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.

Skiers at top of mountain
Freshly groomed natural snow

Caberfae Peaks Snow Report:

Update - March 18th, 2022

LIFTS OPEN: 4/5     SLOPES OPEN: 25/30
BASE: 0” to 48” NEW SNOW: 0” last 24 hrs; 0” last 48; 0" last 72; 99” YTD

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High of 43 today at the Peaks. It looks like the precipitation will hold off until late afternoon today. Enjoy the warm temps and soft snow today.  Stay tuned at Caberfae Peaks.

Freshly groomed light base

Cadillac Area Snowmobile Report:

Update - March 10th, 2022

BASE: 1-3"    PAST 24 Hrs: 0"    CONDITION: Fair 

This may be last chance for the year, with temps in 40’s expected next week. Rode today around LPL, Caberfae & Coyote areas - there is enough to ride, but very icy in spots and pretty choppy as well. Most all spots are covered with either snow or ice. Be safe and expect very slick conditions!  Click here for more updates!

Freshly groomed medium base

Cadillac Pathway - XC Ski & Winter Sports Trail:

Update - March 8th, 2022

WST was groomed Monday on the east side of Seeley Rd only.  Issues with traction on ice. XC Ski was groomed Tuesday afternoon after receiving approximately 5 inches of new snow.   There are some great sections and other sections that are pure ice or bare.  Get more updates here!



9" ice marker

Ice Fishing Report:

Update - March 5th, 2022

It has been a great season so far, warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast - not much time left out on the ice this winter, enjoy it while you still can!  Stay tuned to updates as spring is just around the corner.





Skiers at top of mountain


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.

People on ski lift


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 tubers use the sledding hill at no cost. Other family-friendly features are affordable equipment rentals, concessions and a lodge to warm up.




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.


Kids skiing at Caberfae

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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