Michigan Ranked As One Of The Best States For Skiing
There’s no rush to get out of the fall season. However, this is the time of year when many people begin to look ahead to book ski trip plans for the winter. The Top Tens recently published the 20 best states in the country for skiing, and Michigan made the list.
To start, there is no arguing with the two states claiming the top spots. Let’s give credit where credit is due. Colorado (#1) and Utah (#2) have powder conditions you just can’t find anywhere else. In addition, they have such an incredible amount of great resorts and mountains to choose from.
Michigan Ranked #14
Michigan is the only state representing the Midwest on The Top Tens’ list. In addition, reviewing which states fell below Michigan from 15-20, you will notice there are some states with major ski mountain destinations that were beaten out. For example, edging out Maine at 16 is impressive. Maine is an east coast state that many believe have the best ski and snowboard conditions, given their natural powder downfall. Lastly, you’ll see Wisconsin and Minnesota at 17 and 19, respectively. So, it’s nice to hold the Midwest bragging rights. Plus, as Pure Michigan points out, “Michigan ranks second in the nation for the number of skiing areas found in the state.”
Ski Central detailed that Michigan now has over 40 ski resorts. Furthermore, let’s not forget about the ability to cross-country ski. “Northern Michigan is home to some of the best cross-country skiing in the US,” Ski Central explained.
The mountains in Michigan are accompanied by 244 ski lifts, SkiResort.info says. The Highlands at Harbor Springs and Boyne Mountain are always among the most popular spots to go. Sure, it’s natural to have the winter blues with the warmer months behind us. But with Michigan being named one of the best states for skiing, there is a lot to look forward to.