Snow is on the ground and ski resorts are OPEN! It’s winter and Michigan and that means its time to pull out the sports equipment and hit the hills for skiing and snowboarding.


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.

Hours of operation: Monday – Friday 10am to 10pm; Saturday 9am to 10pm; Sunday 9am to 9pm

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.

Hours of operation: Wednesday – Friday 2pm to 9pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am to 10pm

Address: 6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI, 48383
Phone: 248.887.2180

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.

Hours of operation: Open daily, hours vary

Address: 4141 Bauer Rd, Brighton, 48116
Phone: 810.229.9581

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.

Hours of operation: Wednesday to Friday 3pm to 10pm, Saturday 9am to 10pm + Sunday 9am to 9pm

Address: 13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI, 48442
Phone: 248.634.8269


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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..

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