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Alpine Valley – Re-opens on Wednesday, December 16
Winter is BACK!!! Opening today 3-10pm. Lift tickets $30.

Mt Holly ~ MT HOLLY IS OPEN FOR WINTER FUN
MT HOLLY OPEN FOR WINTER FUN Our customers are fun, creative, and know how to have good time. Thanks to Bryan Belcher posting this awesome image of their visit to Mt Holly. The weather has been enjoyable this week. Here’s our schedule moving forward: 😀 Wednesday 2-9pm 🦃 Thursday Closed for Thanksgiving 😀 Friday 10am-10pm 😀 Saturday 9am-10pm 😀 Sunday 9am-9pm As [...]

Pine Knob ~ IS OPEN ~ SUNNY SKIES CONTINUE AT PINE KNOB
SUNNY SKIES CONTINUE AT PINE KNOB Our Schedule for the Rest of the Week … Weather Permitting of Course: 🌞 Wednesday 3pm-10pm 🦃 Thursday Closed Thanksgiving Day ⛷ Friday 10am-10pm 🏂 Saturday 9am-10pm 😃 Sunday 9am-9pm <> Visit Pine Knob Ski Area Website >>>> <> Pine Knob Ski Area On Facebook Below are the latest postings from the Pine Knob Ski Area Page On Facebook. <> Comments Box [...]

Boyne Mountain ~ Opening November 23 for passholders and lodging guests – Thanksgiving Day for all
[ December 16, 2020; ] Early bird gets first chair. 💯 Mountain Express starts spinning at noon on November 23 for passholders and lodging guests! Get your first tracks of the season in until 4:30pm. 🤘 This season we have teamed up with @blackstrap and their #F1RSTCHAIR project to give out custom neck gaiters to our first 50 riders of the day. [...]

Nub’s Nob Ski Area ~ We will re-open this Saturday, December 19
[ December 12, 2020 to December 13, 2020. ] Thanks for a great opening weekend at Nub's Nob! The ski hill is closed this week as our Snow Farmers work to open more terrain and lifts for this upcoming Saturday. On December 19 we will open at 9 am and plan to stay open daily for the remainder of the ski season. Give us a hand [...]

Crystal Mountain ~ Slopes will open for Season Passholders, Four Seasons Club Members and house guests on Friday, December 18!
[ December 18, 2020; ] We're excited to announce Crystal Mountain will open the slopes for Season Passholders, Four Seasons Club Members and houseguests on Friday, December 18! Slopes will open for the season to the general public on Saturday, December 19 at 9 a.m. With snow on the way and favorable snowmaking temps in the week ahead, we believe we'll be [...]

Boyne Highlands ~ Opening for the 2020/21 winter season on Wednesday, December 16 at 9am
[ December 16, 2020; ] We'll be opening for the 2020/21 winter season on Wednesday, December 16 at 9am to our season passholders, Ikon passholders, and resort lodging guests ONLY. Daily lift tickets for the public will be available starting on Saturday, December 19, with a limited number of tickets available for sale online. We look forward to seeing you on the [...]

Shanty Creek ~ The slopes of Schuss Mountain will open on Saturday, December 19th.
[ December 19, 2020; ] OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT The slopes of Schuss Mountain will open on Saturday, December 19th. The 10-day forecast has favorable snowmaking conditions returning this weekend with solid 24-hour periods to follow. Our crew will make the most of every opportunity. It's too soon to say how many runs or whether there will be a temp terrain park set. We'll [...]

Blackjack Ski Resort ~ Blackjack Mountain is opening December 4th, 2020
[ December 26, 2015; ] Indianhead and Blackjack will open for the season on December 18! We have made snow when possible but unseasonably warm temps have limited the days we were able to make snow. The forecast turns colder on Sunday and we should be able to make snow continuously for the foreseeable future.

Ski Brule will reopen Friday through Sunday, November 22 – 24
Ski ya Friday 9-4:00. $25 Lift tickets. Big Bear chairlift and Bambi Rope Tow will spin 9-4:00 with Rails and Boxes on Bunny & Bambi on November 22-24! Bear’s Den Pro Shop is open 8-4:15 this weekend for lift tickets, season pass photos, information and the latest gear and wear. Rental Center is open 10-4:00 for tech [...]

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Friday November 25th, 2022 - 11:22 am

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FROM Caberfae Peaks --> Amy & Lenae grabbed the first chair ever on the new East Peak Triple Chair! Congrats to them and happy opening day at #caberfaepeaks #openings #SkiMichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Friday November 25th, 2022 - 9:49 am

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FROM Crystal Mountain --> It’s official! We are skiing and riding from 9am - 4:30pm on 16 trails. Thanks to our snowmaking team for giving Mother Nature a hand and getting us on the slopes!
For the latest snow condition updates please visit crystalmountain.com/snow #crystalmountain #openings #snowphotos #SkiMichigan
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Thursday November 24th, 2022 - 3:24 pm

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FROM The Highlands --> Happy Thanksgiving from The Highlands!
We're thankful for our guests and employees who helped make this year's opening day SNOW GREAT! ❄️ 🦃 ❄️
On Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the lifts will be running from 9AM-4:30PM! #thehighlands #openings #SkiMichigan
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Thursday November 24th, 2022 - 3:16 pm

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FROM Shanty Creek Resorts --> Happy Thanksgiving from Shanty Creek Resort!
We’re especially thankful to be opening for the season tomorrow! In preparation of opening day, please note the following:
Schuss Mountain will be open 9am - 4:30pm this Friday and Saturday and will then close midweek (to allow for snowmaking) until the following Saturday.
All snowsports operations including lift ticket sales, rentals, lessons and season pass sales/pickup will be taking place at Cedar River Village, located at 2400 Troon S, Bellaire.
Lift tickets will be $36. The purple chairlift and magic carpet will be spinning.
For a complete list of open runs, visit www.shantycreek.com/ski/conditions-cams/.
One more sleep until first chair. See you soon! #shantycreek #openings #SkiMichiganHappy Thanksgiving from Shanty Creek Resort!

We’re especially thankful to be opening for the season tomorrow! In preparation of opening day, please note the following:

Schuss Mountain will be open 9am - 4:30pm this Friday and Saturday and will then close midweek (to allow for snowmaking) until the following Saturday.

All snowsports operations including lift ticket sales, rentals, lessons and season pass sales/pickup will be taking place at Cedar River Village, located at 2400 Troon S, Bellaire.

Lift tickets will be $36. The purple chairlift and magic carpet will be spinning.

For a complete list of open runs, visit www.shantycreek.com/ski/conditions-cams/.

One more sleep until first chair. See you soon!
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FROM Shanty Creek Resorts --> Happy Thanksgiving from Shanty Creek Resort!
We’re especially thankful to be opening for the season tomorrow! In preparation of opening day, please note the following:
Schuss Mountain will be open 9am - 4:30pm this Friday and Saturday and will then close midweek (to allow for snowmaking) until the following Saturday.
All snowsports operations including lift ticket sales, rentals, lessons and season pass sales/pickup will be taking place at Cedar River Village, located at 2400 Troon S, Bellaire. 
Lift tickets will be $36. The purple chairlift and magic carpet will be spinning. 
For a complete list of open runs, visit https://www.shantycreek.com/ski/conditions-cams/.
One more sleep until first chair. See you soon! #shantycreek #openings #SkiMichigan

Thursday November 24th, 2022 - 9:44 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Snowriver Mountain Resort --> A very happy Thanksgiving (and Opening Day) to you all! We're grateful to the entire team here at Snowriver for kicking off a great start to the season. See you on the slopes! ⛷ #snowriver #openings #SkiMichiganA very happy Thanksgiving (and Opening Day) to you all! We're grateful to the entire team here at Snowriver for kicking off a great start to the season. $47 Adult tickets | $39 Child tickets at the window all weekend! See you on the slopes! ⛷

#Snowriver #PowderUp #skitheUP #bigsnowcountry #powderdays #openingday
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FROM Snowriver Mountain Resort --> A very happy Thanksgiving (and Opening Day) to you all! Were grateful to the entire team here at Snowriver for kicking off a great start to the season. See you on the slopes! ⛷ #snowriver #openings #SkiMichigan

Wednesday November 23rd, 2022 - 12:39 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Mont Ripley --> We’re about 75% of the way from having our first trail open, the biggest deterrent is getting enough snow made underneath the T-bar line. With snow making coming back a week from today, it looks like we will open for the weekend of the 10th and 11th. So in the meantime, everyone have a nice Thanksgiving and will see you soon.❄️ #montripley #snowphotos #openings #SkiMichiganWe’re about 75% of the way from having our first trail open, the biggest deterrent is getting enough snow made underneath the T-bar line. With snow making coming back a week from today, it looks like we will open for the weekend of the 10th and 11th. So in the meantime, everyone have a nice Thanksgiving and will see you soon.❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

FROM Mont Ripley --> We’re about 75% of the way from having our first trail open, the biggest deterrent is getting enough snow made underneath the T-bar line. With snow making coming back a week from today, it looks like we will open for the weekend of the 10th and 11th. So in the meantime, everyone have a nice Thanksgiving and will see you soon.❄️ #montripley #snowphotos #openings #SkiMichigan

Tuesday November 22nd, 2022 - 10:29 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Boyne Mountain Resort --> Early bird gets first chair. 💯
Mountain Express starts spinning at noon tomorrow for passholders and lodging guests! Get your first tracks of the season in until 4:30pm. 🤘
This season we have teamed up with @blackstrap and their #F1RSTCHAIR project to give out custom neck gaiters to our first 50 riders of the day. Come get some! 🏂⛷ #boynemountain #openings #snowphotos #SkiMichiganEarly bird gets first chair. 💯

Mountain Express starts spinning at noon tomorrow for passholders and lodging guests! Get your first tracks of the season in until 4:30pm. 🤘

This season we have teamed up with @blackstrap and their #F1RSTCHAIR project to give out custom neck gaiters to our first 50 riders of the day. Come get some! 🏂⛷
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FROM Boyne Mountain Resort --> Early bird gets first chair. 💯
Mountain Express starts spinning at noon tomorrow for passholders and lodging guests! Get your first tracks of the season in until 4:30pm. 🤘
This season we have teamed up with @blackstrap and their #F1RSTCHAIR project to give out custom neck gaiters to our first 50 riders of the day. Come get some! 🏂⛷ #boynemountain #openings #snowphotos #SkiMichigan

Tuesday November 22nd, 2022 - 9:22 am

Ski Michigan

FROM Caberfae Peaks --> Opening Friday, November 25th!
Lift hours will be 10 am to 4:30 pm on Nov 25, 26 & 27. We plan to have 4 lifts open (the new East Peak Triple, Vista 1561’ Triple, North Peak Quad, and the Green Mountain Flying Carpet) servicing as many runs as possible.
Hope you can join us for some Thanksgiving Weekend turns! #caberfaepeaks #caberfaepeakssnow #snowphotos #openings #SkiMichiganOpening Friday, November 25th!

Lift hours will be 10 am to 4:30 pm on Nov 25, 26 & 27. We plan to have 4 lifts open (the new East Peak Triple, Vista 1561’ Triple, North Peak Quad, and the Green Mountain Flying Carpet) servicing as many runs as possible.

Hope you can join us for some Thanksgiving Weekend turns!
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FROM Caberfae Peaks --> Opening Friday, November 25th!
Lift hours will be 10 am to 4:30 pm on Nov 25, 26 & 27.   We plan to have 4 lifts open (the new East Peak Triple, Vista 1561’ Triple, North Peak Quad, and the Green Mountain Flying Carpet) servicing as many runs as possible.
Hope you can join us for some Thanksgiving Weekend turns! #caberfaepeaks #caberfaepeakssnow #snowphotos #openings #SkiMichigan

Monday November 21st, 2022 - 4:53 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Alpine Valley Ski Area --> Today is the day! Our doors open at 3pm for skiing and riding🎉
Chairs 4 and 5 will be swinging with a magic carpet to open a little later. There are three park features near the bottom of I-75; a tube, rail, and C-box!
Alpine Valley will be open for business MONDAY, TUESDAY, & WEDNESDAY 3pm-10pm
Lift tickets $53, rentals $37, helmets $10
CLOSED THANKSGIVING #alpinevalley #openings #skimichiganToday is the day! Our doors open at 3pm for skiing and riding🎉

Chairs 4 and 5 will be swinging with a magic carpet to open a little later. There are three park features near the bottom of I-75; a tube, rail, and C-box!

Alpine Valley will be open for business MONDAY, TUESDAY, & WEDNESDAY 3pm-10pm
Lift tickets $53, rentals $37, helmets $10
CLOSED THANKSGIVING
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FROM Alpine Valley Ski Area --> Today is the day! Our doors open at 3pm for skiing and riding🎉 
Chairs 4 and 5 will be swinging with a magic carpet to open a little later. There are three park features near the bottom of I-75; a tube, rail, and C-box! 
Alpine Valley will be open for business MONDAY, TUESDAY, & WEDNESDAY 3pm-10pm 
Lift tickets $53, rentals $37, helmets $10
CLOSED THANKSGIVING #alpinevalley #openings #skimichigan

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Sorry but $53 for that amount of terrain is absolutely ridiculous.

Monday November 21st, 2022 - 4:46 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Crystal Mountain --> With nearly two feet of natural snow falling since last week, combined with great temps for snowmaking, we're ready to kick off our 2022-23 season on the slopes this Friday, November 25.
Lift Hours for Thanksgiving Weekend: November 25, 26 and 27: 9am - 4:30pm
Lift ticket rates for this weekend are $45 for Adults, $40 for Seniors and $35 for Juniors. Rental rates are $25 for Adults, Seniors and Juniors.
Lifts Opening: Crystal Clipper High Speed Quad, Loki Quad, North Face Quad, Crystal Carpets
Slopes Opening: We are working to open approximately 20 slopes this weekend including Loki, Main Street and the majority of our North Face slopes.
Lifts will close Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1 while our snowmaking team works to get more slopes ready. Weather pending, we plan to re-open Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4. #crystalmountain #crystalmountainsnow #openings #SkiMichiganWith nearly two feet of natural snow falling since last week, combined with great temps for snowmaking, we're ready to kick off our 2022-23 season on the slopes this Friday, November 25.

Lift Hours for Thanksgiving Weekend: November 25, 26 and 27: 9am - 4:30pm

Lift ticket rates for this weekend are $45 for Adults, $40 for Seniors and $35 for Juniors. Rental rates are $25 for Adults, Seniors and Juniors.

Lifts Opening: Crystal Clipper High Speed Quad, Loki Quad, North Face Quad, Crystal Carpets

Slopes Opening: We are working to open approximately 20 slopes this weekend including Loki, Main Street and the majority of our North Face slopes.

Lifts will close Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1 while our snowmaking team works to get more slopes ready. Weather pending, we plan to re-open Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4.
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FROM Crystal Mountain --> With nearly two feet of natural snow falling since last week, combined with great temps for snowmaking, were ready to kick off our 2022-23 season on the slopes this Friday, November 25.
Lift Hours for Thanksgiving Weekend: November 25, 26 and 27: 9am - 4:30pm
Lift ticket rates for this weekend are $45 for Adults, $40 for Seniors and $35 for Juniors. Rental rates are $25 for Adults, Seniors and Juniors. 
Lifts Opening: Crystal Clipper High Speed Quad, Loki Quad, North Face Quad, Crystal Carpets
Slopes Opening: We are working to open approximately 20 slopes this weekend including Loki, Main Street and the majority of our North Face slopes.
Lifts will close Monday, November 28 through Thursday, December 1 while our snowmaking team works to get more slopes ready. Weather pending, we plan to re-open Friday, December 2 through Sunday, December 4. #crystalmountain #crystalmountainsnow #openings #SkiMichigan

Monday November 21st, 2022 - 2:43 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM Pine Knob Ski and Snowboard Resort --> WE MAKE AND MOVE SNOW AT PINE KNOB
Pine Knob open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 3PM-10PM
$52 Lift Tickets, $42 Rentals, $15 Helmet Rental
The Pine Knob Snow Crew not only runs and monitors 100+ snowguns with high pressure water lines, compressed air lines, and high volume pumps, they also move snow, build ramps, and prepare the slopes for skiers and boarders. We have three snow groomers ... here's a peak of them in action over the weekend. #pineknob #snowmaking #snowphotos #openings #SkiMichigan
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Monday November 21st, 2022 - 1:22 pm

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FROM Mt Holly Ski Resort --> 🏂 MT HOLLY OPENS FOR THE SEASON ⛷
After a long weekend of round the clock snowmaking, we're ready to open the slopes at Mt Holly. We'll be open Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 2PM-9PM (business office opens at 1PM), closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving, and planning to run regular hours and sessions for the weekend. Check our website for updates on open runs, lifts, and hours.
⛷ Lift Tickets $52
⛷ Rentals $42
⛷ Helmet Rental $15 #mtholly #snowmaking #snowphotos #openings #SkiMichigan
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Monday November 21st, 2022 - 9:15 am

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FROM Shanty Creek Resorts --> After a little help from Mother Nature and a lot of hard work from our mountain crew, the news you've been waiting for is here!
SCHUSS MOUNTAIN WILL BE OPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25.
The slopes will open Friday and Saturday from 9am-4:30pm with the purple pod and magic carpet available. For a more detailed list of runs, please visit: www.shantycreek.com/ski/conditions-cams/
Only four more sleeps until opening day! Who else is pumped?! #shantycreek #openings #snowphotos #SkiMichiganAfter a little help from Mother Nature and a lot of hard work from our mountain crew, the news you've been waiting for is here!

SCHUSS MOUNTAIN WILL BE OPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25.

The slopes will open Friday and Saturday from 9am-4:30pm with the purple pod and magic carpet available. For a more detailed list of runs, please visit: www.shantycreek.com/ski/conditions-cams/

Only four more sleeps until opening day! Who else is pumped?!
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FROM Shanty Creek Resorts --> After a little help from Mother Nature and a lot of hard work from our mountain crew, the news youve been waiting for is here! 
SCHUSS MOUNTAIN WILL BE OPENING FOR THE SEASON THIS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25.
The slopes will open Friday and Saturday from 9am-4:30pm with the purple pod and magic carpet available. For a more detailed list of runs, please visit: https://www.shantycreek.com/ski/conditions-cams/
Only four more sleeps until opening day! Who else is pumped?! #shantycreek #openings #snowphotos #SkiMichigan

Saturday November 19th, 2022 - 5:39 pm

Ski Michigan

FROM The Highlands --> WE ARE OPENING!
The Highlands will OPEN Thursday November, 24th for ski and the Main Lodge will begin welcoming over night guests Wednesday, November 23rd!
Stay for $139 per night. Come ski and stay!
We have have GREAT early season conditions this year! Don't miss out, our FIRST CHAIR EARLY SEASON PASS is ONLY $99!
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We can't wait to see you! ❄️ #thehighlands #openings #SkiMichiganWE ARE OPENING!

The Highlands will OPEN Thursday November, 24th for ski and the Main Lodge will begin welcoming over night guests Wednesday, November 23rd!
Stay for $139 per night. Come ski and stay!

We have have GREAT early season conditions this year! Don't miss out, our FIRST CHAIR EARLY SEASON PASS is ONLY $99!
bit.ly/3hQJF2k

We can't wait to see you! ❄️
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FROM The Highlands --> WE ARE OPENING!
The Highlands will OPEN Thursday November, 24th for ski and the Main Lodge will begin welcoming over night guests Wednesday, November 23rd!
Stay for $139 per night. Come ski and stay!
We have have GREAT early season conditions this year! Dont miss out, our FIRST CHAIR EARLY SEASON PASS is ONLY $99!
https://bit.ly/3hQJF2k
We cant wait to see you! ❄️ #thehighlands #openings #SkiMichigan

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