Wintertime in the Traverse City Region of Michigan

Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City area is a four-season wonderland for anyone who loves the Great Outdoors. Every winter the entire region becomes a sparkling white playground for skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoe hikers. Michigan Life's Region 9 Traverse City Area including Antrim County, Benzie County, Grand Traverse County, Kalkaska County, Leelanau County, Manistee County, Missaukee County and Wexford County Michigan.

Winter in Michigan's Region 9 Traverse City Area

Enjoy the Winter Season in the Traverse City Region

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 9 -Traverse City Area

February 15-16, 2020

Established in 1965, Kalkaska Winterfest is an annual celebration of wintertime activities and the true “up north” spirit. Each year, Kalkaska Winterfest hosts a slew of family-friendly attractions during the weekend-long event.

Crystal Mountain Established in 1956, Crystal Mountain is a family-owned, four-season resort recognized nationally as one of the Midwest’s premier destinations.

2nd Weekend in February

Beulahs Winterfest is not your normal winterfest, this festival looks for the quirky fun-loving events that you don't find everywhere else. Check out this list of events and attractions you will find:

S & L Arctic K9’s Dog Sled Adventure is located just 15 minutes north of Cadillac, Michigan.

We are a recreational sled dog kennel & training site that encourages the practice and growth of sled dog activities through education, training and running sled dogs.

Hickory Hills features 8 runs with 1 beginner, 5 intermediate, and 2 advanced runs that are serviced by 5 rope tows. Night skiing is available on 7 of the runs. Cross country skiers will find 4k of trails with a 1k trail lighted for night skiing. The Ski Patrol assists by promoting safe skiing and offering first aid services.

Tubing: Our tubing hill opens 1 hour after our slopes open and starts at the top of every hour. We do recommend reservations as some hours book up. We do not have an age or height limit, we do, however, require each child to ride independently in their own tube… meaning they cannot sit on anyone’s lap.

Caberfae Peaks is conveniently located in Northern Michigan’s snowbelt. The resort sits in relatively high elevation and is the perfect distance from Lake Michigan. As a result, the “lake effect” snow machine manufactures an average of 150+ inches of annual snowfall per year!

Snow Tubing at Timberlee Hills is the perfect way to spend the day with your whole family in Traverse City this winter. It’s all the fun of sledding – without hiking back up the hill!

Getting its French title from proprietor Lucie Matthies' middle name and paying homage to the French immigrants who settled in the area, Chateau Fontaine was a deserted potato farm and cow pasture when Dan Matthies discovered the property in the 1970's with its favorable south-facing slopes for growing grapes.

In March of 2013 Richard Fortune became the proud new owner of Shady Lane Cellars. Rich is originally from Indianapolis, Indiana and he and his family have been visiting Leelanau County for over 50 years.

It started with one vineyard more than three decades ago. Now Chateau Grand Traverse has moved into its second generation of family winemaking – producing eighteen wine varieties from four vineyards sprawling across more than 120 acres, all earning countless medals to attest to the care and quality we put into every bottle.

Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort boasts Michigan's highest lift-served peaks and some of the state's biggest vertical drops. With 34 runs, skiers and riders will enjoy the best advanced, intermediate, and novice ski runs in the state. As Michigan's closest up-north ski resort, you'll spend less time in the car and more time on the slopes.

An Artisan's Approach... We are dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of our vineyard and the vineyards of Michigan. Whether carefully sourcing grapes from top sites in the state or from our own vineyard, our winery was built on the belief that great wines begin in the vineyard.

Jan. 25, 2020, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Each January Ice Wine Festival celebrates the unique ability to grow, harvest & produce one of the rarest products in the wine industry, Ice Wine!

We have a problem. At Cherry Republic we have a great group of people. Our staff has diverse personalities and different expectations as to what makes their day go well, just like you. In the rare occasion something goes wrong with an order, or one of our foods, we know it will take unique individualized actions to correct the problem for you.

Shanty Creek is a four-season resort featuring 72 holes of championship golf on four courses (Cedar River, The Legend, Schuss Mountain and Summit), 53 ski runs on two mountains (Schuss Mountain and Summit Mountain), 30km of cross-country skiing, a 6-lane alpine tubing park, winter sleigh rides, and Michigan’s most awarded terrain parks.

You’re away from everyday stressors and pressure…at the edge of the water, with people you enjoy and doing what you want. You are relaxed, maybe enjoying a sunset or the sand between your toes. Just add a glass of Skipping Stone Cellars wine to make it perfect.

2 Lads Winery is a 10,500 square foot facility located on 58 acres on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City, Michigan. We currently have 22 acres of established vineyards in three separate blocks that were planted in 1999,2001 and 2008.

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