Michigan Ski Resort Named Best in the Entire Country
Well the flakes have started flying and soon it's really be time to hit the slopes. Turns out, some of the best ski resorts in the entire country are here in Michigan!
Two Mitten State ski resorts have placed in the top 5 in national contests - one even nabbed the top spot!
Have you visited either?
ABR is a full service ski touring center located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood, Mich.
A panel of experts selected the top 20 cross country ski resorts, and then it was put up to a public vote.
Here's USA Today's praise for ABR Ski Trails:
Michigan's Big Snow Country is home to this 1,100-acre Nordic ski center, which boasts 100 km of cross-country trails in the Montreal River Valley. In addition to classic striding trails, the diverse ABR Ski Trails has combination skate/striding trails, 13 km of snowshoeing trails, and trails for dog-pulled skijoring.
Mount Bohemia advertises extreme skiing and endless adventure. The resort claims to have the has the longest runs with the highest vertical and deepest powder in the Midwest.
Here's what USA Today says about Mount Bohemia,
Powder skiing in the Midwest? That's the promise from Mount Bohemia, where lake effect snow in Michigan's Upper Peninsula averages 273 inches a season and tends toward the light, fluffy stuff that skiers further west adore. In addition to having the longest runs and most vertical drop of any ski area in the Midwest, Mount Bohemia features open runs, glades, and chutes — all with natural conditions since the resort doesn't groom any of its trails.
Way to go to these two resorts!
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