It’s Slush Cup time at Michigan’s Shanty Creek Resort, when the two-mountain ski area (Shanty Creek and Schuss Mountain, linked via free shuttle) celebrates not only the approaching spring, but the hundreds of inches of snow that’s fallen there so far this winter.

What’s on the agenda? In short, ski/ride, party, repeat; the same great itinerary it’s been for more than 40 years. If you go, a special weekend package gets you two night’s lodging, two breakfasts, and an open-to-close “superticket,” plus FREE Friday night skiing for $279 per person, at least a 20 percent savings compared to the rack rate. Just call the resort at 855-UP-NORTH and ask about Slush Cup weekend packages.

Or, purchase lift tickets only online for the event or after until the season ends and save at least 20 percent, costing you just $47 compared with the standard $62 weekend fare.