Treetops Ski Resort

Treetops Ski Resort 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 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 Treetops Ski Resort.

Treetops Lodging:

Treetops Ski Resort 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 square miles, or 0 square kilometers.

Trails
Total Runs
23
Ski Lift
Lifts
5
Skier
Skiable Acres
80(0 km2)
Snow
Annual Snowfall
N/A

Treetops Ski Resort Elevation

Treetops Ski Resort 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.

Mountain Summit
Summit Elevation
1,345'(410 m)
Vertical Drop
Vertical Drop
225'(69 m)
Mountain base
Base Elevation
1,120'(341 m)

Treetops Ski Resort Difficulty Level

Score
Difficulty Score
27.9out of 100
←  EasyHard  →
Treetops 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 30% of its trails are rated as "beginner", and a vertical drop of only 225 feet.

 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.

Skiiable Area 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
30%(24 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
Intermediate
50%(40 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
Expert
20%(16 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 Treetops Ski Resort 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 Ski Resort Location

Treetops Ski Resort is located in the state of Michigan, USA. This ski area is nearby the town of Gaylord, MI.

Address:
Gaylord, MI 49735 USA
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Website:
treetops.com/ski-snow/

GPS Coordinates:
45.00000, -84.62000

Getting to Treetops Ski Resort

By Car: If you are driving, you would set your GPS to either the ski resort's name (Treetops Ski Resort), 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.

NameCodeCityDistance
Pellston Regional Airport of Emmet County AirportPLNPellston, MI40 mi
Cherry Capital AirportTVCTraverse City, MI50 mi
Alpena County Regional AirportAPNAlpena, MI52 mi

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

NameLocationSummitDifficulty ScoreDistance
Alpine ValleyElmira, MI1,210 ft32%13 mi
Boyne MountainBoyne Falls, MI1,120 ft27%20 mi
Timber RidgeGobles, MI941 ft23%25 mi
Hanson HillsGrayling, MI1,362 ft15%26 mi
Schuss Mountian at Shanty CreekBellaire, MI1,125 ft35%28 mi
Petoskey Sports ParkPetoskey, MI791 ft0%30 mi
Nubs NobHarbor Springs, MI1,338 ft30%35 mi
Mt. HolidayTraverse City, MI440 ft35%48 mi
Caberfae PeaksBoon, MI1,545 ft35%67 mi
Ski BruleBoon, MI1,861 ft37%67 mi
Snow SnakeHarrison, MI1,230 ft28%67 mi
Swiss ValleyJones, MI1,200 ft31%67 mi
Crystal MountainThompsonville, MI1,132 ft33%76 mi

Treetops Ski Resort Mountain Stats

NameStatistic
Summit Elevation1,345 ft
Base Elevation1,120 ft
Vertical Drop225 ft
Trails23
(30% Beginner,  50% Intermediate,  20% Expert)
Lifts5
Skiable Acres80
Avg. Annual SnowfallN/A inches
Treetops Ski Resort Mountain Stats