Originally opened in the mid to late 1940’s as Sylvan Knob, this area flourished for years. It changed hands in 1983 and was renamed Sylvan Resort. It opened that year with 11 slopes and two new chairlifts. Later, they added a golf course by Robert Trent Jones named “The Masterpiece.” While standing by the lodge at the top of the hill, Jones remarked, “You can’t see anything but treetops.” (Like several areas around Gaylord, the lodge is at the top of the hill, overlooking a valley.) The name stuck and the resort became known as Treetops at Sylvan. Still later, they dropped the Sylvan, but are still operating for both skiing and golf.
Treetops currently reports 23 slopes and 2 terrain parks, with 3 chairlifts and 2 rope tows.