There are some very nice cross country ski trails in close proximity to us. The nearest would be the Muncie Lakes Pathway with that trail head being less than a mile from our main entrance. That trail head can be found on Ranch Rudolf Rd. The staging area is plowed and maintained, trails are mapped and groomed. We are also quite close to the Vasa trail with a staging area being located approximately 8 miles from us, on Supply Rd. Please contact the local DNR office for questions regarding these trails.

We do not rent skis. If you do not have your own skis they are rented locally in Traverse City at Don Orr Ski ‘n Beach Haus. Information can be found at or by calling (231) 946-8810. Please contact them directly with any questions regarding ski rentals.

We are situated fairly close to a handful of downhill ski slopes. The closest to us would be Mt. Holiday, which is roughly a 20 minute drive from the Ranch. Mt. Holiday also has Snow Tubing available.

For those who enjoy ice fishing we are also very close to a handful of inland lakes. The best option would likely be Fife Lake which is roughly a ten to fifteen minute drive from the Ranch.