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Address: 600 River Rd, Otsego, MI 49078-9616
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+1 616-694-2820
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:30

Located in the Kalamazoo River Valley, this ski area offers day and night...

Located in the Kalamazoo River Valley, this ski area offers day and night skiing and snowboarding, plus a high-speed detachable quad chair lift.

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Great for Beginner

This place is a good option for people in Southern MI, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. It's only 2 hours drive from Ann Arbor, and there are plenty of hotels in the area. It's a good... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
Nam V
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I would say the snow making crew had done an outstanding job of managing the snow with the season we had this year. Keep up the good work.

Thank jay w
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

For Michigan it is okay, but overall not great. Overpriced and not great deals. The jumps in terrain parks were not sized or spaced properly. I understand it was a bad winter for skiing but quality did not hold up.

Thank Klark K
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263 reviews
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Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The runs are nice and challenging. It is a great place to ski in central Michigan. Keep in mind that the runs aren't as long as the ones in Colorado but it's a great place for beginners! They have some great bunny hills and easy blues.

Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place is a good option for people in Southern MI, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. It's only 2 hours drive from Ann Arbor, and there are plenty of hotels in the area. It's a good place for beginners. They offer ski and snowboard lessons for kids and adults, and most of their slopes are green and blue. They do have... More 

Thank Nam V
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

Our family spent the day at Bittersweet. We rented equipment and paid for the hour group lessons. My teen boys chose to snow board and my husband & I skied. The instructors were timely and very helpful. They took time with each individual to help them with the basics. The only thing they could've told my boys how to navigate... More 

Thank Ratings1234
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Bittersweet does a nice job keeping the snow when temperatures are cold enough. Their employees are typically friendly. I would love to see the employees not smoke when outside

Thank Wolverine514
Elkhart, Indiana
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179 reviews
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Reviewed 22 February 2016

My family and I visited Bittersweet for a ski trip in February 2016. We had been there before and decided it was worth the return trip! The check in process is very smooth and easy to navigate through. The staff are very friendly and informative, making the check in pleasant. Lift ticket and rental prices are reasonable for a day... More 

2 Thank Lanzen
Crown Point, IN
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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

We had a blast! I did not want to go and wouldn't have had my daughter not put it on our calendar two months previously. Boy was I glad we went. Lots of great runs with skill levels from bunny to black diamond. Plenty of lifts. The snow was fresh and plentiful. We spent six hours and wish we could... More 

1 Thank Kurt H
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Reviewed 16 February 2016

It was my family's first time skiing the instructors were great! The prices were reasonable and the skiing was fun! Nice friendly people and the bbq was the best jalapeno burger!.

1 Thank Raysa G
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 3 February 2016

We spent a whole Saturday skiing here! The view up the mountain is beautiful, and the routes throughout the resort are so fun! There was a man working the beginning of the ski lift and he would make us laugh every time! Staff was friendly, and the resort was taken care of. Loved it!

1 Thank Nayadanti V

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