How would you like to ski 29 of Michigan's top ski areas for under $7 a visit this winter?


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 2011/2012 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," Director of Snowsports at [R355R, Shanty Creek] Steve Kershner said. "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 over $900."


It's easy to use. 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 lift ticket. The only blackout date is through the Christmas/New Year Holiday period. As an added bonus, the first person to complete skiing or riding at 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 good deal," Michigan resident Sally Rusch said. "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 [R73R, Boyne Mountain Resort], [R72R, Boyne Highlands] and [R301R, Nubs Nob Ski Area], and the card has pretty much paid for itself. Additional ski 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. 


[R94R, Caberfae Peaks & Golf Resort], [R123R, Crystal Mountain], [R464R, The Homestead], [R187R, Indianhead Mountain], [R230R, Marquette Mountain] and [R476R, Treetops Resort] are just additional samplings of the many choices found on the White Gold Card, which just went on sale. They are sold in limited quantity and normally sell out. Only 400 are printed. Click here for purchase information.