It’s an exciting time of year when skis and snowboards are pulled from storage and taken in for tune ups. Snow will be here soon, and we can’t wait to hit the slopes. Check out what’s new at Northern Michigan ski resorts for a few more reasons to get excited for this season.

Boyne Highlands

600 Highland Dr. | Harbor Springs | 855.688.7022

Après ski with expanded lanes at the Tubing Park … Cool snowshoe and dine experiences … New program director for Boyne Flyers and Team Elite.

Boyne Mountain

1 Boyne Mountain Rd. | Boyne Falls | 855.688.7024

Renovated salon at The Spa … Provisions delivered to your door … New snow-fort activity room in Avalanche Bay.

Caberfae Peaks

1 Caberfae Ln. | Cadillac | 231.862.3000

New triple chairlift (the highest in Northern Lower Michigan) … Season pass steals (value weekend passes for $119 and peak passes for $249) … Two terrain parks.

Crystal Mountain

12500 Crystal Mountain Dr. | Thompsonville | 855.995.5146

Celebrates 60 years of skiing this season … Fresh “backyard” slopes (with great glades for beginning tree skiers) … Fat tire bike tours … The biggest spring bash ever, throughout March. Here’s the full story.

Nub’s Nob

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

Superior snowmaking power … Brand new rental fleet from Nordica Skis … More glade lines than ever.

Schuss/Shanty Creek

1826 Schuss Mountain Ln. | Mancelona | 866.695.5010

Preset (plus high performance) rentals ready to go when you are … Improved Nordic trails … Second-to-none beginner area.


3962 Wilkinson Rd. | Gaylord | 866.348.5249

New children’s rental skis and adult snowboards … Racing returns … Beefing up teaching program, including computer analysis of freestyle and racing form.

The Homestead

1 Wood Ridge Rd. | Glen Arbor | 231.334.5000

Expanding events and activities, including tap takeovers, brewer dinners and bringing their popular concert series indoors for winter.



This article and additional ski tips and tricks are available in the November 2016 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine. Get your copy!



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