February 2, 2019
Come join us for the Annual International I-500 Snowmobile Race and experience all the thrills of NASCAR on a one-mile oval ice track. The I-500 is the biggest event in the Upper Peninsula and in the entire snowmobile-racing world. When drivers accelerate to speeds exceeding 100 miles per hour on the straightaways, your heart will race.
February 1-3, 2019
Ice Competitions - Friday & Saturday
Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art! Friday evening the Professional Individual Competition will run from 5:30pm-7:30pm along Pleasant Street. On Saturday, the Professional Team Competition will run from 8am-4pm along State Street.
2nd & 3rd weeks in February
Pentwater’s Winterfest is the second and third weeks in February and includes a fishing tournament, the Snowman Scram 5K and opportunities to go cross-country skiing in the Pere Marquette State Forest.
Rescheduled to February 23-24, 2019
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.
January 25 & 26, 2019
Watch the excitement as award-winning sculptures use chainsaws, chisels, and blowtorches to create over 50 stacked ice sculptures in downtown Sault Ste. Marie. Two days of ice will produce amazing carvings!
Nothing pairs better with fall leaves than a hot coffee and roaring waterfalls. Did you know that Upper Michigan autumns easily rival those of the east coast? With our hundreds of thousands of acres of pristine forests, it's no wonder locals tolerate the harsh winters for such a treat.
From the beginning in 1957 Dorie and Nub Sarns knew that this hill in the great Michigan outdoors was going to be some place special. They cleared the trees and installed a double chairlift, and opened for business. In 1964 the slope "Crazy Otto" opened named after the groomer Otto Washburn.