About Us

About Us

Getting Here

Bittersweet Ski Resort is located at:

600 River Road
Otsego, MI 49078
United States

About Us

Bittersweet Ski Resort is a resort and recreational facility in Otsego, MI. The resort contains 350 vertical feet, 20 runs, 6 chairs lifts, 3 wonder carpets, and 1 rope tow. The indoor lodge is where you'll find the restaurant, bar, and the full service ski shop.  The outdoor grill is a great alternative to grab a burger, brat or chicken sandwich.

We have certified Ski Patrol fully staffed at all times ready to help at the drop of a snowflake.  We offer private, semi-private, and group lessons through our onsite ski school, where all lessons are taught by certified ski instructors.

Come on out to Bittersweet and enjoy the snow with us! 

Ski & Ride Safety Guide

Bittersweet's expectation of our Skiers and Snowboarders is to follow the Responsibility Code

  1.  Always stay in control. You must be able to stop or avoid people or objects.
  2.  People ahead or downhill of you have the right-of-way. You must avoid them.
  3.  Stop only where you are visible from above and do not restrict traffic.
  4.  Look uphill and avoid others before starting downhill or entering a trail.
  5.  You must prevent runaway equipment.
  6.  Read and obey all signs, warnings, and hazard markings.
  7.  Keep off closed trails and out of closed areas.
  8.  You must know how and be able to load, ride and unload lifts safely. If you need assistance, ask the lift attendant.
  9.  Do not use lifts or terrain when impaired by alcohol or drugs.
  10.  If you are involved in a collision or incident, share your contact information with each other and a ski patrol employee.

Winter sports involve risk of serious injury or death. Your knowledge, decisions and actions contribute to your safety and that of others. If you need help understanding the Code, please ask any ski area employee.

For more information Please check out THIS PAGE on MSIA's website. 


General Outside

  • Be Courteous to others at all times
  • In the lift line, maintain a tip to tail distance from people in front of you.
  • Single rider lines may be limited. You should ride with who you came with.
  • More outdoor seating has been made available this season.
  • Please check the website for hours of operation, snow conditions, and operating policies before visiting.

General Inside

  • Social distancing of 6 feet is suggested indoors.
  • Hand sanitizer stations are available in common areas.
  • Staff will regularly clean and disinfect high touch surfaces and common areas.
  • Seating may be configured to allow for distancing.
  • No personal items will be allowed to stay on the table or floor space inside. 
  • Lockers will be available, but we recommend you keep bags in either your car or on the bus. 

Lift Tickets and Season Passes

  • Bittersweet will not restrict ticket or pass sales.
  • We encourage season pass holders to purchase their passes online and pick them up pre-season.
  • Limited line capacity indoors.
  • Ticket selling station will be available outdoors as well. 


  • Ski and snowboard rentals will be available.  However, there is limited capacity in the rental area and you will may be asked to wait in line outdoors until entrance is granted. 
  • Shoes should to be kept in your car, or an available cubby/ locker (very limited). LOCKERS ARE FOR RENTAL USE.

Ski School

  • Please visit the Ski School page for details 

Food and Beverage

Bar hours: Mon-Friday 12 noon-10pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm, & Sun 12pm-9pm

  • Reduced seating time indoors.
  • Rearranging, moving, or reserving tables will NOT be allowed.
  • Crockpots/outside food will NOT be allowed.
  • Outdoor seating has been expanded.
  • The patio grill will be open regularly.

What We Expect from You

  • Please stay home if you are feeling sick or exhibiting symptoms of illness.
  • Be physically and mentally prepared to be outside.
    • Please think of “booting-up” at your vehicle to limit time spent lingering indoors.
  • We ask that you spend no longer than 60 minutes at tables indoors due to limited seating.
  • Be respectful of employees at all times.






Link to the Bittersweet Mountain Cam