How would you like to ski or ride Boyne Mountain and Highlands all day for $10?

Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands kick off the holiday season with 6-for-1 day Friday, Dec. 17. This annual event pays homage to America's first six-person high-speed chairlift, the Mountain Express. Six people for the price of one, and it's good at either resort. A regular full day lift ticket, good at both resorts, is $60.

"I haven't missed this event in the last six years," Traverse City skier Chris Hogarth told OnTheSnow. "The snow is normally good, you ski with friends, and you can't beat the price. What's not to like?"

Holiday lift and lodging packages at the Highlands start from $156 per person, per night. The package includes an unlimited lift ticket, breakfast buffet, tubing and overnight, slopeside accommodations in the main lodge. Juniors, 9-15, can be added for $27 nightly, and children eight and under sleep, ski/ride, and eat breakfast for free staying with parents.

Boyne Highlands was the first Lower Michigan resort to open for skiing and riding this season. They were able to open the day after Thanksgiving and conditions have continued to improve.

Boyne has a full slate of events scheduled at both Michigan locations throughout the holidays. The weekend of Dec 17, in addition to the 6-for-1, there will be complimentary horse drawn sleigh rides at the Mountain and live entertainment at Everett's. Both will continue to be offered through the holiday period.

Santa will be at the Mountain Christmas Eve Day. There's special entertainment scheduled throughout the week between Christmas and New Year's for both adults and children, special dinners to celebrate New Year's Eve and a torchlight parade followed by fireworks over Boyne Mountain at midnight. Follow the link below for the full schedule.

More informationLift/Lodging Special Holiday Schedule