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Ski Free Weekend in Gaylord, December 13-15, 2019

Michigan Business Beat
December 7, 2019 7:00 PM

Image result for Treetops resort all outdoor GaylordPaul Beachnau, Executive Director at Gaylord Area Convention and Tourism Bureau and Susan Wilcox Olson Principal of Grand Bay Promotions and Media Manager at National Cherry Festival join Chris Holman in the studio to discuss a bit about how Treetops Resort & Gaylord are Celebrating Winter.


Listen to full interview below!

Treetops and Gaylord are celebrating PURE MI winter with Ski Free December 13-15 in Gaylord and 65 years of skiing at Treetops Resort – lots of holiday cheer fun for winter – the warmest season!

– The Gaylord Area Convention & Tourism Bureau, along with area hotels, vacation rentals and Treetops Resort, welcome winter with FREE SKIING Friday, Saturday and Sunday, December 13 – 15, 2019!

Said to be the most family friendly resort in Michigan, Treetops is excited to make winter fun
free! Early season getaways include free skiing with your lodging at participating Gaylord area
properties. The Ski Free packages start at just $42 per person/per room at Gaylord area
properties, and if you want to stay right where all the action is, just $109 per room, per night at
Treetops Resort (based on double occupancy - max of 2 free tickets per room).

Each overnight guest will receive a free lift ticket voucher, valid for one day of skiing. Free
skiing begins on Friday, December 13th at 4:00 p.m. and continues throughout the day on both
Saturday and Sunday.

Whether you’re snowboarding or skiing, the lift ticket is free! “This is a great weekend to learn
to ski, too,” said Paul Beachnau, Gaylord Area Tourism Bureau Executive Director. Treetops
Resort will be offering a free Learn to Ski Clinic on Saturday, December 14th.

“An easy way to start the ski season is through a free ski clinic. Whether you’re trying the sport
for the first time, or a seasoned skier or boarder, the Ski Free weekend makes for a great
getaway,” Beachnau went on to say.

Many area properties are excited to be a part of Gaylord’s Ski Free weekend. A special treat
after a winter day is relaxing at your very own cabin, condo or house, and guests will appreciate
the attention to every detail and superior hospitality provided by Pine Cone Rentals. If you prefer
the hotel experience, our two newest properties, the Holiday Inn Express and the Fairfield Inn &
Suites will both be taking part in Ski Free Weekend.

“Some other great lodging options include the Baymont Inn and Suites, Hampton Inn and the
American Alpine Lodge. There is nothing like soaking in a steaming hot tub or heated pool after
a long day on the trail. For a quaint and cozy room away from the hustle and bustle of town, try
the Waters Inn, located in nearby Waters just south of Gaylord,” Beachnau shared.

Treetops Resort is known as Northern Michigan’s Winter Playground with 23 downhill slopes,
miles of cross-country trails, terrain parks, extreme tubing, dog sledding and sleigh rides. While
you’re visiting, take advantage of the award-winning Children’s Center, full-service spa, heated
indoor pools and hot tubs, a variety of dining and accommodation options. Treetops is perfect
for all ages, from the very youngest of skiers to the expert boarder and everyone in between.

The Gaylord Tourism Bureau Welcomes You
Located in the exact center of northern Michigan on the 45th parallel, the Gaylord area is a
recreation seeker’s paradise! Visitors will want to experience all Gaylord has to offer this winter
season, including scenic snowshoe and cross country trails, exciting downhill and tubing runs, fat
tire biking, ice fishing one of our pristine lakes and snowmobiling on the Midwest’s most
convenient trail system, the North Central State Trail, which takes enthusiasts from Gaylord to
Mackinaw City.

Reserving your Gaylord Free Ski Weekend is Easy!
Just visit www.gaylordmichigan.net or www.treetops.com for information on reserving your room
and free lift ticket. For more information on winter fun, call Treetops Resort at (888) TREETOPS.

Select Your Lodging Property & Tell Them You Want To Ski Free!
Property Rate -          Details                                                                 Phone

Pine Cone Rentals    Starting at $79.00 per person/per night
                                  *Based on Quad Occupancy, availability &
                                  Vacation Home Selection                                    866-731-1887

Hampton Inn             Call for details                                                     888-731-4500

Baymont Inn & Suites $99.99 plus tax, 2 vouchers per room             888-808-6331

Waters Inn              All Rooms $99, Rate Includes 6% Michigan
                               Tax & 5% Tourism Tax, (Best Online Rate
                               Guaranteed-rate before taxes $89.19), limit
                               of 2 vouchers per room/per night                           800-557-2425

American Alpine Lodge $65 per night DBL Occ / $70 per night
                                      TRPL / $75 per night Quad                              800-684-2233

Pine Cone Inn & Suites  $42.00 per person/per room
                                       *Based on double occupancy                         866-731-1887

Treetops Resort        $109.00 – Standard room at The Inn,
                                 based on double occupancy, max of 2
                                 free tickets per room                                             888-873-3867

Holiday Inn Express $119.99 for single occupancy and $129.99 for double 989-448-7373

Fairfield Inn & Suites $109.00/per night plus applicable tax                 989-448-2967
* Some restrictions apply. All rates are plus tax and plus resort fees if applicable

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