Timber Ridge is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Gobles, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Timber Ridge stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Timber Ridge 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 Timber Ridge. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Timber Ridge's website.
There are numerous options to stay at Timber Ridge around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Timber Ridge Terrain Overview
Timber Ridge has a total of 15 ski trails, which are serviced by 10 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Timber Ridge is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 50 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 20 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.2 square kilometers.
Timber Ridge's slopes see on average 60 inches (1.5 meters) of snowfall a year.
Timber Ridge Elevation
Timber Ridge has a summit elevation of 941 feet, or 287 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 741 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.
Timber Ridge has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Timber Ridge Difficulty Level
23.8out 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
Timber Ridge has 50 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Timber Ridge is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area, it has 38% of its trails are rated as "beginner-level". 49% 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 Timber Ridge good for beginners?
Timber Ridge 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. 38% of its trails are rated as "beginner".
Timber Ridge Location
Timber Ridge is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Gobles, MI.
Gobles, MI 49055 USA
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Getting to Timber Ridge
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Timber Ridge), its coordinates of 45.08000, -85.11000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Gobles, 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 Timber Ridge.
|Cherry Capital Airport||TVC||Traverse City, MI||33 mi|
|Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport||PLN||Pellston, MI||37 mi|
|Alpena County Regional Airport||APN||Alpena, MI||76 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Timber Ridge, 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 Timber Ridge.
|Boyne Mountain||Boyne Falls, MI||1,120 ft||28%||10 mi|
|Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek||Bellaire, MI||1,125 ft||36%||12 mi|
|Alpine Valley||Elmira, MI||1,210 ft||34%||14 mi|
|Petoskey Sports Park||Petoskey, MI||791 ft||0%||21 mi|
|Treetops||Gaylord, MI||1,345 ft||29%||25 mi|
|Nubs Nob||Harbor Springs, MI||1,338 ft||31%||29 mi|
|Mt. Holiday||Traverse City, MI||440 ft||36%||31 mi|
|Hanson Hills||Grayling, MI||1,362 ft||15%||35 mi|
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||58 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||58 mi|
|Snow Snake||Harrison, MI||1,230 ft||29%||58 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||58 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Thompsonville, MI||1,132 ft||35%||59 mi|
Timber Ridge Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||941 ft|
|Base Elevation||741 ft|
|Vertical Drop||200 ft|
(38% Beginner, 49% Intermediate, 13% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||60 inches|