Petoskey is Michigan’s snow sports mecca. Surrounded by three of the best ski resorts in Northern Michigan and home to a free winter sports park, this town embraces the snow. Check out these Petoskey winter activities on your next vacation.

Boyne Highlands

Boyne Highlands

600 Highland Dr. | Harbor Springs | 855.688.7022

Part of the Boyne USA ski resorts, Boyne Highlands is a four-season resort that comes to snowy life in winter with 55 trails, eight lifts, four terrain parks, lodging, dining and a whole lot more. And it’s just 20 minutes from downtown Petoskey.

Boyne Mountain

Boyne Mountain

1 Boyne Mountain Rd. | Boyne Falls | 855.688.7024

Boyne Mountain has 60 downhill runs, a 500 foot vertical, seven terrain parks, the nation’s first six-person high-speed chair and lodging that comes in all shapes and sizes. Oh and 35 kilometers of cross-country trails, snowshoeing, and ice skating. This snow lover’s paradise is only 25 minutes from Petoskey.

Nub's Nob

Nubs Nob

500 Nub’s Nob Rd. | Harbor Springs | 231.526.2131

Widely acclaimed for its first-class snow conditions and perfectly groomed slopes, Nubs Nob boasts a 427-foot vertical, 53 slopes, nine lifts and peaks on three separate peaks. Meet the King of Nub’s Nob: General Manager Jim Bartlett.

Petoskey Winter Sports Park

Petoskey Winter Sports Park

1100 Winter Park Ln. | Petoskey | 231.347.1252

There’s endless winter fun at Petoskey Winter Sports Park with its sledding, ice skating, hockey, skiing and snowboarding. Bonus: admission to the park is free. The park also has a wonderful warming house with a fireplace, seating, concession stand (candy, pop, water, hot chocolate, hot dogs, popcorn, pretzels, etc.), drinking fountain, tables, free wireless Internet access and restrooms. The park typically opens in late December and closes in early March. During the summer months, the Winter Sports Park is utilized for Kids Camp and Tee Ball. There are also three basketball hoops for informal play.

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Contributors: Lissa Edwards, Carly Simpson
Cornerstone: Petoskey winter activities

Photo(s) by Todd Zawistowski