Sports Illustrated, in their 1963 midwest ski areas update noted:
Carousel Mountain, Holland: This new $1 million development has a chair lift, T bar and J bar servicing 10 runs that criss cross downhill. Night skiing is available, and all 40 acres are covered by snow-making machinery. There are no overnight accommodations, but the dining room holds 150, the cafeteria 200, and there is parking for 3,000 cars. Ski rentals are available.
The area was still functioning in 1970. The 1971 AAA Michigan Winter Sports Fun List published in the Dec. 10, 1970 edition of The Cass City Chronicle says Carousel Mountain had 9 slopes, a chair lift, T-bar and J-bar, and several rope tows. It also offered snowmaking.
The Hope College Public Relations site lists an obituary for Vern Schippers, class of ’51 containing the following:
He loved to ski and served as director of the National Ski Patrol at Carousel Mountain, the former ski resort located near what is now Scenic Shores near Lake Michigan on Holland’s south side.
Scenic Shores is a subdivision. Perhaps the area was sold for real estate development?
Karen Vocke visited the site of Carousel Mountain this year and sent us this photo of the foundations of one of the buildings.