LAC LA BELLE, MICH. — For three years running, a remote ski resort in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula has made a list of top downhill ski destinations.
Mount Bohemia, located near the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, came in at No. 4. on the 2020 list of top 10 North American ski spots in USA Today’s “10Best” Readers’ Choice Awards.
A panel of experts partnered with USA Today 10Best editors to pick the contest’s initial nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote.
“It’s such an honor to have been chosen as the fourth best ski resort in North America,” Mount Bohemia’s President Lonie Glieberman said in a statement. “We believe that what makes Mount Bohemia so special is our commitment to creating a vibe unlike anyplace else.”
Mount Bohemia, known as a destination for extreme skiers, was the only Midwestern resort to make the list. Cannon Mountain in New Hampshire was the only other resort east of the Mississippi River to share the Top 10 accolades.
“Michigan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think skiing, but Mount Bohemia is a hidden gem for extreme mountain sports,” the USA Today editors wrote. “Located [in] the Upper Peninsula, this resort features some of the longest runs, highest verticals and deepest powder in the Midwest, with 273 inches of average annual snowfall.”
Opened in 2000, Mount Bohemia features Michigan’s tallest vertical drop at 900 feet. It also has Michigan’s longest ski run, which is almost two miles long.
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