or Connect

Alpine Valley Ski Area

 

arrow_down.png TRAIL MAP arrow_down.png CONDITIONS arrow_down.png TRANSPORTATION arrow_down.png LODGING arrow_down.png DINING arrow_down.png MORE

Trail Map
Trail Map
trailmap-620px.jpg

eacd63b8_1000x500px-c49982ed_heading_conditions.png
Conditions

 

Snow Report

 

Snow Cam 

 

Transportation
Transportation
AIR TRANSPORTATION

 

Oakland County International Airport

 

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport

 
LOCAL TRANSPORTATION
 
 

Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Pontiac/Bloomfield

  

Hotel has 106 guest rooms and four suites, offering complimentary Internet access, indoor pool, whirl pool and fitness center.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$69 and up

 

Residence Inn Detroit Pontiac/Auburn Hills

 

Hotel offers studios, one bedroom and two bedroom suites with complimentary breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool, whirl pool and fitness center.  

Extra person charges may apply

 

$79 and up 

 

Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac at Centerpoint 

 

Beautiful hotel offering complimentary wireless Internet access in public areas, indoor pool, whirl pool, fitness center, restaurant and lounge on site. 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$99 and up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Additional lodging options available in the Pontiac, Michigan area.

727c759a_1000x500px-ae575919_heading_dining2.png
Dining
Dave's Coney Island located at 101 Nordic Dr, White Lake, MI 48383; (248) 889-3600
 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
DEALS
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
  • Expanded snow making capabilities and terrain parks
  • New rental skis 
 
ACTIVITIES
 
 
SERVICES

 

2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates
 

2010 - 2011 Lesson Rates


 

GOOD, BETTER, BEST
 
 
Alpine Valley Ski Area
Description:

If you enjoy beautiful surroundings, a variety of scenic tree-lined slopes and plenty of skiing fun, then Alpine Valley, southeast Michigan's largest, is your ski area. This family-oriented ski area features several scenic slopes serviced by 10 chairlifts and 7 rope tows. Expert skiers will enjoy the challenge of Everest or any one of five other advanced slopes, while beginning skiers may find the gentle slopes of Easy Out or Solitude to be just what they're looking for. And when you're ready to unwind after a fun-filled day or night of challenging snowy runs, you can relax in front of one of the many massive stone fireplaces in the spacious lodge, complete with two cafeterias and snack bars.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet1
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow4
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double7
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Five person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Six person
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Eight person
Lifts-Gondola
Lifts-Tram
Lifts-Coggle train
Lifts-Funicular
Lifts-Other
Lifts-Total number of lifts15
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner11
Trails-2-Intermediate6
Trails-3-Advanced8
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park3
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total25
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run2000'
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop300
General-Owner
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds100 acres
General-Snow making coverage100 acres
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Very Friendly Atmosphere & Excellent Grooming

Cons: Rarely any moguls to play on

Alpine is my favorite of the four ski areas in Southeast Michigan. It is actually not a man made hill as another reviewer had stated, but a natural land form that they have added to.   Most of the slopes are tree lined which makes for very scenic area especially after a fresh snow. During holidays and on busy weekends the hills in back of the rental building are available which offer very gentle and wide open runs with very few skiers and great scenery.

The grooming at Alpine is top notch on most days.   My only complaint is I wish they would allow some moguls to build up occasionally.

Posted

Pros: Most scenic of the four Detroit areas, good separate beginner area

Cons: Not much vertical, horrible music everwhere

  Alpine Valley is one of four manmade hills with liftserved skiing around Detroit.  None are worth driving more than an hour or so to go to.  It's not the best of the bunch, but I'm not sure it's the worst either.

The last time I went to Alpine Valley I was stuck on a lift for 30 minutes, 10 feet from a speaker mounted on a lift tower that was blaring "Journey's Greatest Hits"  I think you can understand why this was the last time I went to Alpine Valley.

Putting that aside, the terrain's ok for a manmade hill, there's a nice separate beginner area, it's close and not too expensive.  The slopes are lined with evergreens, so it's prettier than the other three local hills.

But the music. Mein Gott. The whole place is wired for sound and they play the most godawful crap you can imagine. I can only conjecture that they did their research and found music selections that are equally reviled by everyone.  In the past, that niche was filled by polka music. In this century it's 70's hair bands.

Bottom line:  bring earplugs