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Bittersweet Ski Resort

Open Now: 09:00 - 22:30
Open today: 09:00 - 22:30
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Nice Southwest Michigan Skiing

This is a nice resort for beginner to advanced intermediate skiers. Advanced skiers might not be... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
Carmel, Indiana
Needs expansion

My family and I did a day trip to Bittersweet in January 2018. We usually attempt 2 ski trips... read more

Reviewed 10 January 2018
Elkhart, Indiana
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  • Average9%
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“day trip”(6 reviews)
“lift lines”(4 reviews)
“terrain park”(4 reviews)
Located in the Kalamazoo River Valley, this ski area offers day and night skiing and snowboarding, plus a high-speed detachable quad chair lift.
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600 River Rd, Otsego, MI 49078-9616
+1 616-694-2820
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

This is a nice resort for beginner to advanced intermediate skiers. Advanced skiers might not be challenged enough, but you would need to go west for that. There is a nice variety of runs. The lift lines are manageable. Friendly staff. All in all, it...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our day skiing at Bittersweet. The staff was friendly and helpful. The ski area is smaller than we expected and lift lines were very long. Some lifts were very old and broke down a few times. Probably won’t go back, but it was...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Bittersweet is a popular small town ski hill. There are plenty of lifts so most days you just have a short wait in line. Nice restaurant/bar looking out at the hill. I brought my 4 year old grandson out for his first skiing experience. His...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

My family and I did a day trip to Bittersweet in January 2018. We usually attempt 2 ski trips annually and have been to Bittersweet before. We purchased a private lesson for my daughters as it is very nice to do a refresher each year...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lanzen
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

Bittersweet is great for all ski levels. They have nice greens for beginners. They have a terrain park for the adventurer. The blues are fun. It’s got a tow rope for extreme beginners.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

Heres a review a little late in the season but I wanted to out it out there. Had a group event this past January and we had a nice time. We went with a few beginners and there were a few icy spots but overall...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I would say the snow making crew had done an outstanding job of managing the snow with the season we had this year. Keep up the good work.

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

For Michigan it is okay, but overall not great. Overpriced and not great deals. The jumps in terrain parks were not sized or spaced properly. I understand it was a bad winter for skiing but quality did not hold up.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Klark K
Reviewed 23 February 2017 via mobile

The runs are nice and challenging. It is a great place to ski in central Michigan. Keep in mind that the runs aren't as long as the ones in Colorado but it's a great place for beginners! They have some great bunny hills and easy...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Jillyjillyjilly
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This place is a good option for people in Southern MI, Indiana, Ohio, and Illinois. It's only 2 hours drive from Ann Arbor, and there are plenty of hotels in the area. It's a good place for beginners. They offer ski and snowboard lessons for...More

Date of experience: January 2017
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26 January 2018|
Response from empjm | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I’m not sure. Probably be best to call them.
Brian P
2 February 2016|
Response from mwfriederichs | Reviewed this property |
Yes, outside food is allowed. There is a "picnic" section upstairs in the lodge for those who wish to bring their own food. I don't know if there are electrical outlets where you could plug in a crockpot though.