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Any information or assistance on the lost ski areas of Michigan would be greatly appreciated. Please contact: mark@mwlsap.org

For more information and pictures on most of these lost ski areas go to the Michigan Lost Ski Areas Project.



Adventure Mountain - REOPENED 1/22/2021

Al Quaal

Apple Mountain (also called Bintz Apple Mountain)

AuSable Ski Ranch - See Michaywe Slopes

Avalanche Peak - also called Barn Mountain

Bahle Park Ski Hill

Bald Eagle Ski Hill (may also have been called Harringbone Ridge)

Bald Mountain

Barn Mountain - See Avalanche Peak

Bear Hills

Bear Mountain

Big-M Ski Area (see Manistee Ski Area)

Binder Park

Bintz Apple Mountain (see Apple Mountain)

Birch Hills Ski Area

Black Forest

Black Mountain Ski Area

Brady's Hills (later called Winterskoll)

Briar Hill Ski Area

Briar Mountain - (also called Vulcan USA and Norway Mountain)

Bremer's Hill

Brock Park

Brule Mountain (currently open as Ski Brule)

Bryce's Hill (Brice's Hill)

Buck Hills

Carousel Mountain

Chainsaw Mountain

Chimney Corners Resort

Circle TNT Ski Area and Campground (previously called Jack Pine Valley)

Cliff's Ridge - currently operating as Marquette Mountain

Cole Creek - see Fonro

Danforth Ski Area

  • Escanaba, MI - upper peninsula
  • In 1978 (Skalka): 1 rope tow
  • Terry Ahola - wikipedia - first ski area of Terry Ahola, former member of the US Ski Team

Diggins Hill Park

Dryden Ski Area

Eskar Hills (Esker?)- may also be Middleville Ski Resort

Elberta Mountan Winter Sports Park

Flint Parks and Recreation ????

Fonro Ski Resort - later called Cole Creek

Franklin Hill

Fry's Winter Sports Park

Galaxy Hills


Glacier Hills

Grand Haven Ski Bowl - currently operating as Mulligan's Hollow

Grandview Orchards

Grand Valley State Colleges Ski Hill

Greenbush Inn

Griswold Mountain Ski Area

Harbor Highlands Ski Resort - currently open as Boyne Highlands

Harringbone Ridge - see Bald Eagle Ski Hill

Hidden Valley - see Ostego Ski Club - Still open

Holiday Hills - currently open as Mt. Holiday

Houghton Lake (see Snow Bowl)

Hu-Lu Heights

  • Hudsonville, MI - southwest Michigan
  • From The Michigan Daily digital Archives (Dec. 5, 1965):
    Hu-Lu Heights: 2 mile west of Hudsonville, just south of M-21. 2 ski runs, 6 toboggan runs, 1,600 ft. Rope tows. Toboggans furnished. Skating rink. Lighted. Warming house with snack bar.

Indian Hills Sports Park

Indian Hills

Irish Hills Sports Park

Iroquois Mountain Lodge (may have also been called Mission Hill)

Jack Pine Valley - see Circle TNT

Kalamazoo Country Club

Kalamazoo Ski Club

Kandahar (formerly Summit Ski Club)

Lake Valley Ski Area

Lansing Ski Club

Lee Tow Winter Sports Park

Little Switzerland Ski Area - currently operating as Swiss Valley

Lookout Inn

Lost Lake Woods Club

Lost Pines Lodge

Lovells Winter Plauground

Mackinac College Ski Slope (also called: Rex Humbard College Ski Slope, Stonecliffe, Mt Humbard)

Major Mountain

Manistee Ski Area (also called Big-M Ski Area and Udell Hills)


Maple Mountain

McGuires Ski Resort

Michaywe Slopes (Also called AuSable Ski Ranch)

Middleville Ski Resort (may also be Eskar Hills)

Mio Mountain

Missaukee Mountain

Mission Hill Ski Resort - also see Iroquois Mountain Lodge

Moon Ridge

Mott Mountain (later called Silver Ridge, maybe Black Mountain ??)

Mt. Christie

Mt. Frederick


Mt. Grampian

Mt. Humbard - See Mackinac College Ski Slope

Mt. Joy

  • Wakefield, MI - upper peninsula
  • o: 1958, c: about 1970
  • Michigan Lost Ski Areas Project
  • Mt Joy is in Wakefield Michigan, about 10 miles east of Ironwood. It operated with a rope tow between 1958-1964, and reopened for a couple more years around 1969-1971.

Mt. Kimberly

Mt. Mancelona

Mt. Maria Ski Lodge

Mt. Mesnard

Newaygo County Sports Park

Norway Mountain - formerly Briar Mountain and Vulcan USA

Oakland University Ski Tow

Ogemaw Hills Ski Park

Oxbow Club and Ski Area

Pando Ski Center (also called Pando Park)

Paradise Valley

Pere Marquette Ski Club

Pickney State Recreation Area

Pinnacles (The) - later called Tyrolean

Pleasant Valley Ski Area

Pioneer Hills Winter Sports Park

Prospect Hill - also called Valley Farm

Rex Humbard College Ski Slope - See Mackinac College Ski Slope

Riverview Highlands


Royal Valley (later called Ski World)

Russell's Ridge


Sheridan Valley

Silver Mountain

Silver Ridge Resort (See Mott Mountain)

Silver Valley

Silverbell Village Ski Area (Silver Bell Village)

Ski Homestead - now part of Ski Brule (still open)

Ski Village (also called Waters Ski Club)

Ski World (formerly called Royal Valley)

Skyline Ski Area (also Sky Line)

Spring Valley

Snow Bowl (Houghton Lake Snow Bowl)

Snow Valley

Stonecliffe - See Mackinac College Ski Slope

Sugar Loaf

Summit Ski Club - See Kandahar

Sylvan Resort (Sylvan Knob) - still operating. see: Treetops

Teeple Hill

Thunder Bowl

Thunder Mountain

Timberlee Hills



Tyrolean (previously called Pinnacles Ski Resort)

Udell Hills - see Manistee Ski Area

Valley Farm - probably the same as Prospect Hills

Vernier Hill

Village Inn

Vulcan U.S.A. - became Briar Mt and later Norway Mt

Walloon Hills Ski Area

Ward Hills

Waters Ski Club - see Ski Village

Western Michigan University

Winterskoll (see Brady's Hills)

Woodbridge Ski Area

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Adventure Mountain - REOPENED 1/22/2021

Alpine Valley Ski Area

Big Powderhorn

Big Valley Ski and Tube


Blackjack - Big Snow Resort

Boyne Highlands (formerly Harbor Highlands)

Boyne Mountain

Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort

Cannonsburg Ski Area

Caspian Ski Hill

Challenge Mountain - formerly Walloon Hills

Chatham Ski Hill (also called Hiawatha Slopes)

Covington Ski Hill

Crystal Mountain

Crystella Ski Hill

Gladstone Sports Park

Hanson Hills

Hickory Hills

Indianhead Mountain - Big SnowResort

Marquette Mountain (formerly Cliff's Ridge)

Mont Ripley

Mt. Bohemia

Mt Brighton

Mt Holiday Ski Area - formerly Holiday Hills

Mt Holly

Mt. McSauba (0 maps)

Mt. Zion

Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl - formerly Grand Haven Ski Bowl

Nub's Knob

Ostego Ski Club (formerly Hidden Valley ?)

Petosky Winter Sports Park

Pine Knob

Pine Mountain

Porcupine Mountain (Porkies)

Sault Seal

Schuss Mountain

Shanty Creek

Ski Brule - combined with Ski Homestead

Snow Snake Mountain

Swiss Valley Ski Lodge - formerly Little Switzerland Ski area

The Homestead

Timber Ridge Ski Area

Tower Mountain

Treetops (Sylvan) Resort

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Lost Wisconsin Ski Areas Facebook Page - omissions noted


Chicago Tribune - Dec. 3, 1967

Map from Sking in the Great Lake States, 1970 (.pdf)


Ski Magazine Spring 1974, The VEEP SKEES