Snow trains brought hundreds of ski enthusiasts to the opening of the Caberfae Ski Resourt in 1938. Caberfae, whose name comes from the Gaelic word meaning stag’s head, was started as a joint project by the U.S. Forest Service, the Civilian Conservation Corps, the Cadillac Chamber of Commerce, and local volunteers. Carved out of the Manistee National Forest, the resort is helped temendously by the large amount of snow, as well as many snowmaking machines. And skiers can’t forget that because Caberfae Peaks is the destination ski resort closest to major metro areas in Michigan they’ll spend less time in their car and more time on the slopes than anywhere else in northern Michigan skiing. With 34 runs spread out over 200 acres with 485 feet of vertical, one SKI reader commented that it’s “the best bang for your buck” in the region.
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