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A Couple of Midwest Ski Associations Offer Savings On Lift Tickets

Devils-Head-Resort-DH-picture Looking down slopes at the Devil's Head lodge. (Facebook)

What skier or snowboarder isn't looking for a way to save a buck or two on a daily lift ticket?

The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) offers a White Gold Card allowing you to ski or snowboard a full day at 32 different Michigan ski areas, and Skiing Wisconsin has a coupon book allowing you a day at 17 participating Badger State ski areas. The card or coupon book keeps your lift ticket cost to around $8 per use spread out over all the areas.

The MSIA White Gold Card is $299, and the Wisconsin coupon book is $159. You are allowed to visit each of the participating areas once during the 2019/20season. You get a lift ticket when you present the card or coupon book at the lift ticket window. Both are in limited quantity and normally sell out.

With the White Gold Card a free equipment tune-up is included, three hot waxing sessions, and a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more at participating retailers. The retail value is over $1,600, according to MSIA.

The purchaser takes the card to the ski area lift ticket window, a corresponding square on the card is punched and you get a ticket. The only blackout time is through the Christmas/New Year Holiday period.

 The Skiing Wisconsin book is presented at the ticket window. They will remove the corresponding coupon and present you with a lift ticket.

 A few of the ski areas included in the Wisconsin book include Alpine Valley, Devil's Head Resort, Sunburst, Tyrol Basin and Wilmot Mountain. In Michigan some included are Boyne Mountain, Caberfae Peaks, Mt. Brighton, Shanty Creek, and Swiss Valley.

 A complete list of participating ski areas in each stare is available at both websites, and most of the top Midwest ski resorts are included. It’s a good deal for those that like to visit numerous ski areas throughout the winter.

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