Shanty Creek (Bellaire)
With two distinct ski hills, Shanty Creek offers a wide
range of skiing choices. In the last few years they’ve
added 40 feet to the top of Schuss Mountain and 12 new
slopes and night skiing. Children’s programs featuring
Gandy Goose keep the kids happy while they learn to
Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls)
Boyne Mountain is known for it’s convenient lift and
trail systems that cater not only to the expert snow enthusiasts
but to beginners in a way that makes skiing
and riding easier than ever to learn and enjoy. Miles of
groomed cross country ski trails, a huge outdoor hot tub
and pool, memorable dining venues, warm fireplaces,
specialty shops, well organized children’s programs and
the famously lively apre-ski scene are just some of the
likely pastimes for you to enjoy at Boyne Mountain.
Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs)
The best of the Midwest awaits you at “the Highlands”.
Expertly groomed winding slopes and our acclaimed
International Snowsports School make the fun pleasantly
accessible to new enthusiasts and families alike.
The thrill seeker will enjoy the Midwest’s most vertical,
longest runs, steepest run-The Couloir and our terrain
Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac)
Vertical Drops and Slopes as challenging as any ski
hill in Northern Michigan. Veteran skiers up north rate
Caberfae as one of the best. Hours closer to Southern
Michigan, you’ll drive less and ski more at Caberfae.
Crystal Mountain (Benzie County)
Crystal Mountain seems to do everything right. Quality
instruction and children’s programs and top-notch
resort amenities and service. A great Nordic Center extends
your ski experience to the Northwoods surrounding
Otsego Ski Club (Gaylord)
Short lift lines, combined with advanced snowmaking
capabilities, a Professional Ski Instructor Association
(P.S.I.A.) saski school, an unparalleled ski safety record,
renowned children’s program, on-site bed and
breakfast-style accommodations and condominium and
log cabin vacation rentals, the award-winning cuisine,
all give Otsego Club an appealing, quality atmosphere.
Since 1939, a tradition of families spending time together.
JOIN THE CLUB TODAY!
The Homestead (Leelanau County)
The Homestead offers downhill skiing and boarding with
panoramic views of Lake Michigan. Cross-country skiing
in the adjacent Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.
State-of-the-art snowmaking with 100% coverage.
Lifts with advanced safety and comfort features.
Camp Tamarack children’s center.
Treetops Resort (Gaylord)
A great mixture of skiing, snowboarding, and cross
country skiing makes Treetops Sylvan Resort a perfect
family getaway. Treetops has a great tubing run and
some of the wildest nordic skiing in the north.
It is clear to see why northern Michigan attracts thousands
of snowmobile enthusiasts each weekend. With
northern Michigan’s extensive trail system, abundant
snow and exciting terrain, it is the perfect setting for a
snowmobiling adventure for all ages. Michigan also offers
plenty of lodging and snowmobile friendly pubs and
taverns and terrific dining as well. Winter in Michigan is
a rich tradition. From Gaylord’s SnowCross 2000 to Tip-
Up Town in Houghton Lake, there are plenty of activities
all winter long in Northern Michigan. These are just a
couple reason why sledders of all ages come to northern
Michigan every week to work, play and sled!
Michigan is known by snowmobilers nationwide for its
unique combination of abundant and dependable snow,
exciting terrain, and extensive trail network. Over 6,300
miles of snowmobile trails are located throughout the
state in six State Forests, three National Forests, and
many acres of privately owned lands.
Michigan is one of only three states that offer a large
system of interconnected snowmobile trails. Snowmobile
safety training is available through the Department
of Natural Resources, Law Enforcement Division. More
than 100 grooming tractors are used in 4 DNR, Forest
Management Division offices and by 61 grants program
sponsors to groom the 6,300+ mile trail system.
Registration fees and snowmobile permit fees and a
portion of the states gasoline tax account for over 6.8
million dollars annually allocated for trail grooming.
$500,000-$800,000 is allocated annually for “off-season”
repairs to snowmobile trail facilities.