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MSIA – Discover Michigan Skiing – January 2017
[ January 6, 2017 to January 31, 2017. ] During January, ski areas across the state team up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding. Discover Michigan Skiing includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass all for just: Cross-country skiing for $20   •   [...]

The Homestead – Z-93 Hum Z Ski Day – January 20, 2017
[ January 20, 2017; ] Join the folks from local radio station Z-93 for a Ski Day at The Homestead.  They bring the notorious Hummer for the live remote and play the stations music while you glide down the slopes between 2pm - 5pm.  What a great way for local kids and families enjoy the afternoon of a half day of school! [...]

Hanson Hills – Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – January 21, 2017
[ January 21, 2017; 10:00 am; ] The 2016 Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority. This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan.

Big Snow Resort – Brewski Micro Brew Festival – January 21, 2017
[ January 21, 2017; ] Enjoy great skiing and then sample some great micro brews. Sample Michigan’s Best. Over 20 different MICHIGAN brews will be available to sample. $34 Advance purchase includes event admission, hors d'oeuvres, souvenir sampler glass & 20 drink coupons. Giveaways and prizes available.

Crystal Mountain – Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race – January 21, 2017
[ January 21, 2017; 12:00 pm; ] Join us for the 5th Annual Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race. The Fat Chance bike race tests racers on a combination of Crystal's groomed and dedicated winter fat bike course, which has been designed for bike tires over 3.5″ wide, PLUS some of our Cross-Country ski trails and the Betsie River Pathway. This is [...]

Yooperfest at Blackjack – January 28, 2017
[ January 28, 2017; ] A celebration of everything Yooper! Say ya to da U.P. Eh?!? Stormy Kromer, local area artists, pasties and all the Eh? you can say! Little "Blackjack Bart(Betty)" contest for a free 2017/18 season pass for the Lil' Yoops! Yooper King & Yooper Queen contest sponsored by Stormy Kromer of Ironwood! Snowshoe races, Yooper games, eats & drinks! If your in [...]

Cardboard Box Race at Blackjack Mountain – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; ] Big Snow Resorts Cardboard Race at Blackjack Resort! Cardboard races times are 1pm for kids, 2pm for adults, 2 person teams only. There will be a cardboard building room available at Blackjack on Friday & Saturday. Please sign up at the front desk at Blackjack by 12pm Saturday! <> Visit Blackjack - Big Snow Resort Website >>>> <>

Hanson Hills – Fun Promotions Fat Bike Race – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; ] Hanson Hills 2017 Specialized FatBoy/Hellga/Michigan Fat Bike Racing Series Race presented by: Rays Bike Shop Race Location: Hanson Hills Rec Area - Grayling - Saturday Feb 4th 2017 Part of winterfest at Hanson Hills 7601 Old Lake Rd. Grayling, MI Event Description: 2017 Specialized FatBoy/Hellga/Michigan Fat Bike Racing Series Race Course Description:approx 10 mi per lap of Groomed [...]

The Homestead – Winter Concert & Dance with Jazz North – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm. ] An extension of our popular summer concert series, The Homestead is hosting a concert at Mountain Flowers Saturday, February 4 from 7pm to 10pm. The music and energy will be so inspiring you'll have a hard time sitting still. Jazz North is a "little" big band combining the best acoustic and electric jamz [...]

German Fest at Blackjack Mountain – February 11, 2017
[ February 11, 2017; ] 11am-7pm Hammerschlagen Hammerschlagen is a German game reportedly dating from 1940, in which several contestants try to hammer a nail into a stump. Challenge your friends to a game in Logger’s Lounge! (Adults only, 21 yrs & older) 11am-6pm Beer tasting 10 German samples for $20 [...]

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest- February 11, 2017
[ February 11, 2017; ] 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.

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 [...]

New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks For the 2016-17 Ski Season
We are proud to announce the installation of highest chairlift in Northern Michigan! A brand new Doppelmayr, triple chair is currently being installed for the 2016/2017 season. The new chairlift will have a top elevation of 1561′ and will provide an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding Manistee National Forest. The new fixed-grip triple chairlift [...]

 
 

MSIA – Discover Michigan Skiing – January 2017

Gold Map croppedDuring January, ski areas across the state team up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding.

Discover Michigan Skiing includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass all for just:
Cross-country skiing for $20   •    Downhill skiing or Snowboarding $35 

Here is a list of ski areas that participate in Discover Michigan Skiing.  

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DH = Downhill Skiing, SB = Snowboarding, XC = Cross-country Skiing

 

To sign up, fill out this voucher and make a reservation at the ski area you want to take your lesson at! Note:  Some ski areas allow you to sign up online!  Learn more when you call the ski area for a reservation.

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Hanson Hills – Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – January 21, 2017

The 2017 Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority.

This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan
Rolling Course with outstanding grooming
Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

Michigan Cup Men’s Division-26km freestyle, and Women’s -13km freestyle Michigan Cup points events.

Free Saturday Afternoon Night Kids Race- 1-3km 1pm-2:00pm @ Northbound Outfitters.

Citizens Divisions-For those new to skiing, a 7.5 km course with both Skate and Classic categories. “Fun for All!!”

Custom Gift to the first 250 entrants.

Online Registration Now Open:
https://www.skireg.com/cote-dame-marie-ski-loppet

Printable Brochure/Registration Form:
http://graylingnordic.com/uploads/2017CoteDamebrochure.pdf
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