There’s a lot of activity this week as Michigan ski resorts aim to take advantage of the early cold front.
How much did you pay for your season pass last year? A few hundred bucks if you’re lucky. A thousand plus for those unfortunate souls on the East Coast who can’t get the college discount? One great thing about living in the midwest is relatively inexpensive pass prices. Sure, the hills near major metropolitan areas…
For opening weekend, Caberfae counted 18 open trails (serviced by 3 chairs and a tow-rope and their new “backcountry” territory.
Here’s the skinny on who’s already open and who’s opening this week, if you’re in Chicago-land or Ohio and you’re dying for a fix, get after it and head to Michigan.
Caberfae was the family-friendly ski area that I remember visiting a few times as a kid. The terrain isn’t going to blow you away, but you can definitely save a few bucks (holiday lift ticket price was only $37 for adults) and escape the crowds that will plague some of the more popular Michigan ski resorts on busy weekend days.
you can still get insanely discounted discounted Caberfae Peaks (Michigan) lift tickets from as low as $9. Even in to February you can get daily lift tickets for 50% off what you pay at the ticket counter. You just gotta be smart about it — only suckers pay full price for lift tickets.
Oh look they’re doing it right! Caberfae has been busy in the off-season making improvements on the mountain, too, where they’ve invested a sh’load of money in replacing/augment their snowmaking capabilities, added a few new boxes to their terrain parks, and have widened a few of the trails by as much as 50%.
Earlier this week I took a look at season pass offerings at the Metro-Detroit area ski resorts. Continuing that theme, here’s the skinny on those resorts on the West side of Michigan. The next installments will cover the northern lower peninsula and upper peninsula.