Bittersweet

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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!

Season Passes

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 with with Bittersweet. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Bittersweet's website.

Lodging Options

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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Bittersweet's slopes see on average 80 inches (24 m) of snowfall a year.

Trails
Total Runs
18
Ski Lift
Lifts
11
Skier
Skiable Acres
100(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
80"(2,438 cm)

Bittersweet Elevation

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
850'(259 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
400'(122 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
450'(137 m)

Bittersweet Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
28out of 100
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Bittersweet is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 39% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 400 feet.

 DID YOU KNOW?

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.
Green Circle
Beginner
39%(39 acres)

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.

Blue Square
Intermediate
39%(39 acres)

Intermediate trails (identified by a blue square) are usually the most popular and crowded runs, which have a slope of anywhere between 25-40%.

Black Diamond
Expert
22%(22 acres)

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 Location

Bittersweet is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Grant, MI.

Address:
Grant, MI 49327 USA
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Website:
skibittersweet.com

GPS Coordinates:
43.38000, -85.78000

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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI111 mi
O'Hare International AirportORDChicago, IL145 mi
Detroit Metropolitan AirportDTWDetroit, MI147 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Muskegon County AirportMKGMuskegon, MI27 mi
Gerald R. Ford International AirportGRRGrand Rapids, MI37 mi
Capital City AirportLANLansing, MI73 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
CannonsburgBelmont, MI1,100 ft44%27 mi
Mulligan's HollowGrand Haven, MI1,300 ft17%31 mi
The HomesteadGlen Arbor, MI875 ft31%45 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%66 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%66 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%66 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft30%66 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%79 mi
Apple MountainFreeland, MI620 ft23%84 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft34%95 mi

Bittersweet Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation850 ft
Base Elevation450 ft
Vertical Drop400 ft
Trails18
(39% Beginner,  39% Intermediate,  22% Expert)
Lifts11
Skiable Acres100
Avg. Annual Snowfall80 inches
Bittersweet Mountain Stats
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Chris Cagle

I love traveling the United States. I hunt down fantastic places to visit in the summer and great slopes to ski down in the winter. The first national park I ever visited was the Smokies, but since then, I've been to dozens. However, my favorite by far has been Zion.