Although this resort may be a bit of a hike (northern Michigan, to be exact), the picturesque lodging and serious slopes will be worth the extra time in the car. Boyne Mountain boasts everything from 59 downhill trails, a 700-foot Superpipe for the boarders, and even ziplining and snowshoeing for the slightly less slopes-inclined. Plus, the lodging here is more than deluxe. We suggest rounding up a group of friends and renting one of the ski-in, ski-out mountainside cabins. You'll feel like you're holed up in a far-away chateau, without that obnoxious plane fare.
Boyne Mountain, 1 Boyne Mountain Road; Boyne Falls, MI; 231-549-6000.
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