‘Tis the season to hit the slopes!

Photo courtesy Crystal Mountain website

All that white stuff out there? Great news for skiers and snowmobilers. And, for the first time in seven years, Cannonsburg Ski Area near Rockford, Mich. will open before Christmas — opening day is Dec. 17. (Last year, skiers missed out because of the warm, dry December weather.)


Other ski resorts are benefitting from the wintry weather as well. Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Mich. celebrated its 60th opening day on Dec. 10 and, for the second straight year, Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls, Mich. has earned the distinction as No. 1 Terrain Park in the Midwest by TransWorld Snowboarding’s 2017 Park Poll. The magazine ranks the best terrain parks across North America and prints the annual list in its Nov. issue.


And then there’s Bittersweet Ski Area in Otsego, which opened Saturday, Dec. 10. (Last year, they were only open two days during December.)


You’ll find all the info you need on the ski resorts’ websites at the links above.