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 — Tue 10:58 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 10:13 pm 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 — Tue 4:53 pm packed powder machine groomed 32-50 base 46 of 55 trails 98% open, 348 acres, 5 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Tue: 9a-4:30p, Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Boyne Mountain — Tue 4:39 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 — Mon 10:24 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 — Tue 7:50 am hard packed machine groomed 30-42 base 43 of 45 trails 97% open, 81 acres, 7 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Hanson Hills — Operating, no details
Hickory Hills — Tue 1:02 pm packed powder machine groomed 8-18 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 — Sat 2:38 pm packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 13 of 24 trails 40% open, 3 of 3 lifts, Mon-Fri: 3p-9p; Sat/Sun: 3p-9p;
Mount Bohemia — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Mount Brighton — Sun 12:46 pm packed powder machine groomed 16-18 base 20 of 26 trails 80% open, 7 of 17 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-5p, 5:30p-10p; Sat: 9a-5p, 6p-11p Sun: 9a-5p, 5:30p-10p;
Mt Holly — Mon 9:49 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
Nub's Nob — Tue 8:05 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 — Sat 9:15 am 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 — Mon 9:58 am packed powder 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 Reopen 1/9 packed powder machine groomed 6-48 base sm Mon: 9a-4:30p; Wed/Thu:9a-9p; Fri: 9a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Wed-Mon;
Ski Brule — Mon 9:48 am packed powder 36-48 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 11 of 11 lifts, Mon-Thu: 9a-4p; Fri: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p Sat: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p; Sun: 9a-4p;
Swiss Valley — Tue 8:40 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 — Mon 11:21 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;
- Poll: Have you seen a movie or attended an event at the State Theatre?
Letters to the Editor: 07/31/2014
More reliable system; Without a tax hike; A more reliable system. (Plus more)Continued ...
Editorial: In 10 years, Film Fest has sparked revitalization
Ten years ago it had the feeling of one of those old Mickey Rooney/Judy Garland confections of the late 1930s when the kids of Carvel, Idaho, decide to fix up an old barn and put on a show to save the town or the prom or some such silliness.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 07/31/2014
Reading club finale; Founders dinner; Harbor Days. (Plus more)Continued ...
UPDATE: Mikko resigns as president of soccer referee assocation
A youth soccer referee who lost a job and a law license because he possessed nude images of teenage girls resigned as president of the Grand Traverse Area Soccer Officials Association, but whether Dennis Mikko will continue to referee soccer games remains unclear.Continued ...
Clearing the Record: 07/31/2014
Because of incorrect information provided to the Record-Eagle, an article on the Aug. 10 Traverse City Antique Postcard & Rare Paper Show should have stated that there will be 10 dealers at 40 tables.Continued ...
Film Festival Schedule: 07/31/2014
What's happening Thursday at the Traverse City Film Festival:Continued ...
Step in line for 'just great movies'
The numbers sound daunting — 65,000 tickets sold — but there still are plenty of opportunities to see some of this year's best screenings at the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
UPDATE: Prosecutor clears Beach Bums of wrongdoing
A prosecutor found Traverse City Beach Bums jersey auctions didn't run afoul of the law, but instead struck out before they raised money promised to a local veterans group.Continued ...
New candidate hopes young voters weigh in
The youngest candidate in the Grand Traverse County Board of Commissioners primary contest hopes youthful voters will turn out to support his campaign. But that hope could be a long shot, if Ryan Walsh's own voting record is any indication.Continued ...
Two candidates hope experience offers edge in House race
Two candidates for the 104th state House seat already served Grand Traverse County as county commissioners. Now Republicans Robert Hentshel and Larry Inman are both vying to represent the county in Lansing.Continued ...
June retail strong
The jars of fruit preserves that left the front doors of American Spoon Foods’ downtown store added up to great June sales numbers for the local food producer.Continued ...
The film panel goes political
Things heated up at the Traverse City Film Festival’s first panel discussion, as politics took the center stage.Continued ...
Cheers erupt. Hands clap. Whoops sound. Three seconds of the movie is in the can — only three more minutes to go.Continued ...
Film Festival Outtakes: 07/31/2014
Clay artist Phil Wilson cut away peel from the fruit on a giant (by claymation standards) banana that accidentally had been crushed in production. “The giant banana needs tentacles.”Continued ...
Elmwood Township man arraigned on child pornography charges
An Elmwood Township man remains behind bars on accusations he sent child pornography over a computer file-sharing network.Continued ...
Mikko resigns as Grand Traverse soccer group president
The president of the Grand Traverse Area Soccer Officials Association will resign after he lost his license to practice law because he possessed nude images of teenage girls.Continued ...
Burritt's helps with Kids Fest hot dog crisis
It's a problem of foot-long proportions, a missing link just a week before the Film Festival.Continued ...
Whitewater fire cause undetermined
Investigators still haven't found what kindled a fire that destroyed a vacant Whitewater Township farmhouse.Continued ...
Nancy Krcek Allen: Crudités à la Française
The crudités (kroo-deh-TAY) platter is the least visited part of a party. It’s no wonder. The word crudités brings up images of tough and tangy, raw broccoli and cauliflower florets, radishes and carrot and celery sticks cringing nakedly on a platterContinued ...
Beach Bums cleared of withholding fundraiser money
Authorities cleared the Traverse City Beach Bums baseball organization of allegations that the team illegally failed to distribute fundraiser money meant to be donated to the Grand Traverse Area Veterans Coalition.Continued ...
Food for the film-weary
There's nothing like a hot cup of coffee to kickoff the day, especially if you're waiting in line for an early screening at the Traverse City Film Festival.Continued ...
Ruthkoski leads by five strokes at TofC
Andy Ruthkoski plans to keep playing the Alpine Course at Boyne Mountain Resort exactly the same way he has played it to this point in the 23rd Tournament of Champions.Continued ...
Bums slump continues
There’s never a good time to endure an offensive slump. The worst time is when a pitcher is doing everything he needs to do to keep a team in a game.Continued ...
Sports in Brief: Renowned instructor holding clinic at Resort
Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is offering a special tennis clinic with internationally renowned tennis player and instructor Emilio Sánchez Vicario, founder of the Sánchez-Casal Academy in Barcelona, Spain, the top-ranked tennis academy in Europe. (Plus more)Continued ...