November 11, 2018
Free Ski Passes for your Kids
The cold weather has well and truly arrived, and the first snows are beginning to dust the mountains. It’s at this time of year when thoughts begin to turn to the start of the ski season, and if you’re looking for a way to save money this winter, there’s some great news. Swiss tourism website myswitzerland.com is giving away 12,770 free six-day ski passes for under 13s. Here are the details about how you can obtain one.
How does it work?
It’s very simple. The tickets will be given away as the prizes in a competition. All you need to do to enter is log on to the site and fill in the necessary details. You will be asked a question about how often you go skiing in Switzerland and you will then be asked which one of 45 Swiss skiing regions you hope to win a pass for. The final step is to complete the participation form with your contact details and you’re done. Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm on 2nd December.
What are the rules?
Certain rules apply if you want to enter the competition. An adult can only enter for one child (so, for example, a father cannot enter for both his son and his daughter). However, more than one adult is allowed to enter for one child (so a mother and father can both enter for one child to have two chances of winning).
If you are lucky enough to win, for the free pass to be valid, the child must still be 12 on the first day the pass is used. The minimum age depends on the ski area, but in most places, the minimum age is six. If the child is below the minimum age, there is no need to enter as they can ski for free anyway.
Since you don’t have to nominate a child when you enter, you can give any free passes you win to another child if the child who was originally supposed to receive the pass is unable to use it. However, it is forbidden to sell the passes, and the passes cannot be exchanged for money.
Where and when can you go?
There are 45 different Swiss ski regions to choose from; details can be found on the site. Since there are such a large number of passes being given away, anybody who enters stands a real chance of winning. When you apply, you will be able to see on the site how many people have already selected any particular ski region for their prize. Note that different regions have been allocated different numbers of free passes, with the number varying according to the size of the region.
Free passes are valid for the whole of the 2018/19 ski season – just make sure you use it up before the snow melts!
How will you know if you’ve won?
If you are one of the lucky ones, you will be informed by email before 7th December. Remember to check your spam box in case your email software has blocked the message.
How can you claim your prize?
You will receive your prize automatically, either by email or by post. If you have won but you have not received your prize by 21st December, you should contact [email protected]
So good luck with winning the free passes! And while you’re away on the slopes, you’re sure to want to stay connected. Click here for information on our solution for unlimited high-speed Wi-Fi that you can take with you wherever you go. Happy skiing!