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During January, ski areas across the state team up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of skiing and snowboarding.

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 or Snowboarding $35 

Please note:  Discover Michigan Skiing is normally only offered in January.  However some ski areas are continuing the program into February or they offer their own Learn-to-ski option.  We suggest that you contact the ski area you wish to visit in order to discover their learning program.  Below is a partial list of programs offered in February:

Hanson Hills:

FEBRUARY 5th-26th 2016
Friday Night Ski Lessons
•  $10 off Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons
•  2 for 1 Semi-Private Ski or Snowboard Lessons
Reservations are REQUIRED, inquire at Snowsports School or call 989-348-9266 to reserve a lesson.
Lift Ticket and Rentals are NOT INCLUDED

Cross Country Ski Headquarters:

Extending Discover Michigan Skiing through February 22.

Swiss Valley:

Extending Discover Michigan Skiing through February

Timber Ridge:

This is a program for beginning students ages 7 thru adult for skiing and 8 thru adult snowboarding learn basic skills. The program is held on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, from 5PM until 10PM local time, with lessons at 6:30PM local time.
Lessons are 2 hours each. You may stay after class and practice skills. Family Groups Welcome!
Skiing 7 and older is $40 per session (lift, rental, lesson)
Snowboarding 8 and older is $40 per session (lift, rental. lesson)
More information is available here.

Pine Knob:

Extending Discover Michigan Skiing for groups of 20 or more

Mt. Holly:

Extending Discover Michigan Skiing for groups of 20 or more

Apple Mouuntain

Extending Discover Michigan Skiing through February 19

Nub’s Nob:

With the "Snow Pros" at Nubs!  Our special introduction to our favorite sports gives first-time skiers and riders ages 8 and up a 90-minute lesson, rentals and use of our "BIG TIME" beginner area every day for only $45.  Other great learn-to-ski programs are available, call the Ski School for details. (231) 526-2131

Pine Mountain:

Y Not Learn To Ski program.  This is a lesson series at a very affordable price.  Click the link below for details.

Shanty Creek Resorts:

Super Sundays is a learn to ski and ride program for the entire family at the new beginner area in Cedar River Village on the north side of 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.

Each Sunday through March 13 (excluding February 14) from 1-4:30 p.m., Super Sundays cost only $25 per person and include rentals, lift ticket and a group lesson.  More information here.


Here is a list of ski areas that participate in Discover Michigan Skiing.  We suggest you call for their Learn-to-ski offers: 

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DH = Downhill Skiing, SB = Snowboarding, XC = Cross-country Skiing


To sign up, fill out this voucher and make a reservation at the ski area you want to take your lesson at! Note:  Some ski areas allow you to sign up online!  Learn more when you call the ski area for a reservation.


Special Bonus
:  Everyone who completes 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 
Alpena, (989) 356-8222
Ann Arbor, (734) 996-0404
Battle Creek, (269) 979-8064
Belmont-Cannonsburg (616) 874-8050
Big Rapids, (231) 796-4786
Brighton, (810) 227-4819
Cadillac, (231) 779-5489
Gaylord, (989) 731-1732
Grand Blanc, (810) 953-3019
Grand Rapids-Kentwood, (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 (Kalamazoo), (269) 327-4826
Sterling Heights, (586) 991-4014
Traverse City, (231) 933-6158

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

Northern Edge Snowsports
Muskegon, (231) 830-4710

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

Skier's Peak
Bloomfield Hills (248) 594-6200

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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