In a Consumers Power brochure published around 1959, Major Mountain is described as located 9 mi north of Clare 1 mi west of US-27. Snowsnake Mountain is described as 9 mi north of Clare and 1/2 mile west of US-27, so this puts them 1/2 mile apart. Major Mountain is listed as having 6 slopes, the longest 1200′ with 3 tows. It was open on weekends and had snacks available at the area.
With nearby Snowsnake having 9 slopes, the longest 1600′ with 4 tows and night skiing, it is perhaps not surprising which area survived until today.
Now the areas would be located just west of US-127 on E Mannsiding Road (exit 168). On the satellite, the ski trails and fairways of Snowsnake are clearly visible. Not so for Major Mountain. If you have any information about skiing at Major Mountain, especially when it opened and closed, please post it or use the instructions on the About MILSAP page to send it to us.