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4 Metro Detroit Ski Slopes to Hit This Winter

Grab Your Outdoor Gear, Bundle Up, and Head to These Popular Ski Destinations Near You


Time to hit the slopes! Metro Detroit is home to ski slopes that are made for the entire family! From bunny hills to double-black diamonds, ski beginners and pros have everything they could ask for in a skiing destination right here in Metro Detroit.

As outdoor activities are at the top of most to-do lists this winter, visit these four ski destinations in Metro Detroit and feel as if you’ve traveled to the mountains! It’s the perfect time to get outside and make family memories that will last a lifetime.

And if you have never skied before…maybe this is the year to learn! Grab your gear, hop in the car and head to these Metro Detroit skiing destinations:



Alpine Valley is the largest ski area in southern Michigan and only an hour away from Detroit! Skiers can embark on a journey down 25 runs which are serviced by 10 chairlifts and 10 rope tows for those of different experience levels. The halfpipe is 350 feet, with verts up to 10 feet high. Currently, the Chair Six Mini Park is fully open with 14 features, which include a variety of ramps, rails, and launches. Season passes and gift

cards are available for purchase via the website. For those that aren’t just ready to hit the slopes yet, you can feel as if you are there by watching the live webcam.

For COVID-19 policies, visit the homepage for more information.

Address: 6775 Highland Road White Lake, MI 48383 off of M-59

Phone: 248-887-2180

Web: skialpinevalley.com

Holiday Hours: Now – 1/2 9 a.m. – 10 p.m. (Holiday Rates)

Lessons: Available (call 248-887-6010 for info)

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For those who want to ski close to home and avoid travel up north, Mt. Brighton is the perfect place for ski. With easy access from I-96, exit 145, Mt. Brighton is can be easily reached from Detroit or any other Metro Detroit cities. To prioritize the health and safety of guests in response to COVID-19, the ski destination has re-imagined the resort experience to provide visitors with a familiar and comfortable experience. Lift tickets can be purchased here.

*Mt. Brighton also partners with several area hotels only minutes from the ski area to offer overnight packages specifically designed for skiers. 

Address: 4141 Bauer Rd. Brighton, MI, 48116

Phone: 810-229-9581

Web: mtbrighton.com

Hours: Now – 1/2  9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Located 54 miles from Detroit, Mt. Holly boasts 7 chairlifts, which includes Southeastern Michigan’s only High-Speed detachable quad, 4 rope tows, and two SunKid Wonder Carpets. At Mt. Holly, guests will find a complete Alpine and Snowboard equipment rental, expertly groomed trails, and world-class ski and snowboard instructors. On the slopes, guests can ski or snowboard 20 trails ranging from beginner to advanced in difficulty, and 3 Snowboard Parks with an assortment of terrain features. This mountain is a great destination for talents of all levels and has the longest run in Southeast Michigan, wish is 2,100 feet.

Address: 13536 Dixie Hwy. Holy, MI, 48442

Phone: 248-534-8269

Web: skimtholly.com

Hours: 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.


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Located in Oakland County between Detroit and Flint off of I-75 Pine Knob is your destination ski resort in Southeast Michigan and one of the closest to the Metro Detroit area. The destination has double-diamond runs and three terrain parks, totaling 17 runs that are split equally between expert, intermediate and easy. Whether you are a beginner or expert, family or individual, Pine Knob is the place for you to enjoy the slopes this season! 

Address: 7778 Sashabaw Road, Clarkston, MI 48348

Phone: 248-625-0800

Web: skipineknob.com

Hours: Please check website for 2020/2021 season hours*

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