Mt. Holiday Ski Resort

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Traverse City, MI. We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Mt. Holiday stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!

Mt. Holiday is not a part of any nationwide lift pass 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 Mt. Holiday Ski Resort.

Mt. Holiday Lodging:

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Mt. Holiday has a total of 12 ski trails, which are serviced by 4 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Mt. Holiday is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 20 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 8 hectares, 0 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
20(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort Elevation

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 440 feet, or 134 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 240 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 200 feet (61 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

Mt. Holiday has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
440'(134 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
200'(61 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
240'(73 m)

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
34.5out of 100
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Mt. Holiday can be beginner-friendly, but it depends on the ski trails you ride. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 72% of its trails rated at or above intermediate ski level.


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.

Skiiable Area by Difficulty Level

Mt. Holiday has 20 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Mt. Holiday is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 28% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 72%.
28%(6 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
36%(7 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
36%(7 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 Mt. Holiday Ski Resort good for beginners?

Mt. Holiday can be beginner-friendly, depending on the runs you take. While it ranks in the lower half of all North American ski areas in terms of overall difficulty, it still has 72% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort Location

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Traverse City, MI.

Traverse City, MI 49686 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
44.75000, -85.53000

Getting to Mt. Holiday Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Holiday Ski Resort), its coordinates of 44.75000, -85.53000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Traverse City, 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 Mt. Holiday Ski Resort.

Milwaukee Mitchell International AirportMKEMilwaukee, WI171 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 Mt. Holiday.

Cherry Capital AirportTVCTraverse City, MI3 mi
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI67 mi
Alpena County Regional AirportAPNAlpena, MI99 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Holiday Ski Resort, 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 Mt. Holiday Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Schuss Mountian at Shanty CreekBellaire, MI1,125 ft35%21 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%28 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%30 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%30 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%30 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft31%30 mi
Timber RidgeGobles, MI941 ft23%31 mi
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%35 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%39 mi
Boyne MountainBoyne Falls, MI1,120 ft27%41 mi
TreetopsGaylord, MI1,345 ft28%48 mi
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%51 mi
Nubs NobHarbor Springs, MI1,338 ft30%58 mi
BittersweetGrant, MI850 ft28%95 mi

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation440 ft
Base Elevation240 ft
Vertical Drop200 ft
(28% Beginner,  36% Intermediate,  36% Expert)
Skiable Acres20
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Mt. Holiday Ski Resort Mountain Stats