Skiing & Snowboarding in Michigan

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Modern Skate & Surf?s alternative-sports shop was founded in 1979 and has since hosted events frequented by Olympic and professional athletes?including superstar Tony Hawk?as well as earned a feature as Best Snowboard Shop in 2012 from Real Detroit Weekly. In Modern Skate Park's world-class, 60,000-square-foot Royal Oak skate park?one of the largest facilities of its kind in the US?skateboards grind across rails or glide over jumps, and inline skaters whiz over obstacles and BMX bikes hang in midair. Customers can build on their extreme-sports skills in clinics and lessons or rent out the facility for parties or high-speed chases. Committed to supporting the next generation of extreme athletes, Modern Skate Park offers discounts to students who bring in report cards sporting A?s and B?s.

In addition to the skate park, Modern Skate & Surf also maintains a East Lansing store that stocks snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, skating, and protective gear to facilitate exciting adventures.

3665 28th St SE
Grand Rapids,
MI
US

Modern Skate & Surf?s alternative-sports shop was founded in 1979 and has since hosted events frequented by Olympic and professional athletes?including superstar Tony Hawk?as well as earned a feature as Best Snowboard Shop in 2012 from Real Detroit Weekly. In Modern Skate Park's world-class, 60,000-square-foot Royal Oak skate park?one of the largest facilities of its kind in the US?skateboards grind across rails or glide over jumps, and inline skaters whiz over obstacles and BMX bikes hang in midair. Customers can build on their extreme-sports skills in clinics and lessons or rent out the facility for parties or high-speed chases. Committed to supporting the next generation of extreme athletes, Modern Skate Park offers discounts to students who bring in report cards sporting A?s and B?s.

In addition to the skate park, Modern Skate & Surf also maintains a East Lansing store that stocks snowboarding, skateboarding, wakeboarding, skating, and protective gear to facilitate exciting adventures.

326 Morgan Ln
Lansing,
MI
US

For nearly a decade, Red Belly's shelves have rolled out frost-friendly equipment, accessories, and boards from top-quality brands, and the store's knowledgeable staff has schooled aspiring sportsmen and women in comprehensive kite, skate, and snowboarding lessons. Customers can haul their planks into the shop for a professional tune-up from talented technicians, or peruse racks of men's, women's, and children's apparel designed for athletic undertakings and cutthroat rounds of Twister. The shop stocks boards and equipment from top designers, including snowboards from Artec, Unity, and Roxy, and long boards for concrete commutes from Rayne, Earthwing, and Loaded. Expert instructors lead kite, skate, and snowboard lessons, freeing students to partake in more enjoyable and efficient methods of travel than walking or riding on the back of a door-to-door vacuum salesman.

1671 Plymouth Rd
Ann Arbor,
MI
US

Timber Ridge caters to winter recreation enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels, boasting sleddable slopes perfect for a variety of low-friction conveyances. Hit the specially reserved tubing lanes for two hours of sliding, coasting on downhilling donuts from a lofty hilltop perch to a naturally powdery landing platform beneath. During the speedy jaunt down the inclined plane, riders can clutch the handles conveniently affixed to their tube to evade snow banks or avoid holding hands with clingy snowmen. Post-plunge, tubers can retire to Timber Ridge's lodge, which offers concessions, picnic areas, and more to refuel and defrost. Check the snow report and tubing hours before heading to the slopes.

7500 23 1/2 Street
Gobles,
MI
US

At 307 acres, Apple Mountain has enough to space to entertain regardless of the season. In the winter, when the resort gets 52 inches of snow on average, the whooshing sounds of skiing fill the 12 slopes, which have snow-making capabilities, lights for night skiing, a ski lodge, and oversight from the National Ski Patrol and PSIA-certified instructors. When the weather warms up because all the cold air has been breathed up by everyone, the pinging sounds of golf clubs take over the 18-hole golf course, which was designed by John Sanford.

4519 N River Rd.
Freeland,
MI
US

When Jim Wiseman bought what would become Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area in 1968, it consisted of a dilapidated farmhouse and seven rope tows. A mere day before opening, five of the tows were condemned. But Jim remained undeterred, forging ahead with a humble inventory of 122 pairs of rental skis. Today, that number has grown to 2,000, in addition to 500 snowboards, which plunge down 11 runs and a 225-foot peak that also allows guests to test-drive the equipment and practice their yardstick skills. The terrain parks, one of which was added in 1997 to reflect the resort’s devotion to freestyle skiing, greet visitors with new challenges such as tabletops, high spines, grind rails, and pyramids.

Whether skiers tackle the stunt-ready equipment or seek out beginner lessons, they’re guaranteed fresh powder thanks to Swiss Valley’s expert method of snowmaking. The technology ensures enough snow for winter fun, as long temperatures allow and no salt giants attack the slopes. After their frosty jaunt, visitors can warm up in the fireside lounge, dotted with freestanding fireplaces and picture windows that overlook the snowy terrain.

13421 Mann St
Jones,
MI
US