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The latest news, deals, and events from ski resorts throughout North America.

Some Old Midwest Standbys Turned 80 This Winter

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Wilmot Mountain in the early days. (Wilmot/Facebook) 

Three of the Heartland’s oldest ski areas, Granite Peak and Wilmot Mountain in Wisconsin, and Caberfae Peaks in Michigan, turned 80 this winter, and all are thriving well. 

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Many Ski Resorts Across Upper Midwest Opening

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Boyne Highlands freshly groomed. (Boyne)

Winter has arrived across the upper Midwest and is even allowing some ski areas in the lower Heartland to fire up and test the snowguns. It’s some of the earliest openings in 20 years.

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Major Projects Taking Place At Several Midwest Ski Resorts

Major Projects Taking Place At Several Midwest Ski Resorts

Crystal Mountain Inn at the Mountain expansion taking place. (Crystal Mountain)

Despite the warm winter across the Midwest last season that negatively impacted the ski season a half-dozen ski resorts are completing major projects for the 2016/17 winter season. Four are located in Michigan and one each in Ohio and Wisconsin.

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Improvements At Michigan’s Lower Peninsula Areas; Shanty Creek, Treetops, Caberfae

Treetops Three ski resorts in Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula—Shanty Creek, Treetops and Caberfae Peaks— have been busy making improvements for the coming winter season. Look for more snowmaking capability, lodge renovations, upgraded rental equipment and cross country improvements.

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Early Season Value Specials Abound In Northern Michigan

Crystal Mt. MichWith all the early snowfall and great snowmaking weather that invaded northern Michigan in November the slopes are in great shape. Several resorts are offering some nice early season lift and lodging specials. Take advantage.

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Catch These Spring Events, Deals In Midwest Through Mid-April

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It’s the winter that just keeps on giving. Don’t put those skis or boards away just yet. Check out these events and lift and lodging packages taking place this weekend and into mid-April across the Heartland.

 

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Midwest Winter Brought Record Snows... But Brrrrrr

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The winter of 2013/14 may have brought the most snow in decades — breaking 100 year old records across the Heartland — but it also had a downside: record-breaking cold.

 

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Many Midwest Destinations To Be Open Thanksgiving; Deals, Events

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Thanksgiving is typically when many Midwest ski resorts hope to open for the season, and a number of destination resorts are right on schedule. If you’re ready to kick-start the season with a ski trip, check them out. Most are offering early season discounted lift tickets and lodging rates, plus turkey dinners.

 

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Michigan Residents Get Discounts; Fourth Graders Can Ski Free

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The Michigan Ski Industries Association (MSIA) is offering all state fourth graders the chance to ski and snowboard for free this winter, and White Gold Card holders can ski or ride 32 different areas across the Wolverine State for around $6.20 per lift ticket.

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Northern Michigan Resorts Make Major Improvements

Caberfae Peaks

After a good 2012/13 season, one of the longest in recent memory, destination resorts across northern Lower Michigan have made some major improvements over the summer getting ready for the upcoming winter. Let it snow.

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