Are you ready to hit the slopes? Learn critical info on the local ski resorts. The quoted rates are for all access. In other words, you’ll save a little cash by going on weekdays, non-holidays, beginner hill only or partial day sessions.


Mount Brighton Ski Area

4141 Bauer Rd
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 220-4813

Great place to learn or get out for a few runs without a weekend trip up north. It’s super convenient at only a couple miles West of Brighton. Sign up for daily text updates on the conditions at their website. Avoid the highschool crowds on Thursday and Friday nights. Rates are $26 – $46


Alpine Valley Ski Area

6775 Highland Rd
White Lake, MI 48383
(248) 887-6010

Fourteen miles north of Novi you’ll find Alpine. They boast 25 tree-lined runs, 9 chairlifts, 4 rope tows, a magic carpet, and four terrain parks. The magic carpet is just what it sounds like. Instead of holding onto a tow rope or getting on a chair lift you simply step onto a running conveyor belt to the top. Know before you go: Wednesdays are men only and Tuesdays and Thursdays are ladies day. Rates are $31 – $48.


Mt Holly Ski Area

13536 Dixie Hwy
Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-8260

The furthest north of the local hills is Mt. Holly. Of the 19 runs, White Lightning is notable for it’s steeps at the top and if you’re looking for a mild thrill. Mozart is also a lot of fun and a little more laid back with plenty of room to meander. It’s 350 feet of vertical drop put it at the tallest of the local hills. Rates are $31 – $51.


Pine Knob Ski & Snowboard Resort

7778 Sashabaw Road
Village of Clarkston, MI 48348
(248) 625-0800

Great for beginners and intermediate skiers and snowboarders. The hill features a 300 ft vertical with 17 runs and two magic carpets for the bunny hills. Fill up your tank at the cafeteria serving basics from soup to pizza. Know before you go: the cafe only takes cash so unless you want to get slammed with ATM fees bring some greenbacks. Rates are $31 – $51.