Mt. Holiday 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 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 Mt. Holiday. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Mt. Holiday's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Mt. Holiday around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Mt. Holiday 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, 0.0 square miles, or 0.1 square kilometers.
Mt. Holiday's slopes see on average 120 inches (3.0 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 10 feet every year!
Mt. Holiday Elevation
Mt. Holiday 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.
Mt. Holiday Difficulty Level
36out 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
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 a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 28% of its trails as easy. However, it also has a fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 72%.
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 Mt. Holiday 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 Location
Mt. Holiday is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Traverse City, MI.
Traverse City, MI 49686 USA
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Getting to Mt. Holiday
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Mt. Holiday), 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.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||171 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 Airport||TVC||Traverse City, MI||3 mi|
|Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport||PLN||Pellston, MI||67 mi|
|Alpena County Regional Airport||APN||Alpena, MI||99 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Mt. Holiday, 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.
|Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek||Bellaire, MI||1,125 ft||36%||21 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Thompsonville, MI||1,132 ft||35%||28 mi|
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||30 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||30 mi|
|Snow Snake||Harrison, MI||1,230 ft||29%||30 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||30 mi|
|Timber Ridge||Gobles, MI||941 ft||24%||31 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elmira, MI||1,210 ft||34%||35 mi|
|Hanson Hills||Grayling, MI||1,362 ft||15%||39 mi|
|Boyne Mountain||Boyne Falls, MI||1,120 ft||28%||41 mi|
|Treetops||Gaylord, MI||1,345 ft||29%||48 mi|
|Petoskey Sports Park||Petoskey, MI||791 ft||0%||51 mi|
|Nubs Nob||Harbor Springs, MI||1,338 ft||31%||58 mi|
|Bittersweet||Grant, MI||850 ft||29%||95 mi|
Mt. Holiday Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||440 ft|
|Base Elevation||240 ft|
|Vertical Drop||200 ft|
(28% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 36% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||120 inches|