5 Activities for the Perfect Non-Skiing Day

Snowgoers of all types come to enjoy the outdoors. With over 435 acres of skiable terrain, you would think The Highlands is all about the thrill of fresh powder underneath our skis. There is more to The Highlands than meets the eye!

Enjoy the magic of twinkling lights illuminating a snowy trail to freshly fallen snow tickling your eyelashes while traversing the snowy woodland on horseback! There are activities for skiers and non-skiers alike!

We have planned your perfect non-skiing day with a few activity favorites here at The Highlands.

Smiling Children making snow angels at The Highlands

Sun is Up, Snowshoes On

Take a walk to the Cross-Country Center and grab some snowshoes for a solo jog or a group jaunt through snow-frosted pine forests. There is something so peaceful about taking in the sights and slowly meandering around. Breathe deeply, and experience the aroma of mature spruce and pine on the chilled winter air.

Afternoon Fun with Rides and Soaring Through the Sky

There is something about the winter season that begs for snowy horseback rides with a giant mug of hot cocoa afterward. Whether a cozy, romantic outing or a family moment, riding through the woodlands on horseback is a favorite at The Highlands.

Soaring through the sky is fun every season, but there is something special about seeing the landscape covered in snow while zipping through the air. Grab your best pal or family member for a race down the zipline with our Twin Zip. Be sure to have someone near the end to snap a picture! Hanging upside down, arms and legs in silly poses, these photos are memories to keep forever!

Horseback Riding at The Highlands Horseback Riding at The Highlands

Evening Bliss with Activities & Experiences

The Highlands shines with our special nighttime activities and experiences.

The Enchanted Trail is a magical moment filled with twinkling lights, a cozy yurt to grab a drink or two, and perfect moments for family photos. This unique winter experience is an approximately one-and-a-half-mile roundtrip walk along a beautifully lit winter trail through the woods. You will feel like a child again experiencing the charm of lights dancing across freshly fallen snow.

A couple smiling while walking The Enchanted Trail at The Highlands

Imagine a sleigh ride up the mountain, a cozy bonfire at sunset, and a candlelight dinner. The Aonach Mor Moonlight Dinner is the perfect romantic evening experience to finish the day. Set atop North Peak in a cozy cabin illuminated as a live acoustic guitarist strums your favorite tunes, this memorable experience is unlike any other in northern Michigan.

Sweet dreams! Your perfect non-skiing day has ended!

Image of The Highlands Resort in winter with the text "Winter is Calling,Book Your Next Adventure"

Where the snow meets the sky we will see you at The Highlands.