Powder Magazine has written an article about Abenaki Ski Area in Maine that strikes a chord with me and my experience learning to ski at Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac, Michigan.
The Meyer family who owns Caberfae Peaks has done a tremendous job of reaching out to kids, and in the same interest, families to continue to grow the generations of skiers.
The School Ski Program that Pete Meyer extended to us included a ski rental and lift ticket package for $12.00 (this may be slightly higher now) and a free lift ticket for parents who helped transport the kids from the school to Caberfae. We usually had two or three parents drive kids.
This program helped generate families who fell in love with skiing.
Kudos to the small ski hills