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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 [...]

Caberfae Peaks – $9 Lift Ticket & $9 Rental on Friday, March 18th!
[ January 15, 2016; 5:00 pm; ] Bring in this Web Coupon and get a $9 lift ticket and a $9 rental from OPEN TO CLOSE on Friday, March 18th. Children 8 and under lift tickets are only $5 and rentals are $9. Coupon can not be combined with any other discount or promotion. Offer Expires: 03/18/16 Additional Information: One coupon per person. You may print [...]

Caberfae Peaks – Family Fun-Day Sunday – January, February & March
[ February 7, 2016; 2:00 pm; February 21, 2016; 2:00 pm; February 28, 2016; 2:00 pm; March 6, 2016; 2:00 pm; March 13, 2016; 2:00 pm; March 20, 2016; 2:00 pm; March 27, 2016; 2:00 pm; ] The perfect family, winter activity kicks off in January, with the “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.” All Sundays in January, February (except Feb 14th) & March are Family Fun-Day Sundays. Caberfae Peaks invites all families to spend some time on the slopes and learn to ski & snowboard together.

North American VASA – February 13 & 14, 2016
[ February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016. ] Saturday, February 13th, 2016 North American Vasa   Sponsored by Short's Brewing Company 12km, 27km and 50km -- Freestyle and Classic s Jr VASA @ 11:30 am 6km Freestyle (14-19 yrs only) Younger skiers are welcome to enter. Please note: Skiers over age 19 may participate in the 6K race.  Given the small number of those over 19 in this race, [...]

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Film Festival – February 13, 2016
[ February 13, 2016; ] Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Knape Fest! - Friday, February 12 - 7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus live music from The Jackie Treehorns featuring Jeff Bihlman.

Porcupine Mountains – Midwest Telefest – Feb. 13 – 14, 2016
[ February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016. ] Telefest 2016 will be on February 13 and 14 at the Porcupine Mountains Ski area and State Park near Silver City, MI

Valentine’s Day at Crystal Mountain – February 14, 2016
[ February 14, 2016; ] Valentine's Day at Crystal means specials and deals around the mountain for love birds and singles alike.

Boyne Highlands – Burton Mountain Festival – February 19 – 21, 2016
[ February 19, 2016 to February 21, 2016. ] Burton Mountain Festival returns to Boyne Highlands for a weekend of fun! The Burton Mountain Festival is the most extensive, interactive and inspired snowboard demo experience in North America and features something for all ages.

Betsie Bay Frozen 5k – February 20, 2016
[ February 20, 2016; ] Run or walk in this fun 5k in the midst of February! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it?

Boyne Highlands – Pink Weekend – Boarding for Breast Cancer – February 26 – 28, 2016
[ February 26, 2016 to February 28, 2016. ] 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 [...]

Boyne Highlands – Retro Weekend – March 4 – 6, 2016
[ March 4, 2016 to March 6, 2016. ] Pull out your vintage gear for a weekend long celebration of an era gone by. Come celebrate Retro Weekend at Boyne Highlands Resort with a weekend full of events celebrating decades of winter fun! Below is the schedule from 2015. The 2016 schedule will be available approximately 30 days before. --------- Friday 4pm: Magic Hat Tap Takeover with entertainment [...]

Crystal Mountain – Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 5, 2016
[ March 5, 2016; ] 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.

 
 

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This could be you, enjoying the big, beautiful snowflakes falling from the sky at Cannonsburg right now. All you need to do is get here! #mycannonsburg

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The sunset over South Peak tonight.

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It's a throwback Thursday photo in anticipation of a great holiday weekend. Several inches of fresh snow and a few choice accommodations still available!

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Ski Michigan shared Marquette Mountain's video.

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What does a FOOT of fresh snow look like at Marquette Mountain? Here's your snow report for February 11th.

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"Black and Blue" day at the mountain for sure! Yesterday's grooming is great. Despite frigid temps, there was no wind and lots of sunshine! Ran across a few other skiers out there enjoying the trails. One couple who are from Petoskey were LOVING the day and the trail ! 76 years young and they skied the whole Presque Isle side and loved skiing down hill #6. This is why it is important for us to keep Black Mountain groomed !

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Blue bird skies and 3 feet of fresh snow at Indianhead and Blackjack.

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Good morning, great conditions! #mycannonsburg

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

MSIA Cold is Cool Program

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 at 30 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.  

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 $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 New Hampshire, Northwest Rockies, New York, Pennsylvania and Vermont are also included.

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.

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 2015/16 ski season.

You may download an application form.   You will also be able to order online once the Passports are available. If you are ordering online and have more than one child in 4th or 5th grade, you must order each passport separately.  Please note:  We plan to send out Passports in October.  Don’t worry, you’ll get it before the slopes open!

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

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Sleeping Bear Dunes – Holiday Hike and Snowshoe Hikes – December 28 and Saturdays, January 9 – March 5, 2016

Park rangers say “Let it snow!” so you can explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore (National Lakeshore) on snowshoes this winter! On December 28, there will be a holiday hike (snowshoe hike; weather permitting) at 1:00 p.m. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. Reservations are required.

The first hike of the regular season will be on Saturday, January 9, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. Then, snowshoe hikes will be offered every Saturday at 1:00 p.m. through March 5, 2016. Meet at the National Lakeshore’s Philip A. Hart Visitor Center in Empire. If you don’t have your own, snowshoes will be loaned at no charge. Participants need only purchase the park entrance pass or have an annual pass to join in the fun. Reservations are required whether you need to borrow snowshoes or have your own. Park ranger-led snowshoe hikes have a limit on the number of participants. Please call 231-326-4700, extension 5010, for details and to make reservations. If you make a reservation, but then need to cancel, please call and let us know so we can contact visitors on our waiting list.

Snowshoe hikes are fun for all ages. Inside the visitor center, park rRangers will first provide basic snowshoeing instructions and then everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Once there, the park ranger will help participants learn about the park’s unique features and winter’s effect on them by exploring and discovering clues on site. Be prepared and plan to be outside until about 3:00 p.m. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable.

Not only is snowshoeing easy, fun, and good exercise, it is also an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The park ranger-led hikes are mildly strenuous, yet they proceed at a leisurely pace for only one and a half miles at the most. The National Lakeshore is excited to offer programs such as the snowshoe hikes as a way to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service (NPS) in 2016. The goal of the NPS Centennial is to connect with and create the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

Contact Phone Number: 231-326-4700 extension 5010

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