With feet of carefully groomed snow still coating their slopes, Northern Michigan ski resorts are open for spring skiing. Get your last rides in while the snow sticks around, and enjoy the warm temperatures (50 degrees!) and not having to bundle up à la Randy from A Christmas Story. It’s the best time of year to hit the slopes—no joke.

Spring Skiing at Boyne Mountain
Boyne Mountain Resort plans on being open daily until Easter (April 20th), and will continue with weekend skiing as the weather permits.  Take advantage of spring skiing rates (up to 1/3 off their winter rates) and Boyne’s Spring Ski & Stay Package, offering lodging, skiing, and dining at $93 a day. Visit Boyne.com for more information.

Yellow Lift Special at Shanty Creek Resort
On Saturday, April 12th, say farewell to your favorite Schuss slopes (Chicken’s Choice, anyone?) with the Yellow Lift Special: a $10 lift ticket gets you coursing down all the slopes off the yellow lift from 9 to 4:30.  The forecast for the last hurrah at Shanty Creek’s Schuss Mountain, located just outside Bellaire, looks irresistible: high of 57. Visit ShantyCreek.com for more information.

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A Crystal Mountain Farewell
Crystal Mountain Resort, located in Thompsonville, has announced that its last day of skiing and boarding will be Sunday, April 13th.  Take advantage of 48-72″ of base snow over the entire mountain—that’s 48 slopes for those counting.  A $35 all-day lift ticket get’s you through the gates. Visit CrystalMountain.com for more information.

Season’s Special at Nub’s Nob
Make the haul up to Harbor Springs‘ Nubs Nob and enjoy reduced rate skiing through the conclusion of the ski season, which is slated to end on Sunday, April 13th.  Kids 12 and under ski for just $10 on non-holiday weekends, and 8 and unders ski free with a paid guardian. Visit NubsNob.com for more information.

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Photo(s) by Boyne Resorts