Downhill Skiing near Sleeping Bear Dunes
Four downhill ski resorts are located within 30 miles of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore and Sleeping Bear Resort. Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville is the largest and most popular of the four. Homestead is located north of Glen Arbor and is very small but has spectacular views. Hickory Hills and Mt. Holiday are located in Traverse City.
Crystal Mountain Resort
This is a four season resort and the largest downhill ski hill in the area. It is located 20 miles from Sleeping Bear Resort and has 58 runs and 9 chairlifts. In addition to downhill skiing, they offer x-country ski trails, snowshoe trails and ice skating. Click here for more information.
This very small 3 chair lift/15 run ski hill has awesome views of Lake Michigan. The Homestead is also a four season resort located just outside the quaint village of Glen Arbor. Partial day ski passes are as low as $8 for juniors and $18 for adults on Friday evenings. They also offer ski equipment rentals. Click here for more information.