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White Gold Card – Michigan Snowsports Industries Association makes it possible to ski at 31 areas for just $299


Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has produced the White Gold Card which allows the holder to ski at 31 different Michigan ski areas this winter for just $299.

The MSIA White Gold Card entitles the purchaser to ski one time at each of the participating ski areas during the 2020/2021 ski season. In addition to the 31 lift tickets, White Gold Card purchasers also receive one complimentary ski or snowboard tune-up, 3 hot wax sessions and a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 at participating retailers. Retail value is over $2,000!

White Gold Cards have been shipped to Michigan ski shops! We suggest you contact the shop near you to be sure they have arrived before heading out to purchase yours.

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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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Great Lakes Winter Trails Council – News and Specials via Facebook

The Cross Country Ski areas that comprise the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council are committed to providing you with the finest and most diversified groomed cross-country skiing trails, plus service at a level that we’re sure will meet your expectations.
 

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Thursday February 27th, 2020 - 3:45 pm

My Winter Trails

The snow keeps on coming! Great conditions throughout the state. Trail reports available here: www.mywintertrails.org/

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The snow keeps on coming! Great conditions throughout the state. Trail reports available here: https://www.mywintertrails.org/

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Monday February 24th, 2020 - 10:36 am

My Winter Trails

Enjoy over 35km of beautiful Nordic ski trails at Hanson Hills, groomed daily to host Classic and Skating style ski techniques. Hanson Hills offers a fun and challenging trail system for all abilities of skiers. Want to get off the main trail system, take a 8.8km tour of our "Classic Only" wilderness trail.

LEARN TO CROSS COUNTRY SKI
The Hanson Hills Snow Sports School is now offering Classical style Cross Country ski lessons. Learn the basics of equipment, striding, turning and stopping from our experienced staff. Individual and Group lessons available.

Free Beginner Group Lesson Every Saturday at 12pm-1pm. (Beginning 12/21/19 Trail Pass Required $15, Rental and Lesson are Free. ) Lessons will start promptly at 12pm. Please arrive 45 min early to register and to be fitted for equipment.

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Enjoy over 35km of beautiful Nordic ski trails at Hanson Hills, groomed daily to host Classic and Skating style ski techniques.  Hanson Hills offers a fun and challenging trail system for all abilities of skiers.  Want to get off the main trail system, take a 8.8km tour of our Classic Only wilderness trail.

LEARN TO CROSS COUNTRY SKI
The Hanson Hills Snow Sports School is now offering Classical style Cross Country ski lessons.  Learn the basics of equipment, striding, turning and stopping from our experienced staff.  Individual and Group lessons available. 

Free Beginner Group Lesson Every Saturday at 12pm-1pm.  (Beginning 12/21/19 Trail Pass Required $15, Rental and Lesson are Free. )  Lessons will start promptly at 12pm. Please arrive 45 min early to register and to be fitted for equipment. 

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Wonderful place to ski 🎿

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Wednesday February 19th, 2020 - 9:39 am

My Winter Trails

Smiling faces after a long day on the trails this weekend! Great conditions out there, snow reports here: www.mywintertrails.org/

#family #trails #northernmichigan
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Smiling faces after a long day on the trails this weekend! Great conditions out there, snow reports here: https://www.mywintertrails.org/

#family #trails #northernmichigan

Sunday February 16th, 2020 - 8:16 am

My Winter Trails

Traverse City has it all! Nordic ski enthusiasts will discover a winter wonderland in Traverse City and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re a novice skier or experienced veteran, a traditionalist or a skate skier, you’ll find the perfect path for your ability and your style — from the famed Vasa Pathway in the Pere Marquette State Forest, home of the internationally acclaimed North American Vasa Festival of Races, to the paved Leelanau Trail from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. www.mywintertrails.org/traverse-city-tourism/ ... See MoreSee Less

Traverse City has it all! Nordic ski enthusiasts will discover a winter wonderland in Traverse City and the surrounding areas. Whether you’re a novice skier or experienced veteran, a traditionalist or a skate skier, you’ll find the perfect path for your ability and your style — from the famed Vasa Pathway in the Pere Marquette State Forest, home of the internationally acclaimed North American Vasa Festival of Races, to the paved Leelanau Trail from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. https://www.mywintertrails.org/traverse-city-tourism/

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Would love to get I like that don't have that kind of energy anymore

great times

Looks like Blair!

Would love this!!

Beautiful place

Great time

And I bet you live in Florida

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