by SnowSports Industries America, to address the ever-important safety issue of correct helmet fit.

Lids on kids

The National Ski Areas Association (NSAA), together with the help of many others in the ski industry, has developed Lids On Kids an initiative to help educate parents about putting helmets on their children while they're on the slopes.

Next snow

NextSnow is a program dedicated to getting kids age 9-13 years old excited and active in ski and snowboarding.

Passport programs for kids

The only thing better than spending a day at the slopes with the kids, is having them ski for free! Passport Programs offer kids free days of skiing at resorts. Find out about Passport Programs in your area.

Snow monsters

SnowMonsters is a great program designed to get kids ages 3-9 excited about the snow. Check out the website for fun online activities.

Snow smarts safety quiz

Everyone knows that the best skiers and riders possess two qualities: skills and Snow Smarts. Find out how Snow Smart you are, with the Snow Smarts Safety IQ Quiz, from the National Ski Patrol.

Winter feels Good

Winter Feels Good initiative is dedicated to promote the health, fitness and social benefits of snow sports and to teaching "best practices" for learning. The program includes various learning tools to help improve proficiency.

Winter Trails Day

Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports.

Youth outreach

The Youth Outreach Program works toget more kids out on snow more often.These non-profit groups strive to get thousands of youth in the outdoors, out on snow giving local communities a chance to get out and change lives forever. View our list of Youth Outreach Programs.