Since 1949, Mt. Holiday has provided affordable skiing for families in the Grand Traverse area. Originally part of the Fife Lake State Forest land, the bay-view hills were cleared by a group of young businessmen looking for something to do during the slow Traverse City winters. As locals gave time and money, the ski area grew to its present 16 runs, beginner to advanced. Also snow tubing with express return lift. Lessons for everyone from beginner to advanced levels, individuals and groups. Season passes are available. New 10-station zipline, offering two-hour tours. The zipline features more than 4,000 feet of cable and open Wednesday through Sunday. Reservations are required.