If you love to ski ... you just have to ski northern Michigan!
You'll find a northern Michigan winter is full of fun and excitement. All the beautiful ski resorts are geared-up and ready for their big season. Some of the best snow skiing and snowboarding in the country can be found at these spectacular resorts.
Top Northern Michigan resorts offer you all the amenities you desire. You can enjoy luxurious accommodations, fine dining, amazing slopes and spectacular scenery all set in one of the most beautiful areas in the world.
Even if you don't ski, these resorts and lodges with all they offer, make for a fun romantic getaway. Here are more places to stay for that romantic winter getaway.
Crystal Mountain has been rated the #1 resort in the Midwest by Ski Magazine. It's Located 28 miles southwest of Traverse City, and southeast of Sleeping Bear Dunes in Thompsonville. They offer 9 lifts to serve 45 slopes of which 27 are lighted for night skiing.
When you're hungry check out pizza and other dishes at the Betsie Bistro and Grocery or enjoy elegant dining at the Thistle Pub & Grille.
Located southeast of Charlevoix and Petoskey, the Boyne Mountain lodge has a European feel. The hotel rooms, houses and chalets all have an Austrian theme. You'll find twelve restaurants for quick snacks or gourmet meals. They also have Michigan's largest indoor water park.
Twelve lifts will carry you to 59 downhill runs. You'll enjoy cross country skiing, dog sledding and horse drawn wagon rides. Romantic!
Shanty Creek is located 30 miles northeast of Traverse City. This four season resort offers 49 downhill slopes. Over 4,000 acres of skiing, tubing and snowboarding fun. You'll enjoy fine dining and accommodations at this spectacular northern Michigan winter resort.
Shanty Creek Resorts One Shanty Creek Road Bellaire, Michigan 49615 800-678-4111
Spectacular views and first rate accomodations await you at the Homestead resort. You'll have access to 16 runs with 5 lifts to get you around. A park pass is required (Sleeping Bear Dunes) but not to worry as they are available at the Homestead reception center. They also offer ski and snowboard equipment for rental.
The Homestead Resort 1 Wood Ridge Road Glen Arbor, MI 49636 231-334-5000
Mount Holiday in Traverse City provides affordable winter fun. With 12 runs they offer 2 lifts to get you up the slopes.
Mt. Holiday 3100 Holiday Road Traverse City, MI 49686
Hickory Hills in Traverse City has 8 runs with 5 rope tows. They offer night skiing on 7 of the runs and on one of the cross country trails. Contact the Park and Recreation service at 231-922-4910 for more information. This is a small but fun park!