Ski Resorts Near Muskegon, Michigan

Ski Resorts Near Muskegon, Michigan
When skiers think of big destinations, Colorado, Utah, California and Vermont come to mind. Perhaps they even think of Jackson Hole in Wyoming or Taos in New Mexico. Few would consider Michigan, yet according to data from the National Ski Areas Association, Michigan has the second-largest number of ski resorts in the country with 38, trailing only New York with 50.

Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl

Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl is the closest ski area to Muskegon--only 12 miles south. It is a small hill with five rope tows and seven trails, all of which are lit for night skiing. The top elevation of the hill is 1,300 feet, and it has a vertical drop of 700 feet. Mulligan's caters more to kids and has a small terrain park. No rental equipment is available at Mulligan's.

Mulligan's Hollow Ski Bowl
1 Y Drive
Grand Haven, MI 49417-1768
(616) 842-0634

Cannonsburg Ski Area

Cannonsburg Ski Area is 45 miles east of Muskegon, and is a small ski area with 14 trails and eight lifts. Of particular interest are the two terrain parks, with numerous rails and jumps for the budding trick skier and snowboarder. The vertical drop is 250 feet. The terrain is 35 percent beginner, 50 percent intermediate and 15 percent expert. Snowmaking covers the entire resort, and night skiing is available every day.

Cannonsburg Ski Area
6800 Cannonsburg Rd NE
Cannonsburg, MI 49306
(616) 874-6711

Bittersweet Ski Area

Bittersweet Ski Area is 65 miles from Muskegon, and provides more of a full ski experience. The resort has 20 trails and a 350-foot vertical drop. A total of 12 lifts dot the mountain, and snowmaking is provided on 100 percent of the hill. Night skiing is available every day, and a terrain park is in place for those working on tricks and riding rails. The terrain breakdown is 30 percent beginner, 60 percent intermediate and 10 percent expert.

Bittersweet Ski Area
600 River Rd
Otsego, MI 49078
(269) 694-2820

Article Written By Candace Horgan

Candace Horgan has worked as a freelance journalist for more than 12 years. Her work has appeared in various print and online publications, including the "Denver Post" and "Mix." Horgan holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and history.

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