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Hickory Hills Opens January 2, 2021

by Colleen Paveglio
Wednesday, December 30, 2020

December 29, 2020 - The anticipation continues to build for the ski season at Hickory Hills.  Crews are working day and night to make more snow and are putting the final touches on things in preparation for opening day on January 2, 2021. 

Due to the likelihood of high skier turnout on opening day, we suggest that you purchase your annual passes ahead of time to avoid long lines.  Passes can most easily be purchased online at .  

As expected, there are many changes at Hickory Hills this year.  In addition to masks being required and the lodge being unavailable as a gathering area we also have some additional modifications, so we have prepared a FAQ page that answers many of the questions that you might have about operational changes and new rules at

As we await opening day for the Alpine season, we have already opened for Nordic skiing and are daily rolling the trails on Hickory Hills and also Hickory Meadows when conditions allow.  Passes for Nordic skiing are also available for purchase online on the City of Traverse City website at .