If you’re looking for a winter experience like no other, then come to Michigan, which has the second highest number of ski resorts in America, offering downhill and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fat tire biking and sledding.
There are over 40 ski areas between the Upper and Lower Peninsulas, due to the lake effect snow that comes off the four Great Lakes that Michigan borders on – Michigan, Erie, Superior and Huron. There are resorts suitable for all abilities and all ages, including:
Mount Bohemia, located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, has the highest vertical, the most snow and the most expert terrain in the Midwest. There is powder on all 585 acres of terrain and the resort has over 94 different runs meaning you will never get bored. This much skiable acreage offers expert and advanced skiers and snowboarders an incredible amount of diverse and challenging expert terrain.
Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville
Crystal is very much a family resort and great for a long weekend away. With 58 runs of varied terrain and 375 vertical feet, there are runs for all levels of abilityFor those looking for great off-hill experiences, rent a fat bike and go for a ride in the snow, or relax after a day on the slopes at Crystal’s award-winning spa.
Boyne Mountain Resort in Boyne Falls
Boyne Mountain Resort has a variety of winter activities. Guests can take advantage of more than 60 downhill trails, enjoy cross country skiing, fat tire biking, horseback riding, ice skating, ziplining, snowshoeing and tubing.
Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire
Fifty-three runs can be found at Shanty Creek between Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain. While both Schuss and Summit offer up a great variety of terrain, for a more family-focused resort feel and beginner to intermediate runs, check out Summit Mountain. If you’re after steeps slopes, terrain parks and long runs, get over to Schuss for some runs. Shanty Creek has one of the best tubing parks at Alpine Tubing, on Summit Mountain.
With more than 6,500 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that stretch from the Keweenaw Peninsula all the way down to Michigan’s southern border, there is ample opportunity for a snowmobile adventure. Along the way, you can speed across frozen lakes (be sure to check conditions first), wind through deep forests, and stop in snowmobile-friendly communities for a hot meal and good company.
Michigan has thousands of miles of trails, from the more rugged and advanced to wide pathways, allowing everyone to enjoy the state’s natural beauty in winter, whether hiking, snow-shoeing or cross-country skiing. Loud Creek Cross Country Ski and Hiking Trail is a great experience for people of all skill levels for cross-country skiing, hiking and snowshoeing, with seven interconnecting loops, from 1.36 miles to 4.34 miles.Visitors will experience the peaceful solitude of northern hardwoods and large pine, as well as bridge crossings, beaver ponds and rolling hills on the groomed trail.
The State of Michigan is blessed with the riches of unspoiled nature: the nation's longest freshwater coastline, lakes that feel like oceans, golden beaches, an abundance of fresh produce straight from the farm, glorious sunrises and sunsets and endless opportunities for recreation. http://www.michigan.org/
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Posted by: Pure Michigan
Posted on: 24/11/2023