Cold is Cool Program Details

Cold is Cool – Program Details

  • Proof of 4th or 5th grade status is required. One page of a report card or progress report is sufficient. If the child is home schooled, the parent or guardian can include a note stating the child’s grade equivalent. Please note! Put your child’s name and address in the “Ship To” column if you are ordering online.
  • MSIA charges $20 for the Cold is Cool Passport which covers printing, shipping and postage fees.
  • The Passport is valid through April 30, or the end of the 2018/19 ski season.

In order for fourth and fifth graders to use the free lift or trail pass coupons, a paying adult must accompany them. “We feel that fourth and fifth graders should be supervised by an adult while on the slopes and trails. Our intention is to make this a fun, affordable and safe activity for the entire family,” says Mickey MacWilliams, MSIA Executive Director. With the Passport, up to two kids can ski free with each paying adult.

Want to see what the Passport looks like? Click here for a sample version. Be sure to check out all the special offers in the back too!

Cold is Cool Ski Areas & Offers

Upper Peninsula
Big Powderhorn
Bessemer, (906) 932-4838
Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/1/19, 1/19 - 1/21/19 and 2/16 - 2/18/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Big Snow Resorts:
Blackjack, Bessemer, Indianhead, Wakefield 1-800-346-3426
Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/1/19, 1/19 - 1/21/19 and 2/16 - 2/18/19. Valid for a BIG TICKET, which includes skiing at both Blackjack and Indianhead Mountain Resort! Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Mont Ripley
Hancock, (906) 487-2340
Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/6/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Pine Mountain
Iron Mountain (906) 774-2747
Blackout 12/24/18 - 1/6/19, 1/19 - 1/21/19, 2/8 - 2/10/19 and 2/16 - 2/18/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Porcupine Mountain
Ontonagon, (906) 885-5209
Valid all season, no blackout dates!
Northwestern Lower Peninsula
Boyne Highlands Resort
Harbor Springs, 1-866-934-9350
Blackout 12/26/18-1/2/19, 2/16 - 2/18/19
Boyne Mountain Resort
Boyne Falls, 1-866-931-3191
Blackout 12/26/18-1/2/19, 2/16 - 2/18/19
Caberfae Peaks
Cadillac, (231) 862-3000
Valid with purchase of an Adult Open-to-Close lift ticket ($49 Weekends and $39 Midweek). Not valid 12/26 - 1/1/19, 1/19 - 1/20/19 & 2/16 - 2/17/19. Not valid with season pass tickets.
Cross Country Ski Hqts.
Roscommon, 1-800-832-2663
Blackout 12/24/18 - 1/1/19, 1/19/19 & 2/16/19.
Crystal Mountain Resort
Thompsonville, 1-888-968-7686
Valid w/purchase of adult open-close ticket. Blackout 12/26/18 – 1/1/19, 2/16 - 2/17/19.
Hickory Hills
Traverse City 231-922-4900
Blackout 12/24/2018 - 1/2/2019
Bay Mtn. at The Homestead
Glen Arbor, (231) 334-5249
Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/1/19, 1/19/19 and 2/16 - 2/17/19 . Call for hours of operation.
Mt. Holiday
Traverse City, (231) 938-2500
Blackout 12/24/18 - 1/1/19, 1/19 - 1/21/19 and 2/16 - 2/18/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Nub's Nob
Harbor Springs, 1-800-SKI-NUBS
Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/2/19, and 2/16 - 2/17/19.
Shanty Creek Resorts
Bellaire, (231) 533-3000 x 3383
Valid all season, no blackout dates!
North Central Lower Peninsula
Garland
Lewiston, (877) 442-7526
Valid all season, when Garland is open for skiing, which is weekends and holidays.
Hanson Hills
Grayling, (989) 348-9266
Blackout 12/15/2018 - 1/6/19
Otsego Club & Resort Gaylord, 1-800-752-5510Valid when Otsego Club is open for Skiing, No blackouts. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Snow Snake Ski & Golf
Harrison, (989) 539-6583
Blackout 12/24/18 - 1/1/19.
Treetops Resort
Gaylord, 1-866-348-5249
Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/1/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Central Lower Peninsula
Bittersweet
Otsego, (269) 694-2032
Valid all season, no blackout dates!. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Cannonsburg Ski Area
Belmont, (616) 874-6711
Valid Mon. - Fri. only. Blackout 12/15/18 – 1/4/19, 1/21/19 and 2/18/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket. Cannot be combined with any other offer or discount, school club card or season pass.
Southwestern Lower Peninsula
Swiss Valley Ski Area
Jones, (269) 244-5635
Valid all season, no blackout dates! Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Timber Ridge Ski Area
Gobles, (269) 694-9449
Valid all season, no blackout dates!
Southeastern Lower Peninsula
Alpine Valley Ski Area
White Lake, (248) 887-2180
Valid Mon. - Fri only. Blackout 12/24/18 – 1/1/19, 1/19 - 1/21/19 and 2/16 - 2/18/19. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Mt. Brighton
Brighton, (810) 229-9581
Valid all season, no blackout dates! Valid for passport holder with purchase of an adult Preferred Program ticket or season pass.
Mt. Holly
Holly, (248) 634-8269
Valid all season, no blackout dates!. Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.
Pine Knob
Clarkston 248-625-0800
Valid all season, no blackout dates! Season pass does not count as a paid adult ticket.

The Small Print – Rules and Regulations

  1. MSIA is providing only forth and fifth graders with a Cold is Cool Passport. The Passport is a non-transferable document which entitles the forth or fifth grader to whom it is issued (Holder) up to three complimentary children’s one-day lift tickets and/or trail passes at each of the participating Michigan Alpine and Nordic ski areas during the 2018-2019 ski season (subject to the terms and conditions set forth below).
  2. All participating ski areas reserve the right to withdraw from the program at any time, and all Passport offers are subject to availability.
  3. The Passport may be used to obtain no more than one complimentary lift ticket per day.
  4. The Passport or lift tickets obtained by the Passport may not be transferred or sold to any other person, including family members. MSIA will immediately revoke the Passport if holder transfers use of the Passport or any lift ticket or trail pass obtained with the Passport to another person.
  5. The Passport may be used by the Holder only when accompanied by a paying adult. A maximum of two Passport Holders per each paying adult may obtain a complimentary one-day lift ticket.
  6. MSIA will revoke and cancel a passport without notice for any misuse. Holders and their parents or legal guardians are responsible for proper use of that Passport at all times. In the event of passport misuse and cancellation, MSIA may recover damages to itself and/or participating resorts arising from Passport misuse, including reasonable attorney fees. All Passport Holders agree to comply with all rules and regulations of participating ski areas and with all other applicable laws and regulations.
  7. MSIA reserves the right to modify or cancel the Program and all valid Passports at any time without notice. MSIA is not responsible for expenses incurred or opportunities forgone by cancellation or modification of the program.
  8. If a Passport is lost or stolen, notify MSIA immediately. Participating resorts will not replace or assist with lost or stolen Passports. MSIA reserves the right to make case-by-case determinations concerning replacement of Passports.
  9. All information in the application is subject to verification by and becomes the property of MSIA. Information provided by Passport applicants may be used by MSIA and others.
  10. Passport is not valid without a photo placed on the inside front cover.
  11. Passport is not valid on dates noted on each individual Lift Visa, Trail Visa and other coupons in this Passport.
  12. Passport is not valid with any other discount, including school programs, White Gold Card, or on the purchase of multi-day packages and is not redeemable in cash or trade. The passport is valid when the paying adult is a season pass holder at that particular ski area, except where noted on individual Lift Visas and Trail Visas in this booklet. Each ski area reserves the right to accept or deny passport use with a season pass.
  13. MSIA and its partners, their subsidiaries, franchisees, employees, members, officers and agencies are not liable for any claims, demands, actions or causes of action on account of any injury to participants which may occur from any cause in participating in this promotional activity.

If you have any questions, call (248) 620-4448.