The Mackenzie Lodge is located right at the base of the slopes and next to the golf course. Guests at our 39 room lodge will enjoy ski-in/ski-out accessibility and the convenience of our outdoor heated pool and hot tub and fire pit.
All lodging guests receive big discounts on lift tickets when booked with the room: $20 Adults (18+), $15 Teens (13-17), $10 Juniors (9-12), $5 Children (8 and under). Ticket pricing is valid 7 days a week when booked with the room.
You can also $ave when purchasing your Rental Equipment SHOP NOW and Lessons SHOP NOW in advance.
Welcome wedding guests! The MacKenzie Lodge is conveniently located next to our wedding ceremony and reception venue.
Sundays in January, February & March are Family Fun-Day Sunday. Caberfae Peaks invites all families to spend some time on the slopes and learn to ski & snowboard together. Package includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals and a beginner group lesson for a family of three from 3 pm to close for only $69. Additional family members are only $23 each. Must purchase in advance to obtain discount. Limited quantities (only 50 total) available for each Sunday. BUY NOW
Purchase your Family Fun-Day ONLINE. No walk up sales will be allowed.
Discount is not valid on MLK Sunday, Jan 17, 2021 or President’s Day Sunday, February 14, 2021.
Family Fun-Day Sunday starts at 3 pm with Beginner Group lessons available at 3:30 pm or 4:30 pm. Please note that once rented, skis may be switched to snowboard for an additional $20, or a snowboard may be switched to skis for an additional $20.
The 2020/2021 ski and snowboard SEASON PASSES start at only $199.
Season Pass Holders will NOT be required to make an advance reservation to ski or ride on any given day. As a season pass holder, you will be able to ski every day that your pass is valid. If necessary, we may limit skier volume at our resort. Please note that any volume limitations put into place will not impact season pass holders.
All season passes purchased are non-refundable. If the ski area is unable to open at all due to COVID-19, all pass monies paid will be applied to the 2021/22 season. However, once we open and start operating, we will not be giving refunds in the event of a government mandated shut down. We are taking the risk and bearing the considerable expense of making the snow up front to prepare for the season. We understand that in order to take advantage of our best pricing options, you will also be taking the risk of purchasing a season pass in advance. If you are uncomfortable with this, we recommend waiting and purchasing daily lift tickets.
Please note that skiing and snowboarding is a healthy, outdoor activity with built-in social distancing, and that we plan to do everything possible to get open and stay open for the 2020/2021 season. There are many unknowns at this time, however, we do know that we will continue to focus on making and grooming quality snow to give you a first rate experience on some of best ski & snowboard terrain in the state.
SEASON PASS RECIPROCALS
All Caberfae season passholders (Midweek, Weekend & Peak) will received the following SEASON PASS RECIPROCALS at our neighboring resorts.
SEASON PASS PHOTO PROCESS
Please email pass photos to firstname.lastname@example.org when you purchase your pass. As long as we can see your face, we can resize, cut and crop as needed. We will also keep your photo on file for future years. All season passes that we have photos for will be mailed out by Mid-November.
Please visit our COVID-19 policy page so that you know what to expect this winter when you come out to ski or ride. This info will change when our local, state & regional laws change, so please continue to check back.
Our resort will look a bit different this ski & snowboard season due to COVID-19. Below is what you can expect when you come out to ski or snowboard this winter. Help us keep everyone healthy so that we can keep the lifts turning all winter long.
Updated 10/30/20 – COVID-19 policies are subject to change at any time as local, regional & state laws or resort policies change. The MDHHS issued a health order effective 10/29/20, which moves Region 6 back to Phase 4 of the MI Safe Start Plan and has additional restrictions on indoor gatherings. Our COVID Policies detailed below have been updated to reflect this new Health Order.
FACE COVERINGS WILL BE REQUIRED INDOORS AND THROUGHOUT THE BASE AREA
ON MOUNTAIN – LIFTS & LIFT LINES
Face coverings will be required to load the lifts and in all lift queues
Guests will be asked to self-group and load the chair with their traveling party
Lift attendants will not require guests to ride the chair with people they do not know
We recommend purchasing tickets, rentals & lessons in advance to guarantee availability
Ski area volume may be limited on certain days
Season Pass tickets will not require reservations & volume will not be limited for pass holders
Daily tickets purchased in advance will be refunded in the event of a government mandated shut down
For the health & safety of our guests, picnic lunches will not be allowed in the Blackmer Lodge during the 2020/2021 season due to COVID-19
We will have outdoor picnic tables throughout the resort for those packing picnic lunches or tailgating
The cafeteria will be operating at 50% capacity with fixed seating and offering reduced & simplified food options
Tables will be no larger than a 6 top
Lunches may be purchased online in advance for express service
Open 7 days a week to accommodate additional indoor spacing
Operating at 50% capacity with fixed seating
Picnic lunches will be allowed
Crock pots or buffet style meals will not be allowed
Cubbies will be installed for storage of picnic lunches, bags & gear
No saving or reserving tables & No alcohol may be brought in
Skis, boards & ski poles will not be allowed inside the Skyview Lodge
R DUB’S PUB & BEATIE’S BAR & GRILL
An outdoor deck has been added to R Dub’s Pub for open air seating and service
Both R Dub’s & Beatie’s will be operating at 50% capacity with fixed seating
There will be no tables larger than a 6 top
SNOWMAKING & GROOMING
Our commitment to snowmaking, grooming & delivering the best possible snow conditions on some of the best terrain in the state will continue throughout the season.
Season passes for the 2020/2021 ski and snowboard season are on sale. See our SEASON PASSES page. SHOP NOW
Also, visit our COVID-19 policy page so that you know what to expect this winter when you come out to ski or ride.
We have the snowmaking system all ready to go, and we are just waiting on the cold weather. Stay tuned to this page as we will keep you updated once we fire the guns up.
We are proud to announce the installation of highest chairlift in Northern Michigan! A brand new Doppelmayr, triple chair is currently being installed for the 2016/2017 season.
The new chairlift will have a top elevation of 1561′ and will provide an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding Manistee National Forest.
The new fixed-grip triple chairlift will better serve the North Peak complex. The chair will unload at the top of North Peak 15 vertical feet higher than the North Peak Quad Chair. This will allow easy access to both the green runs on the back side (Smiling Irishmen, Easy Street, Shelter) and the more advanced runs on the front side (Canyon, Lift Line, No. 1, Cruiser).
The new chairlift will increase our uphill capacity, which will reduce lift lines at the bottom of North Peak.
Caberfae Peaks is located in Northern Michigan’s snowbelt. Located in high elevation and the perfect distance from Lake Michigan, the “lake effect” snow machine manufactures 150 inches of annual snowfall at the Peaks, while setting a record this past season (2008/2009) at 226″
The terrain at Caberfae Peaks is very diverse. From gentle cruisers like the 3/4 of a mile run Smiling Irishman, to the thrilling steeps of Bullet & GG’s Ride, Caberfae Peaks boasts some of the state’s longest runs and biggest vertical drops. You can drive further north, but you won’t find bigger hills!
We fired up the snow machines around 4 pm yesterday and plan to run them non-stop as long as possible, which looks like Sunday morning.
Our snowmaking focus is all over the North Peak complex: Smiling Irishman, Shelter, Upper & Lower Easy Street, Ski Shop, Canyon, No. 1, RW and more.
We plan to reopen the slopes for the season on Sunday at 10 am. Please check back for hours, rates, lifts and trails.
NEW FOR THE 2015/2016:
The lower level of the Blackmer Day Lodge has been reconfigured. In an effort to provide more seating and better accommodate guests packing their lunches, picnic tables can no longer be reserved. We have built storage cubbies on the east wall, along with adding electrical outlets. Please store your gear in the cubbies, when you are out on the slopes. Also, all skis and boards must now be kept outside. We hope these changes will provide more seating and significantly improve everyone’s enjoyment at Caberfae Peaks!
December 4, 2015 – Slopes opened Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6
• Ski-in/Ski-out Lodging with Outdoor Heated Pool & Hot Tub
Caberfae Peaks is conveniently located in Northern Michigan’s snowbelt. The resort sits in relatively high elevation and is the perfect distance from Lake Michigan. As a result, the “lake effect” snow machine manufactures an average of 150+ inches of annual snowfall per year!
Our once-a-month College Day is this Friday! Just show a valid college ID at the ticket window and get an open to close lift ticket and rental for only $9 each! Slopes are open on Friday from 10 am until 10 pm. (more…)
Caberfae’s very own Darkside Ale is back! Right Brain Brewery from Traverser City, Michigan just finished brewing up their 2016 winter brew of the Caberfae Darkside Ale. Come tip up a pint and celebrate the start to the season. Reps from Right Brain Brewery will be on hand with plenty of giveaways. (more…)