Apple Mountain is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Freeland, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Apple Mountain stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Apple Mountain is not a part of any nationwide lift ticket system. Passes such as Epic, IKON, or Mountain Collective allow pass holders to ski at multiple mountians with a single purchase. Unfortunately, none of those passes work with Apple Mountain. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Apple Mountain's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Apple Mountain around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Apple Mountain Terrain Overview
Apple Mountain has a total of 12 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Apple Mountain is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Apple Mountain's slopes see on average 52 inches (1.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
Apple Mountain Elevation
Apple Mountain has a summit elevation of 620 feet, or 189 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 600 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 20 feet (6 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Apple Mountain has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Apple Mountain Difficulty Level
24.1out of 100
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At Parks & Trips, we've created a proprietary Difficulty Score that attempts to show how difficult a particular ski slope is. We get to this number by combining a number of metrics for each resort and comparing them to its peers. Most of the score is based off the amount of easy-intermediate-expert slopes by acreage and the maximum vertical drop of the overall resort, but also includes a few lesser-used metrics as well.
Our algorithm compares each resort’s metrics with all others in North America, then assigns each a Difficulty Score, which we use to rank them accordingly. Resorts with a lower score are easier to ski than those with a higher one. However, a high score does not mean that the resort does not have any easy slopes, or vice versa. This is just an overall score given to the resort based on all its metrics grouped together.
Skiable Terrain by Difficulty Level
Apple Mountain has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Apple Mountain is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 40% trails are rated as intermediate.
Beginner trails (identified by a green circle) are the easiest trails on the hill with a gradual 25% or less gradient, and are usually wide to accommodate beginner skiers.
Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.
Expert trails (identified by a black diamond... or two) are the hardest slopes on the mountain, and have very steep gradients over 40%.
Is Apple Mountain good for beginners?
Apple Mountain is a very beginner-friendly course. In fact, it is one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. 40% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Apple Mountain Location
Apple Mountain is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Freeland, MI.
Freeland, MI 48623 USA
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Getting to Apple Mountain
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Apple Mountain), its coordinates of 43.46000, -84.10000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Freeland, MI to get close.
By Air: If you are coming in from across the country, then you may need to board an airplane to get here.
A large airport has scheduled major airline service with millions of passengers per year. This type of airport always accepts international flights. Here are the closest large airport(s) to Apple Mountain.
|Detroit Metropolitan Airport||DTW||Detroit, MI||94 mi|
|Cleveland Hopkins International Airport||CLE||Cleveland, OH||182 mi|
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||194 mi|
A medium-sized airport has scheduled regional airline service. This type of airport may or may not accept international flights. Here are the closest medium-sized airport(s) to Apple Mountain.
|MBS International Airport||MBS||Saginaw, MI||5 mi|
|Bishop International Airport||FNT||Flint, MI||39 mi|
|Capital City Airport||LAN||Lansing, MI||53 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Apple Mountain, but we didn't list them here due to the fact that no major airlines go through them.
Other Nearby Ski Resorts
Skiers will - especially if coming from far away - try and visit a couple different slopes all in the same trip. Here are the closest other ski slopes within 100 miles of Apple Mountain.
|Mt. Holly||Holly, MI||1,105 ft||40%||51 mi|
|Pine Knob||Clarkston, MI||1,300 ft||36%||61 mi|
|Mt. Brighton||Brighton, MI||1,330 ft||36%||66 mi|
|Cannonsburg||Belmont, MI||1,100 ft||46%||75 mi|
|Bittersweet||Grant, MI||850 ft||29%||84 mi|
|Hanson Hills||Grayling, MI||1,362 ft||15%||88 mi|
|The Homestead||Glen Arbor, MI||875 ft||32%||93 mi|
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||95 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||95 mi|
|Snow Snake||Harrison, MI||1,230 ft||29%||95 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||95 mi|
Apple Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||620 ft|
|Base Elevation||600 ft|
|Vertical Drop||20 ft|
(40% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||52 inches|