Michigan Ski Areas Closing This Week

A little rain never hurt anybody, unless you’re a ski area, in which case a few days of mellow temps and light rain are apparently enough to kill the season. Most smaller ski areas in Michigan had gone to weekends only operations, and were poised to operate on a day-by-day basis, but as of only…

2011-2012 snow depth from Accuweather.com

The Winter that Wasn’t

There were a few positives about the winter that wasn’t — it really showcased the resolve of our local ski hills, who did everything humanly possible to give us a good season when Mother Nature turned her back on us.

Nub's Nob turned on the guns at 4pm on December 5

Let it Snow, Let it Blow!

By next Friday, I would expect almost all of the lower-peninsula ski areas to have chairs running and gapers gaping. Although we’re off to a slow start, it’s still a start and hopefully the season will be in full swing for the Christmas holiday season.