Bittersweet Ski Resort Review

Bittersweet Ski Resort is located about 20 miles north of Kalamazoo and 45 minutes from Grand Rapids. Because of it's snowmaking capacity it is always one of the first ski resorts in south west Michigan to open each year. Other features of the resort are a friendly staff, state of the art grooming equipment, huge lift capacity and night skiing.

Bittersweet has 17 trails that cover 100 acres with a vertical drop of 350 feet. The slopes are served by 12 lifts, 4 triple chairs, 2 double chairs and 6 tows. The slopes are divided by 30% beginner, 60% intermediate and 10% advanced. The longest run is .12 miles. There is also a terrain park that is highly praised by the many locals who spend all winter there.

Advanced skiers will probably want to head straight to the four runs just for them, Choke Cherry, Hawthorne, Poison Ivy Terrain Park and Wild Rose. Intermediate skiers will want to ski Trillium, Snowberry, Juniper, Honeysuckle, Oak and Columbine. The beginner slopes are Creeping Myrtle, Sweet Pea, Apple Blossom, Chickory, Sassafras, Beginner Terrain Park, Sumac, Easy Off, Birch and Babies Breath.

Ski rental and repair is done at Bittersweet's Snowberry Ski Shop. Here you can rent Rossignol skis and Nordica boots. Snowboarders can rent Rossignol boards and Rossignol boots. This is also the place to shop for skis, boots and poles. Also on their shelves are snowboards, gloves, hats, goggles and all types of clothing.

Lessons are available at Bittersweet for adults and children. You can choose between group lessons and private lessons. If you are just learning to ski, or brushing up on your skills, take a class before you hit the slopes. Snowboarding lessons are available also.

There is no lodging at Bittersweet Ski Resort. Nearby Allegan has the Bay Pointe Inn Lakefront Resort, Budget Host Sunset Motel and Suites, Castle in the Country Bed and Breakfast and Kingsley House Bed and Breakfast. In Kalamazoo you can find the Fairfield Inn West Kalamazoo, Red Roof Inn Kalamazoo West and TownePlace Suites.

Racing is big at Bittersweet every Tuesday night at 7 pm. Bittersweet Adult Racing is open to adults 21 or older. Each team consist of 6 skiers and they race on courses set up by the Bittersweet Ski School. They race on a Slalom course and a modified slalom. Kids can get in on the fun also with the Bittersweet Junior Racers. This program is for skiers 6 to 18 years of age. Five high schools in the Kalamazoo area combine to make up the Southwest Michigan HS Racing league where they compete in slalom and giant slalom events.

The other ski resorts near Bittersweet are Timber Ridge just 5 miles away. Swiss Valley is 35 miles away and Cannonsburg is 47.

Bittersweet is located at Bittersweet Ski Area, 600 River Road, Otsego, MI 49078. Their number is 269-694-2820. During the ski season they are open weekdays 10 am to 10 pm. Saturdays are 9 am to 10:30 pm. Sundays are 9 am to 10 pm.

Bittersweet Ski Resort Map & Directions (click on "Marker" for your personalized directions)

View Larger Map

Have A Great Story (or question) About This Ski Resort?

Do you have a great story about this? Share it!

Enter Your Title

Best Family Ski Resorts | Cheap Ski Vacations | History of Snow Skiing | Top Ten Ski Resorts | Alta Ski Resort | Arapahoe Basin Ski Resort | Aspen Snowmass Ski Resort | Bear Creek Ski Resort | Best Ski Resorts Near Montreal | Big Boulder Ski Resorts | Big Sky Ski Resort | Blue Mountain Ski Resort | Bluewood Ski Resort | Boreal Ski Resort | Boston Mills Ski Resort | Bousquet Ski Resort | Breckenridge Ski Resort | Brighton Ski Resort | Bromont Ski Resort | Camelback Ski Resort | Canada Ski Vacations | Chestnut Mountain Ski Resort | Colorado Ski Resort Jobs | Copper Mountain Ski Resort | Devil's Head Ski Resort | Diamond Peak Ski Resort | Dubai Ski Resort | Heavenly Valley Ski Resort | Hidden Valley Ski Resort | Holiday Valley Ski Resort | Homewood Ski Resort | Indianhead Mountain Ski Resort | Keystone Ski Resort | Killington Mountain Ski Resort | Liberty Ski Resort | Loveland Ski Resort | Mammoth Mountain Ski Resort | Michigan Ski Resorts | Monarch Ski Resort | Mountain High Ski Resort | Mt. Baker Ski Resort | Mt. Spokane Ski Resort | North Star Ski Resort | Peek N Peak Ski Resort | Red Mountain Ski Resort | Red River Ski Resort | Santa Fe Ski Resort | Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort | Ski Areas Around Montreal | Ski Resorts in West Virginia | Smugglers' Notch Ski Resort | Snowbird Ski Resort | Snow Shoe Ski Resort | Soda Springs Ski Resort | Solitude Ski Resort Utah | Squaw Valley Ski Resort | Steamboat Ski Resort | Stratton Mountain Ski Resort | Suger Bowl Ski Resort | Sunrise Ski Resort | Tahoe Donner Ski Resort | Timberline Ski Resort | Vermont Ski Resorts | Whitetail Ski Resort |

From Bittersweet Ski Resort to Ski Resort Reviews | Land of Snow Blog | Montreal | Winter Survival | Winter Activities For Children And Adults | Maple Syrup | Pictures of Snow | Snow Blogs | Review of Snow Blowers |

Home Page

About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Site Search | Terms of Use |

New! Comments

Leave a comment about this article in the box below and share it with your Facebook friends.

Like This Site

+1 Land of Snow

Subscribe to
Land of Snow

Your First Name

Your E-mail Address

We keep this private.

Follow the Land of Snow Blog

Like This Page

Visit Our Social Media Pages

Become a Fan of Land of Snow on Facebook Follow LandofSnow on Twitter Follow LandofSnow on Google+