Hard to believe, but it's true. If your child is 9 or 10 years old, then sign them up for SnowPass, a Canadian Ski Council program that grants children three free ski lift tickets to several participating Canadian ski resorts per ski season provided they meet the basic requirements: applicants must be age 9 or 10 and attend school in Canada. Again, that's three free ski lift tickets PER participating ski hill. Note that parents are charged a modest administration fee and children are allowed to benefit from this program for up to two seasons IF parents apply for them in Grade 4. That way, they can also benefit from the program in Grade 5
Consult the SnowPass website for details.
*A big thanks to Marty of Shoshana Ruttner Photography for this great tip!
Note that SnowPass application requirements and program specifics may change without notice.