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For the weekends (or weekdays) you aren’t heading Up North but still want to hit the slopes, check out these local ski resorts. New to the sport? No problem, sign up for private or group lessons.
Pine Knob (Clarkston)
Whether you are a beginner or expert, Pine Knob is the place to enjoy the slopes with friends and family. Check out have alpine and snowboard rentals, get lessons by certified instructors for all ages and hit the hills. Pine Knob is 300ft vertical with 17 runs and 3 terrain parks. The resort offers 2 world-famous Wonder Carpets, 100ft and 300ft, 6 chairlifts and 4 tow ropes.
Address: 7778 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 48348
Alpine Valley (White Lake)
Alpine Valley offers beautiful surroundings including 25 picturesque tree-lined slopes, 9 chairlifts, 4 rope tows and a magic carpet. Freestyle skiers and snowboards will enjoy four different styles of terrain parks designed for all ability levels. A skier/boarder cross track is open to the public so test your skills or race your friends! Bring the whole family and enjoy the largest and most scenic ski area in southern Michigan right at your own back door.
Address: 6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI, 48383
Mt Brighton (Brighton)
Since 1960, Mt. Brighton Ski Area in Southeast Michigan has been one of the legendary family winter destinations on the Midwest snowsports scene. Skiers and riders can easily access 25 trails and five lifts covering 130 acres. Having converted thousands of first-timers into lifelong skiers and riders, and now with the opportunity to take that passion to Vail Resorts’ iconic western mountains, Mt. Brighton is truly the place where Epic begins.
Address: 4141 Bauer Rd, Brighton, 48116
Mt Holly (Holly)
For 60 years Mt Holly has served as a local ski destination. Find everything you need, 7 chairlifts including Southeastern Michigan’s only High-Speed detachable quad, 4 rope tows, and two SunKid Wonder Carpets. Kick back and relax on a 4,200 square foot heated paver patio and centered fire pit or explore one of 19 trails ranging from beginner to advanced in difficulty, and 3 Snowboard Parks with an assortment of terrain features.
Address: 13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI, 48442
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About Carrie Budzinski
Carrie Budzinski is the Vice President of LittleGuide Detroit. She grew up in Livonia and Detroit and continues to live life in both cities. Carrie loves exploring the city and finding hidden gems in the suburbs..