Signature Events | Nub's Nob Ski Area - Northern Michigan

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 18th annual Nub’s Nob Open House returns Saturday, October 7 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 rate!
  • Enjoy a free chairlift ride and take in the fall colors.
  • Eat lunch at the famous free Nub’s BBQ.
  • 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 $30 World Cup Tune! The World Cup Tune includes a stone grind, edge sharpen, wax and binding check (must bring a boot).
  • Great Deals in the General Store.
  • NEW this year- “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 December 31 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 February 18, 2018These are high end skis from Blizzard, Dynastar, Head, K2, Nordica, Rossignol and Volkl. Try a pair of these high end skis any day of the week at the Nub’s Nob Demo Center.

Nub’s Nob Open

The 55th Annual Nub’s Nob Open is Saturday, March 3rd 2018. 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.

Dynastar/Lange Challenge

GS Racing returns to Valley on Sunday, February 24th 2018. 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.

view of the K2 Banked Slalom Course

HEAD Banked Slalom

The 5th annual HEAD Banked Slalom returns Saturday, March 10 2018. 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.

skiers in line for green lift

Canadian Week

March 10 thru March 18 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!

Rip AKA the BEAD MAN!

MARDI GRAS

Join the Crew on March 17, 2017 for our annual Spring Fling. This is a family event with costume contest, silly races, the Dorie Sarns Challenge, the Petoskey Steel Drum Band and the famous Soaker Cup. This is a day to enjoy the coming spring and see all of your friends at Nub’s Nob.

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