Though “mountains” and “Midwest” don’t usually come together in everyone’s mind, the U.S. Midwest has a large number of places where you can go skiing or riding.

Illinois (See Google Earth image)

Chestnut Mountain (Galena)
Four Lakes (Lisle)
Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park (Carpentersville)
Ski Snowstar (Taylor Ridge)
Villa Olivia (Bartlett)

Indiana (See Google Earth overview)

Paoli Peaks (Paoli)
Perfect North (Lawrenceberg)

Iowa (Google Earth)

Mt. Crescent (Honey Creek)
Seven Oaks (Boone)
Sleepy Hollow Sports Park (Des Moines)
Sundown Mountain (Dubuque)


Michigan: Southeast (See Google Earth overview)

Alpine Valley (White Lake)
Apple Mountain (Freeland)
Mt. Brighton (Brighton)
Mt. Holly (Holly)
Pine Knob (Clarkston)

Michigan: Southwest (See Google Earth overview)

Bittersweet (Otsego)
Cannonsburg (Cannonsburg)
Swiss Valley (Jones)
Timber Ridge (Gobles)

Michigan: Northwest Lower Peninsula (See Google Earth overview)

Boyne Highlands (Harbor Springs)
Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls)
Caberfae Peaks (Cadillac)
Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville)
Hanson Hills (Grayling)
Mt. Holiday (Traverse City)
Nub’s Nob (Harbor Springs)
Shanty Creek (Bellaire)
Treetops (Treetops Village)
Snow Snake (Harrison)
The Homestead Resorts (Glen Arbor)

Michigan: Da U-P, eh? (See Google Earth overview)

Big Powderhorn (Bessemer)
Blackjack (Bessemer)
Indianhead (Wakefield)
Marquette Mountain (Marquette)
Mont Ripley (Houghton-Hancock)
Mt. Bohemia (Lac la Belle)
Mt. Zion (Ironwood)
Norway Mountain (Norway)
Pine Mountain (Iron Mountain)
Porcupine Mountains (Ontonagon)
Ski Brule (Iron River)


Minnesota: North Shore (Google Earth)

Giants Ridge (Bibiwick)
Lutsen (Lutsen)
Spirit Mountain (Duluth)

Minnesota: Inland North (Google Earth)

Andes Tower Hills (Kensington)
Buena Vista Ski Area (Bemidji)
Powder Ridge (Kimball)
Ski Gull (Brainerd)

Minnesota: Twin Cities and South (Google Earth)

Afton Alps (Afton)
Buck Hill (Burnsville)
Coffee Mill (Wabasha)
Hyland Ski and Snowboard Area (Bloomington)
Mount Kato (Mankato)
Welch Village (Welch)
Wild Mountain (Taylors Falls)

Missouri (Google Earth)

Hidden Valley (St. Louis area) (Wildwood)
Snow Creek (Kansas City area) (Weston)

North Dakota (Google Earth)

Bottineau Winter Park (Bottineau)
Frost Fire (Walhalla)
Huff Hills (Mandan)

Ohio (See Google Earth overview)

Alpine Valley (Chesterland)
Boston Mills and Brandywine (Peninsula)
Clear Fork (Closed? Butler)
Mad River (Zanesfield)
Snow Trails (Mansfield)

South Dakota (Google Earth)

Mystic Miner at Deer Mountain (Lead)
Great Bear Recration Park (Sioux Falls)
Terry Peak (Lead)


For an overview Google Earth map of the state’s ski areas, click here.

Wisconsin: Milwaukee/Southeast (Google Earth)

Alpine Valley (East Troy)
Grand Geneva (Lake Geneva)
Little Switzerland (Slinger)
Sunburst (Kewaskum)
Wilmot (Wilmot)

Wisconsin: Center/North

Granite Peak (Wausau)
Nordic Mountain (Mount Morris)

Wisconsin: Madison / Wisconsin Dells

Cascade (Portage; road map)
Christmas Mountain
Devil’s Head (Merrimac; road map)
Tyrol Basin (Mt. Horeb; road map)

Wisconsin: Northwest

Christie Mountain (Wisconsin Dells)
Mt. Ashwabay (Bayfield)
Mt. LaCrosse (LaCrosse)
Telemark (Cable)
Trollhaugen (Dresser)
Whitecap (Montreal)

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