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Montana Ski Areas Have Season Pass Price Increases Coming; Act Now

Ski Discovery, Mont.

Five top Montana ski areas have season pass price increases coming over the next few weeks. Now is the time to act if you’re thinking of purchasing a season pass before prices increases start taking place.

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Boyne, Boston Mills, Mad River Mountain Hosting Early Fall Events

Boyne Mt. Fall Golf

Three Heartland ski areas are hosting early October open houses, festivals, rail jams and a chance to preview new gear for the coming season. 

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Shanty Creek Resort Offers Colorful Fall Golf; Big Air Park Coming For Winter

Legends Golf Course, Shanty Creek

One of the best reasons to visit Shanty Creek Resort this time of year is the spectacular fall color. Known for its variety of winter slopes, the resort’s 4,500 wooded acres turn brilliant shades of red, gold and yellow.

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Two New High-Speed Lifts Being Installed In Midwest

Terry Peak

The Heartland’s newest high-speed lifts are being installed at Wisconsin’s Granite Peak Ski Area and Terry Peak Ski Area in the Black Hills of South Dakota. 

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Ski Brule Early Lift Ticket Sale

Ski Brule

Now may not seem like the time to worry about next season’s lift ticket deals, but if you like skiing and boarding at Ski Brule, the best prices of the coming season are now available.

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Boyne Country Offers Heartland's Only Zipline Tours


Boyne ZiplineZipline tours are popular pursuits at numerous ski resorts along the east coast and in the western mountains. Around the Great Lakes, you head to Michigan’s Boyne Country to find the Heartland’s only zipline tours. 

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Plenty Of Season Pass Deals Still On Sale In Midwest

Boyne Mountain

It may be the middle of August during one of the hottest Heartland summers on record, but several of the region’s ski areas are currently offering their best season pass deals for the 2012/13 season.

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Beat The Heat And Head To Big Sky: Frequent Sky Card On Sale

Big Sky Summit Hotel

Record heat is scorching much of the Heartland this summer, so you might consider a quick trip to Big Sky Resort in the Montana mountains, with Yellowstone National Park just down the road.

 

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Devils Head Resort Gateway To Popular Wisconsin Dells

Tommy Bartlett

Central Wisconsin offers mountain-like scenery at Devils Lake State Park, the popular Wisconsin Dells and the long running Tommy Bartlett Water Ski Show. Devils Head Resort, just down the road, is a great place to stay. 

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Michigan's Boynes Offer Full Slate Of Summer Activities

Boyne Zip Line

These two Boyne locations, located near Lake Michigan resort towns Petoskey and Harbor Springs, offer a variety of activities that would take care of a very large family with multiple choices. 

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Ski Michigan Gold Card Is Now On Sale

Ski Michigan Card

How would you like to ski or ride every day all over Michigan this winter for $500? That’s not just one area, but at 20 of the top ski areas scattered across the Wolverine State’s both peninsulas. 

 

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Try Island Hopping On The Great Lakes

Mackinac Island

It was immortalized by the wonderful period movie "Somewhere In Time" with Christopher Reeves. Mackinac Island has long been one of the Great Lakes most recognized vacation destinations. Conde Nest Traveler calls it “One of the top 10 islands in the world.” 

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Wild Mountain, Afton Alps Stay Busy Throughout Summer

Wild Mountain

Winter sports aren't the only games in town for a couple of the Twin Cities' most popular ski areas.

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Homestead, Crystal Mountain Gateways To Top Ranked Sleeping Bear Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes

What’s the “Most Beautiful Place In America?” More than 100,000 viewers of ABC’s Good Morning America voted for Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. 

 

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Traverse City's Cherry Festival Among Tops In Country Says NatGeo

Traverse City

Traverse City, Mich., known for its downhill and cross country skiing during winter, is also a top summer destination. National Geographic lists it as one of the Top 10 Summer Trips for 2012.  

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73-Year-Old Otsego Club In Michigan Will Only Open For Winter If Buyer In Place

Otsego Club

Otsego Club & Resort, one of the nation’s oldest private ski clubs, will only open next winter if a buyer or operator is in place.

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Peak Resorts Expands And Upgrades Two Midwest Ski Areas

Hidden Valley

Peak Resorts, which owns and operates six Midwest ski areas in Missouri, Indiana and Ohio, is spending several million dollars this summer expanding and remodeling two of the sites.  New jobs will be created with the expansion.

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Montana Ski Resorts Also Gateways To Popular National Parks

Whitefish Glacier Chaser

Summer is a great time to visit America’s national parks, and two of the most popular are easily accessed from a couple of Montana’s more popular resorts.

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Minnesota’s Arrowhead Is An Outdoor Summer Paradise

Lutsen Resort

Minnesota’s Arrowhead with Lake Superior and the Sawtooth Mountains rising 1,000 feet above the coast offers a variety of outdoor activities not often found in the Heartland.

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Michigan’s Gaylord Golf Mecca Celebrates 25 Years

Gaylord, Mich., just off busy I-75, has long been a popular snow sports destination with Treetops Resort and Otsego Club & Resort leading the way.   

Gaylord Golf Mecca

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