A guide to midwest ski resorts that have opened or added new facilities since last year. New lifts are followed by their length/vertical rise/capacity per hour. Also listed are the person, place and phone number to call for further information.
Tamarack Mountain Country Club, Angola: New area with Poma double chair lift 1,200/250/800 and Pomalift 800/210/500; eleven runs, three advanced, five beginners'; snow-making equipment covers all 200 acres; ski instruction available. Natural ice-skating rink; lodge with ski shop for rentals; parking for 500 cars. Telephone Chuck Priest, Angola 665-5919.
Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls: Edelweiss Lodge has added 20 rooms; cafeteria enlarged; private airport expanded to include gas, oil and hangar facilities. Telephone Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 549-2411.
Irish Hills Sports Park, Clinton: New area with three Doppelmayr T bars 600/60/900, 710/105/1,100 and 750/165/1,150; 12 slopes (three expert, five intermediate); four instructors; snow-making equipment. Natural lake for ice-skating. Lodge with cafeteria, restaurant, ski shop for rentals. Parking for 900 cars. Telephone Bob Jackson, Onstead 461-7521.
Nub's Nob, Harbor Springs: All existing slopes widened; 1,500-foot run added; snow-making equipment doubled to cover entire area. Parking for 500 cars. Telephone Jub Sarns, Harbor Springs 423.
Pine Knob, Clarkston: New area with two Riblet double chair lifts, 1,200/200/1,200 and 1,000/154/1,200; six slopes; snow-making equipment; night skiing. Lodge, ski shop" with rentals, lounge, bar, cafeteria, restaurant, night club. Parking for 1,500 cars. Stein Eriksen, Norway's 1952 Olympic gold medal slalom winner, directs ski school. Telephone Don Riddell Jr., Clarkston, MI 4-5633.
Shanty Creek, Bellaire: New area; Heron-single chair lift 900/277/350, plus T bar; six trails. Lodge located at top of hill with 108 rooms, dining room, lounge, ski shop with rentals; heated pool; natural ice rink. Also on the property are an 18-hole golf course and an airport with 5,000-foot runway. Telephone Pete Martin, Bellaire, JE 3-3833.
Sugar Hills, Grand Rapids: New area on four separate hills covering 740 acres; two Hall T bars, 1,800/300/1,200 and 900/300/1,200; 19 open slopes with five and a half miles of runs; snow-making equipment; night skiing on three slopes. Two chalets with rathskeller, lounge, ski shop for rentals. Parking for 500 cars; motorized ski sleds to rent; ice-skating rink. Telephone Chick Skinner, Grand Rapids 326-4620.