Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding

No need to head out west for epic downhill adventure. Escape to beautiful Cadillac to experience the midwest mountains of Northwest Michigan. A convenient drive from anywhere, Cadillac a hidden gem, a gorgeous little Up North city on the lakes surrounded by the Huron-Manistee National Forest. Folks have been coming here for decades for winter recreation and relaxation!

Michigan’s oldest ski resort, Caberfae Peaks, celebrated its 80th Anniversary in the 2017/18 ski season. From early December through late March, beautiful powder falls on Cadillac, providing a natural environment for downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, skating, or snowshoeing. Our winter wonderland has welcomed generations of skiers and snowboarders to our frosty peaks, extensive groomed trails and blanketed national forest.

Come experience the scenic winter beauty, tranquility and history that is unique to Cadillac.

Ski lift at Caberfae Peaks






We have one of the highest vertical drops in Northern Michigan, with 34 awesome ski runs, and night  skiing throughout the season, there is plenty of fun to be had at Caberfae Peaks. The resort has a state-of-the-art snow making operation and just last year added the all new backcountry terrain area for those  who enjoy breaking their own trail. They have also added an all new triple chair lift – The Vista 1561’. 

The resort has also updated much of its buildings and the amenities onsite are sure to keep you entertained all day.  This is a great winter hot spot in the Cadillac region at the first signs of snow, through the last 40 degree days in the spring.

A Family Winter Weekend for $500

Enjoy the Winter Views in Cadillac! Here we have outlined a complete weekend in Cadillac filled with lodging, dining shopping and of course, exploring our outdoor winter wonderland.  We have taken the guess work out of your weekend, and have outlined a complete...

The Science of Snowmaking

An overview of snowmaking operations at Caberfae Peaks with their snowmaking expert, Tim Meyer, article written by Maralee Cook. Picture this: You’re enjoying the outdoor heated pool and spa late at night at Caberfae Peaks Resort, gazing up at the stars after an...

Vertical Drop – Skiing in Cadillac

Back in the day, the Cadillac area was the state’s first ski destination. That legacy is a point of pride for the area, but Cadillac’s storied past does not mean that the area is resting on its laurels. These days, Michigan’s oldest ski destination is also...

Caberfae Voted "Best in Snow" Award!

Caberfae Peaks Named Winner in the 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia New Awards Incorporate Skier/Rider Feedback with Exclusive Data to Uncover Most Beloved Ski Areas Across North America SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2017 –Caberfae Peaks has...

10 Reasons Canadians LOVE Caberfae Peaks on Winter Break

By Joy Vandrie The Canadian Winter Break covers two awesome spring skiing weekends in Northern Michigan, March 10-20, 2017. During these two weekends, Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort, in northwest Michigan offers the following top 10 reasons Canadians love to...

Other Cadillac Downhill Resources


Missaukee Ski Mountain

6500 Walker Road, Lake City, 231-839-7575

Located in Lake City, Missaukee Mountain is a volunteer-driven ski, snowboard, and sledding area that has been in operation for several decades.  The Mountain has 1.3 kilometers of slopes ranging from easy to hard.  Along with runs for every skill level, the Mountain operates 3 tow ropes to get skiers and snowboarders to the top of the hills.

Opening and operations are based upon snow condition, as they do not have snow making machines like larger resorts. However, one of the most appealing aspects is the budget price point of less than $10 per day, and sledders and tubbers use the sledding hill at no cost. Other family-friendly features are affordable equipment rentals and a lodge to warm up after skiing with hot beverages.




Sun N Snow Ski Shop located at M-115 & M-55 on the west side of Cadillac - full service ski & snowboard shop

Cadillac also has a Dunham's store located on the northern side of the city.


Cold is Cool Passport

Caberfae Peaks is a participant in the MSIA Cold is Cool passport program that allows Fourth and Fifth Graders to Ski Free in Michigan! Families can obtain a Cold is Cool Ski & Ride Passport App for their 4th and/or 5th graders on the MSIA site that gives them special deals at participating ski areas.  At Caberfae the passport is valid with purchase of an Adult Open-to-Close lift ticket ($59 Saturdays, $49 Sundays and $39 Midweek). Not valid 12/26/20 - 1/1/21, 1/16 - 1/17/21 & 2/13 - 2/14/21. Not valid with season pass tickets.

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Michigan Snowsports Industries Association

The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) is the trade association of the ski and snowboard industry in Michigan. The MSIA offers Michigan ski and snowboarding discounts and programs to make your winter season affordable and fun! This year they want to help you plan a ski trip that is both safe and memorable.


Here’s how you can help:

  • Plan ahead so you know what to expect
  • Wear your face covering
  • Follow distancing protocols
  • Arrive together, ride together
  • Stay home if you feel sick

Read more by following the link below.

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