Sports Illustrated presents a guide to Midwest ski resorts that have added facilities since last year. New lifts are followed by their length/rise/capacity (skiers per hour); new trails by their length/drop. In addition, the guide lists the person and phone number to call for further information during the season.
CHESTNUT HILLS, Hanover: New area on Mississippi River with Dearborn double chair lift 2,200/425/1,200; eight rope tows; 12 slopes; snow-making equipment; ice skating rink; lodge and chalet with cafeteria, dance floor, ski shop for rentals; parking for 500 cars. Peter Huggler, member of 1956 Swiss Olympic team, directs ski school. Tel. Ken Hansen, Galena 1320.
BOYNE MOUNTAIN, Boyne Falls: Edelweiss Lodge has accommodations for 100; skating rink area doubled. Tel. Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 549-2441.
CABERFAE, Cadillac: Two Doppelmayr T bars 1,600/270/900 and 1,300/220/900; ski school staff increased to 14. Tel. Fred Bocks, Hoxeyville 3F13.
CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN, Beulah: Poma double chair lift 1,900/500/400; shopping center and snack bar at base of lift, snack bar and warming hut at top. Three chalets increase accommodations to 140. Tel. Ed Abbey, Copemish, FR 8-2000.
MT. MANCELONA, Mancelona: Poma double chair lift 1,200/275/100; two slopes 1,200/275 and 1,700/275. Tel. Harold Axtmann, Mancelona, JU 7-7491.
NUB'S NOB, Harbor Springs: Poma double chair lift 1,400/400/850 parallels existing chair lift; all runs widened; snow machinery increased; five housekeeping cottages added to main lodge; ski shop. Tel. Norm Marshall, Harbor Springs 423.
SKYLINE, Grayling: Hall double chair lift 1,800/220/1,150; two slopes 1,800/220 and 1,500/220. Tel. Ralph Morris, Roscommon, CR 5-5445.