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The communities in Northern Michigan boast many great ski resorts that provide great winter fun for the entire family. In addition to skiing or snowboarding their slopes, these resorts also offer other activities like dog sledding, sleigh rides, NASTAR, tubing, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, ziplining, ice skating, and more!
Just outside of Harbor Springs in a beautiful rolling valley, is Boyne Highlands.
Boyne has it all when it comes to the perfect Michigan winter getaway. Offering great snow, expert grooming and carved out glades, and superb skiing and snowboarding. New last season, the Zipline Adventures has you soaring through the trees and valleys down the mountain!
And you can go for a dog sled ride with a dog team that has raced the Iditarod or enjoy romance at its best with a horse drawn sleigh ride. Try ice skating, tubing or snowshoeing for the first time or as a seasoned expert. Relax in one of the mountain-top restaurants with a hot chocolate, cold beer, and fueling food and take in the action of the many on-snow events offered at Boyne Highlands.
Mountain biking through Boyne Highlands trails is a experience with fun for the entire family.
But this world class facility isn’t just a treat in the winter. The resort is open year ’round resort and has three golf courses, fabulous lodging and dining, You name it, Boyne Highlands has it.
In the summer, the golfing at Boyne Highlands is truly spectacular. Stay in the main lodge or a condominium, go for a swim, shop for golf apparel, watch the sun set, or be dazzled by the Young Americans dinner theatre.
Boyne Highlands is a four season resort. Spring is perfect for not only golf but mountain biking or hiking. Try the zip line for family fun and adventure! Summer offers unparalleled golf: four spectacular golf courses plus a Par Three.
For the current weather, slope, trail, and snow conditions at The Highlands, visit highlandsharborsprings.com/mountain-report.
600 Highland Dr., Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
Boyne Mountain is the granddaddy of ski resorts. Skiers have been coming north to Boyne Mountain for over 60 years and with good reason. There is so much to do at Boyne Mountain in Northern Michigan.
Here you’ll find skiing and boarding on 415 skiable acres, an Austrian-American Ski School, ski rentals, ski village with shops and dining, terrain parks, tubing, Zipline Adventures, and cross country skiing.
Go for a dog sled ride or a horse drawn wagon ride. There’s also ice skating, tubing or snowshoeing!
At the end of the day, stop for a cup of hot chocolate at one of the mountain restaurants and then ski down to one of three lodges for ski in/out lodging.
With a ski season that runs from Thanksgiving to Easter, you’ll have the chance to come north again and again to ski and board at Boyne Mountain.
For web-cams and current conditions at Boyne Mountain, visit boynemountain.com/current-conditions.
1 Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls, MI, 49713
Since 1958, Nub’s Nob has been doing what it does best: providing a great family place to ski and place. Today, Nub’s Nob offers 53 ski slopes and trails on three separate peaks, friendly staff, fresh homemade food, an award winning lodge, and a decorated snow making and snow grooming crew.
Located just outside Harbor Springs in the “ski valley” with Boyne Highlands just across the valley, Nub’s Nob provides first class and friendly skiing in a spectacular setting.
Fun? You bet! With a free beginner’s area, first time skiers can practice with confidence. A ski school, ski rentals, childcare, NASTAR, ski league events, night skiing, cross country ski trails (included a loop with lights for night skiing), snowboard and terrain park… what else do you need?
The ski lodge serves up great food by the fireplace. Sip a hot coffee or step into the bar and watch the skiers zip down the hills in front of you.
Spectacular snow making means you can be on the hills early in the season. If you live outside of Northern Michigan and don’t see snow in your backyard during the winter, there is always snow at Nub’s Nob!
For the latest slope and trail conditions at Nub’s Nob, visit nubsnob.com/conditions-tables and nubsnob.com/livecam.
500 Nub’s Nob Road, Harbor Springs, MI, 49740
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