5 Reasons to Stay at The Highlands This Winter

Everyone could use an extra fun day- and this is your time! Adventures from dawn until dusk, cozy bonfires, and family activities to round it all out? Your best winter moment is waiting.

Whether you're an avid snow enthusiast, a cozy seeker, or someone who enjoys the beauty of a winter wonderland, something is waiting for you at The Highlands.

Why Stay with Us?

The Highlands Central Reservations Benefits
Three kids on the chairlift smiling at The Highlands

1. Skiing and Riding

With 435 acres of skiable terrain and 53 runs, there is a good mix of beginner slopes and challenging trails to suit different skill levels. We've blended various trail difficulties all over our slopes, so each section has variety for all types of skiers and riders.

With our new lift, Camelot 6, you can enjoy the fastest and warmest 6-person bubble chair with a quick 3-minute ride to the top.

A group twirling and laughing on the Enchanted Trail at The Highlands

2. The Enchanted Trail

Enjoy a leisurely walk along a path adorned with twinkling lights and interactive displays. Midway, take a break at our charming yurt for a warm drink. Then, come together by a toasty bonfire for s'mores and take in the splendors of a winter wonderland surrounding you.

Be sure to bring the kids- ages 5 and under are free.

Whether it's your first time or an annual tradition for your family, please join us for this unique and memorable experience.

New Lodging in the Main Lodge at The Highlands

3. Updated Rooms in the Main Lodge

Experience the comfort of our remodeled Main Lodge rooms. Enjoy a lazy start to your day with coffee in bed, snuggled into a fuzzy robe, or lounging on a chair, watching your favorite show. Whether you are looking for slopeside options for quick on-hill access, a suite for a family or group, or a cozy room to lounge in, the Main Lodge has plenty of room options.

Winding down for the day? Grab a cocktail or a mug of warm tea, sink in, and relax. The perfect night of sleep is waiting.

A couple smiling and drinking beer

4. Dining Options For Everyone

There is something for everyone, from quick bites to an enchanting dinner by candlelight.

Do you want something quick? Try the Food Court for hot food and sandwiches, or try Champions Pizza for the best pizza.

Discover the warm atmosphere of Slopeside Lounge, where you can kick back, relax with a drink, and enjoy a seasonal menu.

Experience a dining event like no other at The Highlands! Join us for the Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner, where fine dining meets breathtaking views atop North Peak.

The Highlands Main Lodge Exterior View in Winter

5. Your Home Away From Home

The Highlands is located in the heart of northern Michigan and is your home away from home! You are always close by to quaint downtown shopping, beautiful scenic views, and all the activities that make northern Michigan so vibrant. With resort amenities, adventure-filled activities, exciting events, and a stunning location, you have everything you need for the perfect getaway.