SKIING & SNOWBOARDING
No need to head out west for epic downhill adventure. Escape to beautiful Cadillac to experience the mountains of the Midwest in Northern 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. Families have been coming here for decades for the best in winter recreation and relaxation!
Michigan’s oldest ski resort, Caberfae Peaks, celebrates its 85th Anniversary in the 2022/23 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.