Boyne Mountain/Boyne Highlands
Midweek continues to be the prime time to ski in Michigan's Boyne country. One night's lodging and a one-day lift pass start at $72 midweek at Boyne Mountain and at $84 at Boyne Highlands. A night's lodging at the luxurious Inn at Bay Harbor and a lift ticket valid at either ski area starts at $90 midweek. Two-night weekend packages start at $250 per person, based on double occupancy. April is Ski Free month at either resort if you stay at a Boyne property. Call: 800-GO-BOYNE.
Crystal Mountain, MI
During the bargain season at Crystal Mountain, MI, family ski packages start at $180 and include hotel lodging Friday and Saturday nights, lift tickets, and two Good Times tickets per adult, which can be used for a variety of activities including the kids' ski school, and sleigh rides. Condominium lodging starts at $212 per adult. Up to three children 18 and under sleep and ski free when sharing accommodations with two adults. This package is valid Dec. 10-18 and March 3-18. Call: 800-YOURMTN.
Perfect North Slopes, IN
At Perfect North Slopes, IN, learn-to-ski lessons and rentals are a bargain. Midweek, the cost of a lesson, rental equipment, and a two-hour lift pass for beginner rope tows is only $22 for adults, and $17 for children. Weekend and holiday rates are $27 for adults and $22 for children. Skiers can also upgrade to an all-day all-area pass for $25. Call: 812-537-3754.
Caberfae Peaks, MI
Silver Streak Tuesdays and Thursdays equal $12 lift tickets, and free lessons and rentals for skiers age 50 and over. Call: 231-862-3000.