With Kids4free, kids get the chance to ski and snowboard for free for 6 days in Switzerland. In total 44 winter sports resorts support this initiative. From 7 November, adults can enter a competition on Myswitzerland.com for a child up to 12 years. Winners can use the 6-day ski pass within the winter season 2018/19. The closing date to enter is 2 December 2018.
Kids4Free: get the kids on the slopes
In collaboration with the University of St. Gallen (HSG), Switzerland Tourism conducted a winter tourism analysis and identified ten opportunities in which to develop the season. One of them being that the family holiday has an influence on whether kids ski in the future. The aim of Kids4free is to get families excited for winter sports holidays in Switzerland and is an initiative of Switzerland Tourism and the Swiss mountain railways and cable ways.
How to enter
The competition can be entered via MySwitzerland.com/kids4free. Until 2 December an adult can enter on behalf of one child up to 12 years of age. The winners will be informed by 7 December and can use the 6-day ski pass at any time during the 18/19 winter season, starting 22 December 2018.
More information can be found here: MySwitzerland.com/kids4free
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Featured Image: Switzerland. get natural. Skiing fun for the whole family in the ski resort of Meiringen-Hasliberg in the Bernese Oberland. Above the sea of fog in brilliant winter sunshine, the area provides an opportunity for various winter sports activities. Switzerland is giving away 12,770 ski passes for kids.
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