Located in the Manistee National Forest just outside Cadillac, Michigan, this ski hill was started with one rope tow by the Civil Conservation Corps in 1938. Today, cousins Tim and Pete Meyer still manage and run the resort together. The night-skiing is magical and the groomers impeccable. If you walk into the main lodge, don’t be surprised to see rows of crock pots lined up against the wall. There was chili, mac and cheese, combinations of the two, and toppings everywhere. Sounds like the perfect ingredients for a soulful adventure.