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.