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Fourth & Fifth Graders Ski Free with MSIA Cold is Cool Passport!
The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a state-wide program that provides every 4th and 5th grader the opportunity to ski for free. Students can obtain a “Cold is Cool” Ski & Ride Passport [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 9 – 10, 2018
[ February 9, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 10, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 9, 2018 Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

North American VASA Festival of Races – February 10 & 11, 2018
[ February 10, 2018 to February 11, 2018. ] The 42nd Annual North American VASA Festival of Races February 10th and 11th, 2018 Saturday, February 10th, 2018 North American VASA 11km, 28km and 50km -- Freestyle Races 6km Freestyle (14-19 yrs only) Vasa 42km & 10km Fat bike Races Sunday, February 11th, 2018 34km, 16km and 6km Classic Races <> Visit the VASA Website >>>> <> North American Vasa On Facebook Below are the latest postings from [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 16 – 17, 2018
[ February 16, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 17, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 16, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 17, 2018
[ February 17, 2018; ] Join us for the 12th Annual Teddy Knape Fest!

Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 18, 2018
[ February 18, 2018; ] Sunday, February 18, 2018 Stay tuned for details! About Crystal Mountain: Celebrating 60 years, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four season resort destination located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City and a short drive from Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The resort features lodging, dining, downhill and cross-country skiing, two championship golf courses, award-winning Crystal Spa, Michigan’s only [...]

Boyne Highlands – Pink Weekend – Breast Cancer Fundraising Event – February 23 – 25, 2018
[ February 23, 2018 to February 25, 2018. ] Boyne Highlands is proud to host Pink Weekend -- a weekend of community support for breast cancer awareness and detection benefiting the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Join us for a weekend of fun and community, and take part in fundraising auctions and a host of other festive, fun and often informative activities. Riders and skiers [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 23 – 24, 2018
[ February 23, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 24, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 23, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – March 2 – 3, 2018
[ March 2, 2018; 6:00 pm; March 3, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, March 2, 2018 Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – 3, 2018
[ March 2, 2018; ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 off their open-to-close lift ticket (valid Saturday, March 5, 2016 only). Discount only available at ticket window.

Caberfae Peaks – $9 on the 9th with $9 Tix & $9 Rentals on March 9th!
[ March 9, 2018; ] Bring in this coupon and get an open to close $9 Lift Ticket and $9 Rental on March 9, 2018 Must present coupon (digitally or printed) at the ticket window to obtain discount. Coupon can not be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer Expires: 03/09/18 Additional Information: Children 8 and under lift tickets are only $5 each Click [...]

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – March 9, 2018
[ March 9, 2018; ] Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal...

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – March 9 – 10, 2018
[ March 9, 2018; 6:00 pm; March 10, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, March 9, 2018 Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

 
 

Fourth & Fifth Graders Ski Free with MSIA Cold is Cool Passport!


The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a state-wide program that provides every 4th and 5th grader the opportunity to ski for free. Students can obtain a “Cold is Cool” Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes over 25 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.  MSIA charges $20 for the passport (to cover printing and shipping.)

In addition to the lift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, the Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for 20% off a helmet purchase and $20 off the purchase of $100 at participating ski shops across the state.  Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons.

Proof of 4th or 5th grade status is required.  One page of a report card or progress report is sufficient.  If the child is home schooled, the parent or guardian can include a note stating the child’s grade equivalent.  Please note!  Put your child’s name and address in the “Ship To” column if you are ordering online.

MSIA charges $20 for the Cold is Cool Passport, to cover printing, shipping and postage fees.

In order for fourth & fifth graders to use the free lift or trail pass coupons, a paying adult must accompany them. “We feel that fourth and fifth graders should be supervised by an adult while on the slopes and trails. Our intention is to make this a fun, affordable and safe activity for the entire family,” says Mickey MacWilliams, MSIA executive director. With the Passport, up to two kids can ski free with each paying adult.  The Passport is valid through April 30, or the end of the 2017/18 ski season.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE MSIA COLD IS COOL PASSPORT

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Tuesday February 13th, 2018 - 1:58 pm

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Gates for Good Charity RaceFeb 25, 1:00pmMt BrightonJoin us at Mt. Brighton for a fun day of racing to benefit Gleaner's Community Food Bank! Open to skiers & snowboarders of all ages and abilities. No experience necessary, everyone has a chance to win prizes and swag!

COST: $20
Includes race registration and unlimited NASTAR runs all day.
Lift ticket not included ($20 lift ticket available to all participants)

Event Schedule

8:00am - 12:00pm - Registration

1:00pm - 4:00pm - Race (NASTAR)

4:00pm - Awards Ceremony & Raffle Drawing

CANNED FOOD DRIVE: For each non-perishable food item you donate, earn a raffle ticket to win tons of amazing prizes! (Open to all guests, racers and non-racers)

About Gleaners Community Food Bank
For more than 40 years, Gleaners Community Food Bank has been “feeding hungry people and nourishing our communities.” Last fiscal year, Gleaners distributed more than 42 million pounds of emergency food to 499 partner schools, soup kitchens, shelters and pantries in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, Livingston and Monroe counties. Of every dollar donated, Gleaners uses 96 cents for food and food programs. One dollar provides three meals for a hungry neighbor. To learn more, visit www.gcfb.org.
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Tuesday February 13th, 2018 - 1:40 pm

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Skier's Peak
USA! USA! USA! While you’re shopping, check out our #pyeongchang2018 #winterolympics window display, where we’re keeping track of medalists and winners each day!
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Skier's Peak

Tuesday February 13th, 2018 - 1:21 pm

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Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 9 – 10, 2018

Stein Eriksen’s

Friday, February 9, 2018
Saturday, February 10, 2018
6:00pm

Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner!

Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10.

In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or escaping the real world, we think that indulgence is more savory when earned and shared.

The evening will begin at 6pm on our most historic chairlift, Hemlock. Cozy up with a special someone on the double chair and take in the views of the Boyne Valley before reaching the summit. Warm up inside the Eagle’s Nest with some spiced wine and hot cocoa as your Snowshoe Guide helps you gear up with snowshoes. The guided snowshoe hike departs the Eagle’s Nest at 6:30pm. Digest the beauty of twilight like never before while meandering through snow-covered trees and trails on foot. Gathering with the group at the halfway point bonfire, complete with hot toddies and warm cocoa, is sure to leave a lasting impression. Stomp the rest of the way down Cold Springs before arriving at your dinner destination, Stein Eriksen’s. Snowshoers will sit down to a three-course meal paired with live entertainment to complete the this fun dining adventure.

The Menu: Fondue Experience

  • First Course: Mixed Greens, Grape Tomatoes, Shaved Red Onion Champagne Vinaigrette
  • Second Course: Cheese Fondue- Appenzeller, Emmental, Gruyere, Reisling, Crusty Ciabatta
  • Third Course: Dark Chocolate Ganache, Pound Cake, Rice Krispie, Cookie Dough

Cost is $59 per person, not including tax and gratuity. Includes chairlift ride, hot beverage at Eagle’s Nest, snowshoe rental, hot beverage at bonfire, and three-course dinner at Stein Eriksen’s.

Reservations are limited, please call Bobbie Jo today at 231.549.6854 to book this fun dining adventure.

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Boyne Mountain On Facebook

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Monday February 19th, 2018 - 1:23 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

"I really think that's something that - for a long time during my competitive career - I didn't really appreciate. There's always different ways to take advantage of the joy of sliding down the hill."

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Sunday February 18th, 2018 - 5:28 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

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Yesterday was a great day on the mountain!

Sunday February 18th, 2018 - 12:44 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

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Saturday February 17th, 2018 - 6:32 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

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Take a few bonus runs this week! Night skiing will run every night through Saturday, February 24.

 

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It’s quite different, as I remember!

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North American VASA Festival of Races – February 10 & 11, 2018


The 42nd Annual North American VASA Festival of Races
February 10th and 11th, 2018

Saturday, February 10th, 2018
North American VASA

11km, 28km and 50km — Freestyle Races

6km Freestyle (14-19 yrs only)

Vasa 42km & 10km Fat bike Races

Sunday, February 11th, 2018

34km, 16km and 6km Classic Races

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North American Vasa On Facebook

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Monday February 12th, 2018 - 12:05 pm

North American Vasa

Photos from the Vasa! Feel free to tag!

Thanks to Roger Hagerman and Son photography for these amazing images!

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North American Vasa Festival Of RacesFeb 11, 9:00am4050 Hammond Rd E, Traverse City, MI 49686-9130, United StatesWe have been working on some exciting changes for you, including ‘Freestyle Saturday’ and 'Classic Sunday,’ which may make this the best Vasa ever! That's right, all the freestyle races, as well as the fat bike races, will be held on Saturday, and all of the classic races will be held on Sunday in 2017.
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