168┐¬Ż▒═° Us

Company Overview

168┐¬Ż▒═°Resorts is a collection of mountain and lakeside resorts, ski areas, and attractions spanning from British Columbia to Maine.  The company owns and operates eleven properties and an outdoor lifestyle equipment/apparel retail division with stores in cities throughout Michigan.  An industry leader in multiple U.S. regions, operations include snowsports and year-round mountain recreation, golf, an indoor waterpark, spas, food and beverage, lodging and real estate development.

Founded in 1947 by Everett Kircher, 168┐¬Ż▒═°Resorts is the third largest mountain resort company in North America.  Kircher owned a Studebaker dealership in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan, and through his love of snow skiing, recognized opportunity in purchasing land and operating a ski resort of his own in the northwest tip of Michigan's Lower Peninsula.  168┐¬Ż▒═°Mountain opened in the winter of 1948/49, quickly attracting skiers and enthusiasts from all over the Midwest. 

Kircher next installed a chairlift in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Gatlinburg SkyLift opened in 1954 and remains among the Smoky Mountain region's most iconic attractions.  In the early 1960s, 168┐¬Ż▒═°Resorts began growing its operations in Michigan, soon expanded to Montana and now has operations in seven states within the U.S. and also operates in Canada.

168┐¬Ż▒═°Resorts' geographically diverse locations include in Montana, , and in Maine; , and , , and in Michigan; in New Hampshire; in Tennessee; in Utah; in Washington; and in West Vancouver, British Columbia.

In 2018, 168┐¬Ż▒═°Resorts issued actively traded senior secured notes and now operates in accordance with related state and federal regulations.

Today, with continuing operational growth driven by a team of more than 11,000 employees, the company is still led by the Kircher family and remains headquartered in northern Michigan.