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WINTER ISSUE


cold, snowy world for a little fresh air, sunlight and happiness. What could be a better activity to lift the spirits trodden down by months of darkness than hitting the slopes with nothing but a pair of glori- fied fiberglass boards between you and certain compound fractures? Take your pick of these adrenaline distribution points and enjoy. By Carl Dunker


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t some point everyone’s gotta leave the hibernation cave for a while and venture out into the


Downhill Skiing


Bittersweet Ski Resort 600 River Road, Otsego Day pass: $38, Rental: $22 skibittersweet.com, (269) 694-2820


Boyne Mountain 1 Boyne Mountain Rd., Boyne Falls Day pass: $30-$86, Rental: $40 boyne.com, (231) 549-6000


Caberfae Peaks 1 Caberfae Ln., Cadillac


Day passes: $34-$42, Rental: $32 caberfaepeaks.com, (231) 862 3000.


Cannonsburg Ski Area 6800 Cannonsburg Rd., Belmont Day passes: $28-$35, Rental: $15-$25 caonnonsburg.com, (616) 874-6711


Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa 12500 Crystal Mountain Dr., Thompsonville Day passes: $25-$65, Rental: $38 crystalmountain.com, (231) 378-2000


The Homestead 1 Wood Ridge Rd., Glen Arbor Day passes: $15-$42, Rental: $34-$42 thehomesteadresort.com, (231) 334-5000


Mt. Holiday 3100 Holiday Rd., Traverse City Day passes: $20-$30, Rental: $16-$20 mt-holiday.com, (231) 938-2500


Mt. McSauba Recreation Area 9223 McSauba Rd., Charlevoix Day passes: $18 cityofcharlevoix.org, (231) 547-3267


Mulligan’s Hollow Ski Bowl 600 Mulligan’s Dr., Grand Haven Day passes: $12-$16 mulliganshollow.com, (616) 842-0634


Nub’s Nob 500 Nubs Nob Rd., Harbor Springs Day passes: $51-$61, Rental: $40-$48 nubsnob.com, (231) 526-2131


Pando Winter Sports Park 8076 Belding Rd. NE, Rockford


Day passes: $13-$20, Rental: $18-$20 pandopark.com, (616) 874-8343


Petoskey Winter Sports Park 1100 Winter Park Ln., Petoskey petoskey.us, (231) 347-1252


Shanty Creek 5820 Shanty Creek Rd., Bellaire Day passes: $25-$65, Rental: $38 shantycreek.com, (231) 533-8621


Swiss Valley Ski 13421 Mann Rd., Jones Day passes: $38, Rental: $20 skiswissvalley.com, (269) 244-5635


Timber Ridge 7500 23 ½ St., Gobles Day passes: $27-$37, Rental: $17-$19 timberridgeski.com, (269) 694-9449


Treetops Resort 3962 Wilkinson Rd., Gaylord Day passes: $39, Rental: $35 treetops.com, (888) 873-3867


Faux al Fresco! By Carl Dunker T 30 | REVUEWM.COM | JANUARY 2012


he snow starts flying and tem- peratures plummet, so naturally dining in the elements is out of


the question. Hold your horses! Three res- taurants in Grand Rapids are proving that it’s still possible to avoid cabin fever and get fresh air with your culinary experience, even in the bleak midwinter. Downtown hotspots Grand Woods


Lounge and Tavern on the Square keep that outdoorsy feel all winter long. Both install plastic ‘window’ sheets around their


outdoor patios to keep off the snowy chill during the winter months, and the Woods cranks up its outdoor fireplace. Patrons can rock till the break of dawn, sip their Woodstinis, and soak up the views of down- town Grand Rapids while the rest of the bar crowd remains in stuffier climes. For a more relaxed experience, Rose’s


on Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids offers a seating option on its patio all winter long. Large windows that are open during the summer afford panoramic views of Reeds Lake and monstrous East Grand Rapids houses while keeping diners toasty. The combination of Rose’s seasonal, inventive menu and low-key atmosphere make it a


must for anyone trying to keep from going stir-crazy during those long winter nights.


Rose’s on Reeds Lake 550 Lakeside Dr. SE, Grand Rapids thegilmorecollection.com/roses.php, (616) 458-1122


Grand Woods Lounge 77 Grandville Ave. SE, Grand Rapids grandwoodslounge.com, (616) 451-4300


Tavern on the Square 100 Ionia Ave. SW, Grand Rapids tavernonthesq.com, (616) 456-7673


SCHEDULE | DINING | SIGHTS | SOUNDS SCENE


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