Bahle Park Ski Hill – Suttons Bay

While looking for another Leelenau ski area, I discovered that Bahle Park in Suttons Bay formerly had a community ski hill with a tow. It currently operates with a sledding hill and a cross-country trail, but the 200-ft hill is still there.

The Suttons Bay Parks and Recreation website says, “Bahle Park is located on West Street at the top of a large ridge. The park has sledding hills, nature trails and cross country skiing. A warming house and meeting room are kept open for the season.” 

The Suttons Bay Bikes webpage says, “Once a old community ski area, the 200 ft vertical ski run is available only to those who can hike to the top. Perfect for backcountry skis.”

I did find a picture on Flickr by Andrew McFarlane which depicts the old rope cut through the trees with an old rope support tower with the bogey wheel still attached.

If you have any information about tow-served skiing at Bahle Park, please post a comment or send it to us via the directions on the About MILSAP page.


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