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Caberfae Peaks – Family Fun-Day Sunday – January, February & March
[ February 22, 2015; 2:00 pm; March 1, 2015; 2:00 pm; March 8, 2015; 2:00 pm; March 15, 2015; 2:00 pm; March 22, 2015; 2:00 pm; March 29, 2015; 12:00 pm; ] The perfect family, winter activity kicks off in January, with the “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.”  All Sundays in January, February & March are Family Fun-Day Sundays.    Caberfae Peaks invites all families to spend some time on the slopes and learn to ski & snowboard together.  Package includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals and a beginner group [...]

Fourth & Fifth Graders Ski Free with MSIA Cold is Cool Passport!
New this winter – the Cold is Cool Passport is for 5th grade students too! 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 fourth and now also 5th grader [...]

Boyne Highlands – Pink Weekend – Boarding for Breast Cancer – February 27 – March 1, 2015
[ February 27, 2015 to March 1, 2015. ] Boyne Highlands is proud to host Pink Weekend -- a weekend of community support for breast cancer awareness and detection benefiting Boarding for Breast Cancer and the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Join us for a weekend of fun and community, and take part in fundraising auctions, Boyne Country Sports shop demos and a host of [...]

Blackjack Ski Resort – Cardboard Races – Series #1 – February 28, 2015
[ February 28, 2015; 3:00 pm; ] Time to get creative with some cardboard & tape.... Series #1 Cardboard Races, Saturday 3pm... With music by Glass Joe Band at 4pm! Get out and play Visit Blackjack Ski Resort Website >>>>

Boyne Highlands – Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Rail Jam – February 28, 2015
[ February 28, 2015; 2:00 pm; ] Have a great time in a relaxed, competitive atmosphere while helping to raise money for a great cause. The Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Rail Jam is open to all skiers and snowboarders who want to "lay it on the line" and show us what you've got. This is a judged event and top finishers [...]

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 7, 2015
[ March 7, 2015; ] Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain this Mardi Gras Weekend! $10 Off Lift Tickets Dress in your favorite purple, green and gold! Skiers and boarders in FULL COSTUME receive $10 OFF an open-to-close (9am-to-9pm) lift ticket. Valid Saturday, March 7, 2015 only. Discount only available at ticket window. 12-4pm: DJ Deck Party and Slopeside BBQ Located slopeside [...]

Caberfae Peaks – Earl Huckle Memorial Race – March 8, 2015
[ March 8, 2015; 1:00 pm; ] SUNDAY, MARCH 8: Earl Huckle Memorial Race 1 pm start, register in the MacKenzie Lodge starting at 9 am Giant Slalom on Liberty & Olympia – Open to all $10 per adult (18 and over), $5 for children (17 and under) 100% of the proceeds go towards the Cadillac Ski Club Junior Race Program Age divisions: 0-6, 7-8, 9-10, [...]

Caberfae Peaks – $8 on the 8th
On Sunday March 8th, you can get a lift ticket and a rental for only $8 each from 12 pm to close! Slopes are open until 8 pm on Sundays. Must have coupon to obtain discount. Additional Information: Coupon cannot be combined with other discounts or promotions. Children 8 and under are only $5 and do not [...]

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – March 13, 2015
[ March 13, 2015; ] Friday, March 13, 2015 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-9pm 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: • 2 for $25 each • 3 for $16.67 each • 4 for $12.50 each • 5+ for $10 each Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Kids’ Festival Weekend – March 13 – 15, 2015
[ March 13, 2015 to March 15, 2015. ] Friday All Day: Coloring Contest, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa Front Desk. Sheets must be turned in by 4pm on Saturday. Results announced at 6pm on Saturday. Winner receives $15 BOYNE gift card. 9am, 12pm, 3pm: Zipline Adventure Tour, 2.5 hour tour down the mountain, through trees and over slopes. Advance reservations required. 2 - 8pm: Twin Zip [...]

Boyne Highlands – Brew-Ski Festival – March 14, 2015
[ March 14, 2015; ] This yearʼs Brew-Ski Festival marks our sixth year of bringing together snow, craft beers, and entertainment, with fun on tap from morning through midnight - and beyond. Hit the slopes, share laughter with friends and join us at our sampling bars where brewery representatives share their enthusiasm, and 285 brews from more than 65 breweries. [...]

Crystal Mountain – Slush Cup – March 14, 2015
[ March 14, 2015; ] Ski or ride through a giant pit of icy slush! Participants are scored based on style, performance and landing. Ribbons will be awarded for all skiers and riders who participate. Location: Thor Time: 4pm Must be ages 8 or older to participate. Participants are strongly encouraged to bring their own towels. Free registration. Must be registered at the slopeside [...]

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Film Festival – March 14, 2015
[ March 14, 2015; ] Crystal Mountain is proud to host the 9th Annual Teddy Knape Film Festival. The weekend will feature entertainment, prizes and raffles leading up to the Teddy Knape Film Festival. Friday - March 13, 2015 Warm-Up Party: Kick off the Film Festival at the Vista Lounge from 7-9pm. Enjoy drinks, raffles and live entertainment. Saturday - March 14, 2015 Teddy [...]

 
 

Porcupine Mountains – Guided Snowshoe Hikes – Saturdays – January & February

Snow Shoe Hikes

Porcupine Mountains Guided Snowshoe Hikes
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. Snowshoes can be borrowed from the park if needed, just arrive a few minutes early. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty. Meet at the log shed between the ski hill and the open slope.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park will hose guided snowshoe hikes every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. in January and February. Visit www.michigan.gov/gogetoutdoors for additional events.

If there is severe weather or if the temperature is 5 degrees or below, these programs will be canceled. Cancellations will be posted at the program meeting location or call 906-885-5206 to check in advance.

Please Note:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check “YES” when you renew your license plate. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

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For more information on winter recreation opportunities at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, call 906-885-5275 or visit www.michigan.gov/porkies.

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Porcupine Mountains – Lantern Light Cross-Country Skiing – Saturdays – January & February

Porcupine Mountains Cross Country Ski

Porcupine Mountains Cross Country Ski
Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers can make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter, where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments.

The ski trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park will host lantern-lit ski/snowshoe events every Saturday in January and February from 6-9 p.m. Visit www.michigan.gov/gogetoutdoors for additional events.

If there is severe weather or if the temperature is 5 degrees or below, these programs will be canceled. Cancelations will be posted at the program meeting location or call 906-885-5206 to check in advance.

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Caberfae Peaks – Family Fun-Day Sunday – January, February & March


The perfect family, winter activity kicks off in January, with the “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.”  All Sundays in January, February & March are Family Fun-Day Sundays.    Caberfae Peaks invites all families to spend some time on the slopes and learn to ski & snowboard together.  Package includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals and a beginner group lesson for a family of three.   Additional family members are only $15 each.

Family Fun-Day Sunday starts at 2 pm.

Presentation of a completed coupon at the ticket office is required to obtain the Family Fun-Day rate. See our WEB COUPON for more information.

Beginner group lessons are now available at 2:30 pm, 3:30 pm and 4:30 pm.  Please note that once rented, skis may be switched to snowboard for $15, or a snowboard may be switched to skis for $15.

MUST HAVE THE COUPON TO RECEIVE DISCOUNT, please  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE COUPON

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

MSIA Cold is Cool Program

New this winter – the Cold is Cool Passport is for 5th grade students too!

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 fourth and now also 5th grader in Michigan 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 at 26 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.  

Download a Cold is Cool 4th and 5th Grade Ski & Ride Passport Application here!

The “Cold is Cool” Fourth & Fifth Grade Ski & Ride Passport is one of the elements of MSIA’s “Cold is Cool” program, which is dedicated to improving the health of the children in our state by offering winter outdoor activities for all Michigan kids and their families. Plus, the Cold is Cool activities are endorsed by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness, Health and Sports and they qualify for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign.

Steve Kershner, MSIA chairman and director of skiing at Shanty Creek, says the association wants Michigan kids to have the opportunity to ski or snowboard. “Fourth and fifth graders are the perfect age to learn to ski. They have the coordination to pick up the sport quickly,” he adds.

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 2014/15 ski season.

In the fall, Michigan elementary and middle schools receive a “Cold is Cool” packet with information on a variety of MSIA programs including application forms for the Ski & Ride Passport. Kids can also pick up the applications at participating MSIA ski shops and we will have them available from this website. Although the skiing is free, MSIA charges a $15 printing and shipping fee for each passport ordered.

In addition to the ift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, the Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for $20% off a helmet purchase and $15 off the purchase of $100 at over 50 participating ski shops.  Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons.  Coupons for free lift tickets in INew Hampshire, Northwest Rockies, New York, Penninsylvania and Vermont are also included.  To view all the passport coupons and discounts from last year’s passport, click here.

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Boyne Highlands – Pink Weekend – Boarding for Breast Cancer – February 27 – March 1, 2015

Boyne Highlands is proud to host Pink Weekend — a weekend of community support for breast cancer awareness and detection benefiting Boarding for Breast Cancer and the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. Join us for a weekend of fun and community, and take part in fundraising auctions, Boyne Country Sports shop demos and a host of other festive, fun and often informative activities. Riders and skiers of all ages – and genders – are invited to participate in a tribute ride to honor those affected, and serve as a reminder that a healthy, active lifestyle is one of the greatest means of cancer prevention. Visit the on-site cancer awareness outreach booth to learn more about what you can do.

This year’s fundraising goal is $10,000, with proceeds going to Boarding for Breast Cancer, and the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund, administered by the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. But while our fundraising goal is important, our larger objective is to raise awareness and draw support for two outstanding programs that strive every day to improve the outlook those with breast cancer – and to pave the way for a brighter future.

     

Friday

  • 5:30-9pm: Welcome Reception – Get your weekend off to a very pink start with pink lemonade, event and breast cancer awareness information, and pink balloons.

Saturday

  • 8:30-10:30am: B4BC Cancer Outreach Awareness Tent – Near lift ticket window
  • 11am-3pm: B4BC Cancer Outreach Awareness Tent – Outside the Zoo Bar
  • 11am-3pm: Demo Day presented by Boyne Country Sports & Burton Snowboards ($5 donation per ride) – Outside the Zoo Bar
  • 11am-3pm: Experience Snowboarding with our SnowSports Academy instructors (donations are appreciated) – Outside the Zoo Bar
  • Noon-3:30pm: Chinese & Silent Auction – Bid on a variety of unique items and gift baskets – Zoo Bar
  • 2pm: Rail Jam – Base Area behind the Main Lodge. Your donation of $10 includes your entry, a pink bandana, and your signature on the Tribute Board.
  • 4pm: Awards Party – Includes the live auction, announcing winners of 50/50 raffle, Chinese Auction, and giveaways – Zoo Bar
  • 5pm: Pink Party – Get your pink on with the most awesome Pink Party anywhere. The Aaron Vaughn Band will have the Zoo Bar rocking with their collection of crowd pleasing music. A $5 suggested donation will go directly to the Kathleen Jontz Breast Health Fund, administered by the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. A full selection of pink drinks will be available!

Live Auction Items Include:

  • Celebrity Cruises (7-night Alaska or Bermuda Cruise OR 4-7 Night Caribbean Cruise for 2)
  • Lake Tahoe Ski Getaway (Lift Tickets, Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort 3-Night stay with airfare for 2)
  • Super Bowl 2016 (Upper Level Corner tickets to the 2016 Super Bowl in San Francisco, 4-Night stay with airfare for 2)
  • Ultimate Sports Fan Getaway (Lower Level Tickets to your choice of a regular season MLB, NBA, NFL, NHL, or PGA Event, 2-Night Weekend stay with Airfare for 2)
  • U.S. Open Golf Tournament (Final Rounds Grounds Passes to 2015 U.S. Open Golf in Seattle Washington, 3-night weekend stay with airfare)

Show your support:

  • The ‘Pink Lift Ticket Option’ when you purchase a lift ticket starting February 1, you can donate a dollar to the cause and receive a pink ribbon sticker for your ticket or season pass.
  • Become a B4BC Event Sponsor! Download the B4BC Sponsorship Form to learn more.

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