Sports Illustrated presents a guide to Midwest ski resorts that have added facilities since last year. New lifts are followed by their length/rise/capacity (skiers per hour); new trails by their length/drop. In addition, the guide lists the person and phone number to call for further information during the season.
This is an article from the Dec. 4, 1961 issue
CHESTNUT HILLS, Hanover: New area on Mississippi River with Dearborn double chair lift 2,200/425/1,200; eight rope tows; 12 slopes; snow-making equipment; ice skating rink; lodge and chalet with cafeteria, dance floor, ski shop for rentals; parking for 500 cars. Peter Huggler, member of 1956 Swiss Olympic team, directs ski school. Tel. Ken Hansen, Galena 1320.
BOYNE MOUNTAIN, Boyne Falls: Edelweiss Lodge has accommodations for 100; skating rink area doubled. Tel. Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 549-2441.
CABERFAE, Cadillac: Two Doppelmayr T bars 1,600/270/900 and 1,300/220/900; ski school staff increased to 14. Tel. Fred Bocks, Hoxeyville 3F13.
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Beulah: Poma double chair lift 1,900/500/400; shopping center and snack bar at base of lift, snack bar and warming hut at top. Three chalets increase accommodations to 140. Tel. Ed Abbey, Copemish, FR 8-2000.
MT. MANCELONA, Mancelona: Poma double chair lift 1,200/275/100; two slopes 1,200/275 and 1,700/275. Tel. Harold Axtmann, Mancelona, JU 7-7491.
NUB'S NOB, Harbor Springs: Poma double chair lift 1,400/400/850 parallels existing chair lift; all runs widened; snow machinery increased; five housekeeping cottages added to main lodge; ski shop. Tel. Norm Marshall, Harbor Springs 423.
SKYLINE, Grayling: Hall double chair lift 1,800/220/1,150; two slopes 1,800/220 and 1,500/220. Tel. Ralph Morris, Roscommon, CR 5-5445.
MT. FUJI, Lake Geneva: New area with Japanese motif has nine rope tows, chair lift and two T bars under construction; seven slopes ranging from 700/200 to 1,400/200; lodge with cafeteria, bar and ski shop; private 1,400-foot airstrip, parking for 2,500 cars. Tel. Ed Meltzer, Lake Geneva, CH 8-6553.
MT. WILMOT, Wilmot: Hall double chair lift 1,000/170/1,050; new slope 1,000/170; snow-making equipment increased; cafeteria enlarged. Tel. Walter Stopa, Wilmot, UN 2-2721.
NOR-SKI, Sister Bay: New area with Hall T bar 1,360/226/1,200; three rope tows; seven slopes; ice skating rink; lodge with restaurant and ski shop. Dave Miller is the ski instructor. Tel. Wink Larson, Sister Bay 4411.
BEAVER VALLEY, Markdale: Hall T bar 1,150/300/1,200. Tel. Mac Rateliffe, Markdale 626 Ring 1-1.
BLUE MOUNTAIN WINTER PARK, Collingwood: Pomalift 2,000/400/1,000. Tel. Jozo Weider, Collingwood 1737.
GEORGIAN PEAKS, Collingwood: Pomalift 1,200/300/1,000; two trails 2,200 /300 and 3,000/800. Tel. Bill Whalen, Thornbury 492.
HIDDEN VALLEY, Huntsville: New area with Hall double chair lift 1,500/420/900; three trails 3,000/420, 2,500/420 and 1,100/250. Albert Boley is ski school director. Restaurant and parking lot for 200 cars. Tel. Albert Boley, Huntsville 789-4881.
MONT ST. PATRICK, Dacre: New area with Mueller T bar 2,600/550/400; three trails 5,000/550, 2,600/550, 2,000/550. Restaurant and parking for 500 cars. Tel. Clarence Colterman, Dacre 649-2336.
TALLY HO WINTER PARK, Huntsville: New area at Tally Ho Inn with Pomalift 850/208/700 and rope tow; two trails 1,500/208 and 1,800/208. Snack bar, ski shop parking for 100 cars. Tel. Ted West, Newton 5-2281.