Listed by skilifts.org as installing a 990′ poma platter lift with a 150′ rise in 1964, Mt. Maplehurst may have been near Maplehurst Lake at Kewadin. As the crow flies, it would have been closer to Bellaire than Traverse City, but it’s on the wrong side of Torch Lake.
In the AAA Michigan “1971 Winter Sports Fun List” published in The Cass City Chronicle on Thu., Dec. 10, 1970, Maplehurst is listed as having 8 slopes, 4 trails, a Poma lift and rope tows. The same information was reported in the 1968 list published in the same newspaper on Jan. 4, 1968. In 1976, the same paper listed it with 1 bar lift, 3 ropes and 6 runs.
Currently, the Maplehurst Camp touts it’s beautiful view due to being at one of the highest points in Michigan and mentions ski hills on the property, although I cannot identify anything resembling runs or a liftline cut on the topo.
If you have any recollections of lift-served skiing at Mt. Maplehurst please post them or send them via the info on the About MILSAP page.
The image below is from a postcard forwarded by Jeremy Birnholtz.