One of the top winter activities in Michigan is downhill skiing (also known as Alpine skiing).

Here are our recommendations for the greatest Northern Michigan ski resorts for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing this winter (Northwest Michigan - Lower Peninsula).

Michigan ski resorts typically open between the middle of November and the beginning of December. Many ski resorts close their doors at the end of March. Some Michigan ski resorts, however, are able to stay open into April thanks to deep bases of machine-made and natural snow.

Caberfae Peaks

In addition to Michigan's highest lift-serviced peaks, Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort has some of the state's largest vertical drops.

A total of 34 runs are available for skiers and riders of…

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Winter is here, which means it's time to go skiing and riding or book a ski-in/ski-out vacation rental. The greatest slopes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers/snowboarders are listed in this guide to Northern Michigan ski resorts.

Northern Michigan's Best Beginner Ski/Boarding Resorts

The key to picking the best Northern Michigan ski resort for beginners isn't so hidden after all. There are no such things as bad choices. Because being beginner-friendly is a point of pride for Michigan hills, most have specific sections meant to help novices of all ages succeed in the sport.

Caberfae | Cadillac, Michigan
If your group's goal is to start on the bunny hill and soon progress beyond it, look for ski deals that aren't too expensive.…

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SOLD: 02161 Deerview Drive Boyne Falls, MI 49713 - $330,000
MLS: 453423 - Disciples Village Condo at Boyne Mountain Resort Sold

Brook Walsh's Listing At Boyne Mountain Resort Sells For $330,000!

This was a fantastic transaction for Brook Walsh, founder, and Associate Broker for Brooks's client originally bought at Boyne Mountain to spend time with his son and because of the tremendous timing in the real estate market. With Brooks' advice, he purchased his condo for $180,000. Several years later, after his son graduated from high school and moved to Colorado he decided to sell and invest in other things. Brook listed the condo and shortly thereafter he negotiated the sale. Besides, the new client was…

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SOLD: The Edelweiss Lodge 02957 Saalbach Boyne City, MI 49712 - $1,475,000
MLS# 456630 - Exclusive Home in Gated Boyne Mountain Resort Community Sold

Brook Walsh's Listing Under Contract In Less Than 48 Hours – At Full $1.475m Asking Price!

Jump on this one quick! Practically perfect home in Boyne Mountain Resort's exclusive Edelweiss gated community. One of the BEST lots in the development - ski-in/ski-out access and located at the first tee of the Alpine and Monument golf courses. Room to play outside and in for everyone! 5 bedrooms, (including a generous one on the Main Level, with a full bath), home theatre AND a two-bedroom guest house. For help selling your Boyne Mountain Real Estate contact Brook Walsh -,…

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SOLD: 401 Winslow Road Edwards, CO 81632 - $2,400,000
MLS: 925964 - Singletree home in Edwards, CO sells

The Crown Jewel of Singletree, this home has been fully remodeled to the nines. Featuring the finest mountain contemporary finishes, jaw-dropping views of the ski slopes, a rooftop hot tub and outdoor spaces throughout. With both a porte-cochre and a 4-car garage, there is plenty of space for mountain toys or a car collection. For help selling your Luxury Estate contact Brook Walsh -, or (231) 459-3179 today!

Brook attributes his professional network and state-of-the-art real estate marketing to be the biggest factor that made the home sell so quickly, in addition to the already high demand…

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Boyne Resorts’ very first golf course, The Heather, has been named the 2018 Golf Course of the Year by the Michigan Golf Course Association (MGCA). (Click here to see all Boyne Highlands Homes for Sale)

Designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr. and opened in 1966, The Heather was the landmark golf course for Boyne Golf, and is considered the landmark course for the resort golf industry in Northern Michigan as well. (Click here to see Northern Michigan's finest collection of Harbor Springs, MI vacation rentals)

“The Heather’s challenge is absolutely timeless,” Kate Moore of the MGCA said in making the announcement. “It is widely considered to be one of the finest championship courses in the nation.”

The MGCA Course of the Year…

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There are a lot of skis out there, making the task of finding the right pair for you feel like an enormous undertaking. But with a basic understanding of the different types of skis, how camber and rocker work, and how to choose the right length, you’ll be able to narrow down the selection and get out on the snow.

To choose the right skis, these are the key decision points:

  1. Choose the type of ski based on your preferred terrain: Your choices are all-mountain skis, all-mountain wide skis, powder skis, and backcountry skis. The type of skis you choose will be based on the type of skiing you plan to do.

  2. Find your preferred ski length: As a general rule, choose a ski length that comes up to between your chin and the top of your head. Use our size…

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A summer golf paradise unlike any other, with undulating hills, huge resorts, and great pricing.

No summer golf destination tops the Gaylord Golf Mecca in northern Michigan for sheer convenience and a variety of great courses. In 2012, the marketing association celebrated its 25th anniversary, with 17 courses and 20 housing options. (click here to see all Gaylord, MI homes for sale)

The majority of its courses are located in Gaylord, a golf destination unlike any other in the Midwest. Every course at Treetops Resort is so superb that I could easily have put all five on this list of Gaylord's top ten golf courses. I didn't do it for the sake of diversity (with apologies to the four-and-a-half-star Tradition Course).

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