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.