Homestead Ski AreaHow would you like to ski Michigan’s top ski areas for just about $7 per visit this winter? All you have to do is purchase the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) White Gold Card, which is now on sale in very limited supply for $249. 

It allows you to ski one time during the 2015/16 winter season at 35 of the Wolverine State’s top ski areas, and also includes a free equipment tune-up, three hot waxing sessions, and a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 or more at participating retailers. The retail value is over $1,500, according to Mickie McWilliams, MSIA executive director.

“The card is on sale now at 47 participating ski shops throughout the state and will be available online at MSIA starting mid-October,” she told “Anyone who is interested I would encourage them to hurry and get one. We normally sell out. Only 400 are available each season. You save an $8 shipping fee by purchasing the card at the local shop instead of online.”

The purchaser takes the card to the ski area lift ticket window where 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. 

Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands, Nubs Nob, Shanty Creek, Crystal Mountain, The Homestead, Indianhead Mountain, Marquette Mountain, and Treetops are just a sampling of the many choices found on the White Gold Card. There’s a complete list of ski areas and participating ski shops found on the MSIA website  with the White Gold Card information.

Photos: The Homestead (top) and Indianhead (bottom) welcome the Michigan White Gold Card, but act fast. (The Homestead and Indianhead)

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