How would you like to ski 29 of Michigan's top ski areas for around $6.50 per visit this winter?

What's the catch?

None, according to Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) Chairman, Steve Kershner.

All you have to do is purchase the MSIA White Gold Card, which is now on sale for $189.  It allows you to ski one time during the 2010-11 winter at 29 of the Wolverine State's top ski areas, and also includes a free edge sharpening and waxing for your skis.

"The White Gold Card is an exceptional value," says Kershner.  "If you paid for a lift ticket at each of these ski areas and brought your skis in for a tune-up, you could easily spend around $1,000."

The purchaser takes the card to the ski area's lift ticket window where a corresponding square on the card is punched and you get a ticket. The only blackout time is through the Christmas/New Year Holiday period.  The first person to complete skiing or riding all 29 areas is eligible to win a free card good for the following season. The punched out card accompanied by used lift tickets from all 29 areas must be returned to MSIA.

"It's a great deal," Michigan resident Sally Rusch told OnTheSnow.  "My husband and I purchased them last season and really enjoyed skiing at different areas around the state. Spend a weekend in the Petoskey area skiing at both Boyne areas and [R301R, Nubs Nob], and the card has pretty much paid for itself. Additional areas are all free add-ons.

"This season I'm also getting a couple of additional cards as stocking stuffers for the kid's Christmas," she added.

[R73R, Boyne Mountain], [R72R, Boyne Highlands], Nubs Nob, [R355R, Shanty Creek], [R123R, Crystal Mountain], [R94R, Caberfae Peaks], [R464R, The Homestead], [R187R, Indianhead Mountain], [R230R, Marquette Mountain], and [R476R, Treetops Resort] are just a sampling of the many choices found on the White Gold Card, which went on sale last week.  They are sold in limited quantity and normally sell out.  Only 400 are printed each season.  Follow the link below for purchase information.

More information. Or call 248-620-4448.