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Hickory Hills Open for Skiing

by Katy McBenge
Friday, December 16, 2016


Subject:                        Hickory Hills Open for Skiing
Primary Contact:         Derek Melville, Parks and Recreation Superintendent
                         ; 231-922-4900
Issued:                         December 15, 2016

 Hickory Hills Ski Area, owned and operated by the City of Traverse City, will open to the public for downhill and cross-country skiing under the lights beginning Friday, December 16 at 4:00 p.m. There will be at least 3 runs open to start the season. Hickory celebrates its 65th season of continuous operation this year. More than 30,000 area residents have learned to ski on Hickory’s slopes.

 The ski area is open Monday through Friday, 4-8:30 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. through 8:30 p.m. and Sundays 11 a.m. through 5 p.m. Daily and season passes are available. Reduced rates are offered for City residents. Additional discounts are available for City-resident children who qualify for the TCAPS free/reduced school lunch program.

 Season passes can be purchased at the Treasurer’s Office within the Governmental Center or also on-site at the Hickory Hills Lodge. 

 The ski area hosts eight downhill runs for beginning to advanced skiers and boarders. The lodge will feature a new concession menu this season. Formal efforts have been underway since 2012 to protect the City’s hill, including the development of a Long Range Master Plan ensuring the viability of the City park and its continued recreation for future generations. For more information about the planning process and current rates, please visit:  or 

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