Michigan Snowboarding might slip under the radar of most powder hounds, but don’t sleep on the powder you can ski in the Mitten state. Aside from the states Midwest nice charm, Michigan offers more ski resorts than any other state! Let’s take a look at some Michigan’s Best Ski Resorts.
Michigan Ski Resorts to Visit in (2020)
- Mount Bohemia
- Marquette Mountain
- Nubs Nob
- Boyne Resorts
Mount Bohemia recently received the title of #3 best ski resort in the USA by USA Today. Mount Bohemia usually gets close to 300 inches of Lake Effect snowfall a year at this Lakeside mountain. The “No Beginners Allowed” motto should not be overlooked as the entire mountain is UNGROOMED and really tailored for advanced skiers. Almost the entire mountain is double or triple Black diamonds.
Don’t miss the Mount Bohemia Season Pass Deal for $99!
Mount Bohemia is located in Mohawk, Michigan at the northernmost portion of the Keweenaw Peninsula. Mt. Bohemia is approximately 39 miles north of Houghton. Getting to Bohemia is relatively easy (Weather dependent) Take US-41 north out of Hancock and drive about 35 miles to Lac La Belle Rd and turn right for another 4 miles.
If you can’t handle the terrain or want to make sure your body is ready for more riding, there is the on site Nordic Spa which offers outdoor pool, Finnish sauna, and Hot tub. Mount Bohemia also offers the first on hill Midwest Hostel, called the Log Cabin Hostel.
Marquette Mountain is Marquette’s local ski hill. Located only a few miles out of town, Marquette Mountain offers visitors a small but fun Michigan Ski Resort experience. One of the best deals they offer is their 4-8 pm Night Skiing lift ticket for $20. Pull up to the fire pits to warm up and have an apres ski beverage at the T Bar
Nubs Nob is one of Northern Michigans top ski resorts for Michiganders in the Traverse Bay region. Located in Harbor Springs, visitors can expect terrain for all abilities complemented by 9 chairlifts to 3 different peaks with 53 trails. There is also the option for beginners to ski free on a beginner slope to see if they really want to get their turns in. Lodging is available on site and this place has been hailed as “Midwests Best Snow”.
Michigan’s most recognized resort is a combination of two: Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands. Boyne Highlands boasts Michigan’s longest ski run at 1.25 miles and also has America’s first high speed 6 place chairlift. With over 400 acres and 115 trails, this is the largest resort area in Lower Michigan.
Other Michigan Ski Resorts to Consider
- Big Snow Resort
- Ski Brule
- Pine Mountain Resort
- Shanty Creek Resort
- Caberfae Peaks
- Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
- Blackjack Ski Resort
Michigan Snowboarding facts
- Mount Bohemia has the highest vertical in Michigan at 900 feet
- Don’t Miss Mount Bohemia’s Fall color chairlift rides if you aren’t here for winter
- Ishpeming is home to the Ski Hall of Fame
- Cross Country skiing originated in Ishpeming
Michigan Ski Related Events on the Horizon
Annual Ski Jumping Tournament
Suicide Hill Ski Bowl, Ishpeming
Annual Pine Mountain Ski Jumping Tournament
U.P. Health System Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon
Swedetown Ski Trails, Calumet
More than Michigan Snowboarding
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Thanks for reading and see you at Mt. Bohemia or any other mountain for some Michigan Snowboarding. If you need to contact me for your trip or for a Michigan winter packing guide, go here, Michigan Trip Planner. Where’s your favorite place to ski in Michigan? Please leave your thoughts on the Best Midwest ski resorts below.