The Homestead is about as far west as one can get in the Lower Peninsula and not get wet, and has one focus: catering to families, especially now. The resort’s approach, from menus to on-slope activities, is geared to family fun, with an emphasis on healthy.
First, there’s the resort lift ticket limit policy. To maintain the quality of the ski/snowboard experience, the resort limits lift ticket sales so no one is subject to long lift lines, and beginners are comfortable negotiating their first times down.
Second, there’s the choice of two resort sides. If the wind is coming hard off the lake, stick to the inland side, where those low-slung lifts help keep the wind chill down.
Third, there’s the new ski school facility. Parents can watch their kids take lessons with help up the hill from a carpet and rope tows.
Tag that with one of the resort’s special offers, of its children under 17 ski free package. Starting at just $33 per person for quad occupancy, 26 percent off published rates, you’ll get two nights of lodging with a choice of small lodging, condos or hotel, breakfast and lift ticket. For every paying adult, children aged 7 and under get a free lift ticket.
The three on-property restaurants also include menu changes in the breakfast and lunch cafeteria to focus on healthy items. And, don’t forget the Spa Amira featuring its own menu.