Sports Illustrated presents a guide to Midwest ski resorts which have added facilities since last year. New trails are followed by their length-drop; new lifts by their length/rise/capacity (skiers per hour). In addition, the guide lists the person and phone number to call for further information during the season.
Au Sable Ranch, Gaylord: Pomalift 900/180/850. Tel. Jerry Fairbanks, Gaylord 1-9720.
Boyne Mt., Boyne Falls: Heron double chair lift 1,600/350/800 opens up carefully groomed beginners' slope; second Heron double chair 2,350/500/1,000 along with original chair lift should end long lift lines; artificial ice skating rink; 18-man ski school directed by Stein Eriksen. Tel. Charles Moll, Boyne Falls 20.
Caberfae, Cadillac: Two Doppelmayr T bars, 1,560/235/900 and 1,250/200/888; old chair lift removed; new slope 1,250/200; lounge remodeled. Tel. Fred Bocks, Cadillac, Prospect 5-2679.
Indianhead Mt., Bessemer: Two rope tows with total length and vertical rise of 2,600/500; new snow bowl between upper half of Voyager's Highway and Ojibway; lodge, at parking lot entrance, with restaurant, overnight rooms to be completed later this season. Tel. Jack B. English, Wakefield 2-1311.
Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs: Pomalift 1,700/265/900 on new intermediate slope; Pomalift 1,000/200/1,000 added to beginners' slope; enclosed swimming pool 75 feet by 25 feet; ski shop; snack bar; old ski shop remodeled into men's bunkhouse for budget accommodations; parking lot enlarged. Tel. Norman Marshall, Harbor Springs 423.
Mt. Frederick, Waters: Three Doppelmayr T bars, each 1,000/200/500; three rope tows two 1,000/150, one 1,000/200 and three new trails; parking lot for 500 cars. Tel. Al Almon, Gaylord 1-2600.
Sylvan Knob, Gaylord: Pomalift 1,100/180/1,000. Tel. Lyn Mead, Gaylord 1-2511.
Mt. Holly, Holly: Hall double chair lift 1,000/175/1,000. Tel. Morton Craddis, Holly, Melrose 4-9381.