Learn to Ski – Discover Michigan Skiing

MSIA Michigan Snowsports Ski MichiganPlease Note!  Although Discover Michigan Skiing is officially over, some ski areas are continuing the program into February.  Treetops Resort in Gaylord and Swiss Valley in Jones are offering Downhill and Snowboard programs and Muskegon Winter Sports Park is offering Cross-Country programs in February.  Contact them directly to make a reservation. 

In addition, many ski areas offer their own learning programs for the remaining season.  Nub’s Nob has a free beginner area and various learning programs.  Boyne Highlands is continuing their own version of Discover Michigan Skiing called Discover Boyne Highlands.  Mt. Brighton offers a variety of lesson programs.  Visit their lesson page for details.  Other ski areas offer programs as well.

Discover 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.

  • $35 Downhill Skiing or Snowboarding
  • $20 Cross-country Skiing


  • ski or snowboard rental
  • beginner lesson
  • lift ticket or cross country pass

Easy Sign Up!


Fill Out This Voucher and make a reservation at the ski area you want to take your lesson!
Some ski areas allow you to sign up online! Learn more when you call the ski area for a reservation.

Discover Michigan Skiing includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass.

Participating Ski Areas

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

Ski AreaDiscover Michigan Skiing Participation
Upper Peninsula
Big Powderhorn
Bessemer, (906) 932-4838
Big Snow Resort
Blackjack, Bessemer and Indianhead, Wakefield 1-800 346-3426
Mont Ripley
Hancock, (906) 487-2340
Pine Mountain
Iron Mountain (906) 774-2747
Porcupine Mountain
Ontonagon, (906) 885-5209
Ski Brule
Iron River, 1-800-362-7853
Northwestern Lower Peninsula
Boyne Highlands
Harbor Springs, 1-866-934-9350
Boyne Mountain
Boyne Falls, 1-866-931-3191
DH/SB/XC (13 & older)
Caberfae Peaks
Cadillac, (231) 862-3000
Cross Country Ski Hqts.
Roscommon, 1-800-832-2663
Crystal Mountain
Thompsonville, (231) 378-2000
Bay Mtn. at The Homestead
Glen Arbor, (231) 334-5249
Mt. Holiday
Traverse City, (231) 938-2500
Nub's Nob
Harbor Springs, 1-800-SKI-NUBS
Shanty Creek Resorts
Bellaire, 1-800-678-4111 x3383
North Central Lower Peninsula
Garland Lodge
Lewiston, (877) 442-7526
Hanson Hills
Grayling, (989) 348-9266
Otsego Club
Gaylord, 1-800-752-5510
Treetops Resort
Gaylord, 1-888-TREETOPS
West Central Lower Peninsula
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
North Muskegon, (231) 744-9629
Southwestern Lower Peninsula
Bittersweet Ski Area
Otsego, (269)694-2032 x15
Swiss Valley Ski Area
Jones, (269) 244-5635 x245
Timber Ridge Ski Area
Gobles, (269) 694-9449
Southeastern Lower Peninsula
Mt. Brighton MtBrighton.com
Brighton, (810) 229-9581
Mt. Holly
Holly, (248) 634-3249
Pine Knob
Clarkston, (248) 625-0800 x4

Special Bonus for Signing Up!

Everyone who completes the Discover Michigan Skiing program will receive a packet of ski information in the mail next fall, 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

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

Nichol’s Ski & Snowboard
Dearborn (313) 565-0044
Waterford (248) 674-5200

Outpost Sports
Mishawaka, IN (547) 259-1000

Pine Knob
Clarkston, (248) 625-0800

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

The Peak Ski and Sport
Keego Harbor (248) 594-6200

The Stable of Saginaw
Saginaw (989) 799-0601

Summit Sports
Brighton (810) 227-6877
East Lansing (517) 332-4000
Bloomfield Hills (248) 738-4444
The Shop at Cannonsburg (616) 874-8050

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

Swiss Valley Ski Shop
Jones (269) 244-5635

Treetops Village Ski Haus
Gaylord (989) 732-6711

Timber Ridge
Gobles (269) 694-9449

Uncle Jib’s Ski Shop
Holland (616) 416-3010