From the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame site:
Opened by legendary ski instructor Al Almon in 1948, Ski Village was designed as a beginners area–a place where beginners could come to learn to ski. Al operated the area and taught thousands to ski there. This being prior to the advent of grooming machines, every morning Al and his crew would put on snowshoes and walk the slopes to pack them.
Al operated the area until he opened nearby Mt. Frederic as a full-service ski resort with a bar and restaurant in 1955. He closed Ski Village in 1957 to concentrate on operations at Mt. Frederic.
On Dec. 21, 1951, The Ludington Daily News snow report listed Waters Ski Village with a 10″ base.
If you have any information about skiing at Ski Village, please post it or send it to us via the directions on the About MILSAP page.