Best Ski Resorts in Michigan | By Sherry Trautman | Traveling Michigan
While researching an upcoming Michigan ski trip, Chris and I spent DAYS comparing all the amenities (like do they have tubing, ski lessons, on-site or VRBO lodging or on-site restaurants?).
It was so time consuming!
We thought, "Wouldn't it be great if all the best Michigan ski hills were listed in one place so you could determine their locations on a map, find things to do in the area and compare amenities at each ski resort?"
Chris and I dug in and shared all of our research with you! We hope to help you narrow down your search for the best ski resorts in Michigan for your family or romantic Michigan winter getaway.
We listed the top 24 Ski Resorts in Michigan that deserve your attention in both the upper and lower peninsula.
Which are your favorite ski resorts in Michigan?
NOTE: Resorts may change or cancel offerings. We make every effort to post correct info but we are human. *Please verify all info with your resort, check snowfall and make reservations prior to leaving for your trip.
Use this Michigan ski resorts map to find some of the best skiing in Michigan!
Check out the best places to ski in Michigan's Upper Peninsula! These UP Michigan ski resorts range from beginners to expert only.
Address: 6532 Lac Labelle Road, Lac Labelle, MI 49950
Claim to Fame: Mount Bohemia Michigan ski resort is very advanced and is for experts only. Chris say, "If you can ski here, you can ski anywhere in the world." You will see why it makes our "best ski resorts in Michigan" list.
Rental Packages? Yes! Ski and Snowboard Packages. As one of the best ski resorts in Michigan, Mount Bohemia rents snowshoes too.
Good Resort for Beginners? Since this is one of the only expert only ski resorts in Michigan, no beginners allowed. Terrain is very advanced or expert only. Not a good choice for families with children.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! Cabins, Hostel, Camping and Yurts
On-Site Things To Do: Visit the Nordic Spa to rejuvenate your mid and body with hot and cold water exposure! Mount Bohemia boasts the UP’s largest outdoor hot tub. Enjoy live music on the weekends at the North Pole bar.
On-Site Restaurant(s): The Log Cabin for wood fired pizzas in the Keweenaw’s only wood fired pizza oven! North Pole Bar and Resort is perfect for meals and drinks after a long day of Michigan skiing.
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Check out fun things to do in Copper Harbor!
If you like peaceful surroundings with an incredible porch overlooking water, check out this cabin on the water close to Mount Bohemia.
Address: N11375 Powderhorn Road, Bessemer, Michigan 49911
Big Powderhorn Ski Resort Michigan is one of our favorite UP Michigan ski resorts!
Where is Powder horn Mountain? Powderhorn Mountain is located in the far west of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
What town is Big Powderhorn in? Big Powerhorn is located in Bessemer, Michigan.
Claim to Fame: You can attend their Snow Sports School to learn to ski or snowboard or maybe touch up your skills! It will get you ready to go skiing in Michigan!
Rental Packages? Yes! Ski, Snowboard and High Performance Packages are available. You can also
rent cross county skis.
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes, absolutely! Join their Snow Sports School for first time skiers or to learn new skills. One of the best ski resorts in upper peninsula Michigan for beginners!
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! Condos and ski-in and out-chalets. Kitchens, game rooms, lots of options for your group!
Good for Kids/Families? Yes! They have lots of lessons for kids ages 6 and up!
On-Site Things To Do: Pool, sauna, cross county skiing
On-Site Restaurant(s): Caribou Lodge, Hideout Bar & Grill and the Cafeteria for more options
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Ironwood (cross country skiing, snow showing, fat tire biking) and Bessemer Michigan (snowmobiling, skating, tubing, and snowshoeing. Plus, frozen waterfalls!)
Nearby Incredible VRBO's:
This lovely cabin on Big Powerhorn Mountain is perfect for friends and family as it has 5 bedrooms! Perfect for skiing at one of the best ski resorts in upper peninsula Michigan!
Blackjack Mountain – Big Snow Resort Address: N11251 Black Jack Road, Bessemer, MI 49911
Indianhead Mountain Michigan - Big Snow Resort Address: 500 Indianhead Rd, Wakefield, MI 49968
If you are looking for the best ski resorts in Michigan, check out Blackjack and Indianhead Mountains!
Claim to Fame: 56 trails, 15 lifts. 2 awesome mountains, 1 Pass. With 400+ skiable acers, the terrain is incredible at Big Snow Resort. Some of the best skiing in Michigan!
Rental Packages? YES. You can rent ski or snowboarding equipment from both
Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains.
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Learn to ski or snowboard with onsite lessons. It will get you ready to go skiing in Michigan!
Ski Shop: Big Snow Resort Michigan has a ski shop.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! Choose mountaintop hotel rooms in the main lodge of Indianhead, cozy village chalets or luxurious trail side condos. These ski resorts in Michigan are perfect for a Michigan winter getaway!
Good for Kids and Families? Yes! There are lessons for kids ages 4 and up!
On-Site Things To Do: When you aren't on these awesome Michigan ski hills, you can enjoy:
Their incredible amenities, restaurants and things to do definitely help place Blackjack and Indianhead Mountains as one of the top ski resorts in Michigan.
On-Site Restaurant(s): There are tons of restaurant choices! Sky Bar and Grill, Loggers Lounge, Indianhead Cafeteria. Several breakfast, lunch and dinner options.
Check out This Nearby VRBO:
This lovely pet friendly cabin has 3 Bedrooms, 3 Baths and Sleeps 10.
Great for multiple families or groups. It has a deck with a gas grill and a sauna on the main level. Dogs are allowed in this unit, winter only. This cabin is 3.5 blocks from Big Powderhorn Mountain's main ski lodge.
Address: N3332 Pine Mountain Rd, Iron Mountain, MI 49801
One of our favorite UP Michigan ski resorts!
Days of Operation: Open the day after Thanksgiving until the second week of April (weather permitting)
Pine Mountain Claim to Fame: Only ski-in/ski-out resort in the Upper Peninsula. Come out for Jump Weekend with an annual attendance of over 20,000 spectators! Jump Weekend in February is truly one of the best winter experiences in the United States.
Pine Mountain Facts:
So you can see why we added Pine Mountain as one of the best ski resorts in Michigan!
Pine Mountain Stats:
Pine Mountain Ski Rental Packages? Yes, several rental options available for skiing and snowboarding. Snowshoes, too.
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Join the Ski School! Lessons can help you advance quicker and spend less time falling. Even if you are a long-time skier, take a lesson to learn new skills! It will get you ready to go skiing in Michigan!
Pine Mountain Ski Shop: Full service!
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! The Lodge at Pine Mountain is home to 38 newly renovated hotel style rooms.
They also have the Mountain Haus, Alpine Haus and Cedar Haus Condos for groups and families. Many are ski-in/ski-out. So many of these ski resorts in Michigan are perfect for a Michigan winter getaway!
Good for Kids/Families? Pine Mountain Resort is rated #1 family ski resort in Michigan and Wisconsin!
Other On-Site Things To Do: Go snowshoeing (rentals available)! PLUS:
On-Site Restaurant(s): Famers Restaurant, Sitzmark Bar
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Check out Escanaba!
Nearby Incredible VRBO:
This lovely 3 bedroom VRBO near Pine Mountain has a loft, outdoor fire pit, full kitchen and overlooks the lovely Menominee River!
Address: 397 Brule Mountain Road, Iron River, Michigan 49935
Ski Brule Michigan's Claim to Fame:
Ski Brule has created fun and diverse terrain that is designed for any ability level. There are jumps, kickers, rails and boxes of all sizes, from small to big air in the terrain parks.
Ski Brule Michigan's Trail Difficulty – 35% rated beginner, 35% rated intermediate, 24% rated advanced, and 6% rated experts. Some of the best skiing in Michigan!
Does Ski Brule Make Their Own Snow? Yes
Does Ski Brule Have Rental Packages? The Rental Center at Ski Brule offers ski rental & snowboard rental equipment, lift tickets, lesson registration, goggles, a quick snack, socks, hand warmers, equipment tunes, souvenirs.
Tech Shop at Ski Brule Michigan - Are your skis or board not riding the way they used to? Bring them in!
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Take Michigan Ski Lessons and Snowboard Lessons. There are lessons throughout the day but it is highly recommended to book your lessons in advance as space is limited. It will get you ready to go skiing in Michigan!
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes. These ski resorts in Michigan are perfect for a romantic or family winter getaway!
On-Site Restaurants: There are several on-site dining options including the Homestead Lodge. Delicious food and family fun!
+ Keep an eye out for Ski Brule’s Homestead BBQ dinners that occur on select dates throughout the season.
Pro Shop? Yes, Find deals on snow gear and apparel at the Bear’s Den Pro Shop.
Day Care: Yes for children 1 year and older. Plus a kids center.
Good for Kids? Yes, all skill levels are welcome!
On-Site Things To Do:
You can see why we named Ski Brule one of the top ski resorts in Michigan!
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Ski Brule:
This incredible 6 bedroom chalet near Ski Brule has a hot tub, full kitchen, lovely deck, grill and so much more! Check it out!
Best places to ski in Michigan's lower peninsula! Below you will find a great list of ski resorts in Michigan with lodging options including VRBO's.
Alpine Valley Ski Resort Michigan's Address: 6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI 48383
Alpine Valley Ski Resort's Claim to Fame: Ski and Ride School
Does Alpine Valley Ski Resort Michigan Have Rental Packages? YES. There is package pricing for snowboards, skis, boots and poles.
Need Help? Alpine Valley offers services to help you maintain and fix your skis and snowboards.
Is Alpine Valley Michigan Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Learn to ski or snowboard with lessons for the whole family. Book your Alpine Valley Ski resort lessons today!
Does Alpine Valley Have On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! Stay at their hotel with 120 rooms! Ski in/out rooms and suites are available.
Is Alpine Valley Michigan Good for Kids? Yes! There are lessons for kids ages 4 and up!
On-Site Things To Do: Indoor pool, hot tub, arcade game room, tv/movie room. You will never be bored!
On-Site Restaurant(s): Alpine Bistro or Valley View Lounge for drinks.
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Check out Kensington Metro Park! Bring bird seed and the birds will eat right out of your hand!
This lovely VRBO is right on the river! Have a winter bon fire, go for walks or just curl up with a great book in the cozy living room.
Bittersweet Ski Resort Address: 600 River Road, Otsego MI 49078
Claim to Fame: This Otsego ski resort has 350 vertical feet, 20 runs, 7 chair lifts.
Does Bittersweet Ski Resort Michigan Have Rental Packages? Yes! Ski and snowboard rentals and equipment are available
Is Bittersweet Ski Resort a Good Resort for Beginners? Bittersweet Ski Resort is great for beginners as they offer snow school lessons and programs.
Does Bittersweet Ski Resort Michigan Have an On-Site Lodging/Resort: No.
Is Bittersweet Ski Resort Good for Kids? Yes! Lessons for all ages!
Bittersweet Ski Resort On-Site Things To Do: SKI!
On-Site Restaurant(s): Bittersweet Coffee Bar. Indoor lounge with restaurant , bar and full service ski shop. Their outdoor grill has burgers, brats and chicken sandwiches.
You are going to fall in love with this wooded home featuring a hot tub on the deck overlooking a lake, outside pits, walking trails, fireplace, full kitchen and so much more! Very close to Bittersweet Ski Resort Michigan!
Boyne Highlands Address: 600 Highland Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
Definitely on our list of one of the best ski resorts in Michigan.
Claim to Fame: The northern most slops has a great view of the Mackinaw Bridge on a clear day.
Rental Packages at Boyne Highlands Michigan? Yes!
Is Boyne Highlands Michigan a Good Resort for Beginners? yes! Boyne Highlands has snowboard and ski lessons.
On-Site Lodging/Resort at Boyne Michigan ski resort: Yes! The Highlands at Harbor Springs offers lots of room types from single rooms to full living areas for families. There are also pet friendly rooms. You can also stay at the Highlands and ski at Boyne Mountain too.
Good for Kids? Yes! Snow Sports Academy has snowboard and ski lessons.
On-Site Things To Do at Boyne Michigan ski resort:
One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for their amenities and things to do.
On-Site Restaurant(s): Slope Side Lounge, Main dining room, Zoo Bar, and Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner. There’s also a food court.
Check out this Spectacular Ski-In/Ski-Out Five Bedroom Lodge in the Heart of Boyne Highlands!
Address: 1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls, MI 49713
Claim to Fame: Cool night skiing and winter zipline adventure!
Make Their Own Snow? Yes. They fire up the Boyne Low-E fan guns at every opportunity!
Does Boyne Mountain Michigan Have Rental Packages? Yes! Ski and snowboard rentals.
Is Boyne Mountain Michigan a Good Resort for Beginners? Yes. They have lessons for beginners.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: yes. Boyne Mountain lodging offers several choices including Chalet Edelweiss, Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa, Villas and Cabins. Lots of on-site lodging choices for any size party.
Good for Kids? Yes! Very family oriented.
What is the longest run at Boyne Mountain? 1 mile!
On-Site Things To Do: Spa and fitness center. Check their events page for upcoming events!
One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for their amenities and things to do.
On-Site Restaurant(s): Chalet at the top of the lift with snacks and hot chocolate. Several restaurant choices.
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Boyne City, Petoskey, Harbor Springs
Be in the heart of it all! This lovely Newly Renovated Beautiful 3 Bedroom / 3 Bath Mountain Villa Condo is perfect!
Address: 1 Caberfae Lane, Cadillac Michigan
Caberfae should be at the top of your best ski resorts in Michigan list.
Caberfae Peaks Claim to Fame: Easy to black diamond
Does Caberfae Peaks Have Rental Packages? Yes
Is Caberfae Peaks a Good Resort for Beginners? Kids and adult lessons in a private or group setting for skiing or snowboarding.
Does Caberfae Peaks Have On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes, you can book at the Mackenzie Lodge! Get lift ticket discounts when you stay at the lodge! You can enjoy ski-in/ski-out accessibility and their outdoor heated pool, hot tub and fire pit.
Good for Kids? Yes, there are easier runs and lessons.
On-Site Things To Do: Go cross country skiing! The MacKenzie Cross-Country Ski Trail through a beautiful Northern Michigan hardwood forest. The trail system can be accessed from the ski resort’s base area. The trail system totals 10 miles, with loop combinations of varying lengths and levels.
You can rent cross country skis or snow shoes for adults and children. So come on out to Caberfae Peaks Michigan!
Caberfae Peaks On-Site Restaurant(s): Beatie's Bar and Grill for breakfast, lunch and dinner (check their hours). The Blackmer Lodge Cafeteria has quick grab and go meals. R. Dub's Pub and Arlo's Deck, located on the upper level of the Blackmer Lodge is a good choice too.
The Pub & ski-in/ski-out Deck are great places to grab appetizers and sandwiches for lunch or dinner.
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: See all the fun things to see and do in Cadillac! You may also wish to visit Midland - See the famous Tridge, eat in Midland's quaint restaurants or relax in their many coffee shops! Take a nature walk at Dow Gardens to see the Longest Canopy Walk in the USA!
Nearby VRBO: This cozy affordable VRBO is close to Caberfae and there are snowmobile trails right from the driveway.
Address: 6800 Cannonsburg Rd, Belmont MI 49306 (northeast of Grand Rapids!)
If you are looking for great skiing near Grand Rapids, check out Cannonsburg!
Does the Cannonsburg Ski Area Have Rental Packages? Yes! Ski and snowboard equipment is available for all ages.
Is the Cannonsburg Ski Area a Good Resort for Beginners? Yes, there are runs for beginners at Cannonsburg
On-Site Lodging/Resort: No, but see our lodging suggestions below.
Is the Cannonsburg Ski Area Good for Kids? Yes! Lots of things for kids including Mountain Minnies and Mini Montaineers kids 3-5 year old sledding, balance on spooner boards, adventure hikes and playing games.
On-Site Things To Do: Winter Wonderland - Enjoy walking through the woods on a lighted path in the winter wonderland setting. Christmas lights and music in Mid December. Check the dates on our December calendar.
On-Site Restaurant(s): Cedar Lounge. Plus these outdoor food options:
See the Cannonsburg Ski Area Map below.
This lovely nearby VRBO is on a river and features the perfect space for friends and family. Outdoor fire pit, washer and dryer, 5 bedrooms, three bath!
Crystal Mountain Ski Resort Michigan address: 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr, Thompsonville, MI 49683-9742
Note: You will need to fill out a sports waiver prior to arrival. Visit their website for the form.
Claim to Fame: More activities than you can possibly imagine! See the long list below!
Rental Packages? Crystal Mountain rents skis and snowboards.
Downhill Equipment Rental includes: Skis, Boots, and Poles OR Snowboard, Boots, and Bindings.
Reserve your rental equipment online at least 48-hours prior to your arrival.
Lift Tickets: Be sure to reserve your lift tickets in advance to make sure they aren't sold out for for desired date.
Is Crystal Mountain a Good Resort for Beginners? There are clinics, clubs and lessons for all ages. Fantastic program for Seniors that wish to enjoy winter activities in the company of their peers. One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for Seniors.
Is Crystal Mountain Good for Kids? yes! Tons of activities for kids, see below!
Crystal Mountain On-Site Things To Do: Go on a Horse Drawn Surrey Ride! Be whisked away through their winter wonderland by a team of gentle Belgian horses. Complimentary hot chocolate concludes the ride. Rides are approximately 20-25 minutes in length. Advance reservations required.
Caberfae is at the top of our favorite ski resorts in Michigan due to their vast amount of amenities and things to do.
What an incredible Michigan winter getaway!
On-Site Restaurant(s): Thistle Pub & Grille, Wild Tomato, Betsie River Pizza & Subs, Mountain Market, Bru Bar and Vista Lounge for great meals and drinks during your stay.
Crystal Mountain Lodging: Stay at Crystal Mountain for easy access to skiing! Tons of room choices including cottages, bungalows, rooms and more.
However, it can be pricy staying on resort. Another option is staying in Frankfort which is just west of Crystal Mountain by about 20 minutes. Plus, you will want to see Lake Michigan while you are in the area anyway!
Hickory Hills Ski Area Address: 2000 Randolph St, Traverse City, MI 49684
Claim to Fame: This 125-acre public ski resort features 8 runs, 4 km. of cross-country trails & a vintage lodge.
Does Hickory Hills Ski Area Have Rental Packages? yes, there are ski and rental rates
Tickets: Alpine (downhill) and Nordic (cross-country) available
Good Resort for Beginners and Kids? Great selection of trails for skiers of all levels.
On-Site Restaurant(s): No
Lodging: Check out our recommendations for hotels in Traverse City!
Address: 500 Nubs Nob Rd, Harbor Springs, MI 49740
If you are looking for great skiing near Petoskey, check out Nubs Knob! If you want a great place that is focused on incredible skiing, this is the place.
Claim to Fame: 53 ski runs. 3 Separate Peaks. 9 Experts only. 8 Most Difficult. 21 More Difficult. 15 Easiest. 1 Terrain Park. 315 Snowmaking guns. 8 Chair lifts. 1 Rope tow.
Make their own snow? Yes! So you can go skiing earlier in the year.
Does Nubs Nob Ski Resort Have Day Care: Yes! Reserve early! This is a rarity, so having childcare makes Nubs Nob one of the best ski resorts in Michigan for families with small children.
Does Nubs Nob Ski Resort Have Rental Packages? yes, there are several packages
Is Nubs Nob Ski Resort a Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! They have a ski academy for junior alpine and cross-country skiers. Just like swim lessons, skiers learn in small groups with the same instructor and friends each week. Learn all aspects of the ski area, including race, terrain park, bumps, and powder. One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for beginners.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Nub’s Nob does not have lodging on-site. See our recommendations below.
General Store: Yes! Tons of apparel and anything you may need during your adventure.
Good for Kids? Yes, plus there is a day care.
On-Site Things To Do: Downhill and cross county skiing. Plus snowshoe.
Nearby VRBO and Lodging for Nob's Nub:
You can walk to this adorable 2 bedroom + loft Chalet near Nob's Nub.
See the Mt. Holly Area Map below.
Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort Address: 13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442
Does the Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort Have Rental Packages? yes! Ski and snowboard rentals.
Is Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort a Good Resort for Beginners? yes! Be sure to attend Ski School Lessons to obtain a skill-set to keep you safe out on the hills. Choose from one-on-one lessons to semi-private lessons to group lessons. One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for beginners.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: No, see our recommendations below
Good for Kids? Yes, there are several hills to learn on!
On-Site Things To Do: Ski!
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard resort:
1. If you want a super close proximity to Mt. Holly, check out this super cute completely renovated VRBO apartment as of 2021!
Centrally located to all of best spots the Holly/Grand Blanc areas and just minutes from Mt. Holly.
2. And here is another great VRBO that is close to Mt. Holly. This one is an all sports lakesfront home.
Great bar, hang out area, washer and dryer, several bedrooms, lakefront. You will love it!
Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Address: 4141 Bauer Rd, Brighton, MI 48116
Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Claim to Fame: Conventional Trails: 24. From easy to expert (Black diamond.)
Lifts: 5 chairlifts and 7 surface lifts
Vertical Rise: 230
Does Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Have Terrain parks? Mt. Brighton has a total of two Terrain Parks with features geared towards every age and skill level.
Does Mt. Brighton Ski Resort Have Rental Packages? yes. Full ski packages (skis, boots and poles) and snowboard packages (snowboard and boots) are available to reserve online. They also offer at-resort on a walk-up basis rentals like boots and poles.
Good Resort for Beginners? If you new to hitting jumps, rails and other terrain park features take private Terrain Park lessons! Lessons are for skiers and snowboarders that are new to hitting the terrain park. Must have intermediate or above ski or snowboard skill level.
Lockers: Lockers are available in the rental area for day use.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: No, see our suggestions below
On-Site Restaurants: Yes. Guests ages 12 and over will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccinations to dine at indoor, cafeteria-style restaurants.
Good for Kids? Yes! Lots of lessons and runs for beginners.
On-Site Things To Do: Ski!
Nearby VRBO and Lodging for Mt. Brighton
If you love music, you will love this very colorful VRBO home close to Mt. Brighton.
Address: 696 M-32, Gaylord, MI 49735
Stats: The Resort’s elevation is the highest point in the famed northern Michigan Snow Belt and assures exceptional skiing throughout the season. Ski in/Ski out.
Does Otsego Resort Make their own snow? Yes! They have new snowmaking and snow grooming for both alpine and nordic ski trails.
Rental Packages and Repairs? Yes! Skis, boots, helmets and more! They also have a repair shop.
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Take their one hour lesson!
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! There is a variety of lodges, lofts and chalets.
On-Site Restaurant: The Duck Blind Grille has an incredible menu!
Good for Kids? Yes! Tons of outdoor activities!
On-Site Things To Do:
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Otsego Resort!
Check out this incredible view at Otsego Resort! This ski in ski out VRBO unit faces the hills/lodge! Top floor with incredible views of the valley/ski hill/lodge/tubing hill/golf course. Two full sized beds and a nice kitchenette area. Check it out!
Keep reading for more ski resorts in Michigan!
Address: 7778 Sashabaw Rd, Village of Clarkston, MI 48348
Claim to Fame: 6-chairlift resort offering 17 ski runs, 3 snowboard parks, lessons, rails & jumps.
Rental Packages? Yes! The Rental Shop is fully equipped with skis, snowboards, and boots.
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! The Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard School teaches learn-to-ski and learn-to-snowboard classes for all ages and all abilities. One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for beginners.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: No, see our suggestion below
Ski Shop: yes
Good for Kids? Yes! There are a variety of beginner trails
On-Site Things To Do: Ski!
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Pine Knob!
1. You are gonna be wowed when you see the inside of this incredible VRBO house close to Pine Knob. Games galore including Pac man and a pool table! Super modern and clean! Great hang out areas, incredible kitchen and super cozy bedrooms.
2. Oh, and you gotta check this place out! Game room with pool table, overlooks a lake, cozy hang out areas and lots of space.
Address: 6519 Schuss Mountain Ln, Mancelona, MI 49659
Claim to Fame: 2 mountains!
SCHUSS MOUNTAIN: 42 runs, 8 lifts. Magic carpet, low rider handle tow, elf buster handle tow.
3 Terrain Parks.
Trail Difficulty Ratings: 31% novice, 26% intermediate and 43% advanced.
SUMMIT MOUNTAIN: 11 runs, 3 lifts. Magic Carpet. Alpine Tubing park with 6 lanes serviced by the Magic Carpet.
Trail Difficulty Ratings: 25% novice, 42% intermediate, 33% advanced.
Rental Packages? Yes, ski and snowboard rentals
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Sign up for child and adult lessons!
On-Site Dining? At Summit Village, The Lakeview offers a stunning setting with award-winning steaks, pasta, and homemade desserts.
Cedar River Village has the River Bistro that features chic appetizers and sandwiches, specialty sides, fresh-fruit cocktails, and more.
Pop in the CoffeeBar for well, coffee and house-made breakfast sandwiches, pastries, and lunch items.
Schuss Village has Ivan's in its slope-side location between the Pink and Blue chairlifts for Grab-n-Go lunches of chicken fingers, pizza slices and more. OH, and there the Base Camp food truck around too.
One of the best ski resorts in Michigan for their on-site dining choices.
Need Groceries? Go to the grocery store in nearby Bellaire.
Is There Night Skiing at Shanty Creek? Night skiing begins at 5pm.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! There are ski and stay packages. With over 400 lodging options, they have a huge variety to suit your needs.
Good for Kids? Yes, so much to do like tubing, skiing and games!
On-Site Things To Do:
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Welcome to Antrim County, home of the Chain of Lakes, Grass River Natural Area, and Glacial Hills. And you are in a perfect area for day trips to Alden, Elk Rapids, Traverse City, Petoskey, and Bellaire.
Great choice for ski resorts in Michigan due to their close proximity of things to do in Traverse City and Petoskey.
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Shanty Creek:
Check out the view in this 3 bedroom condo close to Shanty Creek!
Address: 3407 E Mannsiding Rd, Harrison, MI 48625
Trail Difficulty Ratings: Easy to black diamond runs
Rental Packages? Yes!
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Take a class! Ages 7+, first time, beginner, intermediate, & advanced
Does Snow Snake Have On-Site Dining? yes! Avalanche Bar and Grill is a cozy lounge that overlooks the ski hill.
Terrain Park? Yes! Snow Snake has two terrain parks, one with smaller features on the beginner hill and a larger park in the Bone Yard. Some terrain park features include a double C-box, 10' flat 20' down t-style rail and a beginner rainbow.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: No, see our recommendations below
Good for Kids? yes! Lots of easy hills to learn, tubing and snowshoeing!
On-Site Things To Do:
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Snow Snake.
Stay at the lovely historic Doherty Hotel in beautiful downtown Clare.
This super cute VRBO is close to Snow Snake and has two bedrooms and great spaces for hanging out.
More excellent ski resorts in Michigan!
Swiss Valley Address: 13421 Mann St, Jones, MI 49061
Swiss Valley Facts:
225′ Vertical Foot Peak
Does Swiss Valley Make Their Own Snow? Yes! 100% Snow Making
Does Swiss Valley have Night Skiing? Yes! Swiss Valley is lighted for night skiing
Does Swiss Valley have Rental Packages? Yes! There is ski and snowboard equipment, apparel & helmet rentals. They have 2000 pair of rental skis and over 500 snowboards!
Good Resort for Beginners? yes! Go to Snowsports school! There are beginner hills.
Does Swiss Valley have Terrain Park? Yes, there are two. 42 features at The Ditch and Shanda's Nomadic Park.
On-Site Restaurant? Yes! Full Service Chalet Restaurant w/ Food & Spirits, Fireside Lounge and Cafe 225 has Grab-N-Go Meals.
All the amenities makes Swiss Valley one of the best ski resorts in Michigan for families.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: No, see our suggestion below.
Ski and Board Shop: Yes. There is a retail Ski & Board Shop with a service center.
Good for Kids? Yes! Lots of activities and classes.
On-Site Things To Do: Live music at Fireside Lounge
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Swiss Valley:
Holy moly, have you ever stayed in a tree house? This incredible tree house VRBO will knock your socks off!
This treehouse VRBO overlooks a sparkling pond, has incredible views all year round and has plenty of sleeping areas.
Address: 3962 Wilkinson Rd, Gaylord, MI 49735
Difficulty: Easy: 30%, Intermediate: 50% and Difficult: 20%
Rental Packages? Yes. Ski and snowboard rental equipment.
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes
On-Site Restaurants: There are several restaurants on site! Try their Candy Bar 81 for sweet treats, sports bars, grills and cafes for a variety of food choices and price ranges.
In addition to their on-site bars and restaurants, Treetops has dozens of dining-focused special events throughout the year.
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes! Check out The Treetops Lodge, The Treetops Inn, Treetops North Condominiums and Treetops Jones Cottages.
Treetops Ski Shop + Equipment Tuning Services: The Skier Services building is your one-stop ski shop with lift tickets and equipment rentals. You can also purchase or pick up your season passes there.
Plus, the ski shop carries outerwear and apparel like Alp N Rock, Bula, Burton, Gordini, Helly Hansen, Kombi, O’Neill, SCOTT, and Under Armour. You can also pick up helmets, goggles, accessories, souvenirs, and more!
Good for Kids? Yes! So much to do! Tubbing, sleigh rides, dog sledding...fun! Plus there are ski clubs for kids.
On-Site Things To Do: Visit the Treetops Spa for a wide range of massages, from hot stone to sports massages, and even a chair massage. Facials, haircuts and highlights!
Excellent choices of things to do makes Swiss Valley one of the preferred ski resorts in Michigan.
Nearby Cities/Things to Do: Gaylord
Nearby VRBO's and Lodging for Treetops Ski Resort
You will love this log cabin VRBO near Treetops Ski Resort! Washer and dryer, loft, outside grill, outside fire pit, full kitchen and lots of sleeping space!
Tucked into Sparr Valley, this lovely area has large ponds, abundant wildlife and a fire pit next to a flowing stream! It will highlight your Michigan vacation!
This Michigan VRBO is less than one mile from Treetops Main Resort and 1/4 mile from Sparr Grocery Store which sells groceries, beer, wine, and all your vacation needs.
Address: 1 Wood Ridge Road, Glen Arbor, Michigan 49636
Rental Packages? Yes
Good Resort for Beginners? Yes! Join the Snowsports School
On-Site Lodging/Resort: Yes. Fiddler's Pond, Little Belle, Stony Brook Lodge and The Inn.
On-Site Restaurants: Yes, there are several.
Good for Kids? Yes! Join the Snowsports school and lots of runs for the kids.
On-Site Things To Do:
We hope you are inspired to book your next Michigan vacation or winter getaway at one of these incredible ski resorts in Michigan!
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