Indianhead Mountain Resort, located along the western end of Michigan's UP, has added a whole slew of new benefits for its season pass holders. Included among this year's benefits are lodging discounts, free and discounted skiing at four Western resorts, and a new family season pass package offering free skiing to young children.

An adult season pass is $289, junior (13-17) is $248, and individual child (12 and under) and senior (65+) is $181 through Oct. 14. New this season is one free child pass with each paid adult pass.

Also new this season are additional benefits offered through select Western resorts. Indianhead pass holders receive a free three-day lift ticket with no blackout dates at Colorado's Monarch Mountain, and Loveland Ski Area offers a 2 for 1 lift ticket anytime throughout the season.  They can save up to $200 at Utah's Snowbird on a Cliff Lodge vacation package, and receive 20-percent off lift tickets and lodging at Idaho's Schweitzer Mountain.

Additional benefits include being able to bring a friend on select dates throughout the season to Indianhead for a $25 lift ticket, and anytime for the remainder of the season after March 1.  The resort often stays open into April.

You also save 30-percent on hotel rooms at the resort, based on availability and booked within 14 days of arrival date.

"Even if you plan to ski or ride as little as just six times a season, the pass will pay for itself. We're all looking to stretch those recreational dollars as far as possible, and these incentives will help do that," said Indianhead's Dave Nyquist.

Indianhead, with a 638-foot vertical drop and 30 runs, is one of the bigger ski and snowboard resorts in the Great Lakes region.  Located in what is often referred to as Big Snow Country, the resort receives on average 17 feet of snow per season.

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