Moon Ridge – Lakeview

The AAA Michigan “Guide to 1968 Winter Sports Fun” published in The Cass City Chronicle on Jan. 4, 1968, lists Moon Ridge, 2 mi. north of Lakeview as having 10 ski runs with rope tows, trails, night skiing and snowmaking. The 1966 Guide has the same statistics. Unfortunately, later in 1968, the Detroit Free Press on October 27, 1968 listed Moon Ridge among 7 ski areas that would cease operation that year.

The satellite shows a place on the east side of a small ridge north of Lakeview on 95th Avenue, about a quarter mile south of 1 Mile Rd that may have been ski slopes. Although Moon Ridge had 10 slopes, like Brady’s Hills, also near Lakeview, they are not the same area as they were apparently open at the same time and are in opposite directions from town.

If you have any information about downhill skiing in the Lakeview area, please post it or send it to us via the directions on the About MILSAP page.

3 Responses to Moon Ridge – Lakeview

  1. Carl says:

    Is this the same as Galaxy or Galaxy Hills? Seems like it was in the Lakeview area.

  2. Curtis says:

    Galaxy Hills was located 1 mile east of Blanchard, with the entrance on Blanchard Rd. Blanchard is in the southwest corner of Isabella County. Galaxy and Moon’s Ridge are not the same area. Moon’s Ridge was located about 3 miles north of Lakeview on Lincoln Road in Montcalm County, about 1/2 mile south of the north county line. Galaxy had an incredibly challenging hill. The remnants of the rope tow and tow shack still stand.

  3. Andy says:

    My Friend lived in the old Galaxy Hills Ski Lodge and we went skiing and sledding there through HS and after 1997-2000. The main rope tow worked then. Not sure what shape it’s in now but it was really steep. Faced north East so there was always snow on the hill. Fun times….

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