There are some nice hills tucked away in Southeast Michigan, including Alpine Valley in White Lake where the Ski/Snowboard School welcomes adult beginners and children ages 4 and up who are just learning or want to improve their skills. Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard Resort offers private and student lessons plus the Thunderbolt Training Center for young skiers who want to race.
The family that wants to ski together should check out the Sunday Family Fun Learn to Ski or Snowboard Program at Swiss Valley in Jones, while skiers and boarders who want to improve their skills can take the Progressive Lessons. Other Lower Michigan ski schools include Bittersweet in Otsego, in the Kalamazoo River Valley of Southwest Lower Peninsula, and Apple Mountain in Freeland, near Midland and Bay City.