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;
Short's Brewing Company celebrates 10 years
The crew at Short’s Brewing Company knows how to tap its creative resources. “Anybody who has an idea can present it to our brewmaster Tony Hansen,” Short’s Brewing Company founder Joe Short said.Continued ...
NMC president involved in non-public talks
A Northwestern Michigan College trustee kept the community college’s president in the loop amid a spate of non-public deliberations before trustees agreed to record their board meetings.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 04/23/2014
Save the bats.Continued ...
Lake overcomes cramps to finish Boston
Cramps didn’t stop Gary Lake from finishing his final Boston Marathon. The 67-year-old from Honor fought through a painful final eight miles to finish in just over five hours.Continued ...
NMC could adopt OMA, FOIA training
Northwestern Michigan College trustees could soon receive a crash-course in open government laws.Continued ...
Uncertainty only thing certain about grape crop
A balky, chilly spring could be just what area vineyards need. “We’d like to continue seeing what the tourism industry probably doesn’t want, which is a slow run into spring,” said Duke Elsner, Michigan State University small fruit educator.Continued ...
Chateau Chantal's second label on hold
Chateau Chantal’s vines were so bountiful last year that Mark Johnson didn’t have enough space to store the season’s wine.Continued ...
Interim leader likely for TCAPS
Traverse City Area Public Schools likely will have an interim superintendent in place when Stephen Cousins retires as the district’s top administrator at the end of the school year.Continued ...
Business Memoranda: 04/23/2014
Andrew and Amy Kohlmann, owners of Image360 - Traverse City, donated nearly $1,100 to FLOW (For Love of Water), as part of their 2014 Sign & Graphics Recycling Program.Continued ...
Prep Sports Roundup: Late rallies propel Christian to sweep
Jacob Rorick squeezed in Cam Beemer with the game-winning run in the bottom of the sixth as Traverse City Christian edged McBain Northern Michigan Christian 7-6 in the first of two games. (Plus more)Continued ...
Suspect breaks into Toys 'R' Us
Grand Traverse County sheriff’s deputies seek a suspect who broke into Toys “R” Us and stole electronics.Continued ...
Glenn Puit: Right Brain owner had a vision
Russell Springsteen’s mindset about beer changed during a trip to Germany.Continued ...
Peninsula officials look to 'formalize' rules for large events
Those who hope to take advantage of Old Mission Peninsula’s vistas by holding sprawling events may have to plan well in advance.Continued ...
Pair stranded, rescued from island in Silver Lake
Two teens’ canoe trip through mushy ice on Silver Lake came to a soggy end after frigid water filled their craft and left them stranded on an island.Continued ...
Pirate's Cove putting for patriots
Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf is preparing a fundraiser to assist those who served our nation.Continued ...
Business in Brief: 04/23/2014
Innovative rehab; Financial counseling; Blue Cross sponsors outing. (Plus more)Continued ...
Buckley mainstay has new owners
The goal is simple for Tracy Cinco and Lance Jewett: Offer a small-town restaurant environment at their Main Street Café.Continued ...
Martial arts master gives back
A family tragedy led James R. Adkins to a lifelong quest of martial arts mastery.Continued ...
Today in Sports: 04/23/2014
What's happening in sports across the region and the nation:Continued ...
Andrew McFarlane: Vineyards, quality wines grow
John Crampton told me back in 1992 that when he and his wife Jo planted the first vines for Willow Vineyard, they had no idea of the incredible growth that was just around the corner.Continued ...
Clearing the Record: 04/23/2014
Because of incorrect information provided to the Record-Eagle an April 14 story about a new Leelanau County Sheriff’s Department K-9 identified the dog, Nico, as the department’s first.Continued ...
Painting by Paul turns 30
Paul Roebke’s first customers saw his name and number written on one of the 5-by-7 index cards he passed around Traverse City when he started his painting business in 1984, a month before his high school graduation.Continued ...
Community in Brief: 04/23/2014
Students stage "The Wizard of Oz"; Film series closes; Women's History Project discusses memoir; and more.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Local man hooks 1,200-pound marlin
Robert Steffens will have to remember the trophy fish he caught last month in Hawaii through memories and pictures.Continued ...
Snyder talks taxes, Medicaid
Gov. Rick Snyder thinks the state of Michigan finally got it right on attempts to reform the personal property tax on business.Continued ...
- Short's Brewing Company celebrates 10 years