New York Governor Kathy Hochul is unveiling yet another contest to try to get more residents protected against serious illness from COVID-19 and this time people who are already vaccinated could enter.

The new “Ski for Free” sweepstakes is open for New York children ages 5 to 11 who get vaccinated and for adults who get the booster shot.

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The prize is free lift tickets to participating mountains and resorts for the 2021-2022 Winter ski season with certain blackout dates applying.

There will a random drawing for tickets with the first drawing to bel held January 4.

There are a total of 240 two-packs of tickets for children entered in the sweepstakes and 40 two-packs of tickets to be awarded per week, divided evenly between the east and west regions of New York State.

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Children age 5 to 11 must get their first dose of a COVID vaccine after November 3 to qualify.

For people getting a booster after November 3, there are a total of 120 single tickets to be selected over the six-week sweepstakes. 20 single tickets were be awarded each week divided between the east and west regions.

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