It’s been one of the best finishes to the ski season in decades across the Heartland, and it’s not done yet. A number of ski resorts across the upper Great Lakes remain plan to be open into mid-April.
What a difference a year makes. Last season, most Heartland ski resorts were closed before the end of March. This year, several will be open Easter Weekend, and a few plan to remain open into April.
If you like cross country skiing laced with nice amenities, downhill choices, an appealing village dressed for winter, and a touch of nearby wilderness boasting the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi, check out Gaylord, Michigan.
How would you like to get a free lift ticket to your favorite ski resort every time you fill your gas tank? Well, you can. Here's how:
It’s almost 2013. Time to bring out the party favors and noisemakers to welcome in the new and usher out the old. Ski resorts nationwide are celebrating and inviting you and your family to join in.
The Midwest Ski Areas Association was a forerunner in the January National Ski & Snowboard Month before it became national. Our region of the country is ideal for learning to ski and snowboard. Here are some samples.
Ski resorts nationwide are hosting a multitude of Christmas events for the whole family to enjoy.
The long-range forecast looks good for a snowy Christmas across the Heartland, and that good news couldn’t come at a better time as Midwest ski resorts get ready to celebrate the holiday season.
Michigan residents who have wanted to give winter sports a try may not find a better offer. Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) has a couple of affordable programs to encourage adults and children to give snow sports a try this winter.
Thanksgiving is typically when many Midwest ski resorts hope to open for the season. A few have already opened, and several are offering discounted overnight packages for early season snowsports enthusiasts ready to kick-start the season.
Northwestern Lower Michigan around the Lake Michigan villages of Petoskey and Harbor Springs is known to snowsport’s enthusiasts as Boyne Country, home to Boyne Mountain and Highlands and Nubs Nob. There have been plenty of improvements.
Fall festivals at America’s ski resorts long have been the harbinger of the ski and snowboard season and vary widely in terms of offerings. Here’s a sampling.
Zipline 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.
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.
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.