Michigan Ski Areas Offer Affordable Beginner Lessons
Indications around Midwest ski areas are that it's going to be a busy winter on the slopes. Both the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) White Gold Card and the Skiing Wisconsin coupon book that provided a discount coupon for lift tickets to the majority of the ski areas within the states have already sold out in record time. As previously reported lift ticket reservations are already filling up for holiday weekends.
The pandemic has caused a surge in outdoor activities and skiing is expected to be no different. For those that don't know how to ski and would like to give it a try January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month and Michigan, in my opinion, offers a very simple program to give it a try.
MSIA and McDonald’s Restaurants have teamed up to offer an affordable lesson program for both adults and children. It covers downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing. The Discover Michigan Skiing program includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental, and a beginner area lift pass or cross country trail pass at 22 of the state’s ski areas. The program is available throughout the month of January. The cost for the program, which is open to everyone from seven on up, is $20 for cross country skiing lesson and $35 for downhill skiing or snowboarding lessons, and you don’t have to live in the Wolverine State to participate.
A printable voucher is available online. The voucher lists participating ski areas. You must pre-register with the area by phone or online. Everyone who completes the program will receive a packet of ski information in the mail next fall, including a coupon valid for $20 off the purchase of $100 or more in ski-related merchandise at participating retail ski shops.>
You may discover a new outdoor winter sport, and there is no better time to try it than this winter.