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Reviews for Nubs Nob Ski Area
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We go to Nub's from Chicago as our primer for the ski season every year before heading out West. You can almost guarantee great conditions and well groomed runs. 2 days to get your ski legs back with enough diversity on the hills to keep it interesting.
But, this is a skiers hill. The people at Nub's are skiers first, and snowboarders (As a note, not many snowboarders and the ones that do come are just as respectful as the skiers.).
The lodge is roomy enough, and most people don't even use lockers. Just find a corner and plant your bags there. You can unload your vehicle right at the lift, and if you're renting equipment, the rental shop is right there as well.
Good store, but the food isn't great. We usually pack lunches and snacks. But, again, if you're looking for an experience outside of skiing go across the street to Boyne (You can see Boyne from Nub's. They face each other.)
Plenty of very easy LONG runs for beginners. Trails are well marked. My kids learned at Nub's. Now they ski Utah.
Let me repeat again though. Amenities are not what this place is about. Drive up, drop your gear, park, snap in and slide over to the lift. That's the Nub's experience. ... Full Review
This is a great Northern Michigan ski resort. Trail conditions were prefect and the staff was very friendly. These were some of the best groomed trails I have skied on in Michigan and there were a lot of runs to ski at all skill levels. I would definitely return.... Full Review
First time at Nubs Nob. Skied from Jan 2nd thru Saturday January 4th. All runs were opened despite warm weather the previous week. Conditions were good Thursday. Due to weather were icy Friday, but thanks to the grooming and some natural snowfall, were very good Saturday and excellent Saturday night.
Did laps on the green chair Saturday night and it might be the best skiing conditions I'll have all season, me being from Cincinnati.
Great experience overall. Great place to ski with kids. Mine being old enough to ski on their own. Staff very friendly. ... Full Review
My friend and I just got back from Nub's and Boyne Mtn. and our local hill is Mt. Holly. The snow quality and grooming is just fabulous here. Obviously there are no 30 minute runs like at Big Sky where we were last month, but the grooming is stunning (unlike Big Sky). As long as I'm in Michigan, I'll be skiing Nub's. On the down side, it's not a resort; good eats are not right around the corner. A little drive is required, but worth it.... Full Review
My little 6 year old daughter took a lesson at nubs Nob for snowboarding. I watched as the instructor went up the bunny hill chair lift.....WITHOUT MY DAUGHTER! He had her go up by herself without instructions. She was able to stay in but ended up falling at the off ramp. I wasn’t to concerned though until they were at the top of the hill. I kid u not he sent her down the hill all by herself, to “see how she would do” if you’ve never seen the bunny hill at nubs Nob it’s pretty large compared to other beginner hills. My daughter did not know how to stop and ended up running into another child. I am currently in the ER with her and she has a major concussion. I was very disappointed with the instructor as well as Nub’s “teaching” techniques.... Full Review
When it doesn’t snow they make the best snow and groom and groom and groom! My wife has to have groomers. When it snows the trees are filled with Michigan powder. On Saturdays the6 open all 10 lifts at 9am. No lift lines. The pizza is a barstool 9.1. ... Full Review
It's a small resort that WAS better than it is now.
Back in the 60's it was a resort that had a good restaurant, a pool and LODGING.
Now they have to claim to have the best snow to get anything up on the competitors.
The ski hill is full of cliques of the more snobby locals or folks from Detroit. The reputation it has, vs what it has become are sadly not the same.
But it's better than NO ski hill, still the other places near by are better!... Full Review
Nubs is a great place to ski. The terrain is great for families with skiers of varying abilities. There are plenty of easy runs for beginners and lots of challenging terrain (on the Midwest scale) for advanced skiers. Never too crowded and the old-school day lodge with excellent bar is a huge plus. ... Full Review