Alpine Valley — Tue 2:56 pm variable machine groomed 5-38 base 17 of 25 trails 68% open, 10 of 14 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 10a-10p, Fri: 10a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun 9a-10p;
Apple Mountain — Wed 10:31 am packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 10 of 12 trails 90% open, 5 of 6 lifts, Mon-Thu: 4p-9p; Fri: 4p-10p; Sat: 10a-10p Sun: 10a-9p;
Big Powderhorn — Tue 3:29 pm packed powder machine groomed 12-36 base 21 of 33 trails 64% open, 6 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Bittersweet — Sat No Recent Information packed powder machine groomed 14-18 base 19 of 20 trails, 85% open, 8 of 12 lifts, sm Mon-Thu: 10a-10p; Fri: 10a-10:30p Sat: 9a-10:30p; Sun: 9a-9p;
Blackjack — Mon 8:17 am packed powder machine groomed 30-36 base 24 of 24 trails 100% open, 4 of 6 lifts, Mon-Thu: 9a-4p; Fri: 9a-9p; Sat: 9a-9p Sun: 9a-4p;
Boyne Highlands — Wed 3:58 pm packed powder machine groomed 32-50 base 54 of 55 trails 98% open, 425 acres, 8 of 10 lifts, sm Mon-Tue: 9a-4:30p, Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Boyne Mountain — Wed 4:00 pm packed powder machine groomed 30-48 base 50 of 60 trails 96% open, 400 acres, 8 of 12 lifts, sm Mon/Tue: 9a-4:30p; Wed-Fri: 9a-9p Sat: 9a-9p; Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Caberfae Peaks — Wed 11:22 am packed powder machine groomed 48-52 base 34 of 34 trails 100% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Cannonsburg — Operating, no details
Crystal Mountain — Wed 2:29 pm hard packed machine groomed 30-42 base 41 of 45 trails 94% open, 79 acres, 7 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 9a-9p; Sat/Sun: 9a-9p;
Hanson Hills — Operating, no details
Hickory Hills — Wed 10:43 am packed powder machine groomed 7-18 base 6 of 8 trails 75% open, 4 of 5 lifts, Mon-Fri: 4p-8:30p; Sat: 11a-8:30p; Sun: 11a-5p;
Indianhead — Tue 8:22 am packed powder machine groomed 10-36 base 22 of 30 trails 95% open, 200 acres, 6 of 9 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 9a-4p; Sat/Sun: 9a-4p;
Marquette — Tue 1:20 pm packed powder machine groomed 10-20 base 18 of 25 trails 80% open, 4 of 4 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 11a-8:30p; Sat/Sun: 10a-8:30;
Mont Ripley — Wed 11:49 am packed powder machine groomed 10-24 base 13 of 24 trails 57% open, 3 of 3 lifts, Mon-Fri: 3p-9p; Sat/Sun: 3p-9p;
Mount Bohemia — Opening Soon for Snow Sports
Mount Brighton — Tue 5:43 pm packed powder machine groomed 16-18 base 20 of 26 trails 80% open, 7 of 17 lifts, sm Mon-Fri: 10a-5p, 5:30p-10p; Sat: 9a-5p, 6p-11p Sun: 9a-5p, 5:30p-10p;
Mt. Holly — Wed 7:49 am packed powder machine groomed 20-40 base 19 of 19 trails 100% open, 11 of 14 lifts, Mon-Thu: 10a-10p; Fri: 9a-11p; Sat: 9a-11p Sun: 9a-10p;
Mt. Holiday — Tue 1:46 pm variable machine groomed 14-20 base 12 of 12 trails 100% open, 4 of 4 lifts, Wed/Thu: 4p-8p; Fri: 4p-9p; Sat: 10a-9p Sun: 10a-6p;
Mulligan's Hollow — Operating, no details
Norway Mountain — Closed for 2012-2013 Season
Nub's Nob — Wed 8:33 am packed powder machine groomed 6-52 base 53 of 53 trails 100% open, 248 acres, 6 of 11 lifts, sm Mon/Wed-Thu 9a-9p; Tue/Fri: 9a-4:30p Sat: 9a-4:30p, 6p-10p, Sun: 9a-4:30p;
Pine Knob — Wed 12:14 pm packed powder machine groomed 20-44 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 12 of 12 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-11p; Sun: 9a-10p;
Pine Mountain — Tue 3:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 15-30 base 13 of 27 trails 49% open, 4 of 5 lifts, sm Mon/Tue: 10a-4p; Wed-Fri: 10a-8p; Sat: 9a-8p Sun: 9a-4p;
Shanty Creek — Tue 9:11 pm packed powder machine groomed 6-48 base 40 of 55 trails 90% open, 5 of 10 lifts, sm Mon: 9a-4:30p; Wed/Thu:9a-9p; Fri: 9a-10p Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-4:30p; Open Wed-Mon;
Ski Brule — Wed 11:37 am packed powder 36-48 base 17 of 17 trails 100% open, 11 of 11 lifts, Mon/Tue, Thu: 9a-4p; Wed, Fri: 9a-4p 4:30p-8:30p; Sat: 9a-4p, 4:30p-8:30p; Sun: 9a-4p;
Snow Snake — Tue 12:05 pm packed powder machine groomed 12-16 base 10 of 10 trails 100% open, sm Mon-Thu: 3a-9p; Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 10a-10p; Sun: 10a-5p;
Swiss Valley — Wed 7:50 am packed powder machine groomed 12-24 base 11 of 11 trails 100% open, 7 of 7 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-7p;
The Homestead — Tue Reopen 1/11 hard packed 20-30 base 14 of 15 trails, 93% open, 5 of 5 lifts, Fri: 1p-8p; Sat: 9a-8p; Sun: 9a-6p Open Fri-Sun;
Timber Ridge — Wed 5:29 am packed powder machine groomed 15-25 base 15 of 15 trails 100% open, 8 of 9 lifts, Mon-Fri: 10a-10p; Sat: 9a-10p; Sun: 9a-8p;
Treetops — Reopen 1/10 Thu: 4p-8p; Fri: 10a-9p Sat: 10a-9p; Sun: 10a-6p; Open Thu-Sun
UPDATE: Golf team crash probe completed
Authorities said both drivers contributed to a devastating, two-vehicle fatal collision that involved the Grayling High School golf team.Continued ...
National magazine recognizes TC for boating opportunities
Robert Brown sees only one drawback to being a boating enthusiast in Traverse City. Winter.Continued ...
Unless Congress acts, student loan rate may double
Jamie Bowen said a looming interest hike on federal student loans isn’t just bad for students, it ultimately will hurt the country.Continued ...
Titans golf team hopes history repeats itself
Traverse City West coach Mike Schultz is hoping history repeats itself when the Division I state golf finals begin Friday at Michigan State’s Forest Akers West.Continued ...
Editorial: Good reasons to put off TC road bond
The issue: TC to delay road bond until 2015. Our view: There are good reasons to wait.Continued ...
Drink fruits and veggies for energy, nutrients
Juicing has been around a very long time, but in recent years it has come into vogue as a regular diet regime.Continued ...
Fracking water falls short
Truckloads of municipal water recently were carted to a Kalkaska County natural gas well when there wasn’t enough groundwater to fracture the bedrock.Continued ...
Roast chicken: From picnic lunch to dinner table
Busy times call for the streamlined preparation of wholesome, healthy food — whether you are single or part of a couple or family.Continued ...
Letters to the Editor: 06/13/2013
Tax carbon at source; All about the money.Continued ...
Norsemen to challenge for Division IV golf title
A rough start. An exhilarating finish. That’s how Seam Lammy’s senior year at Suttons Bay could end this weekend.Continued ...
'Then it turned the color of milk'
Something odd happened to Phyllis Senske’s water. The Rapid River Township resident has used well water for decades. About a week ago, she and her husband, Bernard, noticed their pump kept running at night and the water took longer to come out of the faucets.Continued ...
Recipe of the Week: 06/13/2013
This week’s recipe comes from Janet Wolf, of Traverse City, who got it from friend Flora Biancalana.Continued ...
Forum: Help stop Great Lakes aquatic invasives
Governors and senior staff of the Great Lake states and the premiers of Quebec and Ontario recently met for the first time since 2005 to commit to strengthening the region’s economy and protecting the Great Lakes.Continued ...
Near tops Far 6-3 in all-star game
A little rest in between outings usually doesn’t hurt. Just ask Trent McDougall.Continued ...
Food trucks in townships?
Food truck owners don’t want to park only in Traverse City. They’re also looking for opportunities to roll into surrounding townships.Continued ...
Beach Bums rally in 7th to beat Florence, 9-7
Traverse City scored six runs in the seventh inning to rally for a 9-7 road victory over Florence. The win evens the three-game series at one contest apiece.Continued ...
Man suffers severe burns in explosion
Gary Leonard, 63, prepared for a catering event Saturday in a food truck on Pebble Beach Drive in Suttons Bay Township. He told rescuers he lit a propane stove in the truck when the explosion occurred about 9:50 a.m.Continued ...
Food in Brief: 06/13/2013
The Grow Benzie Farmers Market will open for the season on Monday, June 17, from 3 to 7 p.m. at 5885 M-115.Continued ...
Fish for free at NMC
Young anglers can fish for free this weekend at Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Campus.Continued ...
Amateur may win Michigan Open
It hasn’t been done since 1975. But Tom Werkmeister is on the verge.Continued ...
Study finds origins of French winemaking
Scrapings from the bottoms of 2,500-year-old pottery containers have shed new light on the origins of French winemaking.Continued ...
Intentional Minimalist: Give a seasonal twist to chop salad
This farm-to-table seasonal twist on the chop salad features a delightful wild leek vinaigrette, thinly sliced raw asparagus, crisp cucumbers, radish micro greens and tangy goat cheese.Continued ...
Leelanau ultra run to support library in Ethiopia
Local runners are invited to traverse Leelanau County by night to raise money for a library in Ethiopia.Continued ...
Michigan open standings
Michigan Open golf standings after three rounds:Continued ...
Community in Brief: 06/13/2013
Roller derby; Clean Water group meets; summer reading programs; and more.Continued ...
- UPDATE: Golf team crash probe completed