Celebrate the Winter Season in the Northwestern Upper Peninsula Region of Michigan

Wintertime in Northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan

The Porcupine Mountains offer excellent downhill skiing. The Porcupine Mountains Ski Area is one of the top downhill skiing destinations in the Midwest. You’ll find 42 ski runs, offering a variety of challenges for all skill levels. The area gets 200 inches of snow each year, making it one of the most reliable downhill ski destinations in the region. Winter in the Northwestern Upper Peninsula Area of Michigan means snowmobile and ATV trails, cross-country and downhill skiing, snowshoeing, ice fishing and fat bike riding. When you feel the need to relax enjoy a warm mug of hot chocolate by a raging fire. The contrast of the weather makes you feel alive and welcoming each day like you are a kid again. Michigan Life's Region 15 Northwestern Upper Peninsula Area including Gogebic County, Houghton County, Keweenaw County and Ontonagon County Michigan.

Winter in Michigan's Region 15 Northwestern Upper Peninsula Area

Enjoy the Winter Season Northwestern Upper Peninsula of Michigan

When the weather turns colder the outdoor sports heat up and Michigan offers the best in wintertime fun and you can find it all right here. Let's start with a little Skiing do you prefer Cross Country Skiing or Downhill Skiing and don't forget the exciting action of Snowboarding! Maybe a little hockey or figure Ice Skating is more your style. Rated number 1 for Family Fun in the wintertime includes Sledding, Tobogganing, and Snow Tubing! Looking for high energy adventure to cross of your bucket list? Here are Dog Sledding Adventures and Snowmobiling Trails. Finally there are all kinds of Winter Events to enjoy in Michigan.

What to See and Do in Region 15 -Northwestern Upper Peninsula

Blackjack Ski Resort

Phone Number: 
906-229-5115

The best snow in the Midwest awaits you at Blackjack Resort. Our 200 average inches of snowfall, our state of the art snowmaking system and the exceptional attention to grooming will give you the superior skiing and boarding experience you're looking for.

Address: 
Blackjack Ski Resort
N11251 Blackjack Road
Bessemer, MI 49911

Indianhead Mountain Resort

Phone Number: 
(906) 229-5181

Indianhead Mountain Resort is a four-season resort offering 29 downhill skiing slopes, snowboarding and an average of 17 feet of snow per year. The village and resort facilities are located on top of the mountain overlooking the Ottawa National Forest.

Address: 
Indianhead Mountain Resort
500 Indianhead Road
Wakefield, MI 49968

Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort

Phone Number: 
(906) 932-4838

Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort is ranked one of the Top 5 Midwest Resorts, Big Powderhorn Ski Area is located in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and offers 33 downhill trails,

Address: 
Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
6218 Musket Court
Ironwood, MI 49938

Mont Ripley

Phone Number: 
906-487-2340

Mont Ripley welcomes all snow enthusiasts. The ski area is owned by Michigan Technological University and sits in the middle of the cities of Houghton and Hancock. Mont Ripley is amazingly convenient and just minutes from great lodging, restaurants, microbreweries, nightclubs, and shopping.

Address: 
Mont Ripley
M-26 and Ski Hill Rd.
Hancock, MI 49930

Mount Bohemia

Mount Bohemia in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has the longest runs with the highest vertical and deepest powder in the Midwest. This hidden secret is a true treasure for backcountry skiers and riders. The average snowfall in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula is 273 inches.

Address: 
Mount Bohemia
6532 Lac La Belle Road
Lac La Belle, MI 49950

Porcupine Mountain Ski Area

Phone Number: 
906-885-5209

Snowshoeing opportunities are abound in Ontonagon County with thousands of acres of snow covered back country wilderness to explore. Long a popular winter activity in the Upper Peninsula, visitors are finding snowshoeing an excellent way to enjoy winter's splendor in Ontonagon County.

Address: 
Porcupine Mountain Ski Area
Michigan Highway 107
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Sand Point Charters

Phone Number: 
(906) 370-2257

Sand Point Charters offers fishing charters and sightseeing tours in the most pristine lake within the Great Lakes Region. Lake Superior is the World’s largest fresh-water lake and is home of the Lake Trout that can only be found in cold Northern waters.

Address: 
Sand Point Charters
22950 Airpark Blvd.
Calumet, MI 49913

Porcupine Mountains

Phone Number: 
(906) 885-5275

Experience the beauty of fall in the Porcupine Mountains. When the leaves change, the Porcupine Mountains is where you want to be! Located on the shores of Lake Superior in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, the Porcupine Mountains are home to the largest tract of old-growth hardwood forests west of the Adirondacks.

Address: 
Porcupine Mountains
33303 Headquarters Rd
Ontonagon, MI 49953

Winter Carnival

Winter Carnival is February 8–11, 2017. Organized by Blue Key National Honor Society since 1934, Winter Carnival started in 1922 and has grown to become one of the largest annual winter festivals in the nation.