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Lower Michigan Ski Resorts Remaining Open Into April

Nubs-Nob-scenic-view-of-slopes-Nubs-photo Nubs Nob ski area with Little Traverse Bay in the background. (Nubs Nob picture)

Many ski areas across the lower Midwest have already closed for the season, but three ski resorts in northwest lower Michigan are planning on staying open through the first weekend of April and celebrating Easter on the slopes. With the longer days and warmer temperatures, spring offers some of the best slope times of the season.

Nubs Nob plans to be open daily, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., through April 4. Lift tickets are available for purchase in-person at the ticket window for the duration of the season. You can no longer order tickets online. Spring adult lift tickets are $60 Monday-Thursday and $80 Friday-Sunday. Nubs offer 53 runs that spill off three peaks and eight chairlifts to get you back to the top. Views of Little Traverse Bay from some of the slopes are a spring highlight. There are lots of nearby lodging choices.

Boyne Mountain is staying open daily through April 4 with plans to extend lift hours, and offer outdoor movies, a corn hole tournament, and an on-hill egg hunt over Easter. Boyne offers 60 trails and 12 lifts, including a high-speed, six-seater. Order your lift tickets online. Spring prices range from $78 to $90 depending on the day of the week. Check out the resort's mid-week lift and lodging packages.

Crystal Mountain plans to stay open through April 4 as well. Crystal offers 58 runs, three terrain parks, and eight lifts including a high-speed quad. The compact village puts lifts, hotels, condos, and restaurants within an easy, five-minute walk. Adult lift tickets, which must be purchased online, are $65 midweek and $89 weekends. The resort is offering 25-percent off hot lodging dates through the rest of the ski season. It's considered one of the top ski resorts in the Heartland, according to recent articles in Forbes, Outside Magazine, and U.S. News & World Report.

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