Michigan Snowsports Industries Association makes it possible to ski at 31 areas for just $199.
The 2012/2013 White Gold Cards have sold out! Please check back next September for the 2013/14 cards and purchase early...they sell out fast!
We've changed it up a bit, we're charging $10 more but we've added 2 new ski areas, 3 hot wax sessions and a coupon for $20 off a purchase of $100 at participating retailers! We are currently sold out of White Gold Cards from the MSIA offices. However, they are still available at some ski shops. Please check the list of shops below and call to be sure they still have some in stock.
The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has produced a card that allows the holder to ski at 31 different Michigan ski areas this winter for just $199. Called the MSIA White Gold Card, it entitles the purchaser to ski one time at each of the participating ski areas during the 2012/2013 ski season.
The cards are now available at participating retail stores throughout the state and on this website. You save the $6 shipping fee (per order not per card) by purchasing at your local ski shop. We only have 400 to sell and they sold out fast last year! See the list below for a retailer near you.
Also included is one free ski or snowboard tune-up (edge sharpen and wax), three additional hot wax sessions and a coupon for $20 off the purchase of $100 or more at participating MSIA retailers. "The White Gold Card is an exceptional value,” says Steve Kershner, chairman of the MSIA and director of skiing for Shanty Creek Resorts in Bellaire. “If you paid for a lift ticket at each of these ski areas and brought your skis in for a tune-up, you would be spending over $1,100.”
The card looks like a credit card, divided into squares. Each ski area is assigned to a square and one square is designated for the ski tune-up. The purchaser takes the White Gold Card to the ski area’s lift ticket window, where the square corresponding to that ski area is punched out. White Gold Card skiers are allowed to ski one time at each ski area, midweek or weekend. The card is valid for the entire ski season, except for December 24, 2012 through January 2, 2013. The cards are non-refundable and non-transferable. To get the tune-up, White Gold Card purchasers take their skis or boards to one of the over 40 participating ski shops.
MSIA developed the White Gold Card as a fundraising endeavor and limits its production to 400 cards. “We’ve found from past years’ sales that they go quickly,” says Kershner. He suggests that anyone interested in purchasing a card should do so as soon as possible.
Participating ski areas:
Cross-Country Ski Hdqts.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
These retailers are selling White Gold Cards. We suggest contacting them first, to be sure they have cards available:
Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus - Grand Rapids - (616) 458-1684
Boyne Country Sports - Bloomfield Hills (248) 338-0803, Novi (248) 549-6006, Traverse City (231) 941-1999 (Sold Out!)
Don Orr Ski Haus - Traverse City (231) 946-8810
Don Thomas Sporthaus - Birmingham (248) 626-9503
Lee’s Adventure Sports - Kalamazoo (269) 381-7701
Nichol’s Ski & Patio - Dearborn 313) 565-0044, Waterford (248) 674-5200
Outdoor Action Co. - Sylvan Lake (248) 454-1188
Reliable Sport & Ski Haus - Holland (616) 396-7795
Schummer’s Ski Shop - Grosse Ponte Woods (313) 881-4363
Shumaker’s Ski & Board - Flint (810) 239-6931
The Ski Loft - Charlotte (517) 543-1754
The Stable of Saginaw - Saginaw (989) 799-0601
Sun & Snow Sports - Ann Arbor (734) 663-95515, Plymouth (734) 927-0007
Swiss Valley Ski Shop - Jones (269) 244-5635
Treetops Ski Shop – Gaylord (989) 732-6711