With more than 17 feet of snow so far this season and more than 30 inches in the last seven days, Indianhead Mountain in Michigan’s western Upper Peninsula is certainly living up to its big snow country reputation.
It’s also offering some great end-of-season pass deals that are valid this winter and next, with a great bonus attached.
The upside-down ski area (main lodge is at the top of the slopes) will be hosting skiers and riders at least through Easter weekend, and probably longer if the demand is there. Purchase a five-pack of lift tickets for just $99 — that’s less than $20 each, saving you $30 each ticket — and if you can’t use’em all this year, save them, because they also will be good for next season.
Buy a $279 season pass now through Sept. 15, when it goes up to $339, and your western trip next year gets a whole lot cheaper if you plan to include a stop at Colorado’s Monarch Mountain, where you'll get a free lift ticket. Hop over to Sunlight Mountain, for a free three-day lift ticket, and then move on to Wyoming’s Grand Targhee Resort if you book two or more nights there, you'll ski or ride free too.
Then, move on to Idaho’s Schweitzer Mountain, where Indianhead season pass holders save 20 percent on lifts and lodging next season. Or, head to Red Lodge Mountain, Montana. Show your pass there, get a full-day ticket at the half-day rate.
And take part in Indianhead’s annual Easter egg hunt this Friday and Saturday, and stay for 40 percent off in its mountaintop rooms if you stay at least two nights.