Without ski lodges, the only way to sleep in the mountains would be to follow the lengthy application process for adoption by a wolf family. Find less carnivorous mountain accommodations with today’s Groupon: for $99, you get a ski-lodge package for two at Treetops Resort in Gaylord (a $219 value). The package includes the following:
- One-night stay for two
- Two all-day skiing passes
- An one-hour group ski lesson
The rustic ski lodge at Treetops Resort swaddles guests in charming hospitality during nights in Standard Inn rooms and days spent skiing down high-elevation runs. Boarders can rest on one of their chamber's two double beds to test mattress springiness and walk onto their patio or balcony to shout challenges at the mountainside. Dump bags and memories of summer in the cozy lodging before traipsing out into the snow with an all-day ski pass to zip down the 23 runs in celebration of gravity’s eternal pull. Three lifts shuttle ski-strapped daredevils into the sky before releasing them to careen down the friction-free, serpentine trails. Guests in need of a snow-propelled refresher can bunny-slope through a 60-minute group ski lesson to learn proper stance and effective snowplow stops, and riders can rent skis, snowboards, or snowblades if they don't have sets of their own.