With most school spring breaks coming early this year, the recent cool temperatures and lake-effect snowfall, it turns out that Michigan is the ideal place for a spring break ski vacation.
Mickey MacWillliams, executive director of the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association, fills us in on spring skiing in Pure Michigan.
Mother Nature was a little late this winter, but once she provided us with cold weather and snow, she just didn’t stop! What makes this ideal is that spring break for most schools is early this year and that means families can take advantage of unprecedented snow conditions right now, right here in Michigan.
Plus, to entice folks to ski instead of fleeing to warmer climates, our ski areas are offering great discounts and special events. I encourage skiers to check MSIA’s website at goskimichigan.com and click on the “News, Events, Specials & Discounts” button, which is updated almost daily. Here is a link to that page.
Many Michigan ski areas are still open, but it’s always best to check before heading out to be sure. The following ski areas are either open now, or will be open on the weekends:
- Big Powderhorn, Bessemer
- Blackjack, Bessemer
- Indianhead Mountain, Wakefield
- Marquette Mountain, Marquette
- Mont Ripley, Houghton
- Mt. Bohemia, Lac La Belle
- Pine Mountain, Iron Mountain
- Porcupine Mountain, Ontonagon
- Ski Brule, Iron River
- Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs (possibly April 6-7)
- Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls
- Caberfae Peaks, Cadillac
- Crystal Mountain, Thompsonville
- Cross-Country Ski Headquarters, Roscommon
- Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs
- Pando Winter Sports Park, Rockford
- Pine Knob, Clarkston
- Shanty Creek, Bellaire
Will you be hitting the slopes this spring?