Looking to spend some time on the slopes? Just a 30-minute drive from most locations in Manistee County, you can enjoy a day of downhill skiing or snowboarding at two popular Northern Michigan destinations offering nearly 100 ski runs. Need to gear up? Both regional ski resorts offer a full selection of rental equipment as well as lessons if you could use a few pointers before giving it a try. Beginners to experts will find skiing terrain to suit their abilities at either location. It’s time to start planning your Northern Michigan ski vacation. Stay in Manistee as your hub and give both great resorts a try.

Check out the latest snow reports for these locations at: https://www.visitmanisteecounty.com/winter-trails-slopes

Skier on ski hill

Crystal Mountain Ski Resort & Spa just north of Manistee County up US31, is a premier winter destination offering day and night skiing along with 25K of groomed cross-country trails and 4K of lighted trails for a nighttime trek under the stars. After a day on the slopes, warm up at their full-service spa in the sauna and hot tub or enjoy a soothing massage for sore muscles.

  • 58 Runs (29 lit night runs)
  • 375’ Vertical
  • 25k XC Groomed Trails


Caberfae Peaks boasting one of the highest vertical drops in Michigan’s lower peninsula, this popular ski destination has become a winter tradition for many ski enthusiasts. With 34 runs, 485′ of vertical drop and a great back country area, Caberfae is a perfect winter destination for families.  Located just outside of Manistee County on M-55, Caberfae is a quick 30-minute drive from most lodging properties in Manistee County.

  • 3 Peaks
  • 27 Runs (Night Skiing Available)
  • 485’ Vertical
  • 5 lifts

Plan Your Stay

Route charted. Check! Lift tickets ordered. Check! Now you just need to find a great place to stay in Manistee, where you will be located right between the two ski hills. We can help…take a look at all of the options for lodging in Manistee.