Looking for family fun in Oakland County this winter? Check out these events, parks and places to go!

Hit the Ice Rink

Strap on some skate and don’t forget your mittens as you take laps around the rink, both indoor and outdoor.

Local Sledding Hills

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! Looking for top picks – Beverly Hills, Snowy Ridge in Commerce and Bloomer Sled Hill in Rochester are the most popular.

Ski Resorts

You don’t need to go Up North for ski slopes, here are some local resorts.

Pine Knob (Clarkston)
Address: 7778 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI, 48348
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.

Alpine Valley (White Lake)
Address: 6775 Highland Rd, White Lake, MI, 48383
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.

Mt Holly (Holly)
Address: 13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI, 48442
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.

Indoor Activities

Avoid cabin fever and get out of the house to check out these local attractions.

Visit A Museum

Learn something new and have fun at a museum.

Parks & Recreation

Get out of the house and enjoy the fresh air at these local parks. Don’t forget to bring your skis and a sled for snowy fun.

Top Playgrounds: Innovation Hills (Rochester Hills), Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve (Southfield), Scarlet’s Playground (Commerce), Booth Park (Birmingham) and Gilbert Willis Park (Wixom).

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