Learn to Ski – Discover Michigan Skiing

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Please Note!  Discover Michigan Skiing is officially over for 2020. However, some ski areas do continue it into February.  We suggest you call the ski area you wish to go to in order to see if they are continuing the program or offer another learning program.  (We do know that Pine Knob is continuing through the third week in February.)

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

How to Register
1. Choose the ski area you want to visit from the list below.

2. Call the ski area to preregister.  You can also register online at the ski areas with a blue name.  Just click on the ski area name below.

3. Fill Out This Voucher and bring it with you.  Make sure to arrive one hour prior to less on time to get equipment.

5. Discover Michigan Skiing!

Discover Michigan Skiing includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass. Not sure what to wear?  Check out the recommendations from REI here.

Want a to watch a video lesson before you get to the slopes?  Here is a series of short videos to get you started. (We suggest skipping the ad at the start.)

Discover Michigan Skiing 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
Cross Country Ski Hqts.
Roscommon, 1-800-832-2663
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
Brighton, (810) 229-9581
Mt. Holly
Holly, (248) 634-3249
Pine Knob
Clarkston, (248) 625-0800 x4

If you need to cancel or change your reservation, please contact the ski area directly.

Live in the Grand Rapids area?  Check out this Learn to Ski program from Bill & Paul’s Sporthaus.

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