‘Fingers Crossed’ for More Skiing

spring may be here, but snow remains at the U.P.’s Mount Bohemia Ski Resort

Rebecca Mennecke

There’s something to be said about the lake effect in Michigan’s Keweenaw Peninsula, where the average snowfall is roughly 300 inches, The Ski Journal said. For Midwestern folks who want nothing more than some green grass, this sounds like the opposite of ideal – but for skiers at Mount Bohemia Ski Resort in Mohawk, Michigan, this longer ski season means more time for hitting the hills.

Featuring a vertical drop of 900 feet that peers over the Lac La Belle and Lake Superior, this ski resort offers 585 acres of “extreme skiing” and “endless adventure.”

The 300-some inches of snow accumulate because Mount Bohemia doesn’t groom its hills, the ski resort’s website said, which offers the opportunity of a longer skiing and snowboarding season. 

The 2017-18 season ended on May 2, said Stacy Kremer, director of media relations at Mount Bohemia. “Keeping our fingers crossed for some early-to-mid-spring blizzards!” Kremer said.

In addition to having the largest hot tub in the Upper Peninsula, which seats 30, the resort also offers a movie night every Thursday, with free movie candy, featuring ski-themed movies such as Better Off Dead, Downhill Racer, and Out Cold, their website said.

Every Friday and Saturday, Jan Arnold also performs live music. Bring your own instrument and you can play, too!

Mount Bohemia also offers retreat opportunities for businesses, families, schools, or spiritual organizations, accommodating between 10 to 80 people with opportunities for hiking, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, and more. 

Daily lift tickets at Mount Bohemia cost $68. The lift runs from Monday to Friday from 10:30am to 4:30pm, Saturday from 9:30am to 5pm, and Sunday from 9:30am to 5pm.

For more information, call (906) 289-4105 or email lmbohemia@yahoo.com.