Vail Resorts transforms Michigan ski area with $10 million in improvements |

Vail Resorts transforms Michigan ski area with $10 million in improvements

Daily News staff report

Ski areas in Summit County aren’t the only Vail-owned resorts getting a face-lift this summer.

A $10 million capital improvement project just got underway at Vail Resorts’ newly acquired Mount Brighton in Michigan.

The resort recently broke ground on a massive improvement project designed to define a new standard of Midwestern skiing and riding.

Improvements are slated to significantly increase snow making, add chairlifts, enhance beginners’ terrain and include a new children’s ski and ride school center.

Project managers said the finished product will set the resort apart from its competitors in Michigan’s local ski area landscape.

“The construction projects we’re implementing this summer are designed to re-imagine every aspect of the guest experience at Mount Brighton,” said Taylor Ogilvie, general manager at Mt. Brighton, in a news release. “We think our guests will be delighted with the big improvements like the new lift and a complete restaurant remodel.”

Vail Resorts is offering its popular season pass products, the Epic Pass and Epic Local Pass, to Michigan skiers and riders and offering access to Mount Brighton as well as nine iconic resorts in the West: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Arapahoe Basin in Colorado; the Canyons in Utah; and Heavenly, Northstar and Kirkwood in Lake Tahoe.

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