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Caberfae Peaks Snow Photos


Caberfae Peaks – December 11, 2014

Slopes open tomorrow for the season and will be open 10 am to 9 pm on Friday and 10 am to 8 pm on Saturday & Sunday. Snowmaking is progressing and the Darkside will open this weekend!

Caberfae Peaks – December 4, 2014

This just in: we are planning to open South Peak this Saturday, which will mark the earliest opening ever! First chair anyone?

Caberfae Peaks – December 2, 2014

Photo was taken earlier today. Who can name the ski trail these guns are blowing snow on?

Caberfae Peaks – November 28, 2014

A great day on the slopes today. Photo taken from the top of North Peak.

Caberfae Peaks – November 25, 2014

Winter weather has returned with 5″ overnight and 2″ in today’s forecast. Slopes will reopen this Friday at 10 am.

Caberfae Peaks – November 22, 2014

First chair: congrats to Ryan, Mike, Cody & Shawn!

Caberfae Peaks – November 16, 2014

Photo as of 3 pm today: It looks like the middle of winter at Caberfae with over 6″ of natural snow today, along with some ideal early season snowmaking conditions. Who will be here on opening day?

Caberfae Peaks – November 14, 2014

After a brief hiatus due to some warmer temps this afternoon, the snow makers are back to work!

Caberfae Peaks – November 14, 2014

The snowmaking crew is hard at work. It is looking like an opening day of Saturday, Nov 22nd. The forecast looks great for making snow through the weekend and into next week!

Caberfae Peaks – November 13, 2014

The snow machines are still roaring tonight & season passes were mailed out earlier today. Ski & snowboard season is almost here!

Caberfae Peaks – October 31, 2014

First snowfall of the season! Last day to get your season pass: http://store.caberfaepeaks.com/#passes

Caberfae Peaks – October 29, 2014

Getting the snow guns ready to go. Are you ready? Only 3 more days to get your season pass before the price goes up.

 

 

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2013 /2014 Photos


Caberfae Peaks – March 30, 2014

Nothing but blue sky today at the Peaks. Enjoy the spring skiing and riding!

Caberfae Peaks – March 22, 2014

A shot from the Big Air contest today at Caberfae.

Caberfae Peaks – March 22, 2014

Some loyal guests enjoying the carnival today.

Caberfae Peaks – March 16, 2014

Congrats to Marissa VanAlst & Keenan Cooper, the 2014 Caberfae Gold Cup winners

Caberfae Peaks – March 7, 2014

Another blue sky morning today. Mostly sunny Saturday & Sunday this weekend

Caberfae Peaks – March 5, 2014

The sun sets on another great day at the ‘fae, and will be back tomorrow. Will you?

Caberfae Peaks – February 16, 2014

After sunshine all day yesterday, we received at least 2″ of snow overnight & we have another 3″ in tomorrow’s forecast. Life is good.

Caberfae Peaks – February 11, 2014

The sun sets on another great day at Caberfae.

Caberfae Peaks – February 10, 2014

The snow coming down yesterday at the Peaks. Who will be hitting the slopes this coming weekend?

Caberfae Peaks – February 1, 2014

The sunshine was out yesterday afternoon at the Peaks. However, we have 2″ to 4″ of more snow in today’s forecast.

Caberfae Peaks – January 31, 2014

45″ of snow in the last 17 days & 3″ more in tomorrow’s forecast!

Caberfae Peaks – January 25, 2014

Powder Day! Photo taken of a local skier enjoying the Backcountry.

Caberfae Peaks – January 16, 2014

The snow is coming down! Photo taken at 5 pm on South Peak.

Caberfae Peaks – January 12, 2014

Beautiful sunny day at the Peaks!

Caberfae Peaks – January 9, 2014

Another photo from Thursday’s sunset. Awesome! After some adverse weather last night and this morning, it is now snowing at Caberfae Peaks.

Caberfae Peaks – January 1, 2014

Carving up Bullet today. It’s cold, but the conditions are good!

Caberfae Peaks – December 19, 2013

There is 1″ to 3″ in tonight’s forecast, and tomorrow is our once-a-month College Day at the Peaks. Put down your books and grab your boards!

Caberfae Peaks – December 10, 2013

White out on South Peak. Winter Weather Advisory has been in effect all day and the snow is coming down!

Caberfae Peaks – November 29, 2013

First chair of the season!

Caberfae Peaks – November 27, 2013
The temps dropped once again this afternoon and the snowmaking crew got right after it. Based on the forecast, it looks like we will be able to make snow around the clock right up until we open.

Caberfae Peaks – November 24, 2013

The snow has really started to pile up! We also received 5″ of natural snow overnight.

Caberfae Peaks – November 23, 2013

The snowmaking crew is hard at work building up our base. As a result, the slopes will be open on November 29th, 30th & Dec 1st from 10 am until 4:30 pm.

November 12, 2013

 
 

Indianhead Mountain Photos


Indianhead Mountain – December 12, 2014

The Big Chief Terrain Park has never looked better. Our park crew has been hard at work creating something special at Indianhead. They are also going to be building and maintaining incredible parks at our sister resort, Official Blackjack Resort Group too opening December 19th. Awesome work Andrew Seabloom, Tim Miller, Joel Klemola and Ben Granoth.

Indianhead Mountain – December 6, 2014

Can’t ride all day if you don’t start when the lifts do. Looks like it is going to be a beautiful day here at Indianhead.

Indianhead Mountain – November 28, 2014

Family fun, Opening Day 2014.

Indianhead Mountain – November 18, 2014

Someone call for a shuttle?

Indianhead Mountain – November 18, 2014

Another 20 inches of snow overnight. NOVEMBER snow total at Indianhead Mountain: 74+ inches. Wow!

Indianhead Mountain – November 11, 2014

The poor guys who have to shovel out the door and walkways here at Indianhead are saying about 14″ in the last 24 hours. Up to 8 more today and 7 additional tonight forecasted as now the lake effect will kick in!

Indianhead Mountain – November 10, 2014

A photo from this morning before the big storm. As it starts to pile up, we’ll post some “after” photos! Stay tuned!
 
 

Crystal Mountain Photos


Crystal Mountain – December 4, 2014

Lifts reopen Friday at 9am. More slopes will be ready and we’ll update the count later today. Stay tuned!

Crystal Mountain – November 27, 2014

Friends, family, food and fresh snow. There are plenty of reasons to give thanks today. Hope you are enjoying the holiday.

Crystal Mountain – November 26, 2014

We are thankful for the 16 slopes that will be open beginning tomorrow through Sunday from 9am-4:30pm including Loki, Thor, Canyon, Huggy Bear, Interlochen Arts Avenue and Emmy! More snowmaking temperatures in the forecast tonight. See you on the slopes!

Crystal Mountain – November 21, 2014

Bluebird skies, two feet of base and a little natural overnight. Is this really November 21? We are REALLY opening 12-4:30pm today and lift tickets are really FREE. Hope to see you on the slopes!

Crystal Mountain – November 18, 2014

We will be open for skiing and snowboarding on Friday from 12:00-4:30pm. Lift tickets are FREE on Friday with Cheers and Totem Park open. Stay tuned to crystalmountain.com/snow for updates!

Crystal Mountain – November 15, 2014

Our snow guns are running and Buck is covered in a blanket of white snow. Who’s ready for another great season?

Crystal Mountain – November 14, 2014

Mother Nature has teamed up with our snowmaking crews to turn our slopes white. Go, snow, go!

Crystal Mountain – November 13, 2014

The snow guns are on! Can you see the snow rainbow?

Crystal Mountain – October 30, 2014

The ‘glass is half empty’ person would say, “They’re taking apart the alpine slide.”
The ‘glass is half full’ person would say, “Yes! They’re making room for snow!”
The season is coming.

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2013 /2014 Photos


Crystal Mountain – March 30, 2014

Rider Dan carries his snowboard out to the hills for his 18th consecutive Sunday on the slopes. Spring sun has his shadow close behind.

Crystal Mountain – March 29, 2014

Did you see the Crystal Zombie on the hill today? If you took a photo with him, make sure to upload it to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter page for a chance to win a 2014-2015 Season Pass!

Crystal Mountain – March 25, 2014

Lou Batori – On the slopes at age 103

Crystal Mountain – March 25, 2014

January came back! Fresh powder, peeks of sun, and primo conditions – so good, in fact, that we’ve tacked on another day to ski season and we’ll be open on SUNDAY, April 13th!

Crystal Mountain – March 20, 2014

Spring starts with a bluebird day! We have 2 inches of fresh snow on the slopes this morning and plenty of sunshine to share.

Crystal Mountain – Slush Cup – March 15, 2014

We had the perfect day for our annual Slush Cup! The sun was warm and the slush was COLD. A huge thank you to everyone who braved the slush pit this year. Give yourself a pat on the back and another wipe with a towel!

Crystal Mountain – Kayak Race – March 15, 2014

No river required for our On-Slope Kayak Race today as part of our annual Spring Fling Festivities. Congrats to all of this years paddlers!

Crystal Mountain – Cardboard Classic – March 15, 2014

We kicked off our annual Spring Fling this morning with the Cardboard Classic on Cheers slope. What a great group of cardboard sleds this year! Thanks to everyone for their time spent and creative efforts to construct this year’s cardboard creations. Congratulations to all of today’s Cardboard Classic racers!

Crystal Mountain – March 7, 2014

Happy Friday! It’s going to be another good day.

Crystal Mountain – March 4, 2014

It’s a winter for the record books! We have now officially surpassed our 213″ record snowfall total set during the winter of 1996-97. And it just keeps snowing today! Any guesses for what this season’s record snowfall total will be?

Crystal Mountain – March 1, 2014

Mardi Gras on the Mountain

Crystal Mountain – February 22, 2014

Some sunshine and smooth groomers are making us smile today!

Crystal Mountain – February 18, 2014

4 inches of new snow. Sun is shining. Warmer temps. Today is the day!

Crystal Mountain – February 10, 2014

Got SNOW? We have reached 185 inches (15+ feet!) of natural snowfall this winter! That’s only 28.5 inches away from the all-time record of 213.5 inches of snow that fell during the winter of 1996-97. Will this winter be the record breaker?

Crystal Mountain – February 8, 2014

Mitten thumbs up to Saturdays on the slopes!

Crystal Mountain – January 28, 2014

More than 150 inches of natural snow have fallen on us so far this winter! Just ask this skier how good the conditions are this morning.

Crystal Mountain – January 24, 2014

Powder Alert! 4 inches of new snow at the base already today but there’s definitely more up on the mountain. Our friend George was more than happy to show us where it’s getting deep.

Crystal Mountain – January 23, 2014

It’s a bluebird morning! Fresh snow, smooth corduroy and sunny slopes.

Crystal Mountain – January 15, 2014

Glacier Valley Glades powder seeking. Powder day on the mountain today. And it’s still snowing!

Crystal Mountain – January 12, 2014

We’re enjoying sunny slopes on this Sunday afternoon!

Crystal Mountain – January 9, 2014

Hello Sunshine! It’s so nice to see you again.

Crystal Mountain – January 6, 2014

We’re finding powder stashes all over the mountain this morning. But due to extremely cold temperatures, our slopes and lifts will be closing at 5pm today.

Crystal Mountain – December 30, 2013

Demo Days continue until 3pm today! Head over to the slopeside tents near our Loki Quad chairlift to try out the latest downhill equipment from K2, Scott, Dynastar and others.

Crystal Mountain – December 28, 2013

All the snow and sunshine is lifting spirits in Tuck’s Terrain Park this afternoon.

Crystal Mountain – December 21, 2013

Windless evening on the slopes but fresh snow is in our forecast tonight!

Crystal Mountain – December 17, 2013

In addition to great conditions on our downhill slopes, all 40km of our cross-country skiing trail network is open! Check out our new Stag Hollow trailhead, directly across the street from Kinlochen.

Crystal Mountain – December 11, 2013

Baby, It’s Cold Outside! 10 degrees right now and our snow makers are loving every frozen minute.

Crystal Mountain – December 8, 2013

Our North Face chair and all North Face slopes are open today, making a total of 6 lifts and 32 runs skier & rider-ready on this frosty Sunday. See below for more info.
 
 

Ski Michigan Photos – November 2013

Here’s a collection of photos from November and October 2013 of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of Michigan ski areas:

Ski Area Updates – November 12, 2013

Ski Area Updates – November 11, 2013

Ski Area Updates – November 6, 2013


Indianhead Mountain Resort – November 6, 2013

4 inches of new snow here at Indianhead!

Ski Area Updates – November 5, 2013

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Ski Area Updates – October 29, 2013

Ski Area Updates – October 24, 2013

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Ski Area Updates – October 23, 2013


Crystal Mountain Resort – October 23, 2013

Good morning to the first snow of the season! Are you as excited for winter as we are?

Ski Area Updates – October 22, 2013


Boyne Mountain Resort – October 22, 2013

First snowfall of the season on October 22! More please.

Boyne Highlands Resort – October 22, 2013

We’re extending a warm welcome to winter this morning – the first snow of the season has fallen!

Indianhead Mountain Resort – October 21, 2013

This is what we call a great view. First snowfall of the season and we start with about 3 inches. Hoping the snow comes early and often and we have another great season here at Indianhead Mountain.
 
 

Ski Michigan Photos – May, April & March 2013

Here’s a collection of photos from May, April and March 2013 of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of Michigan ski areas:


Boyne Mountain Resort – May 4, 2013

Part one of our annual Hemlock Open. Part two, keeping it in the fairways with 9-holes of golf. Enjoying lots of fun in the sun!

Boyne Mountain Resort – April 27, 2013

Great day to work on your goggle tan!

Boyne Mountain Resort – April 20, 2013

Let the good times roll! — Snow is again falling and the slopes are open Saturday and Sunday, 9am-4:30pm.

Pine Mountain Resort – April 19, 2013

We’re living in a winter wonderland! It’s snowing out, just in time for tomorrow! Be sure to join us tomorrow, April 20th from 9am-7pm for skiing and boarding. $5 lift tickets and $5 rentals!

Boyne Mountain Resort – April 13, 2013

The season lives on with great skiing and riding conditions and the Stash Bash on Ramshead!

Pine Mountain Resort – April 12, 2013

3 inches of fresh snow last night and more in the forecast for today! The hill is being groomed and looking great, so be sure to join us for skiing and boarding from 9am – 7pm tomorrow!

Crystal Mountain – April 7, 2013

Last Buck chair. So long old friend. – As we close out our 2012/13 season on the slopes, we look forward to opening a new Buck Quad lift next winter. Thank you to EVERYONE for making this winter truly memorable!

Nub’s Nob Ski Area – April 7, 2013

First Chair, Last Day. Chris Roehn and Jon Hall. Chris has skied everyday this season!

Boyne Mountain Resort – April 7, 2013

The snow just keeps on falling – our remarkable winter means that the lifts will keep spinning on weekends for as long as great conditions continue!

Boyne Highlands Resort – April 6, 2013

Spring Board Meeting – Day One

Milje’s Ski Trails – April 4, 2013

Still Grooming! Wow–freshly groomed as of last evening and the conditions still are fantastic. We can’t predict how long we will be open or how long we will continue to groom, so make sure to get out while you still can. This could be our last weekend! But it’s still great! Enjoy your last few days of Spring Break!

ABR Ski Trails – March 29, 2013

It has been some great spring skiing. We have been grooming daily and have 2 feet of snow on the trail. Trails are open Sat and Sunday and will be closed April 1. Discount season passes on sale.

Boyne Mountain Resort – March 29, 2013

A fantastic Friday of spring skiing at Boyne Mountain… Easter Weekend has begun…

Porcupine Mountain Ski Area – March 29, 2013

Bluebird spring skiing…. This is hard to beat!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – March 30, 2013

Super fun day. Time trials, people skiing for the first time, a cookout on the deck under a sunny sky… Couldn’t ask for a better Easter weekend!

Crystal Mountain Resort – March 28, 2013

More corduroy and sunshine this morning. We’re expecting mostly sunny skies today with a high near 43F. We have 37 slopes open with machine groomed conditions. Frontside lifts are open 9am-5pm and North Face is open 10am-4:30pm. And don’t forget, only $25 for an open-to-close lift ticket for the rest of our ski season!

Nub’s Nob Ski Area – March 27, 2013

WE ARE STILL SKIING :) Excellent spring conditions on hill! Do not let the lack of snow in your back yard fool you, we still have 12 days of skiing/riding ahead of us!

Boyne Highlands – March 24, 2013

“Chocolate Cake” Downhill.

Boyne Highlands – March 23, 2013

Coors Light Ski League Championships on North Challenger.

Indianhead Mountain – March 22, 2013

Taken Friday at Indianhead Mountain. Incredible spring snow!

Crystal Mountain – March 20, 2013

Powder stashes are still waiting to be found after yesterday’s amazing snowfall. And the white stuff has been falling off and on all day this first day of spring!

Boyne Highlands Resort – March 20, 2013

Pillows of powder – and it’s still snowing!

Boyne Mountain Resort – March 20, 2013

Getting fresh tracks with 5+ inches of snowfall. What makes this spring even sweeter? More than 18″ of snow in the last week and a half! — at Boyne Mountain Resort.

Caberfae Peaks – March 19, 2013

Powder Day at Caberfae Peaks – Waddy & Larry on Bullet

Shanty Creek Resorts – March 9, 2013

Best Design – Cardboard Classic 2013

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – March 8, 2013

Great conditions for the 8th graders from Hemlock yesterday. Some of the year’s best skiing is now! Stu has been grooming since 8:00 and conditions are great!

Shanty Creek Resorts – March 8, 2013

Tele Turns – 8 March 2013

The Homestead – Leelanau County – March 8, 2013

Blue bird skies today to kick off our last weekend of the 2012-13 ski season. We hope to see you on the slopes!

Ski Milje’s – Wakefield – March 8, 2013

Freshly groomed and 15K of classical track set this morning. Should be a great day for skiing! Come on out as the season is winding down! The trails are in outstanding condition!!! Bring your sunglasses today!

Corsair Ski Trails – March 7, 2013
Spring conditions on the trails this weekend. Despite the mild temperature there is still plenty of snow and the tracks are holding up very well. Tess took this photo this afternoon while skiing at Silver Valley. She reports “Lots of fun in pleasant temperatures!”

Crystal Mountain – March 6, 2013
Grey skies today but the slopes are all white so we’re not complaining.

Boyne Mountain Resort – March 6, 2013
Ripping turns on another bluebird morning.

Boyne Mountain Resort – March 5, 2013
“Fantastic skiing” and “top-notch conditions!” Just a few of the phrases being heard out on the slopes today.

ABR Ski Trails – March 4, 2013
We have plenty of snow. The skiing has been very good with nice temps. The Ski Shop Sale continues. Top end race demo skis with bindings normal price $650-750…… NOW $325 – $500

Boyne Mountain Resort – March 3, 2013
Racers from across the region competed on the fabled Hemlock run in honor of Boyne Resorts’ founder Everett Kircher in today’s slalom race.

Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area – March 3, 2013
We can feel it….this is the PERFECT day to ski or snowboard! Here’s hoping for a day just like yesterday…Bluebird Skies/Corduroy/Friends/Family/Equipment to Demo/Food to Eat/Live Music/Beer to Drink/Sunshine on the Deck….the list goes on and on

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – March 2
Manitou grooming up beautifully! Groomer Young Bob is on it this morning!
 
 

Ski Michigan Photos – February 2013

Here’s a collection of photos from the February 2013 of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of Michigan ski areas:


Caberfae Peaks – February 9, 2013
Epic day at the Peaks. Who helped carve up the corduroy this morning?

Indianhead Mountain – February 8, 2013
Great start to the weekend. Come get some!

Crystal Mountain – February 7, 2013
We have absolutely pristine conditions on our 40 km of cross-country ski trails this morning.

ABR Ski Trails – February 5, 2013
What a fun day with 6 inches of new snow and happy skiers. We had the mature adult group of the Elmhurst Ski Club here all day, 46 second graders this mid day and the local all ages Team Gogebic here at 4 PM for practice. Fun to see so many diverse groups…Tomorrow Wed 4 PM the Clydesdales Group!

Treetops Resort – February 2, 2013
Here is one of our guest taking advantage of the “Big Air” Bag. The “Big Air” Bag is officially open at Treetops. For more information on this please call 1-888-873-3867

Caberfae Peaks – February 2, 2013
Cammy’s Park has a new location this season on No. 1, and offers two kickers and two rails.

Crystal Mountain – February 2, 2013
Good luck to all of our USCSA College Racers this weekend! Spectators are welcome – races are happening today and tomorrow.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – February 2, 2013
The trails are in excellent shape! Groomer Stu has Ginzu groomed all the trails and tracks are freshly set. Come demo new skis or snowshoes for free all day! Fire Grilled Pizza on the sun deck is the lunch special, served piping hot and piled high with delicious cheese and toppings of your choice. What a perfect day to XC ski!!
 
 

Ski Michigan Photos – January 2013

Here’s a collection of photos from the January 2013 of skiing and snowboarding on the slopes of Michigan ski areas:


Schuss Mountain – January 26, 2013
Plenty of snow and comfortable temperatures… at Schuss Mountain a happy crowd enjoyed the bluebird skies and fresh snow…

Crystal Mountain Resort – January 24, 2013
Powder Day at Crystal Mountain.

Caberfae Peaks – January 24, 2013
The snow machines were hard at work this morning! Who is going to hit the slopes this weekend?

Boyne Highlands Resort – January 20
Challenger Terrain Park

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Jan. 20
Up to almost 4 inches of fresh snow this morning!

Cannonsburg Ski Area – January 13, 2013
After a warm and wet couple of days, we are ecstatic to turn the snow guns back on and bring winter to West Michigan again!

Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area – January 13, 2013
Fired Up…. No time waste….snow making begins NOW!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Jan. 10
It is amazing how well we’re hanging onto our snow. This pic is from this morning (January 10, 2013). Hats off to the groomer team!

Crystal Mountain – January 10, 2013
102 year old Lou Batori stopped by to ski with us today! Lou is the oldest NASTAR racer ever and one of the friendliest guys around. Thanks for stopping by today Lou. It is ALWAYS a pleasure to ski with you! Lou appeared on CBS Sunday Morning a couple of years ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yR-OX_KiFdY

Caberfae Peaks – January 7, 2013
Good morning from the Peaks. It’s going to be a beautiful, sunny day at Caberfae. Enjoy!

Alpine Valley Ski Area – January 7, 2013
Big Boy park is open. Come out & thrash it!

Crystal Mountain – January 5, 2013
USASA Huck Finn – January 5, 2013 – We lost our sunshine for this afternoon’s USASA Huck Finn competition in Tuck’s Terrain Park, but there was no lack of energy. Congrats to all of today’s Huck Finn competitors!

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – January 3, 2013
Groomer Bob is working some magic on the trails this morning… The corduroy skate lanes are killer! Perfect day to XC ski

Caberfae Peaks – January 2, 2013
The “Dark Side” of South Peak opens tomorrow, which means the opening of 5 additional slopes: GG’s Ride, Bullet, Stagshead Bowl, Slot & Notch. Who will get first tracks?

Crystal Mountain – January 2, 2013
We are making a fresh layer of snow this morning and are getting ready to open 38 slopes – 90% of our skiable terrain! We have machine groomed slope conditions with 5 chairlifts and 2 magic carpets running today.
 
 
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