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Swiss Valley

 

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Transportation
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Lodging
 
Name Description Maximum Occupancy Price Range

T&R "Inn" Between the Lakes

 

A nice B&B only 5 minutes to Swiss Valley.  Complimentary breakfast and Internet access, hot tub on site and access to a fitness facility.  

Extra person charges may apply 

$95 and up 

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites - Three Rivers  

Convenient location offering complimentary continental breakfast and Internet access. 

Extra person charges may apply 

$73 and up 

Super 8

 

56 room hotel offering complimentary continental breakfast and Internet access, gym facility and pool.

Extra person charges may apply

$54 and up 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Dining

 

Chalet 

 

Cafe

 

C J's Fisher Lake Inn located at 19984 M-60, Three Rivers, MI 49093; (269) 279-7984

 

Frankie's Pizza located at 56951 N. Main, Three Rivers, MI 49093; (269) 279-9015

  • Additional dining options available in Three Rivers, Michigan.

 
 

REAL ESTATE
 
 
 
DEALS
 
 
WHAT'S NEW
 
Four brand new features to the parks : A 13 ft..Junior Battleship, 10 ft. Straight Rail, a 13 ft. Junior Flat Rail and a 10 ft. Christina Rail.
 
 
ACTIVITIES
 
 
SERVICES

 

2010 - 2011 Rental Equipment Rates
 

2010 - 2011 Lesson Rates
 

 

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Swiss Valley
Description:

Located just 9 miles North of the Michigan Indiana border, Swiss Valley is the closest Michigan ski area to Chicago and Indiana. A family orientated ski area, Swiss Valley features great runs and lifts that are all light for night skiing as well as a terrain park for those who like to grab some air.

Details:
DetailValue
Snow making percent100%
Lifts-Surface Lifts-Magic carpet
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-Double
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Triple1
Lifts-Chair Lifts-Quad2
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 lifts7
Lifts-Total lift capacity9800/hr.
Trails-1-Beginner
Trails-2-Intermediate
Trails-3-Advanced
Trails-4-Expert only
Trails-5-Terrain park2
Trails-6-Half pipe
Trails-Total11
Runs-Steepest run
Runs-Longest run
General-Base elevation
General-Vertical drop225'
General-OwnerJames Wiseman
General-Mountain range
General-Annual skier visits
General-Back country access
General-Total area in bounds
General-Snow making coverage
Models:
Model Name/TypeMPNEAN/UPC

Posted

Pros: Perfect for kids(or adults) to learn basics about skiing and the staff is great. Well taken care of.

Cons: It is small, finding your family is easier then larger places.

I am bias to Swiss Valley, I grew up on the place (newborn) and have seen it grow and change over the years.   It is one of the best places for families, beginners, or a quick fix for skiing.  They offer a variety of package deals for skiers and have a wonderful program for children.   I have taken my own children there and we all have enjoyed ourselves.

 

They have a large cafeteria in the main building where you pickup your passes.  The original lodge is now a ski shop and restaurant but you can still sit around the huge round fire place and watch the skiers on the intermediate hills.  They do not have the hard terrain anymore and it has tone down over the years and caters to more moderate and beginning skiers/boarders.

 

It has a wonderful Nighttime skiing and is well lite everywhere.  If you want hardcore, you need to go farther north but if you just want a quick run or family fun. Swiss is perfect for the family.

 

Now I cannot give it a perfect score because it isn't perfect for all skiers but still high marks for keeping family fun alive.

Posted

Pros: Great for kids

Cons: Not many runs

I only live 25 minutes from Swiss, so I like to take the kids there.  I have fun here also.  It does not have many runs, but the runs they do have are decent for SW Michigan.  The staff here is very friendly and helpful also, making it a great experience every time I go.  There is not any lodging on site, but they do have a nice resteraunt/bar and also a cafeteria where you can bring a picnic lunch.  I really enjoy their warming lodge which always has a fire in the large circular fireplace with views of the largest hill.  If you live in SW Michigan, northern, Indiana, this is a place you have to visit.

Posted

Pros: Beginner friendly. If you live in Indiana, it's close

Cons: small, even by midwestern standards

This is a small hill, even by midwestern standards.  If you've never skied before, it's as good a place to start as any.  If you already know how to ski you will want to go elsewhere, for instance Bittersweet near Kalamazoo.

Bottom Line: Good for families who don't ski much or beginners just starting out. 


Posted

Pros: Close to home and friendly staff

Cons: very limited terrain

If you live in Northern Indiana and only want to drive 1-2 hours it is a great place to get a few runs in.  The staff and management are extremely nice and try hard.  My ratings are based on southern MI.  The terrain park is surprisingly good. Advanced skiers will want to go further north (or West)