Skiing in Northern Michigan
Hit the Slopes in Northern Michigan
While some residents seek warmer climates during winter, there are many who prefer the cold, snowy winters of Northern Michigan! A primary draw to our area during winter is the available skiing. Northern Michigan skiing is some of the finest in the Midwest, with a number of downhill and cross country options available to residents. If time on the slopes or trails is central to your Northern Michigan real estate search, you’ll want to consider the below information.
Harbor Springs – The Skiing Capital of Northern Michigan
No community in this area can match the variety and quality of skiing opportunities of Harbor Springs. Despite its modest size, Harbor Springs is home to two of the most popular ski resorts in the region. Nubs Nob is an award-winning skiing facility that has been in operation since 1959. With 53 runs over 248 acres of skiable terrain, Nubs Nob is considered by many to be the premier skiing destination in Michigan. Right across Pleasantview Road is Boyne Highlands, one of the signature properties of Boyne USA. Opened in 1955 originally as Harbor Highlands, the project was taken over by Everett Kircher and re-opened in 1963 as Boyne Highlands. Boyne Highlands is a sprawling resort development of over 3000 acres, featuring championship golf courses, a hotel with spa & dining, and of course exceptional skiing! There is also a large variety of privately-owned real estate on Boyne Highlands’ grounds, ranging from ski-to-your-door condos to single-family homes sprinkled along the golf courses. While Nubs Nob is attractive to the skiing purist, Boyne Highlands offers amenities for a wide range of interests year-round.
By focusing your search on Harbor Springs Real Estate, you will ensure close access to these two dynamic skiing opportunities. Both resorts are roughly 15 minutes from the heart of downtown Harbor Springs, with a wide range of real estate available in between. Whether targeting seven-figure lakefront homes or a modest weekend skiing retreat, the Harbor Springs market is a natural destination for any buyer who considers skiing an important part of their purchase.
Mountain of the Midwest
Before Boyne Highlands came into the fold, Everett Kircher started the Boyne USA brand a little further south in Boyne Falls (just outside of Boyne City). First started in the late 1940s as the Boyne Ski Club, Boyne Mountain fast developed a reputation as a major skiing destination. As with Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain offers far more than just downhill and cross country skiing. The resort is complete with a sprawling main lodge that includes a spa, dining, and the recently added Avalanche Bay indoor water park! Boyne Mountain also boasts exceptional golf on the Alpine & the Monument, two stunning courses that weave throughout the resort. Again, wide ranges of privately owned real estate are available for purchase on Boyne Mountain’s grounds. Beyond the resort proper, the Boyne City real estate market is highly desirable for skiers. A darling downtown that is perhaps Northern Michigan’s fastest growing community, Boyne City combines proximity to golf & skiing with a charming downtown and expansive shoreline along Lake Charlevoix, Michigan’s third largest inland lake. If skiing is important to you, but you want to ensure a wide variety of other recreation is close by, targeting Boyne City homes for sale makes a lot of sense.
While Harbor Springs and Boyne City provide the most direct and convenient access to exceptional Northern Michigan skiing, there are a number of other communities within reasonable proximity. Petoskey for example is central to both Boyne City & Harbor Springs. From Petoskey, one can access all three major skiing opportunities identified above in 30 minutes or less. Rest assured, if you are looking for Northern Michigan real estate that includes great skiing, there are phenomenal options available. If you’d like to take your search to the next level, I recommend registering on this website to manage your online search, or call me to discuss your goals at (231) 622-1535. I am confident together we can find the right home for your needs!