This is the largest ski resort in Southern Michigan, and it's perfect for groups of friends with different abilities. Alpine has 11 different beginner runs, which means your more advanced pals won't get bored escorting you down the bunny hill. There's also the usual fare like halfpipes, delicious bites, and tons of booze to keep you busy after the sun goes down.
Alpine Valley, 6775 East Highland Road; White Lake, MI; 248-887-4183.
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