Skiers and boarders, it’s time to grab your family and friends and hit the snow-filled slopes, trails and terrain parks of Michigan. With more than 42 ski areas, over 200 chairlifts, 840 runs and 40 terrain parks and an annual snowfall of more than 100 feet of Lake Effect snow-- Michigan offers skiers some of the best snow and best skiing in the Midwest. So, strap on those skis, tune up the snowboards, get in stride and get ready for powder play.
Not sure where to go, or how to get started? Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has a number of great programs for first-time and seasoned skiers. And MSIA wants the whole family to get into the sport—especially the kids. This is why MSIA has established a statewide program, which provides every fourth grader in Michigan the opportunity to ski for free. Fourth graders can obtain a “Cold is Cool” Ski and Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 20 participating ski areas. To learn more about this program and other cool MSIA programs, visit our Ski Michigan page.
Go ahead, take the ski challenge. Grab the skis, boots, bindings, gloves, and goggles and prepare for a thrilling outdoor winter experience. Be sure to get out the long johns and bring the family along and head to any one of the many ski, snowboarding, tubing and cross country areas in Michigan. Most ski areas offer discounts and packages to make your skiing getaway affordable.