Weekend Operation Schedule – 1/7 & 1/8/2023

We plan to open Saturday morning at 9:00 am and close at 9:00 pm. We will be skiing on 4 Runs: Easy Over 1 & 2 and Quad 83, Sandy’s Dandy & Swiss Miss. We also have a small hike park at the base of Triple/Mountain Do with 6 features. Lift tickets will be $32 and Rentals $25

Snowmaking will begin as soon as mother nature allows. We hope to be able to add more terrain by Sunday, but can’t guarantee it.

Sunday we plan to operate for sure with the same terrain as Saturday, but may possibly add Triple/Mountain Do. Lift Tickets will be $32 and Rentals will be $10.

Lift ticket and rentals will only be sold on site due to the discounted rates. We are watching the weather closely and hope to resume snowmaking as soon as possible.

We will reopen Friday at Noon!

We will remain closed tomorrow, Thursday January 5th, and plan to reopen Friday January 6th from 12pm – 9pm with limited terrain and reduced rates.

Available terrain will be Easy Over beginner area, and Quad 83 chair serving both Sandy’s Dandy and Swiss Miss. We will also include a small hike to terrain park at the bottom of Triple/Mountain Do.

We will attempt to make snow at every chance possible, planning to add additional terrain as soon as possible.

If you have skis or boards in the ski shop, please email Brett@SkiSwissValley.com to make arrangements.

Mother Nature….Why? It’s supposed to be WINTER!!!!

As they say, if you don’t like the weather, wait a minute… Well, Mother Nature, we’ve been waiting, and waiting and waiting. What was an amazing weather start to the season, a blizzard, 20+ inches of snow, and amazing skier and boarder turn-out, turned into 4 days of rain, fog, and spring-like ski conditions, and AMAZING SKIER & BOARDER TURN-OUT!

First of all, Thank You to every one who has come out and skied with us for the last 8 days, it’s been great! Unfortunately, the weather has taken it’s toll on our snow and we have decided to suspend operations for Tuesday, January 3rd and Wednesday January 4th, 2023.

We are watching the weather and will determine opening status for Thursday as soon as possible. In addition, we are actively watching the weather for our next snowmaking window and plan a full assault on the hill. We will be ready to fire up our snowmaking system up as soon as the temperatures allow.

We look forward to skiing with you again very soon.

Rest up, do your snow dances, sacrifice some skis to ULLR, and get ready to join us on the slopes again very soon!

Holiday Hours & Rates

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We also plan to be open New Years Eve 9am-5pm and New Years Day 9am-5pm.

Ticket & Rental Rates

 

Look what Santa brought us, a new run!

That’s right, in the off season, Santa brought his elves to Swiss Valley for some off season training.
You see, the elves of the North Pole need materials for building all of the toys they deliver every year at Christmas. Santa knew that some of the best hardwoods come from southwestern Michigan, so he sent a few elves our way. Diligently selecting the perfect trees, these elves, got to work cutting brush and moving deadfall out of the way, sending many trees off to the North Pole for toy building material. Elf Jeff “Weezy”’drove the bulldozer and he and Elf Mike wielded chainsaws. Other elves saw what was happening and joined in, moving rocks and sticks, making it skiable. Elf Brooklynn particularly loves moving sticks (NOT).
What appeared after months of hard work was a clearing in the woods, just off the midpoint of Mountain Do. Elf Wheezy thought all the boys and girls would love to ski and snowboard through the trees and DEMANDED the area be opened for the fun of all! This new Black Diamond trail is called “Weezy’s Way” and winds through some gentle terrain, until taking a plunge out of the woods into the bottom of Mountain Do.
This new gladed ski run will operate during daylight hours and on natural snow for the 2022-23 season. Santa wants to caution all the thrill seekers that decide to play on this new run that natural obstacles exist and to take caution while enjoying themselves.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to everyone from all of the elves at Swiss Valley! We can’t wait to ski with you on opening day!

OPERATIONS UPDATE: DECEMBER 22, 2022

OPERATIONS UPDATE:

Swiss Valley will suspend operations on December 23rd, 24th and 25th. Taking into consideration the well-being of our guests and staff, and our local emergency services, the slopes will not be open for skiing or snowboarding, this Friday, 12/23, Saurday, 12/24 and Sunday 12/25.

We will open for the season on Monday December 26th. Hours TBD.

All of Southwest Michigan is under a BLIZZARD Warning Thursday thru Sunday. This significant weather system may impact operations. Please check here, our snowphone and social media channels for updates before traveling.

SNOWMAKING HAS BEGUN!!!!!

What does it take to open a ski area? SNOW. What are we making? SNOW!!! We fired up our new and improved snowmaking system on Saturday morning at 8:30 AM. Pushing more water at a higher pressure is really paying off. Our older snow guns are doing better, and our NEW snowguns are absolutely HAMMERING it!

The weather is cooperating and it appears we will continue for at least the next 20 hours or so until we have to take a short break to wait for more cold air to work its way in.

BTW, have you seen the forecast? We are under a SEVERE WINTER WARNING with several inches to over a foot of snow expected by opening day….We couldn’t ask for anything better.

Ski you FRIDAY DECEMBER 23rd at 9:00 AM!

Job Fair – December 19th -NOW HIRING ALL DEPARTMENTS!!!!

We are accepting applicants for all positions however, we have immediate openings for Lift Operators, Rental Techs, Snowmakers, Office Staff, Ticket Staff, Weekday Shifts and also Snow Sports Instructors. Flexible schedules, ski and board benefits, ski shop discounts and Super Fun Work Environment! We will be hosting two job fairs in the weeks ahead. If you are interested in learning more, filling out an application and starting a fun seasonal job, come visit us at Swiss Valley on:  December 19th, 2022 3:30 Pm – 6:30 Pm.

For more information call 269-244-5635 or visit http://www.skiswissvalley.com/employment/

Ski Shop Now Open!

Ski Shop Now Open! Have a skier or boarder on your shopping list? Getting ready for the season and need your skis tuned up, good news!
Shop will be open the following days & hours:
Tuesday, December 20th 2pm-8pm
Wednesday, December 21st 2pm-8pm
Thursday, December 22nd 2pm-8pm
Friday….we hope to open for skiing!

When the Area is open for Skiing Ski & Board Shop Hours:

M-F                        10am – 8:30pm

Sat                            9am – 8:30pm

Sun                          9am – 4:30pm

Can’t make it in? Get a gift card for the skier on your list and give the gift of Swiss Valley. Buy Now!

Form a Ski Club!

The Ski Club Program at Swiss Valley is designed to accommodate any level skier or snowboarder from novice to advance. Schools, offices, organizations, and civic groups may form a ski club – it’s easy to do! The cost is affordable so everyone can take advantage of this healthy life-long sport on a weekly basis and the ski club sponsors ski or ride for free! Don’t know how to ski or snowboard? No worries, lessons are included too.  All you need is a minimum of 10 people ready to have some fun together this winter!

How It Works

  1. Recruit a minimum of 10 skiers or snowboarders ready to have some fun together on the slopes. All skill levels are invited, even those brand new to the sport – lessons are included!
  2. Pick a day or an evening for your weekly scheduled club time.
  3. Complete and submit the paperwork. 2022-2023 Ski Club Packet
  4. If you have any questions, contact Kristina at 269-244-5635 or by email at Kristina@SkiSwissValley.com

Ski Club Package Includes

  1. A club card that consists of five (5) lift tickets, or (5) lift tickets and (5) ski or snowboard equipment rentals.
  2. Two (2) optional group ski or snowboard lessons to be used the first 3 weeks your club skis together as a group.
  3. The total cost is $160. If rental is not needed, the cost is only $130.00. Season Pass holders may join a club for a fee of $10.00.
  4. Optional bonus cards that include an additional 7 visits may be purchased in February for $90.00.
  5.  Helmets are available for an additional $10/day.

Fantastic Club Opportunity for Schools

This is a great program for schools. We have plenty of room to accommodate bus parking and encourage showing your school spirit on the slopes! School-sponsored clubs can take advantage of additional benefits which include a 50% discount for foreign exchange students and a complimentary single visit parent pass for club participants.

Lead a Club … Be a Sponsor … Ski or Ride for Free!