Midwest Lost Ski Areas Project


Comeback Ski Areas of the Midwest


With Norway Mountain, MI, reopening for the 2024-2025 season after being closed for six years, it made me think about other areas that have recently reopened after a closure.

Many ski areas over the years have closed and reopened years later. If they closed again and haven't reopened again, then they did not make this list. If they reopened many years ago, and were open in 2024 they propably are also not on this list (yet). This list will contain the most recently reopened, formerly lost, Midwest ski areas. What did I miss?

Midwest Lost Ski Areas Project Facebook Page - post about comeback ski areas

Formerly Lost, Then Reopened, and Were Operating in 2024:

Norway Mountain, MI

Adventure Mountain, MI

Ski Valley, IA

Detroit Mountain, MN

Steeplechase, MN

Bear’s Den / Fort Ransom, ND

Paul Bunyan, WI

Little Switzerland, WI

Sleepy Hollow, IA



Midwest Ski Areas Where There Is Talk Of Reopening:

Deer Mountain, SD

Pinehurst, WI

Nutt Hill, WI

Potawatomi, WI

Snowcrest / Ski-Mac, WI

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