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MSIA – Cold is Cool – 4th and 5th Graders Ski Free with our NEW App!
4th and 5th Graders Ski ALL WINTER LONG with our App! MSIA Cold is Cool Passport allows Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski All Winter Long in Michigan! Families can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App for their 4th and/or 5th graders that gives them up to three free lift tickets or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Holiday Open House – December 16, 2023
[ December 16, 2023; 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. ] All the Holiday Cheer! Get ready for a Grinch-tastic takeover at our Holiday Open House on Saturday, December 16. This year, the Grinch is in charge, bringing a touch of holiday mischief to our annual festivities. Capture a memorable photo with Santa Claus himself, and enjoy a roaring bonfire, artsy holiday crafts, cozy movie time, shopping [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ Skiing With Santa ~ December 24, 2023
[ December 24, 2023; ] Tuesday, December 24, 2019 Join Santa for some on-hill fun! Santa will hit the slopes at 1pm. Call the Snow Sports Desk at 888-968-7686 ext. 2000 for more information.

Crystal Mountain ~ Demo Day ~ December 29 ~ 30, 2023
[ December 29, 2023 to December 30, 2023. ] Chat with reps from Head and Dynastar to demo the latest and greatest products for the winter season. Held from 10am-3pm at the Kinlochen Plaza.

Boyne Mountain ~ New Year’s Eve ~ December 31, 2023
[ December 31, 2023; ] Ring in the new year Boyne Mountain style - with a firework display, torchlight parade, and dinner for the whole family. Choose from a dinner party in Stein Eriksen's, or a family buffet in the Civic Center. With so much to do before the year ends - you simply can't go wrong at Boyne Mountain!

Crystal Mountain ~ New Year’s Eve Celebration ~ December 31, 2023
[ December 31, 2023; ] Crystal Mountain - New Year's Eve with Fireworks... Kick-off 2021 at Crystal Mountain! Additional details coming soon.

Crystal Mountain ~ Winter Trails Day ~ January 6, 2024
[ January 6, 2024; ] Free Lessons Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try cross country skiing for FREE, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with this easy-to-learn winter sport. This free 1-hour clinic includes a lesson and rental equipment. Time: Begins at 1pm. Clinic is 1-hour. Only 16 spaces available! Advanced reservations [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ World Snow Day Celebration ~ January 21, 2024
[ January 21, 2024; ] In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of activities geared to introduce "first timers" to the great world of snow. Learn 12pm - 4pm: View a Snow Gun and Groomer up close! Located on the slopes behind the Crystal Center. 1pm: Cross Country Presentation - Meet at the Cross Country Learning Center. Free to [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race ~ January 27, 2024
[ January 27, 2024; ] Fat Chance is the staple of fat biking in Northern Michigan, and is back again for another legendary race at Crystal Mountain with new and familiar faces.

Boyne Mountain ~ Adgate Trophy, GS Ski Race ~ February 17, 2024
[ February 17, 2024; ] The Adgate Trophy race is hosted by Boyne's Ambassador of skiing, former Olympian, US National Champion, and 2009 US Ski Hall of Fame inductee, Cary Adgate.

What’s New For 2020 – 2021 – Pandemic Precautions at Michigan Ski Areas

Boyne Highlands – Winter Operations, What To Expect
We know this winter will look a little bit different at Boyne Highlands, and you’ll notice that we’ve made changes around the resort with guidance from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and recommendations from the state and local health department. Our goal is to do our best in ensuring the safety of [...]

Crystal Mountain – Winter 2020-2021 – Frequently Asked Questions
Skiers and riders share many things: a love of the slopes, the feeling of freedom when cruising down runs and making memories with family and friends on a beautiful winter day. We are all part of an outdoor community, and that’s what makes Crystal Mountain special. Winter may look a little different this year, and that’s [...]

Boyne Mountain – Winter 2020 – 21 – What To Expect
Our commitment to guest and team member safety is our top priority. Knowing that operating during a pandemic is a very fluid situation, we did our due diligence in planning for a safe winter season ahead with the understanding that we all need to be flexible. With 415 skiable acres and large base areas, we [...]



XC Ski Headquarters – Let it Snow Sale

We’re going crazy waiting for snow, so we’re having an impromptu Let it Snow sale! 25-50% off ALL sweaters from Woolrich, Smartwool, Dale of Norway, plus 25-50% off fleece pullovers and softshell jackets from Under Armour, Woolrich, Columbia and more.

These prices won’t last forever, so hurry over and catch us in this highly vulnerable moment!


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Mt. Brighton – 1st Annual Collegiate Rail Jam Party event on Saturday, February 8th

College students from area schools are invited to compete in the first annual Collegiate Rail Jam event with big air, big prizes from Vail Resorts partners, music, drink specials, contests and more.

College students not competing can still take part in the fun with the Terrain Park 101 jam session, cheering on fellow students, and partying with our live music.

9-11 a.m.: Registration
1-3 p.m.: Rail Jam contest & Parkside party
3:30 p.m.: Awards
4-5 p.m.: Rail Jam 101 Session for non Competitors
8 p.m. – 12 a.m.: DJ Set by scout in Bruhn’s Bar

More info at

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Mackinac Island – Twilight Turtle Trek – February 15, 2014

Nordic Skiing on Mackinac Island, we think we have the best skiing in the Upper Midwest. Join the Mackinac Island Ski Club for the Great Turtle Trek.

Two miles of ski trails will be groomed and lit with over 100 lanterns in Mackinac Island State Park.

This free event begins at Greaney Grove (Scout Barracks corner of Arch Rock Rd. and Huron Rd) along with a bonfire and hot chocolate for all.

For those without skis, Cawthorne’s Village Inn has a great supply of rentals.

Presented by Mackinac State Historic Parks, Mackinac Island Ski Club and Mackinac Island Community Foundation.

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