Ski Resorts: in & around Traverse City

Winter is fast approaching, and Northern Michigan is the perfect place to spend your snow days. With skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, and ice skating in the area, you don’t have to stay cooped up until the lakes unfreeze! Whether you’re looking to stay close to town, or you’re ready for a road trip, there are plenty of options to keep you and your family entertained. Traverse City offers a picturesque winter wonderland for those who enjoy snow and outdoor activities.

2000 Randolph Street, Traverse City

Hickory Hills is conveniently located right downtown Traverse City. With eight runs and 125 acres, this is a special spot perfect for beginners and those looking for a more laid back area for alpine skiing and snowboarding. If you’re looking to cross country ski, Hickory Hills boasts four kilometers of trails. Although this spot is a little smaller, the convenience of location and the on-site lodge make this a perfect ski and snowboard spot for the family. 

 3100 Holiday Road, Traverse City

Just about five miles from downtown Traverse City, Mt. Holiday has it all when it comes to snow sports! With plenty of runs to keep the alpine crowd happy, that’s not all you can find at Mt. Holiday. Snow tubing is also available with the lift included. After a long day of playing in the snow, you can head over to the T-Bar and Grill to get a bite to eat or a drink. There’s no shortage of fun at Mt. Holiday and with just a short drive from Traverse City, there’s no reason not to check it out! 

12500 Crystal Mountain Drive, Thompsonville 

A little further away from Traverse City, but more than worth the trip is Crystal Mountain. This full-service ski resort has everything you need to enjoy a day, or a weekend on the slopes! Do you have people tagging along that don’t ski or snowboard? Send them to the Crystal Spa, where they can get a massage, a pedicure, or just chill out at the indoor pool. 

With plenty of lodging accommodations and restaurants, you can get lost in the possibilities of this resort. No snow yet? Not to worry! Crystal Mountain has year round activities that are sure you keep you occupied.

1 Boyne Mountain Road, Boyne Falls 

Another ski resort with all season activities is Boyne Mountain resort! With the ability to ski, snowboard, snow tube, bike, zipline, or golf, there are tons of ways to enjoy Boyne, but you’ll have to see for yourself all that this special place has to offer. If you plan on staying in one of the many rooms and villas Boyne Mountain has to offer, consider getting wristbands for Avalanche Bay Indoor Waterpark, which is conveniently located right on the property. 

If you’re looking for a relaxing weekend getaway, consider one of Boyne Mountain’s spa treatments or salon services. Regardless of your intentions, this resort has something for everyone. Plenty of food and drinks are available in and around the resort. Some highlights are Forty Acres Tavern, Trophy Room Pub & Pizzeria, Eagle’s Nest, and Apres Ski Pub. You’ll be surprised by all that Boyne Mountain offers. 


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