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MSIA – Cold is Cool – 4th and 5th Graders Ski Free with our NEW App!


MSIA Cold is Cool Passport allows Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski Free in Michigan!

Families can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App for their 4th and/or 5th graders that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 28 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops. MSIA charges $25 for the passport (to cover app development and maintenance.)

In addition to the lift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, 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.

Note: We have turned the Passport booklet into an app to download on your phone, making it contactless at the lift ticket window. The app will be available to download before the snow flies. You can pre-order yours now, and once the app is ready, we’ll send instructions on how to download.

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MSIA – Michigan Ski Area Pandemic Guide 2020-2021

Without a doubt, 2020 has been a year of change.  Dealing with the safety of guests and staff during a pandemic has been a top priority of ski areas across Michigan as they prepare to open.  Indoor capacity limits, face covering rules, new outdoor dining options, new lift queue configurations, and social distancing rules are all changes that ski areas are making as they prepare to open. This season, the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) is urging skiers and riders to “Know before you go,” by checking the website of the ski area you are planning to visit to familiarize yourself with their COVID-19 protocol.

“Some ski areas are going to contactless lift ticket sales, others are bringing in food trucks for outdoor dining, changing the rental department around to aid in social distancing and limiting class sizes for ski and snowboard lessons,” says Steve Kershner, MSIA chairman and director of snow sports at Shanty Creek Resort.

One rule that will be consistent across all Michigan ski areas is the requirement to wear CDC-recommended face coverings in all indoor spaces, except when seated to eat or drink, and outdoors when 6 feet of physical distance cannot be maintained – such as the base lodge staging area, shuttles, lift lines, while loading and riding a lift, or entering an indoor facility.

“The important thing to remember is that we are doing this for the wellbeing of our guests and our staff. We want everyone to be able to head out and enjoy the slopes safely,” Kershner adds.

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Caberfae Peaks ~ WinAlpine JDT Race ~ March 6 ~ 7, 2021

Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2021: WinAlpine JDT Race

  • Junior Development Teams from other ski resorts are on site to compete
  • Slalom Race on March 6
  • Giant Slalom & Super G Race on March 7
  • Visit WinAlpine.com for more info.

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Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, 2021: WinAlpine JDT Race

  • Junior Development Teams from other ski resorts are on site to compete
  • Slalom Race on March 6
  • Giant Slalom & Super G Race on March 7
  • Visit WinAlpine.com for more info.

Saturday, March 13, 2021: Jim Wickham Memorial Race

  • 1 pm start, register at the ticket office from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Awards banquet following the race
  • Slalom on Liberty – Open to all
  • $14 per racer for the Wickham, or $20 to add the Gold Cup
  • Age divisions: 0-10, 11-14, 15-17, 18-35, 36-46, 47-57, 58 and up

Sunday, March 14, 2021: Earl Huckle Memorial Race

  • 1 pm start, register in Beatie’s Bar & Grill from from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Giant Slalom on Liberty & Olympia – Open to all
  • $5 for kids and $10 for adults
  • 100% of the proceeds, other than entry fees, go towards the Cadillac Ski Club
  • Age divisions: 0-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Sunday, March 21, 2021: Caberfae Peaks Gold Cup Super G

  • Register at the ticket office from 9 am to 12 pm
  • Race is at 1 pm on South Peak
  • Awards banquet following the race
  • Super Giant Slalom on GGs Ride – Open to all
  • $14 per racer, or $20 for both the Wickham and the Gold Cup
  • Age divisions: 8-10, 11-13, 14-16, 17-32, 33-45, 46-59, 60+
  • Overall Male & Female Winners

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Crystal Mountain ~ Mardi Gras on the Mountain ~ March 6, 2021

Crystal Mountain - Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain with activities galore during Mardi Gras on the Mountain!

Noon – 4pm

  • DJ CDX will be playing your favorites at the Crystal Center Patio!
  • Find the Crystal Mountain Court Jester skiing on the mountain.
  • On-Slope Scavenger Hunt – Find the Fleur de Lis scattered around the slopes. Bring one back to the DJ booth for a prize! If found before Noon or after 4pm, please redeem at the Park at Water’s Edge.
  • Trivia at the DJ booth
  • Candy Jar Challenge – Guess the amount of goodies in the jar by the DJ booth. We’ll announce our winner at 3:45pm!

2pm

  • Annual Costume Contest – Wear your best purple, gold and green attire. The best dressed male and female will win a Crystal Mountain Swag Bag!

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