Most cities go to sleep in winter, but at the ski resorts in Southwest Michigan, the fun is just about to start. Southwest Michigan is very popular for downhill skiing and has many ski areas. Michigan is #2 in the nation for the most ski areas. The entire state has 39 ski areas and is second only to New York with 49. Who knew?!

This article will look into the popular Ski Resorts you should visit in SW Michigan.

Closer to home

If you’ve tried skiing in Northern Michigan, you might also check these ski areas closer to home. It might surprise you that SW Michigan also has ski areas to hit the slopes. So if you’re a downhill skier and want to enjoy winter without going far, this article is for you.

Bittersweet Ski Resort

Located in Otsego, Bittersweet Ski Resort has a 350 vertical feet peak with 20 runs, seven chair lifts, two rope tows, and two wonder carpets. Bittersweet Ski Resort offers skiers private, semi-private, and group lessons. They have certified instructors to help level up your skills. Enroll and level up to enjoy skiing and experience a better winter! You can visit their official website by clicking this link for more information.

Timber Ridge Ski Area

If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumped winter, Timber Ridge Ski Area is the place to go. Located in Pine Grove Township, Timber Ridge is the oldest resort in SW Michigan. 

The park is famous for snow tubing and other snow sports. This season, Timber Ridge opened a more extensive terrain park. This larger and more challenging addition has a quarter-pipe for skiers and boarders. 

The park has a hundred snow tubes, but they only offer tube passes on a first-come-first-serve basis. You can also buy a gift card to access the tubes. For more information about tubing hours and rentals, you can visit their website by clicking this link.

Swiss Valley Ski and Snowboard Area

Swiss Valley has been operating since 1968 and started with just 122 pairs of rental skis and seven rope tows. The resort has 2000 pairs of rental skis and over 500 snowboards. Swiss Valley’s humble beginning is their inspiration to continue impressing their patrons. They have 11 runs and a 225 vertical foot peak with seven lifts, including two quads and a triple. 

Visit their website by clicking this link to learn more about their amenities like cabin rentals and tickets and passes.

FYI: Last we heard, the standard pandemic protocols are still in force at these resorts. 

If you are ready for a fun-filled winter, check the latest snow report and head to any of these resorts close to home! 

Are you looking for a lake house to buy in Southwest Michigan? If so, please don’t hesitate to call me. I can help you find the perfect home for you.

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