During January, ski areas across the state teamed up with Michigan McDonald’s restaurants to offer an affordable introduction to the sport of cross country skiing. The cost of $20 includes ski rental, beginner lesson, and a cross country ski trail pass.
The Cross Country Ski Headquarters in Roscommon is one of the venues. Says the Headquarter's Mariah Frye Colie,
"The Cross Country Ski Headquarters has teamed up with Michigan Ski Industries Association to offer a very affordable introduction to the sport of cross country skiing! Discover Michigan is designed to introduce this healthy, fun, outdoor activity to anyone with an interest in outdoor winter recreation. The program includes a beginner group ski lesson, ski equipment rental, and XC SKI HQ facilities pass for the day. The price is $20 for adults and children 6 years and older. At the end of the program, participants can submit their program completion form online for a $20-off coupon, valid at participating Michigan Ski Industries Association ski shops! Call 800-832-2663 to schedule your Discover Michigan Lesson today!"
Areas throughout Michigan are featuring the program:
Harbor Springs, 1-866-934-9350
Boyne Falls, 1-866-931-3191
Cross Country Ski Headquarters
Harbor Springs, 1-800-SKI-NUBS
Shanty Creek Resorts
Bellaire, 1-800-678-4111 x3383
Lewiston, (877) 442-7526
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
North Muskegon, (231) 744-9629
Ontonagon, (906) 885-5209
For more information: https://www.goskimichigan.com/discover-michigan-skiing/. The program is sponsored by the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association.