Detroit Mountain was a family owned alpine ski operation for over 50 years. Shortly after it closed in 2004, local community members began discussing how the mountain could be revitalized into a year-round recreational facility. With support from the local community and beyond, Detroit Mountain opened in the Winter of 2014. “People give a lot, whether it’s time, money or both,” reflects Kelcey Klemm, City Administrator. “Detroit mountain was basically done through donations.” The mountain features an all new terrain park, tubing hill, cross country ski trails along with biking trails that host all levels of mountain bike enthusiasts. Educational programming aims to help develop the health and wellness of children, families and the community. To provide equal access to all users, the Detroit Mountain Recreation Area developed a scholarship program for individuals and families who need assistance.