Reverse skiing up a mountain is only possible during full moons on the summer equinox, which is why Rube Goldberg invented ski lifts. Achieve constant slope velocity with today’s Groupon: for $49, you get round-trip transportation and a lift ticket to Devil's Head Resort in Merrimac, Wisconsin, from NAC SKI (up to a $108 value). Choose from the following four dates:
- Saturday, March 5
- Sunday, March 6
- Saturday, March 12
- Sunday, March 13
NAC SKI leads getaways for winter sports buffs, ferrying them to and from peaked playgrounds for a day of slope-surfing action. As the pastel morning unfurls over the city, drowsy downhillers board luxury coaches at Washington Library (5 a.m.) or at the Harlem-Foster Shopping Center (5:20 a.m.), nestling into plush seats to snooze away the miles or taunt billboards without fear of being mauled.
Upon arriving at about 9 a.m., invigorated snow riders gallivant into one of the Midwest's largest skitropolises, Devil's Head Resort. The park perches atop one of Wisconsin's tallest peaks overlooking Baraboo Bluff's thousands of pastoral acres, beatifically boasting 30 trails, 10 lifts, a terrain park, and meticulously groomed runs. Check out the resort's stats page for more mountainous information. At 4:30 p.m., journeyers spent after an invigorating day of etching powdery canvases embark on the journey home, accompanied by the sweet sounds of gently snoring goggles.
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NAC Ski may be based in sunny San Jose, but its ski tours reach more than 100 cities and ski destinations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Pickup points scattered across each city gather groups in the wee hours of the morning to board charter buses and drive to nearby ski resorts. Each coach bus is tricked out with a bathroom, TV screens for movies, and sometimes WiFi. Passengers can relax or snooze on the way to the slopes, arriving around 9 a.m. for all-day skiing and snowboarding. At 4:30 p.m., buses load up passengers and undercover snowmen and return home to the pickup point.