Yearly upgrades on slopes, facilities and more. A great hidden gem. Always fun. Excellent staff. Super great ski instructors for all ages. Magic carpet on bunny hill cuts the learning curve in half for beginners. Excellent food. Large portions, cheap prices. Excellent all around resort. One of our favorites.
I timed the recent snow storm to allow me to ski Caberfae for the first time. Being from Ohio(with some small hills) I wanted longer runs with more vertical and less ice. The lake effect snows dropped about 18” of powder. Caberfae is a medium sized resort with 485’ of vertical drop and some decent runs. The lift operators were all very friendly, talkative, interactive and kept the lines moving! The lodge is ok, nothing special, and the bar has some tasty food at fair prices. Parking lot just next to the slopes so you don’t have to walk far. There is a lodge about 400’ from the lodge (it was full and didn’t stay there) but drove about 30 minutes from Cadillac on well maintained road.
Had a wonderful day skiing 11/17/2019, 12 days before Thanksgiving thanks to the Midwest Arctic Blast and more importantly Caberfae's Management decision to make snow and open a record early, Saturday November 16, 2019. Caberfae is a well run very family friendly small ski area 20 miles or so from Cadillac MI. 3 of their 4 lifts were operating with mostly great snow coverage. Family friendly by their encouragement of bring your own food. See below photos showing ample electrical outlets for crock pots or whatever you what to plug in. Free microwave too. Buy the way. The $99.00 Week End Season Pass keeps even large families able to afford to ski. Can't beat that with a stick. See pictures below Also see photos of menus for those who opt to buy their lunch. NOT gouging prices like most ski areas.…
Good place to enjoy if you wish to ski. Resort is nice, restaurant is good too. Nice place to relax for a night if you are not into skiing. About an hour drive from Ottawa. Resort has a family room with all amenities. CarryIng a space heater is a good idea if you are visiting in January or February.
Turned me away despite a confirmed and fully paid reservation. Stuck outside in the cold at 10pm faced with hazardous road conditions to reach alternative accommodation. Rude staff with not so much as an apology for their stuff up. Didn't seem to think they had done anything wrong and were totally unhelpful, they were defensive to the point of accusing me of being in the wrong!