School Ski Days Field Trip Program

According to the Let’s Move campaign, kids need at least 60 minutes of active and vigorous play each day to stay healthy. Michigan Snowsports Industries Association invites all schools to take a field trip to their nearby ski area for a special experiential learning program and lots of fun outside this winter. A field trip is best suited for kids seven years of age and older.

The School Ski Days field trip program includes:

  • A tour of the ski facility.
  • An explanation, prior to skiing, of the Skier’s Responsibility Code and safe skiing techniques.
  • The use of rental equipment (if needed).
  • A ski or snowboard lesson. Children will be divided by ability.
  • Information on the science of making snow.
  • Free time on the slopes to practice skiing and have fun!

Cost of the Program

The participating ski areas have agreed to provide the School Ski Days program as inexpensively as possible. The objective is to introduce children to skiing and snowboarding and to get them outside, enjoying Michigan’s winter in a fun, safe environment. The cost varies from ski area to ski area but will not exceed $35 per child. Some ski areas charge less. Transportation is not included. If you have children with special needs, please discuss this with the ski area, as we will do our best to accommodate all children.

Enrolling

Please call the representative at the ski area you wish to visit to plan your School Ski Days field trip.

Participating Ski Areas

1.  Big Powderhorn
N 11375 Powderhorn Rd.
Bessemer, MI  49911
Bruce Noren
(906) 932-4838

2.  Big Snow Resort
500 Indianhead Rd.
Wakefield, MI 49968
Misty Vander Wolde
1-800-346-3426

3.  Bittersweet Ski Area
600 River Rd.
Otsego, MI 49078
Jayne Peet
(269) 694-2820 ext. 71

4.  Boyne Highlands
600 Highlands
Harbor Springs, MI  49740
Richard Wren
(231) 526-3499

5.  Boyne Mountain
1 Boyne Mountain Road
Boyne Falls, MI  49713
Wolfgang Russold
(231) 549-6203

6.  Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort
1 Caberfae Lane
Cadillac, MI  49601
Missy Smithwick
(231) 862-3000 ext. 164

7.  Cannonsburg Ski Area
6800 Cannonsburg Rd.
Cannonsburg, MI  49317
Wendy Anderson
(616) 874-6711

8.  Cross Country Ski Headquarters
(cross-country skiing only)
9435 North Cut Rd.
Roscommon, MI  48653
Stuart Colie
(989) 821-6661

9. Crystal Mountain
12500 Crystal Mountain Dr.
Thompsonville, MI 49683
Megan Farfsing
1-800-968-7686 x 3009

10.  Mont Ripley
49051 N. Ski Hill Lane
Hancock, MI 49930
(906) 487-2340
Kristin Delpierre

11.  Mt. Brighton Ski Area
4141 Bauer Rd.
Brighton, MI  48116
Bill Snyder
(810) 220-9581 ext. 312

12.  Mt. Holiday
3100 Holiday Rd.
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 938-2500
Emily Skydowske

13. Mt. Holly
13536 Dixie Hwy.
Holly, MI  48442
Kurt Payne
(248) 634-3249

14.  Muskegon Luge & Sports Complex
PO Box 5085
North Muskegon, MI
Pam King
(231) 744-9629

15. Nub’s Nob Ski Area
4021 Nub’s Nob Rd.
Harbor Springs, MI  49740
Stephanie Kimball
(231) 526-2131
1-800-SKI NUBS

16.  Otsego Club
696 M-32 East
Gaylord, MI 49735
1-800-752-5510
Kayla Uzelac

17.  Pine Knob Ski Resort
7778 Sashabaw Rd
Clarkston, MI 48348
Mary Dawson
(248) 625-0800 ext. 3

18.  Pine Mountain
N-3332 Pine Mtn. Rd.
Iron Mountain, MI  49801
(906) 774-2747

19.  Shanty Creek
5870 Shanty Creek Road
Bellaire, MI  49615
Steve Kershner
(231) 533-3000 ext. 7158

20.  Ski Brule
397 Brule Mtn. Rd.
Iron River, MI 49935
Chirs Kennedy
1-800-362-7853

21.  Snow Snake Mountain
3407 E Mannsiding Rd.
Harrison, MI  48625
John Cleary
(989) 539-6583

22.  Swiss Valley Ski Area
13421 Mann St.
Jones, MI  49061
Linda Sue Phillips
(269) 244-5635 ext. 202

23.  Timber Ridge
7500 23 1/2 Street
Gobles, MI  49055
Deb Stone
(269) 694-9449 Ext. 5

24.  Treetops
3962 Wilkinson Road
Gaylord,  MI  49735
Devin Kurzhals
(989) 808-8037