Want to get your kids out of the house on the weekends this winter and have some fun? Of course, you do! And skiing is something you probably like to do already, and now your kids can join you on the slopes for FREE! Take them skiing and have some fun!

Ski areas and resorts around Michigan want kids to get out and learn to ski, have fun outside during the winter, and stay healthy. So they've created the "Cold is Cool" Ski and Ride Passport.

All fourth and fifth grade kids who apply can ski for free, up to three times, at each of the participating ski areas! Apparently, kids at that age are the perfect age to pick up skiing, and have the coordination and enthusiasm for it.

Not only can they ski for free, but they will get coupons for 20% off helmet purchases, and $10 off purchase of $100 of gear at participating ski shops, so getting them ready for the slopes is cheaper, too!

It's easy to get them signed up, since they can apply for the passport at ski shops, participating McDonald's locations, and even online!

Here's the list of participating ski areas, where you can take the kids and ski! Get out with your munchkins and have some fun this winter.

Upper Peninsula:
Big Powderhorn, Bessemer (906) 932-4838
Blackjack Ski Resort, Bessemer, (906) 229-5115
Indianhead Mountain Resort, Wakefield, 1-800-346-3426
Marquette Mountain, Marquette, 800-944-7669
Mont Ripley. Hancock, (906) 487-2340
Mt. Zion, Ironwood, (906) 932-4231 ext. 269
Norway Mountain, Norway, (906) 282-9105
Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain (906) 774-2747
Porcupine Mountain, Ontonagon, (231) 885-5209.

Northwestern Lower Peninsula:
Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs, 1-855-688-7022
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls, 1-855-688-7024
Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac, (231) 862-3000
Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon, 1-800-832-2663
Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville, 1-888-968-7686
Hickory Hills, Traverse City, (231) 922-4900
Bay Mountain at The Homestead, Glen Arbor, (231) 334-5000
Mt. Holiday, Traverse City, (231) 938-2500
Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs, 1-800-SKI-NUBS
Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire, 1-800-678-4111.

North Central Lower Peninsula:
Hanson Hills, Grayling, (989) 348-9266
Otsego Club & Resort, Gaylord, 1-800-752-5510
Snow Snake Ski & Golf, Harrison, (989) 539-6583
Treetops Resort, Gaylord, 1-866-348-5249.

West Central Lower Peninsula:
Apple Mountain, Freeland (989) 781-6789
Cannonsburg Ski Area, Belmont, (616) 874-6711
Mulligan’s Hollow, Grand Haven, (616) 842-0634.

Southwestern Lower Peninsula:
Swiss Valley Ski Area, Jones, (269) 244-5635
Timber Ridge Ski Area Gobles, 1-800-253-2928.

Southeastern Lower Peninsula:
Alpine Valley Ski Area, White Lake, (248) 887-2180
Mt. Brighton, Brighton, (810) 229-9581
Mt. Holly, Holly, (248) 634-8269.