Planning a Northern Michigan ski family vacation can be exciting and daunting at the same time. Rachel North flawlessly breaks down everything from tips on where to stay, when to go and who to bring along in her recent article. She rounds up a few families for a winter ski vacation at the Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor near Sleeping Bear Dunes and shares the path to fun.

“I love living in Northern Michigan where, with a season pass, I can jump on and off a ski hill at will and get back home to tend the laundry or whatever. Once a year, though, I like to stay at a Northern Michigan ski resort for a weekend. It changes the experience. The mornings are earlier, the nights are later and there’s never a worry about the drive home. Because one can dash back to the condo, you don’t feel like you have to carry all the possible options for the day in your ski bag. And it is a really relaxing way to spend time with friends.”

Browse Rachel’s Homestead pictures and tips for your Northern Michigan ski vacation in her blog.

Check out all the Northern Michigan ski resorts in the MyNorth Michigan Ski Guide.