Treetops is a ski area located in the state of Michigan in USA. The resort is in the town of Gaylord, MI.
We recently ranked all of Michigan's ski resorts, so you can see where Treetops stacks up against all its nearby ski hills!
Treetops is a part of the INDY Ski Pass system. This allows you to buy one lift pass, and ski at all of the slopes that are also a part of the group.
There are numerous options to stay at Treetops around the resort. Check out the available options with the form below.
Treetops Terrain Overview
Treetops has a total of 23 ski trails, which are serviced by 5 ski lifts, gondolas and/or trams. Treetops is considered a smaller than average ski area, with only a maximum of 80 acres available to ski. This area is equivalent to 32 hectares, 0.1 square miles, or 0.3 square kilometers.
Treetops's slopes see on average 175 inches (4.4 meters) of snowfall a year. That is almost 14 feet every year!
Treetops has a summit elevation of 1,345 feet, or 410 meters. However, not all of that elevation is able to be skied. The base of the ski slope sits at 1,120 feet above sea level, creating a ski hill that is 225 feet (69 meters) high. This is referred to as the slope's vertical drop - or a measure of how high the skiable hill is.
Treetops has a very low summit elevation. The summit of this park is one of the smaller ones in the country.
Treetops Difficulty Level
29.1out 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
Treetops has 80 total skiable acres, which can be broken down into the three main groups of difficulty: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.Since Treetops 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 Treetops good for beginners?
Treetops 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".
Treetops is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearest the town of Gaylord, MI.
Gaylord, MI 49735 USA
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Getting to Treetops
By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Treetops), its coordinates of 45.00000, -84.62000 (latitude, longitude), or simply drive towards the town of Gaylord, 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 Treetops.
|Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County Airport||PLN||Pellston, MI||40 mi|
|Cherry Capital Airport||TVC||Traverse City, MI||50 mi|
|Alpena County Regional Airport||APN||Alpena, MI||52 mi|
There may also be much smaller regional airports next to Treetops, 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 Treetops.
|Alpine Valley||Elmira, MI||1,210 ft||34%||13 mi|
|Boyne Mountain||Boyne Falls, MI||1,120 ft||28%||20 mi|
|Timber Ridge||Gobles, MI||941 ft||24%||25 mi|
|Hanson Hills||Grayling, MI||1,362 ft||15%||26 mi|
|Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek||Bellaire, MI||1,125 ft||36%||28 mi|
|Petoskey Sports Park||Petoskey, MI||791 ft||0%||30 mi|
|Nubs Nob||Harbor Springs, MI||1,338 ft||31%||35 mi|
|Mt. Holiday||Traverse City, MI||440 ft||36%||48 mi|
|Caberfae Peaks||Boon, MI||1,545 ft||37%||67 mi|
|Ski Brule||Boon, MI||1,861 ft||39%||67 mi|
|Snow Snake||Harrison, MI||1,230 ft||29%||67 mi|
|Swiss Valley||Jones, MI||1,200 ft||32%||67 mi|
|Crystal Mountain||Thompsonville, MI||1,132 ft||35%||76 mi|
Treetops Mountain Stats
|Summit Elevation||1,345 ft|
|Base Elevation||1,120 ft|
|Vertical Drop||225 ft|
(30% Beginner, 50% Intermediate, 20% Expert)
|Avg. Annual Snowfall||175 inches|