Like grizzly-bear chauffeurs or a WiFi-enabled beard, mountain resorts combine rugged charm with modern amenities. Get back to nature from a safe distance with today's Groupon: for $18, you get a one-day ski pass at Norway Mountain (up to a $39 value).
Norway Mountain's 17 powdery paths snake across gentle beginner hills, a black-diamond racecourse, and twin terrain parks festooned with boxes, rails, and jumps. Backdropped by snow-covered pines, skiers and boarders careen down 500 vertical feet, carving snowy sonnets and geometry proofs into milky white trails. Beginner slopes and challenging chutes border a pair of freestyle areas, including the Odin Terrain Park and its assemblage of kickers, C-rails, and Olympic-spec uneven bars.
To ensure that trails stay their snowiest throughout the season, the resort supplements natural powder with 100% snowmaking coverage and carrots used to lure roaming, nose-less snowmen. Although not included in this Groupon, Norway Mountain offers a full line of rental skis, snowboards, and snowblades, and it also sports fully equipped onsite lodging that sleeps up to four people.
Norway Mountain’s rates vary during the week.
N2090 Briar Mountain Rd.
Norway, Michigan 49870