Bittersweet is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Grant, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Bittersweet stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Bittersweet 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 Bittersweet. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Bittersweet's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Bittersweet around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Bittersweet Terrain Overview
Bittersweet has a total of 18 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Bittersweet is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 100 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 40 hectares, 0.2 square miles, or 0.4 square kilometers.
Bittersweet's slopes see on average 80 inches (2.0 meters) of snowfall a year.
Bittersweet has a summit elevation of 850 feet, or 259 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 450 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 400 feet (122 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Bittersweet has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Bittersweet Difficulty Level
29.3out 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
Bittersweet has 100 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Bittersweet is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 39% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 39% 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 Bittersweet good for beginners?
Bittersweet 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. 39% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Bittersweet is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Grant, MI.
Grant, MI 49327 USA
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Getting to Bittersweet
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Bittersweet), its coordinates of 43.38000, -85.78000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Grant, 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 Bittersweet.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||111 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||145 mi|
|Detroit Metropolitan Airport||DTW||Detroit, MI||147 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 Bittersweet.
|Muskegon County Airport||MKG||Muskegon, MI||27 mi|
|Gerald R. Ford International Airport||GRR||Grand Rapids, MI||37 mi|
|Capital City Airport||LAN||Lansing, MI||73 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Bittersweet, 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 Bittersweet.
|Cannonsburg||Belmont, MI||1,100 ft||47%||27 mi|
|Mulligan's Hollow||Grand Haven, MI||1,300 ft||17%||31 mi|
|The Homestead||Glen Arbor, MI||875 ft||32%||45 mi|
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||66 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||66 mi|
|Snow Snake||Harrison, MI||1,230 ft||29%||66 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||66 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Thompsonville, MI||1,132 ft||35%||79 mi|
|Apple Mountain||Freeland, MI||620 ft||24%||84 mi|
|Mt. Holiday||Traverse City, MI||440 ft||36%||95 mi|
Bittersweet Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||850 ft|
|Base Elevation||450 ft|
|Vertical Drop||400 ft|
(39% Beginner, 39% Intermediate, 22% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||80 inches|