On Jan. 6, Michigan’s Bittersweet Ski Area, in the southwest part of the state, is the place to be and learn to ski and ride during Discover Michigan Skiing Month, Jan. 6-31. Plunk down just $30, or $40 for snowboarding, and you’ll get a beginner lesson, equipment rental and a beginner-area lift ticket, saving you 45 percent. Plus, you’ll get a ski shop coupon worth 20 percent off purchases of $100 or more.  

Return Tuesday through Thursday and scarf up other great deals up to 37 percent off by downloading a discount voucher. Bittersweet is one of 24 Michigan areas offering the deal. Call 269-694-2032, ext. 15 for more inormation.