Hickory Hills is home to 8 downhill ski runs served by 5 rope tows. Approximately 3 kilometers of cross country trails are also featured including a 1 Km lighted loop. The lodge, open during the ski season, offers a snack bar, warming facility and restrooms. Group and private lessons are offered through the lodge at 231-947-8566. Hickory Hills is home to the Grand Traverse Ski Club that offers training in raciing techniques and has races for club members on several Sundays during the ski season.
During the warm months, a very popular disc golf course can be found at Hickory Hills, beginning near the entrance at the end of Randolph St. Several hiking trails also criss cross the park.