Alpine Valley — Tue 2:56 pm variable machine groomed 5-38 base 17 of 25 trails 68% open, 10 of 14 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 10a-10p, Fri: 10a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun 9a-10p;
Apple Mountain — Wed 10:31 am packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 10 of 12 trails 90% open, 5 of 6 lifts, Mon-Thu: 4p-9p; Fri: 4p-10p; Sat: 10a-10p Sun: 10a-9p;
Big Powderhorn — Tue 3:29 pm packed powder machine groomed 12-36 base 21 of 33 trails 64% open, 6 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Bittersweet — Sat No Recent Information packed powder machine groomed 14-18 base 19 of 20 trails, 85% open, 8 of 12 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 10a-10p; Fri: 10a-10:30p Sat: 9a-10:30p; Sun: 9a-9p;
Blackjack — Mon 8:17 am packed powder machine groomed 30-36 base 24 of 24 trails 100% open, 4 of 6 lifts, Mon-Thu: 9a-4p; Fri: 9a-9p; Sat: 9a-9p Sun: 9a-4p;
Boyne Highlands — Wed 3:58 pm packed powder machine groomed 32-50 base 54 of 55 trails 98% open, 425 acres, 8 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Tue: 9a-4:30p, Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Boyne Mountain — Wed 4:00 pm packed powder machine groomed 30-48 base 50 of 60 trails 96% open, 400 acres, 8 of 12 lifts, sm Mon/Tue: 9a-4:30p; Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p; Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Caberfae Peaks — Wed 11:22 am packed powder machine groomed 48-52 base 34 of 34 trails 100% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Cannonsburg — Operating, no details
Crystal Mountain — Wed 2:29 pm hard packed machine groomed 30-42 base 41 of 45 trails 94% open, 79 acres, 7 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Hanson Hills — Operating, no details
Hickory Hills — Wed 10:43 am packed powder machine groomed 7-18 base 6 of 8 trails 75% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Fri: 4p-8:30p; Sat: 11a-8:30p; Sun: 11a-5p;
Indianhead — Tue 8:22 am packed powder machine groomed 10-36 base 22 of 30 trails 95% open, 200 acres, 6 of 9 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Marquette — Tue 1:20 pm packed powder machine groomed 10-20 base 18 of 25 trails 80% open, 4 of 4 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 11a-8:30p; Sat/Sun: 10a-8:30;
Mont Ripley — Wed 11:49 am packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 13 of 24 trails 57% open, 3 of 3 lifts, Mon-Fri: 3p-9p; Sat/Sun: 3p-9p;
Mount Bohemia — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Mount Brighton — Tue 5:43 pm packed powder machine groomed 16-18 base 20 of 26 trails 80% open, 7 of 17 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 10a-5p, 5:30p-10p; Sat: 9a-5p, 6p-11p Sun: 9a-5p, 5:30p-10p;
Mt. Holly — Wed 7:49 am packed powder machine groomed 20-40 base 19 of 19 trails 100% open, 11 of 14 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-10p; Fri: 9a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun: 9a-10p;
Mt. Holiday — Tue 1:46 pm variable machine groomed 14-20 base 12 of 12 trails 100% open, 4 of 4 lifts, Wed/Thu: 4p-8p; Fri: 4p-9p; Sat: 10a-9p Sun: 10a-6p;
Mulligan's Hollow — Operating, no details
Norway Mountain — Closed for 2012-2013 Season
Nub's Nob — Wed 8:33 am packed powder machine groomed 6-52 base 53 of 53 trails 100% open, 248 acres, 6 of 11 lifts, sm Mon/Wed-Thu 9a-9p; Tue/Fri: 9a-4:30p Sat: 9a-4:30p, 6p-10p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Pine Knob — Wed 12:14 pm packed powder machine groomed 20-44 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 12 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-11p; Sun: 9a-10p;
Pine Mountain — Tue 3:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 15-30 base 13 of 27 trails 49% open, 4 of 5 lifts, sm Mon/Tue: 10a-4p; Wed-Fri: 10a-8p; Sat: 9a-8p Sun: 9a-4p;
Shanty Creek — Tue 9:11 pm packed powder machine groomed 6-48 base 40 of 55 trails 90% open, 5 of 10 lifts, sm Mon: 9a-4:30p; Wed/Thu:9a-9p; Fri: 9a-10p Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Wed-Mon;
Ski Brule — Wed 11:37 am packed powder 36-48 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 11 of 11 lifts, Mon/Tue, Thu: 9a-4p; Wed, Fri: 9a-4p 4:30p-8:30p; Sat: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p; Sun: 9a-4p;
Snow Snake — Tue 12:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 12-16 base 10 of 10 trails 100% open, sm Mon-Thu: 3a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 10a-5p;
Swiss Valley — Wed 7:50 am packed powder machine groomed 12-24 base 11 of 11 trails 100% open, 7 of 7 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-7p;
The Homestead — Tue Reopen 1/11 hard packed 20-30 base 14 of 15 trails, 93% open, 5 of 5 lifts, Fri: 1p-8p; Sat: 9a-8p; Sun: 9a-6p Open Fri-Sun;
Timber Ridge — Wed 5:29 am packed powder machine groomed 15-25 base 15 of 15 trails 100% open, 8 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-8p;
Treetops — Reopen 1/10 Thu: 4p-8p; Fri: 10a-9p Sat: 10a-9p; Sun: 10a-6p; Open Thu-Sun
Frankfort, McBain win regional titles
The No. 3-ranked Frankfort Panthers secured a Class D girls basketball regional championship tonight, defeating Bellaire 61-33.Continued ...
TCAPS cancels special board meeting
Traverse City Area Public Schools officials canceled a special meeting about the district's long-standing election law violation.Continued ...
Titans roll into district finals
Sault Ste. Marie trailed by double digits for all but 90 seconds Wednesday night. That pretty much sums up Traverse City West's dominance in winning a Class A district semifinal 77-57 after jumping out to an early 14-0 lead.Continued ...
Editorial: County board must codify what counts as per diem
The issue: GT board can’t agree on per diem payments. Our view: It’s another case of a flawed policy.Continued ...
Stella’s Anton chalks up another coveted Beard nomination
There’s no comparison between summer-ripened tomatoes fresh from the garden and those pallid pink pucks labeled “tomato” on February’s supermarket shelves.Continued ...
Aviation agreement takes off
Will Bennett doesn’t want to spend his future saddled to a desk from 9-to-5 every day. It’s one reason he’s training to be a pilot in Northwestern Michigan College’s Aviation Program.Continued ...
Board to discuss violation in closed session
Traverse City Area Public Schools board members will consider an offer to resolve a longstanding election law violation, but the public won’t be privy to what district officials say once their conversation moves behind closed doors.Continued ...
Propane prices dip; gasoline up for spring
Michigan’s propane prices are finally falling after the state sent out a call for help.Continued ...
Bullough's return propels Gladiators past McBain
When St. Francis needed a spark to ignite its offense Wednesday night, the Gladiators turned to the Big Three.Continued ...
Cadillac manufacturer to make pallets
A northern Michigan business will benefit from a $133 million contract with the United States Air Force.Continued ...
Foodie with Family: Nothing says romance like spaghetti
I’m a little romantic about food. I’m sure that comes as a not-surprise-at-all to many of you who have been reading me for years.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 03/06/2014
Reasons to be happy.Continued ...
Alpena starts fast, cruises past Central
Falling into a big, early deficit is a dangerous way to live. Although Traverse City Central was able to scratch out a win that way in Monday’s boys basketball tournament opener versus Petoskey, it couldn’t find that same magic in Wednesday’s Class A district semifinal against Big North Conference champion Alpena.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Marriage made in winter kitchen
Nancy Krcek Allen has been a chef-educator for more than 25 years and has taught professional and recreational classes in California, New York City and Michigan. Her culinary textbook, “Discovering Global Cuisines” was released in March 2013.Continued ...
Forum: Return to local control
What happens within a prison population when prisoners convicted of violent crimes are mixed in with inmates incarcerated for non-violent crimes?Continued ...
CTC's orientation shows eighth-graders that concepts can excite
A class of eighth-grade students sat quietly, and patiently listened to an engineering presentation in a Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Career-Tech Center classroom.Continued ...
Sleeping Bear bill passes House
Favored trails, views and hunting spots in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore are one step closer to being preserved for good.Continued ...
Boys Basketball Roundup: Manton rallies to beat Lake City
Manton (10-11) rallied from a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to edge visiting Lake City 56-55 in a Class C district semifinal clash and earn a berth in Friday’s district title game with Traverse City St. Francis.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: 03/06/2014
Frankfort's Reznich elected president of BCAM; Boating safety class set.Continued ...
Hit-and-run vehicle sought: White car with front-end damage
Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies seek a vehicle involved in a Garfield Township hit-and-run.Continued ...
Today in Sports: 03/06/2014
What's happening in sports across the region and the nation:Continued ...
Paw Paw man faces sex crime charge
A Paw Paw man is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl during a summer camping trip at Interlochen State Park.Continued ...
Nightclub keeps TC police busy
Traverse City Police Capt. Mike Ayling said officers responded to four different calls — three fights and one drunken driver — linked to the Streeters Center in two hours on Tuesday evening.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 03/06/2014
Guest musicians join Jazz at the Cambria; benefit pancake breakfast; reservation deadline for senior luncheon; and more.Continued ...
- Poll: Should commissioners pay back some of their per diems?
- Frankfort, McBain win regional titles