Nubs Nob Ski Resort

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

Nubs Nob 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 Nubs Nob Ski Resort.

Nubs Nob Lodging:

Nubs Nob Ski Resort Terrain Overview

Nubs Nob has a total of 53 ski trails, which are serviced by 11 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Nubs Nob is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 248 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 100 hectares, 0 square miles, or 1 square kilometers.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
248(1 km2)
Annual Snowfall

Nubs Nob Ski Resort Elevation

Nubs Nob Ski Resort has a summit elevation of 1,338 feet, or 408 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 911 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 427 feet (130 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.

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

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,338'(408 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
427'(130 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
911'(278 m)

Nubs Nob Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
30.1out of 100
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Nubs Nob 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 69% 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

Nubs Nob has 248 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.

Nubs Nob is mostly a beginner-friendly ski area, with about 31% of its trails as easy. However, it also has its fair share of more difficult runs - which account for the remaining 69%.
31%(77 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
48%(119 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
21%(52 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 Nubs Nob Ski Resort good for beginners?

Nubs Nob 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 69% of its trails rated at or above intermediate.

Nubs Nob Ski Resort Location

Nubs Nob Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Harbor Springs, MI.

Harbor Springs, MI 49740 USA
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GPS Coordinates:
45.47000, -84.91000

Getting to Nubs Nob Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Nubs Nob Ski Resort), its coordinates of 45.47000, -84.91000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Harbor Springs, 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 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 Nubs Nob.

Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI9 mi
Chippewa County International AirportCIUSault Ste Marie, MI58 mi
Cherry Capital AirportTVCTraverse City, MI60 mi

There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Nubs Nob 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 Nubs Nob Ski Resort.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%8 mi
Boyne MountainBoyne Falls, MI1,120 ft27%21 mi
Timber RidgeGobles, MI941 ft23%29 mi
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%35 mi
TreetopsGaylord, MI1,345 ft28%35 mi
Schuss Mountian at Shanty CreekBellaire, MI1,125 ft35%40 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%58 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft35%58 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%85 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%86 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%86 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%86 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft31%86 mi
Searchmont ResortSearchmont, ON1,601 ft35%99 mi

Nubs Nob Ski Resort Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation1,338 ft
Base Elevation911 ft
Vertical Drop427 ft
(31% Beginner,  48% Intermediate,  21% Expert)
Skiable Acres248
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Nubs Nob Ski Resort Mountain Stats