Cat skiing no longer is limited to the western United States. Owners of Mount Bohemia in Michigan’s upper peninsula announce Voodoo Mountain to open this next season! Just south of Copper Harbor, Voodoo Mountain is slated to open December 2015. Claiming nearly 700 vertical feet and 200 acres of terrain, Voodoo has its sights set on legit cat skiing in the Midwest – the first of its kind east of the Rockies!
In official statement from Mount Bohemia…
“Voodoo Mountain fits one of the Key things missing for Midwest skiers and snowboarders and that is the ability to experience cat skiing in deep powder right here in Michigan.”
– Lonie Glieberman President Mount Bohemia.
Editors Note (UPDATE): Some simple handiwork with a topo map and you know the Keweenaw is littered with terrain that jumps up their in elevation. Take a look at the topo snapshot below of the area “south of Copper Harbor.” Once we have more details we’ll be sure to update and share.
We spoke with Lonie at Mount Bohemia who confirmed the location which is on a ridge of private land just south of the Upson Lake area.
The key with Voodoo Mountain is its position. North Facing slopes tend to hold the snowpack much longer than other faces, leading to a longer season even for natural snowfall dependent terrain. Between Mount Bohemia and Voodoo Mountain, the claim is over 2000 skiable acres of terrain in the Midwest. The second most skiable terrain east of the Rockies.
Lonie further disclosed the terrain will be intermediate to advance focused at first. With a couple open runs and mellow glade runs. Again, the idea is to bring wilderness powder skiing to the Midwest, make it accessable and have fun. Current plans are being put into motion with clearing and trimming to happen this spring and summer, with operations fully open in December (weather permitted). All logistics and coordination will be handled through Mount Bohemia as a centralized locale.
Currently the plan is to offer skiing Wednesday and Saturdays. $150 per day for an entire day of cat skiing accessable to 150 acres in the 2015/2016 season.
Written by: J. Dodge