An Upper Peninsula ski resort has recently gained some national recognition and been ranked among the top resorts on the continent. USA Today placed Mt. Bohemia in the #2 spot of its top ten North American ski resorts.
“They chose 19 resorts in the west and one in the east, and that was us. There wasn’t anybody from Vermont, New York, or Eastern Canada, just us. We went up against some great Colorado Resorts,” said Mt. Bohemia president Lonnie Glieberman.
Not surprisingly, three of USA Today’s 10 Best named resorts came from Colorado, including the number one rank. Glieberman said, “Winter Park was 1st (place) in Colorado, and we we’re number two. So Mt. Bohemia is really grateful and happy that we achieved that.”
So what exactly makes this place the only ski resort east of the Rocky Mountains to make that list? “The editors looked at what makes a ski resort special. Bohemia competes head to head with Colorado for snowfall, and as far as glades trees, we have more acreage of glade tree skiing than most places in North America,” said Glieberman.
When skiers and snow boarders get off the chairlift at the top of the mile long run, they have plenty of options to make their way back down. Many travel through the gladed tree paths and end up quite a ways from the lodge, but regularly scheduled shuttle buses bring them back to the lift for another run. Glieberman said, “We’re open every day. We’ve got two chairlifts, we’ve got four buses, over 600 acres of skiable terrain. We leave it all natural, the skiing. It’s about adventure, escape, and wilderness.”
With hill bottom lodging and a dining options, it’s easy to see why Mt. Bohemia is deserving of such a high honor. If you’d like to learn more about the resort, you can check out their Youtube channel. “We actually have a TV show on Youtube, Mt. Bohemia TV. It tells you all about the mountain. It’s a lot of fun,” said Glieberman.