Mt. Maria – Lincoln, MI

The above picture is from the teachski.com Michigan Page. Reach it http://teachski.com/pcindex2004/MainpgMichigan.htm

Mt. Maria was at the S. end of Hubbard Lake. It functioned as a ski area in the 1960′s and 70′s. Originally, it’s main lift was a fixed-pole poma lift with a rope tow on the beginner hill and the back hill. The poma lift was replaced with a double chairlift in the 70′s.

On Jan. 4, 1968, The Cass City Chronicle printed the AAA Guide to Winter Sports Fun in Michigan which listed Mt. Maria with 5 slopes, Pomalift, 2 ropes, snowmaking and night skiing. They don’t mention them, but the bar served great burgers.

The Mt. Maria property has been redeveloped as a resort/real estate development and is now for sale. See the area  at http://www.mtmaria.com/index.html.

4 Responses to Mt. Maria – Lincoln, MI

  1. Jenny Bennett says:

    I grew up in Hillman, Michigan and skied at Mt. Maria with high school friends in the early 80′s. We always went for night skiing, probably because it was cheaper!!

  2. D. Sampson says:

    Why did it close?

  3. Mike Desotell says:

    The equipment rental storage building burnt down in the early 90′s.

  4. Gayle Walsh says:

    Jenny,
    I too skied there in the early 80′s with my high school (Oscoda). I was wondering if you remember the concert that was there in the early 80′s. I can’t seem to remember the singer. I keep thinking Eddie Money but I don’t think that is right.
    Gayle

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s