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Mt. Holly Ski Resort

 

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Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

Homewood Suites Brighton

 

 

Upscale, all-suite hotel with full kitchen offering complimentary breakfast and Internet access, indoor pool and fitness center.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$119 and up

 

Holiday Inn Express Brighton, MI

 

 

This hotel offers traditional rooms and suites with a pool and fitness center.

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$94 and up 

 

Courtyard by Marriott Detroit Brighton 

 

Hotel has 90 rooms and suites with microwave and refrigerator, offering complimentary Internet access, indoor pool and fitness center. 

 

Extra person charges may apply

 

$79 and up 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Additional hotels available in Brighton, Michigan.

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Dining

 

Historic Holly Hotel

 

Tea & Co  located at 127 S Saginaw St, Holly, MI 48442; (248) 328-9105

 

Oak Haven Farm

  • There are many chain and family owned restaurants in Holly, Michigan. 

 

 

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Mt. Holly Ski Resort
Description:

Nestled in beautiful Groveland Valley, Mt. Holly is just one hour North of Detroit. They offer slopes for the whole family, and a chairlift designed with beginners in mind called Grant's Trail. Skier friendly Mt. Holly offers night skiing, complete snow making and grooming, huge lift capacity and a friendly helpful staff to make your visit pleasurable.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet2
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Rope tow5
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Poma
Lifts-Surface Lifts-T bar
Lifts-Surface Lifts-J bar
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Single
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Double1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple3
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
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 lifts14
Lifts-Total lift capacity
Trails-1-Beginner30%
Trails-2-Intermediate50%
Trails-3-Advanced20%
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total19
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop350'
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: It's close, not too expensive, and well run

Cons: it's a manmade hill next to a gravel pit with not much vertical

There are four ski hills in the greater Detroit area.  None of them are anything to write home about, but they're here and I'm very glad that they are.  For getting in some turns after work, or learning how to ski it's great to have these little hills nearby.

Mt. Holly is  the best of a mediocre lot.  It has the most vertical, the most area, the best snowmaking/grooming and the best maintained lifts of the four. (even a high-speed lift, highly unusual for such a small hill.)  There's a nice beginner area and the blue runs are pretty tame so it's great for families or those just starting out.  The black runs on the "backside" are mildly diverting for accomplished skiers.

I go to Holly several times a year and always enjoy myself.  Of course, I adjust my expectations accordingly - it is a man-made hill with only about 300' of vertical after all.  With the right attitude, it's a great place to ski.


Posted

Pros: close to metro detroit, inexpensive, nice instructors, friendly hills for beginners

Cons: Busy on weekends and holidays,

My review is based on one season of skiing.  But I have gone out every weekend that I could this year.  My daughter and I both started this year and have been to two of the hills in the metro-Detroit area.  We like this one the best.  We also headed to Caberfae Peaks earlier this year. 

 

Mt. Holly provides several lifts with lines that are not too long and nearly non-existent during the week.  We have enjoyed our several trips out this year.  The beginner area is large and great to learn on.  It is easy to access for two very novice skiers, especially when one is a young child. 

 

Also worked well for my toddler daughter when I took her out.  The longish carpet was great to get her to the top of a "big" hill.