Midwest Ski Areas Invest In New Lifts, Terrain & Programs

snowmakingMidwest ski areas have invested in new lifts, terrain, programs and other amenities for this winter season.   These improvements will help ensure a quality experience for skiers, snowboarders and snow tubers. For a state-by-state, area-by-area listing of What's New for this year, go here.

Snowmaking allows Midwest ski areas to open early and stay open late. This photo is one of more than 100 available for qualified media to download and use for editorial purposes. Go to downloadable photos.

These are photos that you can download and use for EDITORIAL PURPOSES ONLY. Absolutely NO commercial usage. Click on any thumbnail image to enlarge. You MUST credit photos courtesy of the appropriate area listed. For more photos or information, contact the Midwest Ski Areas Association

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Ski BruleDid You Know This About Midwest Ski Areas?

> There are more than 100 ski areas in 10 states, including: Iowa, five; Illinois, four; Indiana, three; Michigan, 39, Minnesota, 18, Missouri, two; North Dakota, four; Ohio, five, South Dakota, three; Wisconsin, 26.

> Some Midwest areas open in October and others stay open until late-April.

> About 60 percent of visits are by skiers and 40 percent by snowboarders.

> Areas in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan receive more than 200 inches of snow each winter.

> A quarter-million school children are introduced to skiing & snowboarding at Midwest areas each year.

> A total of more than 5,000 snowguns help supplement Mother Nature and give Midwest areas consistent conditions.

> At 22, the average age of Midwestern skiers and snowboarders is youngest of any region in the U.S.

> Midwestern skiers and snowboarders are committed to their local areas, with an average of nearly 2,200 people buying season passes at each Midwest area.

> More than 40 Midwest ski areas have lift-served snow tubing hills.


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The Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. (MSAA) is a non-profit trade association, which represents the interests of ski areas located in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.  The mission of the Midwest Ski Areas Association, Inc. is to represent the interests of the membership by providing resources that enhance the quality of service and product provided to the public, and to foster, stimulate and promote safety, education and growth in the industry.

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