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Bittersweet

 

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Lodging
Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

The Plainwell Comfort Inn

 

65 rooms with complementary deluxe continental breakfast, indoor pool and spa, fitness and business center.

Extra person charges may apply 

$89 and up

 

 

Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort 

 

The resort offers beautiful guestrooms and whirlpool/fireplace suites.  Amenities include an indoor pool, whirlpool spa and fitness center.

Extra person charges may apply 

$79 and up

 

Budget Host Sunset Motel and Suites 

Convenient location offering rooms with refrigerators and microwave, indoor heated pool, steam room and exercise room. 

Extra person charges may apply 

Call for pricing 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

London Grill Bombay

 

Chui's Hong Kong Restaurant located at 1293 M 89, Plainwell, MI 49080; (269) 685-8861

 

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill & Bar located at 1243 Hwy M-89, Plainwell, MI 49080; (616)685-9238

  • Additional dining options available in Plainwell, Michigan. 

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Bittersweet
Description:

Skier friendly Bittersweet offers night skiing, complete snow making and grooming and a huge lift capacity. Ski with the professional staff at Bittersweet's PSIA member ski school. Beginners will gain skills and confidence to ski all of the slopes, while intermediates and advanced skiers can improve their techniques and polish their style. The exclusive "TOP GUN" snow makers ensure Bittersweet will be open early and late in the season with great snow. Bittersweet's fleet of state of the art snow grooming equipment maintains the slopes throughout the season.

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-Double2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple2
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-High speed quad1
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 lifts11
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner9
Trails-2-Intermediate6
Trails-3-Advanced3
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total20
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop
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: decent terrain for a small hill

Cons: it's a small hill

Bittersweet is run by the same people who run Mt Holly and Pine Knob.  These folks seem to know how to make the best out of small hills.

To pick a few nits: All the trails converge at the top of the hill, so the first 50' of vertical is a bit crowded and get's skied-out quickly.  The high-speed lift is nice, but it does tend to draw most of the patrons, so the resort can feel more crowded than it is. These are minor quibbles.

The best terrain is skiers left, serviced by a fixed-triple and generaly less crowded.

Bottom line: If you don't want to make the trip up north, Bittersweet offers the best skiing in the western lower peninsula.