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    Winter Fun At Mt. Holiday and Hickory Hills

    When searching for a destination for skiing and winter fun, Mt. Holiday and Hickory Hills offers a intimate getaway option. Mt. Holiday is a community-run ski area just east of town with 16 runs, two chairlifts, a tubing run and terrain park, a pleasant day lodge, and awesome views of East Bay.

    On the other side of the city, Hickory Hills is a small municipal ski area nestled in a deep bowl of tree-topped hills less than five minutes from downtown that offers eight runs served by old-fashioned rope tows. The relatively small size and lack of name recognition haven’t prevented Mt. Holiday or Hickory Hills from developing a base of loyal fans who’d rather ski there than anyplace else.

    What it is great is that both Mt. Holiday and Hickory Hills are relatively inexpensive compared to larger resort areas. A weekend lift ticket at Mt. Holiday runs $25 for students and $30 for adults; while a weekend pass at Hickory Hills is $15 for children and $17 for adults.

    Whether skiing or planning a family getaway, get ready for a exciting winter at Mt. Holiday and Hickory Hills!

    By Melody Schubert

    Getting There:

    To check current rates and plan your winter escape at Mt. Holiday visit www.mt-holiday.com.

    To learn more about Hickory Hills and plan your getaway visit http://www.ci.traverse-city.mi.us/parks-recreation-department/hickory-hills-ski-area.  

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