Northern Michigan’s ski resorts have rolled out myriad options for deals on their 2013 season passes. Here we give a sampler but be sure to check individual resort websites for all the possibilities.
Boyne Resorts: Unlimited adult pass $774 lets you ski at both the Mountain and Highlands and, super bonus for skiers who head west each winter, days of free skiing at Boyne’s western resorts, like Big Sky (day passes out West can be $100 or more). Good grades: kids in five-county area (Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet and Otsego) get super deals on season pass. The best: 4.0–3.5 gpa = $49 season pass. boyne.com
Caberfae: Unlimited adult pass $198; weekends only, adults $99; Monday–Friday adult $99. Kids 8 and under: Unlimited $20. Kids weekend season pass just $10(!). (Prices increase after October 31.) caberfaepeaks.com
Crystal Mountain: Unlimited adult season pass $299 thru October 1, then $349. Deal we like, the 5/7 pass—ski unlimited Monday thru Friday and 5 p.m. till close Saturday and Sunday, $229 till October 1, then $249. Kids 6 and under, $25. crystalmountain.com
Nub’s Nob: Unlimited adult pass $526.50 until October 10, then $585. Bargain season pass lets you ski one full day or two 4-hour stints each week, excluding Saturdays, $238 till October 10, then $252. Unlimited pass for kids 6 and under, with adult, $25. nubsnob.com
Shanty Creek Resorts: Adult SuperPasses for unlimited skiing at both Schuss and Summit Mountains $369 October 16 until November 27, then increase to $399. SCR Favorite Card: $139 gets you unlimited skiing at Summit Mountain, midweek lift tickets at Schuss Mountain for $10 and other discounts. Good Grades: SuperPasses are $69 for 4.0–3.5 gpa; $119 for 3.49–3.0 gpa. CHECK IT!: Parents of honor roll students pay just $229 for SuperPass. shantycreek.com
TreeTops: The resort’s Fill a Triple deal gets you an adult unlimited season pass for $155 if you join with two other purchasers (offer runs through November). For kids with good grades, various prices, but the best is for 4.0–3.5: $40 unlimited pass. treetops.com
This article and additional tips & tricks are available in the October 2013 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy today!