Sports Illustrated presents a guide to the midwestern ski resorts that have added facilities this 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 number to call for further information during the season.
Boyne Mt. Lodge, Boyne Falls: $250,000 spent on area; lodge with 100 beds constructed; 45 chairs added to 3 existing chair lifts; 2 trails cut, both 2,400/500. Tel. Chuck Moll, Boyne Falls 20.
Brule Mt., Iron River: 4,000-foot south slope, Loop-the-Loop, cleared; Pierre Chavin has returned after sabbatical year at Sun Valley to head ski school. Tel. Tom Angeli, Iron River 650.
Caberfae, Cadillac: Dopplemayr T bar 1,250/260/1,000 installed. Franz Gabl, a former Canadian Olympic coach, directs the ski school. Tel. Fred Bocks, Cadillac, Prospect 5-2676.
Grampian Mt., Oxford: $15,000 Pomalift 1,000/100/1,000 installed. Tel. Joe Kosick, Oxford, Federal 5-0819.
Hidden Valley, Gaylord: Double chair lift 1.380/270/850 added by Otsego Ski Club; admission by membership only. Tel. Ken Fisher, Gaylord, 3001.
Holiday Hills, Traverse City: Gunnar Samson now heads ski school. Hall T bar 1,000/160/800 added. Tel. Traverse City Chamber of Commerce, WI 7-5075.
Mt. Frederick, Frederic: New area; 8 1,000-foot slopes; 3 1,000-foot T bars all with 200-foot drop; 5 rope tows; two-story clubhouse has snack bar and ski shop. Tel. Al Almon, Gaylord, 1-2060.
Nub's Nob, Cross Village: Delayed almost a year by weather and construction problems, area now ready to open; double chair 1,900/450/800; 3 rope tows; 6 runs; 96-room lodge. Tel. Norm Sarns, Harbor Springs 50.