LAC LA BELLE - With winter right around the corner, the folks at Mount Bohemia are preparing for another busy season.
Lonie Glieberman, president of Mount Bohemia in Lac La Belle and the Porcupine Mountains in Ontonagon County, said Mount Bohemia will feature a new run this year.
"It's out on the farthest east side of the mountain called 'The Outer Limits,'" he said. "The mountain is about 2 miles wide now. It's really expanding."
Located about 2 miles away from the base area, the new glade run is through the woods, with steep and rolling terrain.
"It's pretty awesome terrain," Glieberman said. "It's kind of like skiing in a gully, only there's a rolling wall on both sides of you, so it's more like a gorge. It's cool."
Next year, the folks at Mount Bohemia are looking into expanding skiing options considerably by adding another ski mountain near Brockway Mountain, called Mount Keweenaw.
"That would be snowcap skiing up there," he said.
However, for this season, as soon as snow falls, the ski hills will be open for skiing and snowboarding, Glieberman said.
"It's weather-dependent," he said.
Mount Bohemia is heading into its 10th season and along the way, has also caught the attention of magazines and media outlets.
"MSN.com recently named us one of the top 10 undiscovered ski resorts in the world," he said. "Ski Magazine chose us as the No. 1 ski resort in the Midwest."
Also, the $99 season pass sale for Mount Bohemia will take place Dec. 5. Passes for the Porkies will also be on sale that day, for $125, and can be purchased at the Porcupine Mountain day lodge. The passes are sold at Down Wind Sports or online.
"It pays for itself if you ski more than two days," he said. "A day pass for Mount Bohemia is $49."
For more information, visit mtbohemia.com.
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