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Weather forecasters are predicting the formation of a La Nina over the next few months. This natural weather cycle is marked by cooler than average ocean water in the Pacific Ocean. Typically this means cooler temperatures in the upper Midwest. The cooler temperatures with warm water in  Lake Michigan is a great set-up for lake effect snowfall.

No long term weather outlook is a guarantee, but things are looking promising for another great season of skiing and riding at Nub’s Nob.

Posted by in Featured on October 14, 2017

Get your gear ready for winter! The Nub’s Nob Tune Center is offering the World Cup Tune for just $35 from now until opening day. The tune-up includes edge sharpen, stone grind, wax and a binding check (remember to bring a boot). Drop your skis or board off at the Tune Center or Front Desk between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Purchase your 2017-18 season pass and save 10% through October 10. Families of four or more save 15% through October 1o. Season passes can be purchased online, over the phone at 231-526-2131 or stop by the front desk until 5 p.m.

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Open House! Despite a wet forecast the rain held off for most of the day and it was great to see so many old friends and new faces. If you were not able to make it to the Open House the front office will be open on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to process season passes. It’s time to start thinking snow!!!

The 18th Annual Nub’s Nob Open House is Saturday, October 7. This is a great day to enjoy a chairlift ride, find a great deal on used ski and snowboard equipment, drop off your gear to get tuned up at a discount, enjoy a free lunch and purchase your season pass at a 10% discount. New this year is the “Snowmaker’s Challenge” sponsored by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs. This is a grueling uphill foot race that goes straight up Smokey! The race begins at 2 p.m. and all ages are welcome. You must register for the race in the lodge, this is a free and fun event for the whole family. Click here for more details on the Open House.

 

Posted by in Featured on September 21, 2017

Nub’s Nob is now open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Stop by the front desk to purchase your season pass or purchase online anytime. Save 10% off your 2017-18 Nub’s Nob Season Pass when you purchase before October 10th.

 

Purchase your 2017-18 Nub’s Nob Season Pass and save 10% through October 10, 2017. Families purchasing four or more passes save 15% through October 10. Passes can be purchased online, in person at the front desk or give us a call at 231-526-2131. The office is open Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nub’s Nob continues to offer the Midwest’s Best Snow to our season pass holders. Our Season Pass prices have not increased in over decade and we continue to offer the same great pass offerings year after year! Welcome to our 60th season of skiing at Nub’s Nob!

 

 

Posted by in Featured on September 15, 2017

The Nub’s Nob Open House returns on October 7th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This is a day to enjoy the fall colors with a free chairlift ride, buy some used ski gear from the Harbor Springs Booster’s Ski Swap, purchase your season pass at a discounted rate, drop off your skis for a great pre-season tuning deal and enjoy a free lunch. We are looking forward to seeing you at the Nub’s Nob Open House!

Join the Nub’s Crew this winter! If you or anyone you know is looking for full or part time work this winter give us a call at 231-526-2131 or send an email to info@nubsnob.com. Employment Application

Nub’s Nob Season passes are now on sale! All season passes are discounted 10% before October 10th and families of four or more receive 15% off if purchased before October 10. Purchase passes online, stop by the front office or give us a call at 231-526-2131.

Mark your calendars for the Nub’s Nob Open House on October 7. This is a great day to purchase your season pass, ride the Green Chairlift, enjoy discounts in the general store and have a free lunch at the ski hill. The Nub’s Nob Open House is October 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

 

Nub’s Nob is Closed for the Labor Day Holiday and the office will re-open on Tuesday at 9 a.m. Season Passes are now on sale and can be purchased on-line, at the front desk or call (231) 526-2131. Have a great Holiday Weekend!

Nub’s Nob Season Passes are now on Sale! Purchase your 2017-18 season pass before October 10 and save 10%. Families of 4 or more save 15% before October 10. Season pass rates are the same price as last year and the price has remained the same for over a decade! Purchase online, in person or give us a call at 231-526-2131.

You are invited to come celebrate Jim “JB” Bartlett this Saturday, August 19th from 5 to 7pm at Nub’s Nob.
JB has led the Nub’s Crew for 40 years and we hope you can stop by Nub’s and help us say Thank You to JB and welcome incoming GM Ben Doornbos.

Posted by in Featured on May 12, 2017

The 2016-17 ski season is in the rear view mirror at Nub’s Nob, but our office is still open. We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Fridays. Season passes go on sale following Labor Day and the Nub’s Nob Open House is scheduled for Saturday, October 7th 2017.

The sun has set on the 2016-17 ski season at Nub’s Nob. From our Crew to yours thank you for helping us make this a great season. We enjoyed 118 days of skiing this season and over 130 inches of natural snowfall. The year was marked by many comfortable ski days and a few major powder days of near record proportion. The Nub’s Crew is already making plans for next ski season and we can’t wait to see you back on the slopes. Stay tuned for information regarding summer improvements to the ski area and remember 2017-18 season passes will go on sale following Labor Day.

THINKING SNOW…

The Nub’s Crew

Posted by in Featured on April 2, 2017

Sunday, April 2nd is the last day of the season at Nub’s Nob! The forecast is calling for sunny skies and it should be great for spring skiing. All of us at Nub’s are thankful to have you as our guests this season and we are already making plans for next year. We hope to see you out on the slopes for the last day, make it a good one!

Posted by in Featured on March 31, 2017

Nub’s Nob is still open and full covered with snow on all of our snowmaking runs. We will remain open thru April 2nd with 47 runs including Pintail Peak. The lifts will be turning from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Enjoy the best spring skiing in the Midwest at great rates.  For more details on our spring rates click here. If you are planning a trip to Nub’s Nob there are many great deals on local ski and stay packages. For more details on lodging deals click here.

Due to sunny skies and great spring skiing we will open Pintail Peak around 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 29th. Pintail will remain open until 3:45 p.m. We plan to re-open Pintail Peak on Friday for our final weekend of skiing. ENJOY!!!

Only one week left in the ski season at Nub’s Nob. We are open daily thru April 2nd from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pintail Peak will be closed Monday thru Thursday and will re-open for the last weekend of the season.

Enjoy some of the best spring skiing in the Midwest at great rates. We are still fully covered in snow on all of snowmaking runs and conditions continue to be very good for skiing and riding. For more details on our spring rates click here. If you are planning a trip to Nub’s Nob there are many great deals on local ski and stay packages. For more details on lodging deals click here.

Posted by in Featured on March 25, 2017

Check-out the latest webcast featuring Nub’s Nob President and General Manager Jim “JB” Bartlett. In this most recent webcast JB makes it clear what makes Nub’s such a special place. As we approach the end of the ski season (April 2nd) all of us at Nub’s want to thank-you and yours for skiing & riding with us this season. It has been a great ski season and we are already looking forward to next winter.

Posted by in Featured on March 20, 2017

Late season rates begin Monday, March 20th! Enjoy some of the best spring skiing in the Midwest at great rates. We are still fully covered in snow on all of snowmaking runs and conditions continue to be very good for skiing and riding. For more details on our spring rates click here. If you are planning a trip to Nub’s Nob there are many great deals on local ski and stay packages. For more details on lodging deals click here.

Weather Permitting our last day of the season is April 2nd.

Thanks for a great year!

Posted by in Featured on March 19, 2017

The Outfitter of Harbor Springs is hosting the annual Telebration on Sunday, March 19th! This is a day of free telemark ski demos, a telemark only Nastar race from 2 to 2:30pm and tons of free-heel fun! Join the telemark herd at the Birch Run warming hut for some grilling & chilling. Come on out to Nub’s and drop a knee at the Telebration!

Posted by in Featured on March 16, 2017

The “Midwest’s Best Snow” is at Nub’s Nob. Despite a few major thaws this winter we are still fully covered in snow with 100% of our snowmaking runs open without bare spots. Conditions are excellent as we head into the weekend and with Mardi Gras on Saturday.

Our annual Spring Fling is this Saturday, March 18th! Join the Crew at Nub’s for a costume contest, silly races, Dorie Sarns Challenge, The Petoskey Steel Drum Band and the famous Soaker Cup. This is a day to enjoy the coming of spring and see all of your friends at Nub’s Nob. For more details click here.

Posted by in Featured on March 13, 2017

Sunday was the first annual “Bartlett Cup” at Nub’s Nob. This race was formerly known as the “Super G on Sno Pro” and is the final race in the Volkl/Marker/Dalbello Speed Series. The Bartlett Cup is named in honor of our General Manager and President Jim “JB” Bartlett for his years of commitment to Nub’s and the ski racing community here. It is fitting to name this race in his honor on the 30th anniversary of Sno Pro. Sno Pro was built in 1987, during JB’s first season as GM at Nub’s. The run is named after former General Manager, Jim Dilworth, who passed away in 1987. The Bartlett Cup will live on the mantle in the Nub’s Pub and fastest female and male skier on the day will have their names engraved on the cup. Martha Bowman and Ben Tolzdorf are the winners of the first ever Bartlett Cup. For full race results click here.

Posted by in Featured on March 12, 2017

It’s a clear, cold and beautiful Sunday morning at Nub’s Nob. The last race of our Speed Series is today with a Super G down Sno Pro! Racing begins at 9:30 a.m. and is followed by an awards brunch in the Nub’s Pub. This race is open to all expert skiers ages 9 and up.

Posted by in Featured on March 11, 2017

The Head Banked Slalom is Saturday at 11 a.m. This totally unique race consists of 9 huge banked turns and two rollers right down Birch Run. Sign-up for the race at the front desk or at the top of the race course until 1 p.m. Head skis is sponsoring the event with age group medals and many raffle items including a grand prize drawing for a pair of HEAD skis! Don’t miss the funkiest race in the Midwest! For more information click here.

This past weekend at Nub’s Nob was awesome! The conditions were some of the best of the season on the slopes and it was sunny to top it off! The Nub’s Nob Open and Dynastar/Lange Challenge were both a huge hit for ski racers of all ages. Results from both of these races are posted on our “signature events” page. You can also view results from the Dynastar/Lange Challenge at NASTAR.com

The forecast for Saturday, March 4th is calling for sunny skies and temperatures around 32 degrees. Nub’s received over a foot of snow in the last week and conditions are excellent on the slopes and cross country trails. These are the ski days we look forward to all year.

Saturday also marks the 54th annual Nub’s Nob open with FIS style slalom racing open to the general public on Smokey and Birch Run. For more information on the race click here.

Posted by in Featured on March 2, 2017

Nearly a foot of snow landed at Nub’s Nob on March 1st! In the wake of this massive snow dump we are left with exceptional skiing & riding. Conditions are excellent on the slopes and trails, so grab your gear and take advantage of this opportunity for epic early March skiing.

This morning (Wednesday, March 1st) the snow is falling fast! The forecast is calling for 6 to 10 inches of fresh snow by tonight! All of this new snow in combination with our world class grooming Crew will make for excellent conditions as we head into the weekend. The coming weekend is full of special events with Speed Series on Friday night, the 54th annual Nub’s Nob Open on Saturday and the Dynastar/Lange Challenge is on Sunday with a GS on Valley.

Our Demo ski sale continues in the Nub’s Nob Tune Center. This is your chance to own the latest and greatest skis from top manufactures at wholesale prices!

The Outfitter of Harbor Springs will not be hosting the XC Ski Series this Wednesday March 1st. The XC Ski Series will continue next week Wednesday at 6:15 in the Brown Bagger.

The best Division I high school ski racers in the state converge at Nub’s on Monday for the State Ski Meet. All four courses on Valley, Smokey, Scarface and Chute finish in front of the day lodge making the viewing of this event very convenient. Come on out and cheer on your favorite teams. Racing begins at 9 a.m. with awards scheduled approximately 4 p.m.  Our thanks go out to all the volunteers who help make this meet happen. These racing slopes will be open to MHSAA participants only during the meet and re-open for everyone by night skiing Monday night.

We are moving the Dynastar/Lange GS race from Sunday, March 26th to Sunday, March 5. The snow is still very soft following last weeks prolonged thaw which will make for good skiing, but not good conditions for a GS race. We are hoping for firmer snow on March 5th.  All other details stay the same including race start at 1pm and a chance to win a free pair of Dynastar skis! See you next Sunday for the Daystar/Lange race!

Posted by in Featured on February 19, 2017

Our Demo Ski sale in the Tune Center is in full swing. This is your chance to own the latest and greatest skis from top manufactures at wholesale prices. Stop by the Tune Center to try out a pair of skis and you can bring them home with you. Prices include a World Class tune and binding check.

It’s going to be a beautiful “spring snow” day at Nub’s Nob, coverage is excellent on the slopes. Enjoy the warm ski weather and some sun this holiday weekend! NASTAR Racing continues on Birch Run this weekend from 12:30 to 2 p.m. Former Olympian Doug Lewis will be racing NASTAR on Sunday! Don’t forget we have expanded night skiing hours on Sunday and the kick-off to our Demo Ski Sale in the Tune Center on Sunday morning!

 

The President’s Holiday Weekend is approaching. The forecast is calling for sunny skies and temperatures in the low 40’s. The snow is in great shape and we have full coverage on all 53 of our runs with up to 66″ of base underfoot. Enjoy the sun and warm ski days at Nub’s Nob this Holiday Weekend.

We will be night skiing this weekend on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6 to 10 p.m.! We are the only local ski area to close between day and night skiing to re-groom most of our slopes to create the best conditions possible.

This Sunday morning is the beginning of our Demo Ski Sale. Our entire fleet of 2016-17 demo skis will go on sale at wholesale prices. This is your chance to own the latest and greatest skis at discount prices.

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