Snow is Falling – Let’s Hit the Slopes!

Snow is falling in Oakland County and that means it’s a great time to have some winter fun at our area ski resorts. With all three being just a short drive away, you can choose from Alpine Valley in White Lake Township, Mt. Holly in Groveland Township, and Pine Knob in Clarkston. The resorts offer student, child & senior discounts, school ski-clubs, rentals, lessons, and terrain parks. If you’re just starting out on the slopes, have no fear! All three offer beginner hills with tow ropes and magic/wonder carpets to make things easy for you.

Check out our video and see all of the winter fun there is to be had on the slopes in Oakland County!

Alpine Valley Ski Area – White Lake
Enjoy beautiful surroundings, including 25 picturesque tree-lined slopes, 9 chairlifts, 4 rope tows, and a magic carpet. Freestyle skiers and snowboarders will enjoy four different styles of terrain parks designed for all ability levels. A skier/boarder cross track is open to the public so you can test your skills or race your friends. Check current conditions with their live snowcam before you go!

Mt. Holly Ski & Snowboard Resort – Groveland Township
Mt. Holly offers something for everyone with 7 chairlifts, 4 rope tows, and 2 Wonder Carpets. Ski or snowboard 19 trails, ranging from beginner to advanced in difficulty, and 3 Snowboard Parks with an assortment of terrain features. Enjoy the winter air on their 4200-square-foot heated paver patio with fire pit. When you’re ready to come in from the cold, enjoy a spacious Bavarian lodge and full service ski shop. 

Pine Knob Ski & Snowboard Resort – Clarkston
Hit the slopes at Pine Knob, a 300 feet vertical with 17 runs and 3 terrain parks. It offers 2 Wonder Carpets, 6 chairlifts, and 4 tow ropes. Pine Knob has beginner trails, intermediate trails with a mix of features, and difficult trails for experts only. Curious about current conditions? You can always expect great snow conditions with their TOPGUN snowmakers. Take a look at their webcam!

Have you heard about Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA)‘s Cold is Cool Passport promotion?

  • 4th and 5th Graders can ski for free! Go to Cold is Cool Passport to sign up. Both Alpine Valley and Mt. Holly participate in this exciting program from the MSIA.

For the special skiers and snowboarders in your life, a gift certificate or season pass to any one of our ski and snowboard resorts will make the perfect holiday gift. Gift certificates can be purchased in any denomination at all three resorts. Your shredders will love you for it!

Visit ski resort websites to view each resort’s hours, pricing information, and current trail conditions.

Happy (almost) Winter & Enjoy the Snow!


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