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.
VIP Admission begins at 3pm, General Admission from 4-8pm. Ages 3 and under are free. This year, guests will pick up a token for festival admission. Tokens are designated with your appropriate festival entry time (either 3pm or 4pm). Any guests ages 21+ must show valid photo I.D. at admission to the festival. Guests will then be provided a color coded wristband to verify age and admission.
Tokens are available for pick up May 16 – 28 at Crystal Mountain’s Front Desk, located in the Inn at the Mountain. If you are picking up your token on Saturday, May 28, they will be available at the Front Desk until Noon, or you can visit the lower level of the Crystal Center after 2pm.
VIP Admission – Limited Tickets Available!
$75 per person. Includes early festival access (3pm), one 8oz beer glass, one lanyard glass holder, 20 event tickets and two special edition beers.
Additional tickets will be available to purchase at the festival for $1 each. Tickets can be used toward a wide selection of Michigan craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, liquor, brats, soda, water, and delicious sides! No refunds.
Full Pour: 3 – 6 tickets*
Half Brat: 2 tickets
Full Brat: 4 tickets
*Some specialty craft beers, meads, hard ciders, wine, and liquor may be 4-6 tickets due to limited availability.