But the best part of having a 5th grader? The Ski Utah 5th Grade Passport! 4 free days at every Utah ski resort for $30. Yeah, amazing. Of course, everybody else still has to pay... but let's not diminish the joy of the savings by considering what it actually would cost for even 1 adult to accompany Ben 4 times to each Utah ski resort.
And I even tried out my new-to-me alpine skis for part of the day. The transition wasn't too difficult, but it does lack some of the elegance (and leg-burning) of telemark. It was fun to switch up styles for a few hours and I do have to admit that it felt great to go fast on the groom.
We just may take on the challenge of visiting every Utah ski resort this year. I think we're up for it :)