Many Midwest Destinations To Be Open Thanksgiving; Deals, Events

Boyne Mountain

Thanksgiving is typically when many Midwest ski resorts hope to open for the season, and a number of destination resorts are right on schedule. If you’re ready to kick-start the season with a ski trip, check them out. Most are offering early season discounted lift tickets and lodging rates, plus turkey dinners.

 

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Michigan Residents Get Discounts; Fourth Graders Can Ski Free

Indianhead

The Michigan Ski Industries Association (MSIA) is offering all state fourth graders the chance to ski and snowboard for free this winter, and White Gold Card holders can ski or ride 32 different areas across the Wolverine State for around $6.20 per lift ticket.

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Northern Michigan Resorts Make Major Improvements

Caberfae Peaks

After a good 2012/13 season, one of the longest in recent memory, destination resorts across northern Lower Michigan have made some major improvements over the summer getting ready for the upcoming winter. Let it snow.

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New Lifts, Lodges, Trails Top Improvement Lists In Northwest

New chair ready at Stevens Pass

You can’t stand still in the winter sports business, and the ski-and-snowboard resorts in Oregon and Washington held true to that concept this summer, with a broad range of additions and upgrades.

 

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Several Midwest Season Passes Also Have Eastern, Western Connections

Boyne Resorts

Many season passes add extra value through discounted rentals, food, ski shop apparel, and other perks, but several Heartland season passes also include alliances with western and eastern ski resorts. Check them out. There are some good benefits if you’re planning a ski vacation outside the Midwest this winter.

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Crystal Mountain Replacing Classic Buck Chair; New Slope, New Glades

Buck Lift construction Crystal Mt. Mich

As part of $3 million dollars in improvements underway this summer at Michigan’s Crystal Mountain, skiers and riders can look forward to a new quad chairlift, regraded slope and new glades. 

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Labor Day Sales Mean Good Deals On Equipment; Have A Plan

Squaw Valley, Calif.

Labor Day weekend (Aug. 30-Sept. 2) means one very important thing to skiers and snowboarders: sales. There will be a wide number of mountain and cityside ski and sports shops hosting sales on equipment, clothing, and accessories.

 

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Lift Served Mountain Biking In The Midwest; Find It At Five Resorts

Crystal Mt. Mich. mountain biking

Lift served mountain biking takes place at many western and eastern ski areas and is a popular summer draw for customers. Heartland mountain bikers aren’t so lucky, but there are five ski areas offering lift availability in the Midwest.

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Michigan Gold Card On Sale July 1; Good Deal For Wisconsin, Indiana Skiers, Too

Shanty Creek

How would you like to ski or ride every day all over Michigan this winter for $600? Not just one area, but 20 of the top ski areas scattered across the Wolverine State and including Minnesota’s Wild Mountain

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Northern Michigan Golf Season Heats Up With Early Season Specials

Treetops Golf

The golf season in northern Michigan is here. Long known as "America’s Summer Golf Capital," several of the region's resorts rank among the top 100 golf resorts in the country. All offer early season golf packages.

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Blizzard Of Events Lined Up At Crystal Mountain

Crystal Mt. St. Patrick's Day

One of the top family resorts in the Heartland, Crystal Mountain, has a great lineup of events scheduled throughout the month of March. There’s something for everybody to enjoy, especially families.

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BC’s Family Day Called ‘Phenomenally Successful’

BC Family Day Sun Peaks

British Columbia Premier Christy Clark dubbed the second Monday in February as Family Day holiday in the Province and ski resorts jumped on board. 

 

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Michigan Deal: Fill Your Tank, Get Free Lift Ticket

Perfect morning at Boyne Mt.

How would you like to get a free lift ticket to your favorite ski resort every time you fill your gas tank? Well, you can. Here's how:

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Cascades, Sierras Pull In Bounty of Early Snowfall

Crystal Mountain

Nothing gets winter season off with a bigger bang than a bunch of snow in December. That's what happened in the Cascades and Sierras.

 

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Summit, Mission Ridge Hook Up; Crystal Mountain Goes Deeper Into Night

Summit at Snoqualmie

That four separate mountains comprise Summit at Snoqualmie is feat enough. Now, there are five: Mission Ridge.

 

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Heartland Ski Resorts Ready To Celebrate The Holidays

Christmas Snow Monsters Crystal Mt.

The long-range forecast looks good for a snowy Christmas across the Heartland, and that good news couldn’t come at a better time as Midwest ski resorts get ready to celebrate the holiday season.

 

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Michigan Trade Group Offers Residents Incentives Ski, Ride

Boyne Sports Academy

Michigan residents who have wanted to give winter sports a try may not find a better offer. Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has a couple of affordable programs to encourage adults and children to give snow sports a try this winter.  

 

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Midwest Resorts Plan Thanksgiving Opening; Some Already Open

Boyne Mt. snowmaking

Thanksgiving is typically when many Midwest ski resorts hope to open for the season. A few have already opened, and several are offering discounted overnight packages for early season snowsports enthusiasts ready to kick-start the season. 

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It’s Fright Time At Resorts’ Halloween Events

Nashoba Valley Witch's Woods

Halloween gets us closer and closer to the opening of the ski and ride season. Many resorts or nearby towns are planning Halloween events. Here are a few to check out.

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Michigan White Gold Card Is Now Available

Caberfae

How would you like to ski 31 of Michigan’s top ski areas for less than $6.50 per visit this winter? 

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