UPGRADES FOR 22-23 & BEYOND
With the change in ownership, a new era has begun at Snowriver Mountain Resort. Midwest Family Ski Resorts intends to put millions of dollars into the infrastructure and facilities at Snowriver Mountain Resort over the next few years.
Sugar Maple Chalet (old Indianhead Lodge)
Interior Fixtures Space and Seating
Renovations of the interior chalet will add new seating, furniture, replacement of the 30 year old carpeted flooring both upstairs and downstairs.
Adding exterior ticket windows a more useful retail space will also give more space for guests to use the lodge.
Exterior Ticket Windows
These will be added to the Sugar Maple Chalet exterior to allow for more area inside the chalet for more seating and guest space.
Surgar Maple Cafe
This space will provide easier access for grab and go items and will be the primary cafeteria for patrons at Jackson Creek. This cafe is located on the second floor of the chalet.
Remodeled Rooms in the Lodge at Jackson Creek
Rooms in the old Indianhead Lodge & Suites will be updated with new furnishings, flooring, and bathroom fixtures to modernize these buildings as well as bring additional comfort and space for guests. This will be an ongoing process.
New High Speed Detachable 6-Pack Chairlift Coming 22-23
Snowriver Mountain Resort will be replacing the Chippewa Double, the Leelinaw Triple, and the Voyager Quad chairs out of the Jackson Creek Summit area (previously known as Indianhead), with the first high-speed detachable chairlift in the Upper Peninsula. It will also become the only 6-person chairlift in the powder-friendly region known as “Big Snow Country.
The new six-pack detachable will be built and installed by Doppelmayr and will be named the Voyageur Express. The lift will feature 53 chairs and have a three-and-a-half-minute ride to the top traveling at 1000 ft/min instead of the 8-10 minutes, plus stops, it took with the existing fixed grip lifts. The lift’s initial capacity will be 2800 people per hour with the option to upgrade to 3200pph in the future should additional capacity be needed.
“The new lift will greatly enhance our guest experience at Jackson Creek Summit,” stated first-year GM Benjamin Bartz. “Because the new lift will be much easier for guests to load and unload, we anticipate smoother operations, meaning guests will spend more time skiing and less time sitting on a lift.”