Skiing, Snowboarding for Kids in Northwest Michigan
Updated: Feb 2
Whether you're looking for lessons, passes, rentals, clubs or youth programs, there are a variety of downhill skiing, cross country skiing and snowboarding options for kids in Northwest Michigan. Don't forget to check out Sno-Go Biking, either!
Downhill Skiing, Cross Country Skiing and Snowboarding
Boyne Mountain offers ski and snowboarding private and group lessons, seasonal youth programs and racing opportunities. Lift tickets and season passes are also available.
Children's programs from ages 5-12, ski and snowboard lessons, lift tickets and season passes are available at Caberfae Peaks in Cadillac.
Family-owned, four-season resort featuring downhill and cross-country skiing, lessons, racing, clubs and more.
A total of 15 runs can be enjoyed at Hickory Hills Recreation Area: 4 beginner, 7 intermediate, and 3 advanced runs, and a dedicated terrain park and rail park. The beginner slope "Fast Tammy" has a carpet lift for all ages to learn how to ski or snowboard at ease.
The Highlands at Harbor Springs offers multiple youth lessons and programs. Whether you're looking to introduce your child to the sport or continue their development in the gates and across the mountain, The Highlands has a program to suit your needs.
With spectacular views of Lake Michigan and the Manitou Islands from the top of Bay Mountain, skiing and snowboarding at The Homestead is an experience like no other. Bay Mountain has 15 different runs for a variety of skill levels and 5 chair lifts, offering panoramic perspectives of Michigan’s winter wonderland.
Mt. Holiday is a local year-round recreation destination in Northern Michigan, offering ski and snowboard lessons, a scholarship program for families in need, lift tickets and rentals.
Rated one of the top three small ski areas in the U.S. by Ski Magazine, Mt. McSauba offers ten runs and 80 acres of ungroomed trails. Downhill skiing, snowboarding, group and private lessons, cross country and equipment rentals are available at Mt. McSauba.
Nub’s Nob is a family-owned ski hill that has been in operation since 1958. It features 53 ski runs, a free area for beginners, free lift tickets for kids 8 and under, and more.
Combining variety, terrain, and well-maintained conditions with cross country trails, lessons and racing, you'll find something for everyone in your family at Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort.
Sno-Go captured an intuitive bike-riding motion and paired it with a new ski technology designed to perform in all types of snow conditions, and is offered at Boyne Mountain Resort.
Sno-Go captured an intuitive bike-riding motion and paired it with a new ski technology designed to perform in all types of snow conditions, and is offered at The Highlands at Harbor Springs.
The Homestead allows Sno-Go on Bay Mountain's runs.