Mont du Lac Resort
Nestled in the mountains of Superior, Wisconsin, and overlooking the majestic St. Louis River, the Mont du Lac Resort has offered a quality ski experience for generations, teaching skiers both young and old. The groomed slopes are perfect for the entire family, with nine runs that vary in difficulty, the longest spanning 3,000 feet with a 325-foot vertical. Once you’re finished skiing, it gets even better: the newly finished Trophy Lodge at the top of the ski hill is one of marvel, made of hand-selected western red cedar from the coast, massive stones from Montana, and Douglas fir beams, making it one of the grandest log structures on the continent. Lift tickets here start at $39.99.
Michigan isn’t the first place most people think of when with skiing, but in fact, with a significant amount of lake effect snow and a variety of terrain, it’s one of the spots around. Especially at Schuss Mountain, in Bellaire, which is home to two ski mountains, nearly 40km of trails, beginner and moderate slopes, and an alpine tubing park. As part of the Shanty Creek Resorts, Schuss Mountain is also just a great place to vacation, with hundreds of lodging options and a number of places to eat. Try to make it here midweek, when lift lines are practically non-existent. Tickets start at $75.