The Best Skiing in Michigan

Looking for the best skiing in Michigan? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Michigan. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top skiing spots in and near Michigan

  • Oscoda Township, Michigan

    Hike Lumberman’s Monument

    5.6 mi
    Lumberman’s Monument is truly a hidden gem. Most people don’t realize there are towering sand dunes in the Oscoda area. While the majority of visitors stay at the overlook, there is a breathtaking trail for the more adventurous. The main parking for this trail is at the Lumberman’s Monument parki...
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  • Mesick, Michigan

    Hike the North Country Trail: Manistee River Section

    19.8 mi / 2739 ft gain
    This trail is perfect for backpacking, hiking, trail running, snow shoeing, or cross country skiing! The North Country Trail in the Manistee River section is 19.8 miles long, out and back. Depending on the distances you plan to cover, the trail ranges from beginner - advanced use. Given the eleva...
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  • Oakland charter Township, Michigan

    Hike, Bike or X-Ski Bald Mountain Recreation Area

    8 mi
    The main trailhead parking for the north unit is found on the west side of Harmon Rd, just south of Predmore Rd. The north unit consists of a west loop of this parking area (Blue and White trails) and an east loop (Orange trail). While both loops are rugged and scenic, the best loop is following ...
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  • White Cloud, Michigan

    Hike the North Country Trail: M20 to Echo Dr

    7.1 mi / 239 ft gain
    The North Country Trail is available for use year-round, and appeals to a variety of activities. The trail is well maintained. The North Country Trail, located in Manistee National Forest, is approximately 4,600 miles long and was established in 1981.  This is a great trail for hiking, snowshoein...
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  • Traverse City, Michigan

    Hike Old Mission Peninsula Park

    6 mi / 183 ft gain
    At the end of the Old Mission peninsula sits Mission Point Lighthouse. The lighthouse is surrounded by 5 acres of wooded township and many acres of state land! Upon arriving you can explore the shores just below the lighthouse - there can intriguing iceberg islands forming at the edge of the wate...
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  • Ishpeming, Michigan

    Hike the Deer Lake Trail

    4.6 mi / 943 ft gain
    The Deer Lake Trail is one of two advanced trails in the Noquemanon Trail Network. The Deer Lake Trail is a great trail for advanced hikers, snowshoers, or cross country skiers. The Deer Lake Trail can be found in the Al Quaal Recreation Area, near Ishpeming, Michigan.A Daily or Season Trail Pass...
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    Hike the Harlow Lake Loop Trail

    3.3 mi / 229 ft gain
    Just outside of Marquette, Michigan, the Harlow Lake Loop offers a variety of activity options and scenic lake views. Harlow Lake Recreation Area is close to numerous wonderful food options in the town of Marquette, and has easy parking. 
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  • Marquette County, Michigan

    Ski Jump at Suicide Bowl

    If you are into extreme sports, ski jumping is definitely something you should try. Suicide Bowl (don't let the name put you off) outside of Marquette, MI is one of the oldest and most established ski jumping clubs in the country and a perfect place to either get started or hone your skills.  Bef...
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  • Bellaire, Michigan

    Ski Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts

    Just about an hour north of Traverse City in the village of Bellaire lies Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resorts! The mountain offers 53 runs with several base areas. The terrain is applicable for any type of skier, whether you are a beginner or a more advanced rider. We spent the majority of ou...
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  • Boyne City, Michigan

    Boyne Mountain Via Kunkle's Cut Ski Trail

    1.54 mi / 374 ft gain
    Boyne Mountain Via Kunkle's Cut Ski Trail is an out-and-back trail that is moderately difficult located near Boyne City, Michigan.
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  • Marquette, Michigan

    The Ultimate North Marquette Loop

    7.54 mi / 686 ft gain
    The Ultimate North Marquette Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Marquette, Michigan.
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  • Munising, Michigan

    Valley Spur Ski Trail

    6.73 mi / 1053 ft gain
    Valley Spur Ski Trail is a loop trail that is good for all skill levels located near Au Train, Michigan.
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  • Ishpeming, Michigan

    Baby and Little Lake Loop

    1.21 mi / 121 ft gain
    Baby and Little Lake Loop is a loop trail that takes you by a lake located near Ishpeming, Michigan.
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