If you will be in Michigan, you should definitely visit
Nub’s Nob Ski Resort. Nub’s Nob has what is
considered to be the Midwest’s best snow, and the
resort has a reputation for being a family friendly
mountain. Generations of families have brought their
children here for their very first ski run.
The mountain layout is fairly simple with an elevation
of 1338 feet and a vertical drop of 427 feet. There are
43 trails serviced by eight chair lifts. Boasting one of
the best skiing and snowboarding schools in the
country, both private and group lessons are available.
If you are brand new to the sport, you can even learn
to ski free, and take advantage of Nub’s Cubs
Childcare Center while you learn.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that intermediate
or expert skiers won’t find any challenges waiting for
them at Nub’s Nob! The terrain is varied, and you will
find challenges. Night Skiing is also available. The
Ski School offers training programs for advanced
skiers who are interested in racing, and many racing
events are held at the resort. You can signup for race
leagues at the resort, and many league events are
planned each season.
Equipment rental is available, and there is a General
Store right inside the lodge, where you can purchase
gloves, hats, and neck warmers among a variety of
other items. You should also visit the technology
center to have your ski’s tuned or repaired.
You won’t go hungry either! Nub’s Nob Cafeteria is
open for breakfast and lunch, and if you brought your
own lunch, you can eat in the ‘brown bag’ room.
Nub’s Winter Garden serves grilled burgers when the
weather allows. Pintail Peak Warming Hut is located
at the top of the Black Lift. Here, you can enjoy
amazing views while enjoying home made soups and
Nub’s Nob is the place to go if you want to have a
great family ski vacation – or if you are already an
expert skier interested in racing and skill events.
There is plenty to do and see. In fact, you may find
that you have a problem deciding which activity to
participate in first! Don’t worry about missing
anything, though – if you want to ski now and board
later, you can do that. Most events are planned for
the weekends, so arrange your schedule so that you
are able to attend or participate in the planned events.