Mount Bohemia: Ski The Best in the Midwest [2021]

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Welcome to Mount Bohemia! The jewel of the Upper Peninsula some might call it or the spot you’ve never heard of. Either way, if you’re reading this you’re in the right spot and hopefully planning your trip to the Midwest’s Best Ski Resort. Find out below all about the “Poor Man’s Japan”.

Mount Bohemia - The Complete Skiers Guide

  • About Bohemia
  • Directions to BOHO
  • Lift Tickets/Season Passes
  • Snowboard and Ski Rentals 
  • Nordic Spa – Hot Tub, Spa, Pool  
  • Mt. Bohemia Accommodations
  • Eating/Drinking at the Mountain
  • Keweenaw Peninsula
  • Beyond Bohemia

Best Midwest Ski Resort of 2021

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Boasting the mantra “No Beginners Allowed” Mount Bohemia is all that and then some. Recently awarded as a Top 10 Ski Resort in the states by USA Today, Bohemia is an absolute must visit spot for advanced skiers and snowboarders. 

Offering the Midwest’s highest vertical drop at 900 feet, an average of more than 300 inches of snow and more than 585 skiiable acres, Bohemia’s terrain is steep, wide and wild. How Wild? 4 busses that pickup riders along backcountry roads wild.

Oh ya, they are the only Snowcat Skiing Operation in the Midwest at nearby Voodoo Mountain. (Voodoo Mountain will not be open for the 2020-2021 Winter)

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Where is Mount Bohemia?

Mount Bohemia is located at the tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula in the Keweenaw Peninsula. The closest city to the mountain is Lac La Belle, and these are the directions that will take you to Michigan’s Best Ski resort:

  • Take US-41 North out of Hancock
  • Drive approximately 35 miles to Lac La Belle Rd
  • Turn right and continue 4 miles to the Mountain
Mount Bohemia Trail Map

Mount Bohemia Lift Tickets/Season Passes

Mount Bohemia might have the most affordable and best season pass deal in the United States. For those who buy a season ticket between November 25th-December 5th, can score an unlimited season pass for only $125 (post tax).

  • Daily Lift Tickets at Bohemia cost: $85 (Daily ticket limits enforced)
  • Season Pass Special: $125 (11/25-12/5)
  • Season Pass Price Post Special: $340

Snowboard and Ski Rentals at Bohemia

Because of the Covid 19 Pandemic, there will be no rentals or no ski repair at the mountain. Come prepared or head down to Houghton and find rentals at two gear shops at your ready. Down Wind Sports or  Rhythm Bike and Board!

Nordic Spa: Hot Tub, Sauna

Powder days are common here so your body will definitely benefit from the full on site Nordic Spa! What’s better than skiing all day and having the option of jumping in a warm pool, hot tub, or sauna, right at the base of the hill. 

Season Pass Holders will have all access to the amenities of the Nordic Spa while Day Pass options will not be an option this year. 

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Mt. Bohemia Lodging

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Mt. Bohemia has a few unique accommodations that should be considered by all visitors. Some of these slope side accommodations include:

  • Yurts – Bohemia’s yurts will be the first thing you notice when arriving to the ski area. They are impossible to miss and mix well into Bohemia’s no frill attitude.
  • New Log Cabin Hostel – Budget boarders can’t go wrong by staying in the Midwest’s First and only hostel. 2 night minimum in winter/fall and 3 in summer. 
  • Trailside Cabins
  • Aqua Log Cabins
  • Camping -$20/night 

Mt Bohemia Food/Drink

Food options are limited at Mount Bohemia so plan ahead. Here are some of your options for food at the mountain:

  • North Pole Bar and Restaurant: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner! 
  • Yurt Café 
  • Log Bar 
  • Cabana Crepes and Wood Fired Pizza


Monday - Friday Lifts run from: 10:30AM-4:30 PM

Saturday/Sunday: 9:30AM-5PM 

Parking is abundant and right across the street from the resort. Car campers or those pitching tents will have sufficient space to make their overnight lodging very comfortable!

Snowshoe, Cross Country Skiing, Nordic Spa Days

Credit/Debit cards only at Bohemia. NO CASH!

Bohemia will adhere to strict Covid-19 Policies:

  • 6 Feet Separations
  • Take Out Food Only 
  • Limited Reserved Dining 
  • QR Code Scanning of Tickets
  • MASKS are Mandatory while in Line, on the Bus, Outside Base area, Inside all Public Use Buildings

Bohemia averages more than 300 inches of snow! Lake Effect Snow plays an important role in keeping the mountain covered with the fresh stuff

Lake Effect Snow events are localized snow events that are not caused by Low Pressure Systems. As cold, dry air masses mover over the Great Lakes, the air picks up the moisture from the Lakes and dumps it on the localized areas.

Keweenaw Peninsula Things to Do

The surrounding area of Bohemia doesn’t have much else to offer in the winter besides it’s natural beauty. However, 45 minutes south, Houghton, is the gateway to the Keweenaw Peninsula and has a number of bars and restaurants that will excite any visitor. Some definitely noteworthy things:

  • Keweenaw Brewing Company – Houghton  
  • Mount Ripley – Houghton 
  • Copper Harbor – Top Ranked Biking in USA (Spring-Fall)
BEST THINGS to DO in the Upper Peninsula

Other Upper Peninsula Ski Resorts

Thank you for reading and I hope I helped you in anyway plan your trip to Mt. Bohemia. Looking for some of the other best places to ski in Michigan?

If you are heading to Marquette and need a Midwest Moment captured, please send me a message or drop a comment below. Make sure to keep your eyes on the weather forecast because things can change quickly when in the UP! You might have one day of 39 degrees and sunny and the next is a blizzard. Don’t make the mistake of getting caught unprepared when venturing through this gorgeous peninsula!

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