Timber Ridge

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!

Season Passes

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 with with Timber Ridge. To purchase season passes, you'll need to visit Timber Ridge's website.

Lodging Options

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 (18 meters) of snowfall a year.

Total Runs
Ski Lift
Skiable Acres
50(0 km2)
Annual Snowfall
60"(1,829 cm)

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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
941'(287 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
200'(61 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
741'(226 m)

Timber Ridge Difficulty Level

Difficulty Score
22.7out of 100
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Timber Ridge is an extremely beginner-friendly ski area. It is in fact one of the easiest ski slopes in all of North America, ranking in the bottom 10% of overall difficulty. This is due to it having 38% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 200 feet.


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.
Green Circle
38%(19 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
49%(25 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
13%(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 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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GPS Coordinates:
45.08000, -85.11000

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 AirportTVCTraverse City, MI33 mi
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI37 mi
Alpena County Regional AirportAPNAlpena, MI76 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.

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Boyne MountainBoyne Falls, MI1,120 ft27%10 mi
Schuss Mountian at Shanty CreekBellaire, MI1,125 ft35%12 mi
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%14 mi
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%21 mi
TreetopsGaylord, MI1,345 ft28%25 mi
Nubs NobHarbor Springs, MI1,338 ft30%29 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft34%31 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%35 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%58 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%58 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%58 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft30%58 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%59 mi

Timber Ridge Mountain Stats

Summit Elevation941 ft
Base Elevation741 ft
Vertical Drop200 ft
(38% Beginner,  49% Intermediate,  13% Expert)
Skiable Acres50
Avg. Annual Snowfall60 inches
Timber Ridge Mountain Stats