Snow may be scarce so far this winter but don’t let that stop you from learning to ski.
Head to the snow-covered (albeit man made) hills of Metro Detroit and take advantage of Discover Michigan Skiing, an annual learn-to-ski program that offers discounts to beginners. The package includes a beginner lesson, ski or snowboard rental equipment and a beginner-area ski lift pass or cross-country trail pass. You’ll learn the basics, including stopping, turning, riding the lifts and getting up from a fall. The cost is $20 for cross-country skiing, $30 for downhill skiing and $40 for snowboarding.
Mt.Brighton, Mt.Holly and Pine Knob are among the Metro Detroit slopes participating in Discover Michigan Skiing, part of a national campaign, “Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month.” With colder temperatures, all of them are making snow and are open for business.
To participate, print a Discover Michigan Skiing Value Voucher or pick one up at a local ski shop. The voucher lists participating ski facilities all over the state. Along with the voucher, skiers must call to pre-register. For information or to print out the voucher, visit Discover Michigan Skiing. The offer continues through Jan. 31.