2012-12-20 / Community

Ski program to be offered

CLARKSTON, Mich. – Ski areas across the state have teamed up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer a popular and very affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding, called Discover Michigan Skiing.

The program, which has run every January for the past 19 years, includes: a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or crosscountry trail pass. Twenty-two ski facilities are offering the package, which will be honored from January 2 through January 31, 2013. The prices for the Discover Michigan Skiing program are: $20 for Discover Michigan Cross- Country Skiing; $30 for Discover Michigan Downhill Skiing; and $40 for Discover Michigan Snowboarding. The program is open to everyone 7 years and older.

To sign up, interested beginners must have a Discover Michigan Skiing Value Voucher. They are available at participating Michigan McDonald’s restaurants and MSIA retail ski stores while quantities last. A printable voucher is also available online at goskimichigan.com. Participants choose the ski area they wish to visit and then must call to pre-register. Program times differ from ski area to ski area.

Participating ski areas include: Apple Mountain in Freeland; Big Powderhorn in Bessemer, Blackjack Ski Resort also in Bessemer, Bittersweet in Otsego; Boyne Highlands of Harbor Springs; Boyne Mountain of Boyne Falls; Caberfae Peaks of Cadillac; Cross Country Ski Headquarters of Roscommon; Hanson Hills of Grayling;Marquette Mountain of Marquette; Mont Ripley in Houghton; Mt. Brighton of Brighton; Mt. Holiday of Traverse City; Mt. Holly in Holly; Mt. Zion in Ironwood, and more.

For more information, go to goskimichigan.com and click on Discover Michigan Skiing–or call MSIA at (248) 620-4448.

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