Located near Lac La Belle, Mount Bohemia is a renowned downhill ski and snowboard destination just 14 miles away from Copper Harbor. Unique for the Midwest, this Pure Michigan terrain has the greatest average snowfall (270”) and the highest vertical drop (900’) compared to anywhere else in this part of the country (also making it a world-class mountain bike destination in the summer months). The dry and fluffy Lake effect powder rivals some of the best found anywhere and the long, gladed tree runs and legitimate black diamond terrain lends itself to a Western-like ski or snowboarding experience. There is no grooming and no beginners are allowed.
Copper Harbor is the closest full service community for Mount Bohemia lodging and is supported by its restaurants, bars, brew pub, general store, galleries and shops and gas station. The Pines Resort hosts a weekly Saturday evening Apres’ Ski Party event which is a fun filled way to relax and recap the day on the slopes with live music and food and drink amidst a good cast of shredders and some locals. Copper Harbor makes for one of the most unique and attractive base locations in the Upper Peninsula for a variety of other winter wonderland activities including groomed cross country ski and snow-bike trails, snowmobiling and snowshoeing.
On premise, Mount Bohemia hosts two bars, a restaurant, yurts and cabins and new in 2019, the Nordic Spa. The Spa experience is essentially designed to rejuvenate the body through the use of hot and cold water exposures and relaxation period to follow. Amenities include a Eucalyptus Steam Cabin, Finnish Sauna, Outdoor Cold Pool and Waterfall, Outdoor Hot Pool and Outdoor Hot Tub.
Mount Bohemia, far out on the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula, also offers the best value of any ski resort on the planet. They historically sell a season pass for only $99, though the catch is it can only be purchased on the first Saturday of December. As there is no snowmaking, the ski season normally begins in late December and can extend into late April, depending on Mother Nature. Winter lodging in the area often fills up fast (especially on the weekends), so advanced reservations are always a good idea.