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Here is a list of Learn to Ski and/or Snowboard offers across Michigan:

Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac - Bring a family of 3 to the slopes from 3 p.m. to close any Sunday for only $49!  Includes lift tickets, rental equipment & lessons.  Additional family members are $15 each.  Caberfae Peaks also has discounts for college students and more.

Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire Super Sundays is a learn to ski and ride program for the entire family at Schuss Mountain. Your family can learn to ski together with a lesson skill station set-up on the Magic Carpet slope. Then after successfully conquering the skill stations, you will move on to the bigger lifts. $25 per person and include rentals, lift ticket and a group lesson. Available from 1-4:30pm every Sunday. SuperKids SCR’s Learn to Ski Lesson program introduces skiing with terrain-based instruction allowing the student to advance at his/her own pace while moving on to more difficult terrain as their technique and confidence grows. Lessons can be booked in advance, with or without rentals, and are available at either Schuss or Summit Mountains.
Each month, our SuperKids program features a different theme.
• February = Olympics
• March = Fun at the Beach
Each month, these themes are turned into fun activities on the slopes, including a parade staring our kids and instructors, a mini NASTAR course for the little ones, a mini-terrain park and other activities.

Timber Ridge Ski Area in Gobles -Sunday Learn to Ski/Snowboard is offered on Sunday evenings with Lift, Lesson and Rental for one bargain price of just $35 (ski or snowboard). This season a new program joins the Family with an opportunity for younger children to learn at the same time. It's called Sunday Kids and is especially designed for children 6,7 & 8 years to explore skiing.

Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville -  Offers a Quick Fix Private Lesson for $37.  Learn to Cross-Country Ski for just $25.  This offer includes trail pass, lesson and equipment! For more information call (877) 767-0204 or visit Crystal's Snowsports desk. 

Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands - Offer Earn Your Olympic Gold - Learn a SnowSport Lessons
2/06/14 to 2/28/14
While we won’t guarantee you’ll qualify for the 2018 Olympics, we can guarantee you have more fun all winter long! For one low price you can choose from Cross Country Skiing, Snowboarding or Alpine Skiing.  Revel in the snow with us and bring your friends and family. BOYNE offers novices an affordable and convenient learning opportunity. You will maximize your enjoyment and increase your chance for success by taking ski and snowboard lessons from BOYNE SnowSports Academy professionals.
$35 for BOYNE Learn to Cross-Country Ski
$35 for BOYNE Learn to Downhill Ski
$35 for BOYNE Learn to Snowboard

Treetops Resort - Wild Wednesdays!  Each Wednesday in February Treetops is offering $5 lift tickets, $5 rental and $5 lessons at 5:00 p.m.!  Reservations are required for the lesson.  Plus, take an extra $5 off merchandise in the shop and there are $5 restaurant specials too!  1-888-TREETOPS

Swiss Valley - Check out Sunday Family Fun, a Learn to Ski or Snowboard Program Geared for Family Winter Fun!!
Any Sunday Afternoon 3pm to 7pm!
Ski Package ONLY $20 pp
• All Area Lift Ticket
• Ski Rental Equipment
• Lesson @ 3:30 or 4:30 pm (Meet hill side at the Lesson Area at the exit of the Ski Equipment Rental Building)
Snowboard Package ONLY $35 pp
• All Area Lift Ticket
• Snowboard Rental Equipment
• Lesson @ 3:30 or 4:30 pm (Sign Up at Snowsports Desk) 
Swiss Valley also offers group discounts and school field trips at great rates.

Nubs Nob Ski Area - Our award-winning ski school can't wait to introduce you to their favorite winter sports any day you want to start enjoying the slopes.  Call us at 800 SKI NUBS and sign up for the Intro to Ski or Snowboard package offered daily for only $45 which includes beginner lift ticket, a 90 minute group lesson and equipment!

Both Pine Knob (248) 625-0800 and Mt. Holly (248) 634-8269 are continuing the popular Discover Michigan Skiing program for groups.  They also have school field trip lessons at great rates.  See Discover Michigan Skiing information below.

McD Olympic 5 Ring New CompositeDiscover Michigan Skiing - During January, ski areas across the state teamed up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding in January 2014.   Discover Michigan Skiing includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass all for just:                   

Cross-country skiing for $20               Downhill skiing for $30          Snowboarding for $40 

Although Discover Michigan Skiing is officially over, some ski areas are continuing the program or offering other learning programs. We suggest that you check with the ski area you want to visit.

Discover Michigan Skiing participants:


 Click here to download a Discover Michigan Skiing & Snowboarding Value Voucher.

Attention parents of 4th grade students!  Your child can SKI FREE at 21 ski areas with the Cold is Cool Passport!

Special Bonus:  Everyone who completed the Discover Michigan Skiing program will receive a packet of ski information in the mail, including a coupon valid for $20 off the purchase of $100 or more in ski-related merchandise at the participating MSIA retail ski shops listed below:


Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus 
Grand Rapids, (616) 458-1684

Bittersweet Ski Shop
Otsego, (269) 694-2032

Boyne Country Sports
Bloomfield Hills, (248) 338-0803 
Boyne Mtn., Boyne Falls (231) 549-6006
Novi, (248) 347-3323
Petoskey, (231) 439-4906
Traverse City, (231) 941-1999
Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, 
(231) 526-3006

Crystal Mountain Sports 
Thompsonville  (231) 378-2000 ext. 4400

Don Orr Ski Haus
Traverse City, (231) 946-8810

Don Thomas Sporthaus
Birmingham, (248) 220-1999

MC Sports 
Ann Arbor, (734) 996-0404
Battle Creek, (269) 979-8064
Big Rapids, (231) 796-4786
Brighton, (810) 227-4819
Cadillac, (231) 779-5489
Fort Gratiot, (810) 385-1767
Gaylord, (989) 731-1732
Grand Blanc, (810) 953-3019
Grand Rapids (616) 949-8510
Grand Rapids-Plainfield, (616) 363-2838
Grandville, (616) 531-4010
Holland, (616) 394-0648
Jackson, (517) 789-6655
Kalamazoo, (269) 381-4679
Lansing, (517) 323-1663
Lapeer, (810) 245-5786
Marquette, (906) 228-2941
Mt. Pleasant, (989) 773-0533  
Muskegon, (231) 733-2949
Petoskey, (231) 348-4013
Portage, (269) 327-4826
Traverse City, (231) 933-6158
Goshen, IN, (574) 875-1150
Michigan City, IN, (219) 878-0021
The Shop At Cannonsburg - Belmont, (616) 874-8050

Lee’s Adventure Sports
Portage, (269) 381-7700

Mt. Holly Chalet Shop
Holly, (248) 634-1780 ext. 15

Nichol’s Ski & Patio, Inc.
Dearborn, (313) 565-0044
Waterford, (248) 674-5200

Outdoor Action Company
Sylvan Lake, (248) 454-1188

Pine Knob Ski Shop
Clarkston,  (248) 625-0800

Schummer’s Ski Shop
Grosse Pointe Woods, (313) 881-4363

Shumaker's Ski & Snowboard
Flint, (810) 239-6931

The Ski Loft
Charlotte, (517) 543-1754

The Stable of Saginaw
Saginaw, (989) 799-0601

Summit Sports
Brighton, (810) 227-6877
East Lansing, (517) 332-4000
Keego Harbor, (248) 738-4444

Sun & Snow Sports, Inc.
Ann Arbor, (734) 663-9515
Plymouth (734) 927-0007

Swiss Valley Ski Shop
Jones, (269) 244-5635

Timber Ridge Ski Shop
Gobles, 269-694-9449

Treetops Village Ski Haus
Gaylord, (989) 732-6711




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