Signature Events

Join the Crew at Nub’s Nob for some of our favorite events of the season!

Beautiful Autumn Day
Liz & Noah enjoying the Autumn colors on top of Nub's!

Nub’s Nob Open House

The 20th annual Nub’s Nob Open House returns Saturday, October 5, 2019 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m. This is a great day to prepare for the ski season and enjoy the fall with your friends at Nub’s Nob.

  • Purchase your Season Pass at the discounted rates!
  • Enjoy a free chairlift ride and take in the fall colors with Northern Michigan’s premier vistas!
  • Enjoy hamburgers, brats and hot dogs–on the house (while supplies last)!
  • Find a great deal on used ski & snowboard gear at the Harbor Springs Ski Team Swap from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Drop off your skis and snowboards at the Tune Center for a $35 Pre-Season Tune! The tune includes a stone grind, edge sharpen, wax and binding check (must bring a boot).
  • Deals in the General Store with sale items 50-75% off.
  • The Snowmaker’s Challenge, sponsored by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs.  Think you have what it takes to be a snowmaker? Challenge yourself in this uphill foot race. The route is simple- straight up Smokey. Race begins at 2 p.m. all ages are welcome and there is no cost, simply sign-up in the lodge* on the day of the race. Awards and SWAG at 3 p.m. on the Nub’s Pub deck (weather permitting).*Must sign release form to participate.
torchlight parade

New Years Eve Torchlight Parade

Ring in the New Year at the bottom of the Green Lift on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at 6 p.m.  The Nub’s Nob Ski Patrol and the Winter Sports School skiers will make two runs down Smokey with flares in hand creating a beautiful light display.  This is a great family event especially for little ones who might not be able to stay up until midnight.  Free of charge and no ticket required.

The Demo/Tune Center!

Nub’s Nob Demo Ski Sale

All of our Demo Skis go on sale at wholesale prices on Sunday, February 16, 2020These are high end skis from Blizzard, Dynastar, Head, Nordica, Atomic and Volkl. Try a pair of these high end skis any day of the week at the Nub’s Nob Demo Center.

Dynastar/Lange Challenge

GS Racing returns to Valley on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020. This is a great event for aspiring racers of all ages and abilities.  Prizes provided by Dynastar/Lange. Register anytime before 12:30 p.m. on race day.  Racing begins at 1 p.m.

2019 results here or on

Nub’s Nob Open

The 56th Annual Nub’s Nob Open is Saturday, March 1st, 2020.  This is Northern Michigan’s premier slalom racing events open to the public.  Top to Bottom World Cup style Slalom courses on Birch Run and Smokey.

2019 results available here.

view of the K2 Banked Slalom Course

HEAD Banked Slalom

The 6th annual HEAD Banked Slalom returns Saturday, March 7, 2020. Try your hand on a totally unique bank-to-bank course right down Birch Run. This event is for all ages and abilities with an emphasis on fun. Boarders and skiers are all welcome here with tons of prizes for different ages and divisions, all compliments of HEAD Skis. $10 entry fee.

2019 results are available here.

HEAD Head 2 Head

The 2nd annual cage match returns Sunday, March 15, 2020.  A unique head-to-head dual-paneled slalom course on JB Arena with a cattle gate start.

11:00 am: Racers compete by age and gender groups for a place in the top three per group.  Competitors take one run on each course and are ranked based on their cumulative time.

1:00 pm: The top eight female and top eight male competitors overall will enter a bracketed elimination round.  Winners will progress until only the King and Queen of the race remain.

We will be firing up the grills slope-side at 1:00 for lunch as well.  Spectators and cheering sections are encouraged.  Entry fee for racers is $10, which does not include a lift ticket.  Awards will be presented 30 minutes after the elimination round is complete in the Back Cafeteria.  2019 Results available here.

skiers in line for green lift

Canadian Week

Saturday, March 9 thru Sunday, March 17, 2019 our Canadian friends can receive full price lift tickets at par using Canadian currency. So plan on coming south of border and visiting your friends at Nub’s Nob!



Join the Crew on Saturday, March 21, 2020 for our annual spring fling. This is a family event with costume contest, silly races, the Dorie Sarns Challenge, live music and the famous Soaker Cup. This is a day to enjoy the coming spring and see all of your friends at Nub’s Nob.

More information available at the front desk, or by calling 231-526-2131.


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