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The Homestead Resort – Skiing

The Homestead Resort - Skiing

Downhill Skiing and Boarding at The Homestead

Bay Mountain at the Homestead Resort isn’t the biggest mountain in the world. But it just might be the most beautiful. And there’s no better place to learn to ski – the Homestead staff of PSIA and AASI certified instructors have years of experience helping both adults and children to discover the joys of skiing and snowboarding, in a relaxed, family-friendly environment.

Skiing & Lodging Packages at The Homestead

The Homestead – Lift & Lodging Packages
Whether you’re an old friend of the slopes, or just beginning, Bay Mountain has runs to offer all skill levels! With our Lift & Lodging package, there’s nothing to stand between you and the next run. Two nights’ lodging in your choice of accommodations Lift tickets from arrival to departure Complimentary breakfast buffet at CQ’s Cabin each morning Rates [...] more...

The Homestead – Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Packages
Explore the naturally groomed trails of the “Most Beautiful Place in America” by ski or snowshoe with this special package. Two nights’ lodging Choice of cross-country ski or snowshoe rentals Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Park Pass Box lunch from Cavanaugh’s For double occupancy, rates are from $81 per person, per night for hotel accommodations. Condominium stays from $83 per [...] more...

The Homestead – Winter Glide Package
Whether you travel by ski or snowshoe, the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is the perfect playground for winter enthusiasts. Two nights’ lodging in your choice of hotel accommodation. Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore Park Pass. Breakfast buffet each morning at CQ’s Cabin. 20% off one service at Lillyjade, a Salon. Rates start at $70.00 per person per night, based on [...] more...

The Homestead – Winter Stay & Dine Lodging Package
Relax and getaway to northern Michigan where we’ll take care of your for a two night escape. You’ll enjoy the scenery of snow covered forests, fine accommodations, a hearty breakfast buffet each morning and sumptuous meal at Nonna’s one evening. You’ll leave wishing you could stay longer. Early check in on Friday at noon Two [...] more...

Snowsports School

A lesson at our PSIA member Snowsports school will help you and your family have a safer, more enjoyable time on this trip and every other time you hit the slopes. We offer individual, semi-private, group lessons and race clinics for both skiers and snowboarders of all ages and ability levels.

Please arrive 15 minutes before your lesson if you have equipment, and a half hour before your lesson if you need rental equipment. Reservations are strongly recommended. Call 231.334.5555 for more information.

Equipment Rentals

We offer a wide range of rental equipment for both boarders and skiers, and for adults as well as for children of all sizes. Discounts are available to members of the resort, as well as to anyone who enrolls in our Ski Express Program. Please contact Mountain Flowers at 231.334.5170 for more information.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing

Long-time cross-country skiers will find miles of trails filled with challenging ascents and thrilling descents. Most of all, they’ll find a breathtaking view around every bend in the trail. If you’re new to the sport, you’ll find expert instruction, quality rental equipment, and a fun way to stay fit and enjoy the great outdoors.

Anyone who loves the great outdoors is sure to love the snowshoe trails that winds through the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. On of the trails, Bay View, is just steps from the resort’s Village. There are also several other trails just a short drive away. For a map and more information, visit the Front Desk.

NASTAR Ski Racing

NASTAR (National Standard Race) is a ski-racing program with a handicap system that allows racers of all ages and abilities to compare themselves to one another regardless of where or when they race. Race results are posted daily at www.nastar.com. Register at www.nastar.com and sign up on the day of the race at the Snowsports School. NASTAR races will be held at 2pm during Christmas Week, and on Saturdays and holidays. Two runs $5; Unlimited runs $10.

Ice Skating

There’s no simpler pleasure, and no better way to celebrate the winter, than strapping on some ice skates and gliding around a frozen pond. Ours is professionally maintained, and free to use. If you don’t have skates, they can be rented for a small fee from Mountain Flowers. Once you’re done, a hot chocolate or a warm meal are just steps away. Please contact Mountain Flowers at 231.334.5170 to enquire about equipment availability and pricing.

The Homestead
1 Wood Ridge Road
Glen Arbor, MI 49636
231-334-5100

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The Homestead Resort – Skiing – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

Images of The Homesteads first snow for Winter Season 2009-2010!
 

Soon we'll be skiing Bay Mountain at The Homestead!     Only 8 days until opening day December 18th! 
See you on the slopes!
The Village at The Homestead 12.7.09
Mountain Flowers Lodge ~ The place for lift tickets, rental gear & lessons!
The Homestead Tech crew is always happy to get you into the right gear and on the mountain quickly!
Snowboards, Snow Blades, Nordic, Alpine, Snowshoes & Ice Skates all available for rent at Mountain Flowers Lodge at The Homestead
Camp Tamarack ~ learning to ski for the little ones & indoor/outdoor childcare play areas! Call 231-334-5183 for info & reservations!
Warm up at Beppi's with Apres Ski & Entertainment! 
Located in the Village at The Homestead.
Soon we'll be strapping on the skates for some fun on Fiddlers Pond!

Stay at Fiddlers Pond Hotel, just steps from the chairlifts & skiing on Bay Mountain! Call 231-334-5100 for great lodging rates & packages all season long!
Get in ski-season shape at New Leaf Health & Fitness located in the Village at The Homestead. 

Call 231-334-5160 today for details on flexible term memberships!
Helping Mother Nature make Sweet Cicely a little sweeter for you!
Nonna's Chef, John Piombo runs a “scratch” kitchen, meaning that he and his staff make almost all of what they serve, from the country paté and pasta to cured meats like duck prosciutto. Along with its food, Nonna’s offers an extensive wine list with Italian whites and reds, sparkling wines and more than a dozen wines of other pedigrees including Leelanau County Wines and a full bar.  

Nonna's will re-open for the winter season on December 18th.
Reservations recommended. Call 231.334.5150.

New Year's Eve Dinner at Nonna's ~ December 31, 2009 
Chef John Piombo has prepared a special six course menu to help you ring in the New Year. $65 per person. Seating is limited & Reservations are required.
When you need a warm-up be sure to visit the Snowdrop Warmery at The Homestead!
You should be in this chair on Bay Mountain at The Homestead Resort!

Call 231-334-5100 for great Lift & Lodging packages! 

Slopes open December 19th!
Chimney Ridge Homes ~ Ski in & Ski out rentals located at The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor, Michigan!

Call Reservations 231-334-5100 for prices & availability!
The gear is ready... are you?
Snow making!
Frozen Fiddler

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