Get out in the Snow! Skiers and boarders it's time to grab your family and friends and hit the snow-filled slopes, trails and terrain parks. With more than 51 ski areas, over 260 chairlifts, 1,000 runs, 50 terrain parks and an annual snowfall of more than 100" of lake effect snow. Michigan offers the best skiing in the Midwest. 4th and 5th graders ski free with the Cold is Cool program. You can also learn to ski with the Discover Michigan Skiing program. So tune up the skis and snowboards and Ski Michigan. The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association has the latest industry news to keep you informed of what's happening on the slopes and in the ski shops.