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Great First Visit To Nubs


Pros: Staff Friendly, No lift lines

Cons: Depending on where your going and conditions some minimal skating is required to get around

Overall wow.... I know this doesn't happen everyday but Sunday morning I was on the 5th chair up with 8" of freshly fallen POW. It was MLK weekend and the lines were minimal, I was skiing solo and I believe I only had to share a ride on the lift 3 times. Great layout and lifts will get you almost anywhere you want to go. Crowd and staff were extremely friendly and helpful.   There are a couple green runs that are used to move around to different lifts, if you don't tuck or conditions are not ideal, you may end up skating to get to Pintail or the South lifts. If you are not Brown sacking it eat lunch early or wait until mid afternoon, as the lodge and cafe can get packed quickly,...
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The best skiing in the lower peninsula


Pros: first rate snowmaking and grooming, well maintained lifts, lots of glades, rarely feels crowded

Cons: Like every resort within 700 miles of it, lacking in vertical

Nubs has world class snowmaking and grooming.  I've been to other resorts that are known for their grooming (Deer Valley, Park City, Beaver Creek, Vail, Bretton Woods etc.) and Nubs has consistently the best groomed snow of anywhere I've been.  If you like groomers, Nubs is your place. That said, when there's a dump of fresh they'll leave some trails au natural,  they've cleared a bunch of glades plus they have a few dedicated bump runs, so it's not strictly a groomer hill. The key to understanding Nubs is that it's a hill run by skiers for skiers.  It's all about the skiing, the snow, and the lifts.  Management understands that their market niche is...
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Best of the Lower Peninsula


Pros: Terrain, Grooming, Snowmaking, Lack of Frills

Cons: Lacks another 100 ft. of vertical?

It's a stretch to call Nubs the A-Basin of lower Michigan, but IMO, it sort of is.  The base area is just a rental shop, ski school, ticket window, cafeteria, and bar, with a handful of homes located along the road in and out.  The skiing offers plenty for the Detroit weekender.  Unlike neighboring Boyne Highlands, the lift system is well-designed, with minimal skate-skiing required to get to lifts, and the Pintail area is accessed by skiing, as opposed to a long, boring lift ride.  The beginner and intermediate terrain is also better.  The Pintail Peak area offers plenty of rolling blue cruisers for families, while the front side serves up Valley, Smooth...
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Nubs Nob


Pros: Devoted to skiing, comfortable, friendly

Cons: Nothing that I can think of.

After spending most of my days at Boyne, I was convinced to try Nubs. I almost felt like a traitor for going to the "Other team", but I can honestly say that the "Other team" is better in this case. Nubs is great. The hills are great to bomb and carve on and the grooming is just top notch. Nubs Nob is skiing. It's not a golf course in the summer, it's not a resort, it's a ski place. It's a big name in Michigan and I feel blessed to live so close to it. If you're on vacation in the Harbor Springs area and want a good place to ski, check out Nubs!

Some Racin' Too


Pros: You can race your heart out

Nubs also has a great racing program. Beer League three nights a week. NASTAR on weekends and holidays. The Speed Series for Masters and the brave. Plus high school and USSA races. Nubs Race Academy offers Michigan's finest race instruction. Get your groove on!   Some great cross country loops too, groomed to the usual Nubs perfection. Home of the Crybaby Classic mountain bike race.     For this years calender of all Nub's events click on: http://www.nubsnob.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=85&Itemid=117 For race specific information go to the Events tab on the above page.
Pierre Sirois

Good Skiing Good Day Care


Pros: Good Daycare & snow

Cons: Short advanced runs

My wife have been going to the Harbor Springs area for several years.  We normally split our weekends of one day a Nubs and one day at Boyne Highland (each hill can be easily skied in a day and depending on the snow conditions, get a little boring by the end).  We have always favored Nubs since as others have said "It is a ski hill for skiers".  Most of the other skiers on the hill have their act together and know what they are doing, (know how to get on and off a lift, not stopping in the "middle" of the hill, etc).  The snow always seems to be in better shape than across the street and if the weather cooperates the glades are a lot of fun.  The hill is also...
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Best Snow in Michigan if not midwest


Pros: Snow quality, only business is skiing

As the ad says Nub's generally has the best snow in the midwest.  There only business is skiing, no lodging, no golf in the summer, only snow and skiing and it shows.  About two miles from Boyne Highlands resort so its easy to do a long weekend and fit in both boyne properties and nub's.