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Mount Bohemia


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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Mount Bohemia Trailside Yurts 


New ski in/ski out yurts with bunk beds, pull out couch and bathroom.  Bring your own linen and towel. 



$190 a night

Mount Bohemia Trailside Cabins


Cozy ski in/ski out cabin with bunk beds and bathroom.  Bring your own towels.



$115 a night  

Mount Bohemia Hostel


Economic lodging.  Bring your own linen and towel. 


Extra person charges may apply 

$20 a night 



  • 5 new runs added for 2010 - 2011 season 



Mount Bohemia

Mount Bohemia, near Houghton in the Keweenaw of Michigan, has the longest runs with the highest vertical and deepest powder in the Midwest. This hidden secret is a true treasure for backcountry skiers and riders. Bohemia is all-natural, and has no problem without snow guns. The average snowfall in the Keweenaw is 273 inches. The lake effect snow is dry similar to western resorts and accumulates as powder which is untouched because they do not groom. This makes for a great morning to make the first tracks! This year Bohemia added two new sections to the mountain; the Outer limits which is 100+ acres of inbounds backcountry skiing with 17 new runs even longer and trickier than before. Chutes, cliff drops and a half-mile wide forest will challenge skiers as well as a new section on the north face guaranteeing the best snow on the mountain. There's no beginner terrain at Mount Bohemia. Their slogan is NO BEGINNERS ALLOWED.

Snow making percent
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Lifts-Total number of lifts2
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Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
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General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop900'
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds100 acres
General-Snow making coverageNone
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC


Pros: everything

Cons: none

If you like to ski natural snow in a natural setting, Bohemia is for you. If you're looking for anything else - and I do mean anything - you won't find it here. No snowmaking, no grooming, two slow lifts (usually one is shut down or getting repaired - the place only really needs one lift and the bus anyway), no nightlife, no food, no park, no crowds, no ski school, no NASTAR, no base lodge, no joke. There is, however, usually plenty of fresh snow and the cheapest season pass in the universe. Although there is some really cool backcountry to be had near the hill, all the runs at Bohemia start at the top and eventually lead down to a lift or the bus that picks you up along the road - no skinning required (even for the "Exreme Backcountry"). If you ski all the way down the Haunted Valley you will have to hike a very short way to get back, but that's about it. The super gnar factor is somewhat exagerrated as well. Bohemia is way steeper than any other place in the region, but it's not like you have to be a pro freeskier to live through the experience. You do, however, have to be fairly competent on non-groomed snow and comfortable in trees. And there are places where you can get seriously messed up.

Basically, Bohemia is a mini version of Silverton Mt.


Outer Limits:

Haunted Valley:



Cons: Really not much of a base lodge

This is the type of hill you dream about if you live in the midwest and are always looking for something more. Nothing compares to this anywhere in the midwest. It is truely expert terrain top to bottom.


About a 900 ft. vertical that used 100%. Feels much bigger then it is. Being its location it gets dumped on through out the season. Usually 260+ inches every year. Not too many days go by that they don't get snow. No grooming here and not much for cut runs. For the most part its a big glade. Make your own path through the trees. Many cliff drops and one that pushes that 30+ ft. area. Really the only place in the midwest to experience powder. This place is worth the drive if you live in the midwest or visiting someone. You'll be shocked that this is the midwest.



Negatives, there is only two lifts here but rumor has it they plan on another one at some point. Never a lift line but some areas you come down and its a pain to get back to the lift. Base lodge is nothing more then some military yurts. Kind of a back to basics approach they use. But being where there located it won't kill them to have some type of lodge with a resturant/bar area. Too me it just seems to be a loss revenue stream.  


Didn't rate Terrain park as there is none. Nightlife there isn't any. Got to go or stay in Houghton for that. Family Friendly not really unless your a family of very good skiers and boarders that love a challenge.


Bottom line is this is a skiers ski hill.


Pros: Pretty much everything

Cons: Nothing for beginners or intermediates, middle of nowhere, doesn't have the elevation of mountain resorts

This place is amazing. Great snow conditions, great terrain comparable to that of JHole. Wacky Jackrabbit makes the Alta Chutes look shallow, it's got some decent small drops (<20 feet), not crowded at all. Perfect for expert skiers in the midwest, it's the only place in the midwest that compares to mountain skiing, and it surpasses a lot of mountain resorts. However, don't go here unless you feel comfortable on rocky mountain level double blacks and will enjoy a few days of nothing but blacks and double blacks. Nothing is groomed, but there are a few open runs (though you'll probably spend most of your time in the trees). The lake effect snow from Lac La Belle and Superior combined with the lack of people makes for really unique conditions on the open runs (when they get kinda skied out, but at the same time keep amazing snow), and if you're a good skier at full strength they're amazingly fun to charge hard and fast. If you go to the Extreme Backcountry, don't go past the snowmobile path or you'll have to hike back up -- I made that mistake, not fun. They'll close if it's too stormy, but everyone will still hike up and ski down all day, and they're fine with it.


If you're not an advanced-expert skier, don't go here. If you are looking for somewhere to go with your family, don't go here. If you are an advanced-expert skier looking for JH-tier terrain in the midwest, go. It's worth the drive no matter where in the midwest you are. Just watch the conditions, I got rained out of two planned spring trips before I actually got there.


Don't trust maps or GPS, they won't take you all the way there. You'll end up in some small town on the way. Just keep going until you get to Lac La Belle, then you'll get to sort of a T-intersection, go left, and it'll be on your right (public parking on left) almost right away.