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Indianhead Mountain – Photos – 2016

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Friday September 30th, 2022 - 3:18 pm

Snowriver Mountain Resort
Just like the seasons & the leaves we will be transitioning over the next week. Our website, social media pages/handles and other accounts will be switching over to our new brand Snowriver Mountain Resort. Pages will be consolidated and a new website is slated to be launched! Stay tuned & watch for updates.

Just like the seasons & the leaves we will be transitioning over the next week. Our website, social media pages/handles and other accounts will be switching over to our new brand Snowriver Mountain Resort. Pages will be consolidated and a new website is slated to be launched! Stay tuned & watch for updates. ... See MoreSee Less

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Are you guys still allowing the dirtbike park open?

Out of touch/out of state greedy owners shut down snowmobile trail. Tearing apart the fabric of UP/Wisconsin snowmobiling one stitch at a time. Enjoy your winter, my family and I will buy our lift passes elsewhere. Pack sand.

Where does the snowmobile trail cross??? I don’t see it

It will always be Indianhead!

Indianhead has been there for longer than my 65 years on the planet. The new name change erases history for Wakefield and basically sucks. Removing the snowmobile trail also sucks. You lost our business at both hills. We’ll move up to whitecap.

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Wednesday September 28th, 2022 - 5:18 pm

Snowriver Mountain Resort
Today, Snowriver management and ownership met with representatives from the Township of Wakefield and Township of Bessmer along with the GRTA President Steve Hamilton and the Michigan DNR, to discuss the Route 2 snowmobile trail.  The meeting was very productive and alternatives were discussed.  One such option has a reroute through the Snowriver property alleviates traversing the parking lot and the lodging area, would then join back up with the trail system.  We appreciate all the representatives and the GRTA for meeting today.  The discussions will continue towards a solution for this winter and we are very optimistic based on todays meeting, that a happy conclusion will be found!

Today, Snowriver management and ownership met with representatives from the Township of Wakefield and Township of Bessmer along with the GRTA President Steve Hamilton and the Michigan DNR, to discuss the Route 2 snowmobile trail. The meeting was very productive and alternatives were discussed. One such option has a reroute through the Snowriver property alleviates traversing the parking lot and the lodging area, would then join back up with the trail system. We appreciate all the representatives and the GRTA for meeting today. The discussions will continue towards a solution for this winter and we are very optimistic based on todays meeting, that a happy conclusion will be found! ... See MoreSee Less

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This should have never made the news in this way if you had worked this out with the club. It could of been positive on both sides from the beginning.

Outstanding news 👏🏻 THIS is exactly what smart business is. Way to come to the table literally! Face to face with respect, collaboration and moving in a positive direction forward. Community partnership prevails. ❄️Let it Snow ❄️

I’d be the first to admit that I was very upset and also very concerned about trail 2, and the future of trails at Lutsen mountain in Minnesota. Was openly ready to boycott. I also ski and snowmobile. I have skied at both Lutsen Minnesota and two of the resorts by trail 2. Snowmobiled to both and met wife and daughters for skiing! Loved it. I hope this will be resolved. Thank you for coming to the table and discussing. This makes sense for everyone! I hope there is a resolution. Would still like to hear the real reason for the shut down to begin with. Trail was working perfectly fine!

Thank you for the effort to help find a good solution for everyone. I too was upset at first but folks making any kind of threat towards anyone is not the way to solve anything. I Snowmobile and Ski... in fact I learn to Ski when I was 6 years old over at Blackjack. Lots of fond memories and fondness for that region. Thanks for helping make it work.

We appreciate the efforts being made by both sides 👍🏼

Happy to hear there is progress being made!

Happy to hear that there getting resolved for all parties

Thank you for being open minded and working towards a solution for all.

Great job in going above and beyond!

Progress….thx

Bravo! Great job working with your neighbors!

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Wednesday September 21st, 2022 - 11:11 am

Snowriver Mountain Resort
There has been a great amount of commentary and discussion on the meeting that took place over the snowmobile trail through the resort.  

The management of Snowriver Mountain Resort, formerly known as Big Snow, appreciates the feedback we’ve received from snowmobilers over the past few days, and we recognize the huge economic value these visitors bring to the area. We look forward to working with our local community to help strengthen the local economy and continue to be both a good neighbor and good steward of the land we operate on. 

As a ski resort, it is our responsibility to provide a comfortable, enjoyable, and safe skiing and boarding experience for our guests, including many families with young children. While we embrace and encourage all forms of winter recreation, the proximity of a busy snowmobile trail to our guests and our ski area operations creates hazards that are not only not covered by our insurance but are also not safe. While we do employ snowmobiles as part of our operations, including snowmaking and ski patrol, these trips are strictly limited, done by trained staff, are covered by insurance and are operated based on best industry safety protocols. 

Unfortunately, the snowmobile trail system, as it exists today, goes directly through the heart of our ski area’s base areas and this is not safe. The trail in question came to be when other landowners revoked access to their land back in the mid-2010s. After this, a trail was built across the resort without a written use agreement or adequate liability plan. Moving forward, we are actively exploring options to find a solution in which a snowmobile trail between the east and west of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can still travel through the communities of our surrounding area while continuing to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests. 

We were told by the local snowmobile club that it had been working on alternative routing to accomplish this, and we have offered financial assistance to help with this effort.  

The Snowriver Mountain Resort and our staff look forward to continuing to be community partners and working with all involved to find a solution that works best for everyone involved. 

Charles Skinner 
President & CEO 
Midwest Family Ski Resorts

There has been a great amount of commentary and discussion on the meeting that took place over the snowmobile trail through the resort.

The management of Snowriver Mountain Resort, formerly known as Big Snow, appreciates the feedback we’ve received from snowmobilers over the past few days, and we recognize the huge economic value these visitors bring to the area. We look forward to working with our local community to help strengthen the local economy and continue to be both a good neighbor and good steward of the land we operate on.

As a ski resort, it is our responsibility to provide a comfortable, enjoyable, and safe skiing and boarding experience for our guests, including many families with young children. While we embrace and encourage all forms of winter recreation, the proximity of a busy snowmobile trail to our guests and our ski area operations creates hazards that are not only not covered by our insurance but are also not safe. While we do employ snowmobiles as part of our operations, including snowmaking and ski patrol, these trips are strictly limited, done by trained staff, are covered by insurance and are operated based on best industry safety protocols.

Unfortunately, the snowmobile trail system, as it exists today, goes directly through the heart of our ski area’s base areas and this is not safe. The trail in question came to be when other landowners revoked access to their land back in the mid-2010s. After this, a trail was built across the resort without a written use agreement or adequate liability plan. Moving forward, we are actively exploring options to find a solution in which a snowmobile trail between the east and west of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan can still travel through the communities of our surrounding area while continuing to ensure the safety and wellbeing of our guests.

We were told by the local snowmobile club that it had been working on alternative routing to accomplish this, and we have offered financial assistance to help with this effort.

The Snowriver Mountain Resort and our staff look forward to continuing to be community partners and working with all involved to find a solution that works best for everyone involved.

Charles Skinner
President & CEO
Midwest Family Ski Resorts
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As a current season passholder, we always stayed in the complex buildings where the trail was behind the building. I’m not a snowmobiler but I always enjoyed watching them go past and the snowmobile groomer. I’ve been skiing there for six years I’ve never heard any incident with snow mobiles, and quite a few of them also stopped in to have lunch or drinks. it will be sad to not see them.

BS response to cover their butts. Snowmobiling brings in More business to the hill. Just deciding it's an issue at last minute is really unacceptable and not a good way to start a relationship with a great community. Where is the data to show how many people have actually been hurt? So disappointing.

I support keeping private sleds off of ski slopes. Skiers and snowmobiles dont mix.

This is the dumbest thing I have ever read. Use your brain people. The insurance company wont insure them because a snowmobile posses an liability risk??? But skiing doesn't?? www.valuepenguin.com/health-insurance-winter-sports-injuries

I’ve been skiing at Indianhead for 60 years. Don’t like snowmobiles at all. They’re noisy and disturb the peace of a beautiful afternoon on the slopes. I support any and all efforts to keep them off the Indianhead property. Why do they have to be everywhere? It’s like we finally find a quiet place and then they have to be there, too.

Any chance the trail can be allowed this year? Then, poll the guest to see how unsafe they really feel? It’s a really crappy thing to do the local clubs, businesses and towns that depend on snowmobile revenue. Especially with 2 months to go till the season kicks off

The president of the company directly heard all the negativity. He is directly responding to it. This is positive for all the people who have expressed concerns. The dude just dropped major coin on the place. Based on Granite Peak, the company will re-invent and majorly upgrade the operations at Blackjack and Indianhead. A huge bonus for the region! I would give the company some time to come up with a short term and long term plan and certainly you know that ski operations are what will make or break the business, so short term that is where all the attention will be. Cut the company some slack for a year.

Stop it. It don’t even come close to people on your resorts. This is a horrible decision.

We always enjoyed stopping by on snowmobiles and supporting the ski resort. Wondering how many guests were injured by snowmobiles at these ski hills? Rerouting this major trail takes significant time and the season right around the corner😡

I've been skiing at Indianhead blackjack and Powderhorn for 44 years. My knees are shot, so now I snowmobile. I have always enjoyed going into Dudley's saloon even after skiing and while Snowmobiling. They better be working something out, or I will never attend there again

New owners should focus on new chairlifts that don’t drop chairs off the lift like the red triple a couple years back. The chairlifts at big snow/river snow/whatever it’s called are the biggest liability they have. E-brakes tripping off at blackjack just last winter almost flung plenty of people off that day too. Been coming here for almost 30 years and I can count on zero fingers how many times a snowmobile almost got in the way or caused a hazard.

Skidoo snowmobile open house at granite peak in Wausau how about that? Isn’t that a issue to your skiing guests a safety issue to your guests with the added traffic? We will see if money talks come spring when the new sleds come out if they’ll be on your property or not. I used to support you and the New Years celebration with the fireworks. Not anymore.

Hopefully a solution can be found soon. I use the snowmobile trail and also ski here. The through trail is a huge asset to the snowmobile trail system and all businesses.

Thank you for clarifying your position with this … makes total sense. Good luck to your operations here in the UP … we welcome you to our small community

I understand the business side of what you are saying and planning but like others this should have been part of the plan so there was no disruption. Everyday I snowboard at your hill I see easily 10-15 sleds parked in the parking lot, with the riders eating and drinking in your bar. We really hope you come up with a plan sooner than later. I appreciate your statement and at least hearing us out for a solution.

Hopefully everyone has had the chance to read the rebuttal to this post on m.facebook.com/GogebicRangeTrailAuthority/

@Charles Skinner There's nothing worse than a CEO who can't read the room. Your first move as a new owner is to upset the entire U.P. and put a strain on the economy. Rather then spending your time getting ready to open for the season, you just loaded your days with public relations damage control. So much for first impressions. Free advice, in the future start with the solution and work backwards.

People stay at the resort because it’s on the trail. Fix it.

It’s stated in the Michigan Ski Area Safety Act that private snowmobiles are not allowed on or in the vicinity of open ski slopes. It is Michigan State Law.

Should have had the foresight to come up with an alternative plan before hand. Now you all are in damage control mode.. I dont buy the liability excuse. If my insurance company were that fearful of a snomobile trail and perception of imaginary liability, I'd find a different underwriter. For someone who has been in the resort industry for many years, you all sure did make a mountain out of a molehill here.

My family of 7 will no longer be traveling and staying at your resort. This is a huge impact to many small family businesses. We will continue to visit and stay at neighboring ski resorts and support these small businesses.... another big brother wiper out the little ones

I like to do both. Looks like I won’t be at your resort, I’d assume a resort like yours would understand the synergy of all sports.

Find a new insurance company

Never going to visit your resort again. We would stop in when we were riding. Also visited to Ski.

Thank you for acting immediately to ensure safely for all guests.

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Tuesday September 6th, 2022 - 11:39 am

Snowriver Mountain Resort
Snowriver Mountain Resort is stoked to be the newest member of the Indy Pass Revolution!  Indy is already the dominant multi-mountain pass in the Midwest, with an incredible 22 partner resorts across the cornerstone states of Michigan (10), Wisconsin (6), and Minnesota (6). Snowriver sits square in the snowiest part of the region, the Lake Superior snowbelt, and we are pleased to join our sister resorts Granite Peak and Lutsen Mountain on the pass.  #indypass #indyrevolution 

https://unofficialnetworks.com/2022/09/06/indy-pass-bluebird-backcountry/

Snowriver Mountain Resort is stoked to be the newest member of the Indy Pass Revolution! Indy is already the dominant multi-mountain pass in the Midwest, with an incredible 22 partner resorts across the cornerstone states of Michigan (10), Wisconsin (6), and Minnesota (6). Snowriver sits square in the snowiest part of the region, the Lake Superior snowbelt, and we are pleased to join our sister resorts Granite Peak and Lutsen Mountain on the pass. #indypass #IndyRevolution

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Indianhead Mountain - Big Snow Resort why are you canceling the snowmobile trail 2? Some of us snowboarders like the fact of riding our sleds to the hill. Terrible start to new ownership. Hope you have a better plan then this. You should have reached out to your consumer base before ripping up the contract.

There’s no such thing as a “snowriver” so let’s start there —

Last time we will stay there. They are anti snow Mobile and closed the connecting trails in the area.

Will Snowriver Mtn Resort Honor the 2022/23 season Passes that were purchased last year from Big Snow Resort ?

I see your on the Ski Cooper pass too…woot!!

Molly Beth

Be prepared for HUGE price increases!!!

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Indianhead Mountain Resort – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Indianhead Mountain via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Indianhead Mountain, choose “Indianhead Mountain” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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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 – 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!!
 
 

Caberfae Peaks Snow Photos

Caberfae Peaks – Photos – 2020 – 2021

Caberfae Peaks – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Caberfae Peaks via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Caberfae Peaks, choose “Caberfae Peaks” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

I wish I could relive this day over and over and over, etc.  I loved our 'big' wedding day so much (yes, we have a 'small' wedding anniversary as well for those if you who do not know this), and have no idea how it's already been 9 years!!! I loved our location, our wedding party, the fact that so many members of our family and friends came to celebrate with us, and just the sheer happiness that surrounded this day (or was that amount of alcohol that was consumed?). I encourage everyone I know to look in to Caberfae Peaks for their weddings, because they made our day perfect. 
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#caberfaepeaks #caberfaewedding #weddingmemories #weddinganniversary #loveyou

I wish I could relive this day over and over and over, etc. I loved our 'big' wedding day so much (yes, we have a 'small' wedding anniversary as well for those if you who do not know this), and have no idea how it's already been 9 years!!! I loved our location, our wedding party, the fact that so many members of our family and friends came to celebrate with us, and just the sheer happiness that surrounded this day (or was that amount of alcohol that was consumed?). I encourage everyone I know to look in to Caberfae Peaks for their weddings, because they made our day perfect.
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Winter Hype Video 2.0 - Flyin’ down the lift line of the new East Peak Triple Chair! Season Pass Sale Ends September 30. Shop now! www.store.caberfaepeaks.com. 

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Winter Hype Video 2.0 - Flyin’ down the lift line of the new East Peak Triple Chair! Season Pass Sale Ends September 30. Shop now! www.store.caberfaepeaks.com.

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Nothing is more soothing than the sound of flowing water!
#puremichigan #nature #fall2022 #travel #caberfaepeaks #kayaking

Nothing is more soothing than the sound of flowing water!
#puremichigan #nature #fall2022 #travel #caberfaepeaks #kayaking
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Winter Hype Video! Take a drone tour of the new East Peak Triple Chair. 
Unlimited season passes are only $249 through September 30th. www.store.caberfaepeaks.com 

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Winter Hype Video! Take a drone tour of the new East Peak Triple Chair.
Unlimited season passes are only $249 through September 30th. www.store.caberfaepeaks.com

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Peep the fall colors in the trees in front of these beautiful ladies! So many cohesive colors in this image that I can't get enough of!⁠
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#alysonchristinephotography #married #ido #mrandmrs #thevanderbies #newlyweds #septemberwedding #northernmichiganwedding #caberfaepeaks #michiganweddingvenue

Peep the fall colors in the trees in front of these beautiful ladies! So many cohesive colors in this image that I can't get enough of!⁠

#alysonchristinephotography #married #ido #mrandmrs #thevanderbies #newlyweds #septemberwedding #northernmichiganwedding #caberfaepeaks #michiganweddingvenue
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The new East Peak Triple is spinning.  The chair is being commissioned and load tested this coming week, then will be ready to go for the winter!  #caberfaepeaks #firstchair?

The new East Peak Triple is spinning. The chair is being commissioned and load tested this coming week, then will be ready to go for the winter! #caberfaepeaks #firstchair? ...

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Caberfaepeaks season pass special runs through the end of this month. It's an awesome, affordable deal. With their new 3-person lift opening this winter, make sure to invite your famly and friends to get one too!  Visit their website for more information. 

#skithepeaks #newlift #winterlovers #caberfaepeaks #closetohome #community

Caberfaepeaks season pass special runs through the end of this month. It's an awesome, affordable deal. With their new 3-person lift opening this winter, make sure to invite your famly and friends to get one too! Visit their website for more information.

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The majestic Northern Cardinal. 

#cardinal #northerncardinal #bird #birdphotography #birding #michiganbirding #nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #natgeowild #canonr5 #caberfaepeaks #birdnerd #feather_perfection #fiftyshades_of_nature

The majestic Northern Cardinal.

#cardinal #northerncardinal #bird #birdphotography #birding #michiganbirding #nature #naturephotography #wildlifephotography #wildlife #natgeowild #canonr5 #caberfaepeaks #birdnerd #feather_perfection #fiftyshades_of_nature
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Congrats to a recent bride and groom celebrating their wedding ceremony and reception at #caberfaepeaks

Congrats to a recent bride and groom celebrating their wedding ceremony and reception at #caberfaepeaks ...

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A quick video of the cable up and bullwheel turning on the new East Peak Triple.  It even looks like that could be snow that is coming down!  #caberfaepeaks

A quick video of the cable up and bullwheel turning on the new East Peak Triple. It even looks like that could be snow that is coming down! #caberfaepeaks ...

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Hanging out with the Lift Maintenance Crew at #caberfaepeaks 

Progress continues with some alignment work on Tower 5 of the new East Peak Triple Chair.

Hanging out with the Lift Maintenance Crew at #caberfaepeaks

Progress continues with some alignment work on Tower 5 of the new East Peak Triple Chair.
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Liza & Taylor 7•15•22 🌿

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Liza & Taylor 7•15•22 🌿

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Snowmaking at Caberfae Peaks – Photos

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New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks For the 2016-17 Ski Season

We are proud to announce the installation of highest chairlift in Northern Michigan! A brand new Doppelmayr, triple chair is currently being installed for the 2016/2017 season. The new chairlift will have a top elevation of 1561′ and will provide an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding Manistee National Forest.

New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks Photo Gallery (Click on photos for slideshow view)
 

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