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Crystal Mountain – Valentine’s Day at the Mountain – February 14, 2017
[ February 14, 2017; ] Valentine's Day at Crystal means specials and deals around the mountain for love birds and singles alike. Two-for-One Day Lift Ticket + Rental Available February 14, 2017 Purchase one day ticket (9am-4:30pm) and receive another day for free! Purchase one day equipment rental and receive another day equipment rental for free! Offer only valid Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Additional ticket [...]

Fourth & Fifth Graders Ski Free with MSIA Cold is Cool Passport!
The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a state-wide program that provides every 4th and 5th grader the opportunity to ski for free. Students can obtain a “Cold is Cool” Ski & Ride Passport [...]

Petoskey Winter Carnival – February 16 – 19, 2017
A  tradition that you don’t want to miss – includes Petoskey’s famous bump jumping competition and a fun cardboard challenge! Gather your boxes and duct tape and plan to enter the race! Downtown Petoskey is partnering with the long-running Winter Carnival and will tap back into its roots with ice sculptures displayed on downtown sidewalks and in [...]

New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks For the 2016-17 Ski Season
We are proud to announce the installation of highest chairlift in Northern Michigan! A brand new Doppelmayr, triple chair is currently being installed for the 2016/2017 season. The new chairlift will have a top elevation of 1561′ and will provide an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding Manistee National Forest. The new fixed-grip triple chairlift [...]

Snowfest Weekend – Big Snow Resort – February 17 – 19, 2017
[ February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017. ] Snow Castle Building, Bonfires, and Night Snowshoe Adventure - Saturday night 7pm (Sign up for the snowshoe by 3pm at Blackjack Mountain front desk) Saturday - Ice Bar located under Blackjack Resort, serving Ice Cold Beer, Ice Luge Shots & Grilled Burgers & Brats! Saturday - Yeti Races (formally known as the [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 17 – 18, 2017
[ February 17, 2017; 6:00 pm; February 18, 2017; 6:00 pm; ] Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 11. Departs promptly at 6pm from the Adventure Center! In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Betsie Bay Frozen 5k in Frankfort, Michigan – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; ] Run or walk in this fun 5k in the midst of February! For crazy runners who are willing to face 10-degree temperatures and 30-mph gusts off Lake Michigan. Can you handle it?

Crystal Mountain – Teddy Knape Fest – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; ] Join us for the 10th Annual Teddy Knape Fest! - Friday, February 12 - 7-9pm: Visit the Vista Lounge for small raffles, prizes, games and drink specials plus live music from The Jackie Treehorns featuring Jeff Bihlman.

The Homestead – Songs, Stories & S’mores – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm. ] Join in on some good 'ole fashioned family fun. Local folk musicians and story tellers host an evening of sing-a-long songs and story time at Mountain Flowers Lodge from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. We'll also have the outdoor fireplace roaring for marshmallow roasting and s'mores. Adults: $12; Children $9; Children under 5 years old are free. <> Visit The Homestead - [...]

Hanson Hills – Cardboard Sled Race – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; 11:00 am; ] February Winter Fun Days – Cardboard Sled Race - (Presented By Grayling High School Ski Team) - 2017 THEME: Star Wars - Registration: 11am-12:00pm - FEE: $5 per Sled

The Homestead – Cooking Demonstration: Paella – February 19, 2017
[ February 19, 2017; 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm. ] A hearty paella is the ideal festive dish for a gathering of friends and family. Join Nonna's award-winning Chef John Piombo for a cooking demonstration where you'll learn how to prepare the perfect paella...and you'll get to try some! $35 per person. Advance reservations. 231.334.5222. <> Visit The Homestead - Cooking Demonstration: Paella Website >>>> <> The Homestead Resort Events [...]

Hanson Hills Classic – February 19, 2017
[ February 19, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Hanson Hills Classic FEE: $25 Point Races: Men & Women 14K Location: Start and Finish at Hanson Hills Recreation Area three (3) miles west of Grayling Race Day Registration: 8:00am-9:30am Race Time: 10:00 am Men and Women 15 second interval starts. Course: Hilly terrain. Classical race with interval starts. Course will have double set tracks. Awards: Awards for first overall male and female finishers. Medals to top [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 24 – 25, 2017
[ February 24, 2017; 6:00 pm; February 25, 2017; 6:00 pm; ] Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 11. Departs promptly at 6pm from the Adventure Center! In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

 
 

Porcupine Mountains – Lantern Light Cross-Country Skiing – Saturdays – January & February

Porcupine Mountains Cross Country Ski
NOTE: Saturday, January 28th’s lantern lit ski and snow shoe program is cancelled. Sorry everyone. It will resume when the trail conditions and the park Intepreter’s health improves.

Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers can make their own trail adjacent to the lighted loop. Stop about halfway around the loop at the warming shelter, where the park naturalist will have a campfire going and provide some refreshments.

The ski trail has an “easy” difficulty rating; however, skiing or snowshoeing at night is always a challenge. The lanterns are on the Superior Trail immediately across the street from the ski hill entrance.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park will host lantern-lit ski/snowshoe events every Saturday in January and February from 6-9 p.m. (6:30 pm in February) Visit www.michigan.gov/gogetoutdoors for additional events.

If there is severe weather or if the temperature is 5 degrees or below, these programs will be canceled. Cancellations will be posted at the program meeting location or call 906-885-5206 to check in advance.

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Saturday February 11th, 2017 - 3:52 pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

Great Night for the Lantern Lit Trail.
The weather is nice, good snow conditions and the trail looks great.

Should be a great night to come out. 6:30 - 9:00 PM ET on the Superior Loop.
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Great Night for the Lantern Lit Trail. 
The weather is nice, good snow conditions and the trail looks great. 

Should be a great night to come out. 6:30 - 9:00 PM ET on the Superior Loop.

Comment on Facebook

Storybook beautiful.

How fun! I didn't know this was a thing.

Tina Melonie Christina and then I see this tonight when I got home...good omen!?

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Thursday December 22nd, 2016 - 2:06 pm

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - the Porkies

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Dianne Chesney Hogrefe

How much is this and are there snow shoes available?

Matthew Walters

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Crystal Mountain – Valentine’s Day at the Mountain – February 14, 2017


Valentine’s Day at Crystal means specials and deals around the mountain for love birds and singles alike.

Two-for-One Day Lift Ticket + Rental

Available February 14, 2017

Purchase one day ticket (9am-4:30pm) and receive another day for free!

Purchase one day equipment rental and receive another day equipment rental for free!

Offer only valid Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Additional ticket or rental cannot be used at a later date. Not valid in combination with any other discount.

For questions, call the Snowsports Desk at 888.968.7686 ext. 2000.

Park at Water’s Edge

Available February 14, 2017
• Two-for-One Ice Skate, Fat Tire Snow Bike, and Snowshoe rentals at Park at Water’s Edge
• Snowmobile Tour* for two at 2pm – Double sled for the price of a single sled!
• Valentine Creative Craft at the Mountain Adventure Zone, 5:30pm
• Horse-Drawn Surrey Rides*, 6pm-10pm
• Two-for-One Outdoor Laser Tag*, 7pm, 7:45pm and 8:30pm

Kids can stop by the Park at Water’s Edge for Valentine Glitter Tattoos ($7 each) or a fun complimentary Heart Search for candy!

*Reservations required. Call the Park at Water’s Edge, 888.968.7686 ext. 7000.

Crystal Spa

Enjoy $80 OFF when you book two, 50 or 80-minute Massage, Facial or Body Treatment Services on February 14 or 15, 2017.

Valid for one or two guests; services must be booked on same day. Book today by calling 888.968.7686 ext. 7200.

An 18% adjustable gratuity and 2% service charge will be added to all spa services based on the original service price. Advance reservations recommended. Subject to availability. Not valid in combination with any other discounts.

Valentine’s Day at Thistle Pub and Grille

Features available February 14, 2017

Make your Valentine’s Day perfect with some delicious features at the Thistle Pub and Grille.

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Fourth & Fifth Graders Ski Free with MSIA Cold is Cool Passport!

The Michigan Snowsports Industries Association (MSIA) wants to give Michigan kids an opportunity to get out, have fun and get healthy this winter. This is why MSIA has established a state-wide program that provides every 4th and 5th grader the opportunity to ski for free. Students can obtain a “Cold is Cool” Ski & Ride Passport that gives them up to three free lift tickets or trail passes at 30 participating ski areas, plus additional discounts on the slopes and in Michigan ski shops.  MSIA charges $20 for the passport (to cover printing and shipping.)

In addition to the lift tickets donated by the participating ski areas, the Cold is Cool Passport also includes a coupon for 20% off a helmet purchase and $20 off the purchase of $100 at over 50 participating ski shops.  Some ski areas have also included coupons for equipment rental and free or discounted lessons.

Proof of 4th or 5th grade status is required.  One page of a report card or progress report is sufficient.  If the child is home schooled, the parent or guardian can include a note stating the child’s grade equivalent.  Please note!  Put your child’s name and address in the “Ship To” column if you are ordering online.

MSIA charges $20 for the Cold is Cool Passport, to cover printing, shipping and postage fees.

In order for fourth & fifth graders to use the free lift or trail pass coupons, a paying adult must accompany them. “We feel that fourth and fifth graders should be supervised by an adult while on the slopes and trails. Our intention is to make this a fun, affordable and safe activity for the entire family,” says Mickey MacWilliams, MSIA executive director. With the Passport, up to two kids can ski free with each paying adult.  The Passport is valid through April 30, or the end of the 2016/17 ski season.

PLEASE CLICK THE LINK BELOW FOR COMPLETE INFORMATION ON THE MSIA COLD IS COOL PASSPORT

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