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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 [...]

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 [...]

Caberfae Peaks ~ WinAlpine JDT Race ~ March 6 ~ 7, 2021
[ March 6, 2021 to March 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. JOIN US FOR OUR SPRING RACE SERIES: Saturday & Sunday, March 6 & 7, [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ Mardi Gras on the Mountain ~ March 6, 2021
[ March 6, 2021; ] 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.

Mackinac Island ~ Twilight Turtle Trek ~ March 6, 2021
[ March 6, 2021; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] A lantern-lit ski and snowshoeing trek through some of Mackinac Island’s natural winter wonderland. The trail begins at Greany Grove (corner of Arch Rock Road and Huron Road) with a bonfire and hot chocolate. The trail is groomed, track set, lit by lanterns and approximately two miles long. This is a free event sponsored by Mackinac State [...]

Caberfae Peaks ~ Jim Wickham Memorial Race ~ March 13, 2021
[ March 13, 2021; 1:00 pm; ] 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, [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ Spring Carnival ~ March 13, 2021
[ March 13, 2021; ] Get ready for a fun filled Saturday with events and activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Caberfae Peaks ~ Earl Huckle Memorial Race ~ March 14, 2021
[ March 14, 2021; 1:00 pm; ] 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 [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ Celts & Kilts ~ March 20, 2021
[ March 20, 2021; ] Cheers to a fun-filled St. Patrick's weekend, with plenty of activities for everyone. Noon - 4pm Slopeside DJ playing your favorite hits at the Crystal Center patio! Look for our Leprechauns out skiing on the slopes! On-Slope Scavenger Hunt - Find the shamrocks scattered around the mountain and bring one to the DJ booth to win [...]

Caberfae Peaks Gold Cup Super G ~ March 21, 2021
[ March 21, 2021; 1:00 pm; ] 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 [...]

What’s New For 2020 – 2021 – Pandemic Precautions at Michigan Ski Areas

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 [...]

Caberfae Peaks – WHAT’S NEW for 2020 – 2021 — COVID-19 Guidelines
Please visit our COVID-19 policy page so that you know what to expect this winter when you come out to ski or ride. This info will change when our local, state & regional laws change, so please continue to check back. <> Our resort will look a bit different this ski & snowboard season due to COVID-19. [...]

Crystal Mountain – Winter 2020-2021 – Frequently Asked Questions
Skiers and riders share many things: a love of the slopes, the feeling of freedom when cruising down runs and making memories with family and friends on a beautiful winter day. We are all part of an outdoor community, and that’s what makes Crystal Mountain special. Winter may look a little different this year, and that’s [...]

Boyne Mountain – Winter 2020 – 21 – What To Expect
Our commitment to guest and team member safety is our top priority. Knowing that operating during a pandemic is a very fluid situation, we did our due diligence in planning for a safe winter season ahead with the understanding that we all need to be flexible. With 415 skiable acres and large base areas, we [...]

Boyne Highlands – Winter Operations, What To Expect
We know this winter will look a little bit different at Boyne Highlands, and you’ll notice that we’ve made changes around the resort with guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from the state and local health department. Our goal is to do our best in ensuring the safety of [...]

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XC Ski Headquarters – Let it Snow Sale

We’re going crazy waiting for snow, so we’re having an impromptu Let it Snow sale! 25-50% off ALL sweaters from Woolrich, Smartwool, Dale of Norway, plus 25-50% off fleece pullovers and softshell jackets from Under Armour, Woolrich, Columbia and more.

These prices won’t last forever, so hurry over and catch us in this highly vulnerable moment!

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Mt. Brighton – 1st Annual Collegiate Rail Jam Party event on Saturday, February 8th

College students from area schools are invited to compete in the first annual Collegiate Rail Jam event with big air, big prizes from Vail Resorts partners, music, drink specials, contests and more.

College students not competing can still take part in the fun with the Terrain Park 101 jam session, cheering on fellow students, and partying with our live music.

9-11 a.m.: Registration
1-3 p.m.: Rail Jam contest & Parkside party
3:30 p.m.: Awards
4-5 p.m.: Rail Jam 101 Session for non Competitors
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.: DJ Set by scout in Bruhn’s Bar

More info at http://www.mtbrighton.com/events-groups/events/collegiate-rail-jam-party

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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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