Snow Snake is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Harrison, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Snow Snake stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Snow Snake 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 Snow Snake. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Snow Snake's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Snow Snake around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Snow Snake Terrain Overview
Snow Snake has a total of 12 ski trails, which are serviced by 6 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Snow Snake is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 40 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 16 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Snow Snake's slopes see on average 90 inches (2.3 meters) of snowfall a year.
Snow Snake Elevation
Snow Snake has a summit elevation of 1,230 feet, or 375 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,020 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 210 feet (64 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Snow Snake has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Snow Snake Difficulty Level
29out of 100
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
Snow Snake has 40 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Snow Snake is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 50% 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 Snow Snake good for beginners?
Snow Snake 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. 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Snow Snake Location
Snow Snake is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Harrison, MI.
Harrison, MI 48625 USA
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Getting to Snow Snake
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Snow Snake), its coordinates of 44.32000, -85.60000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Harrison, 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 Snow Snake.
|Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport||MKE||Milwaukee, WI||149 mi|
|Detroit Metropolitan Airport||DTW||Detroit, MI||184 mi|
|O'Hare International Airport||ORD||Chicago, IL||199 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 Snow Snake.
|Cherry Capital Airport||TVC||Traverse City, MI||29 mi|
|Muskegon County Airport||MKG||Muskegon, MI||86 mi|
|MBS International Airport||MBS||Saginaw, MI||93 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Snow Snake, 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 Snow Snake.
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||0 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||0 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||0 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Thompsonville, MI||1,132 ft||35%||24 mi|
|Mt. Holiday||Traverse City, MI||440 ft||36%||30 mi|
|Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek||Bellaire, MI||1,125 ft||36%||46 mi|
|Hanson Hills||Grayling, MI||1,362 ft||15%||47 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elmira, MI||1,210 ft||34%||57 mi|
|Timber Ridge||Gobles, MI||941 ft||24%||58 mi|
|Bittersweet||Grant, MI||850 ft||29%||66 mi|
|Boyne Mountain||Boyne Falls, MI||1,120 ft||28%||67 mi|
|Treetops||Gaylord, MI||1,345 ft||29%||67 mi|
|Petoskey Sports Park||Petoskey, MI||791 ft||0%||79 mi|
|Nubs Nob||Harbor Springs, MI||1,338 ft||31%||86 mi|
|Cannonsburg||Belmont, MI||1,100 ft||47%||87 mi|
|Mulligan's Hollow||Grand Haven, MI||1,300 ft||17%||92 mi|
|Apple Mountain||Freeland, MI||620 ft||24%||95 mi|
Snow Snake Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,230 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,020 ft|
|Vertical Drop||210 ft|
(30% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||90 inches|