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Porcupine Mountains ~ Midwest Telefest ~ February 12 ~ 14, 2021

We are looking forward to Midwest Telefest 2021. This will be our 31st year and our biggest event ever!

Midwest Telefest will be held February 12-14, 2021 at the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex near Silver City, MI

Don’t forget to book your hotel or cabin before they’re all gone!

With the Covid Pandemic still in effect we have made a few modifications to our typical events schedule.

While the Porkies lodge will still be open to warm up and to use the bathrooms, our goal is to encourage folks to socially distance outdoors this year as much as possible. We also strongly encourage face coverings, and frequent hand washing/sanitation
Lets all be safe and have fun!

— Schedule —

Friday February 12
– Ski the hill and backcountry
– No official Friday night party

Saturday February 13
– Ski the hill and backcountry
– 11 AM uphill downhill race
– 2 PM social distanced group photo (6ft apart) top of lift
– 4pm Smelly Kneepad slalom race, bring your long and skinny skis
– No potluck dinner, dinner and drinks on your own this year
– Social distanced outdoor party with a few large fire pits in front of lodge with music

Sunday February 14
– Ski the hill and backcountry
– 10 AM cross country and backcountry tours

We are very excited to announce that the two best Telemark Ski shops in the US will be representing this year with demos!

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Below is a video from the 2020 Midwest Telefest

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Porcupine Mountains – Guided Snowshoe Hikes – Saturdays – January & February

Porcupine Mountains Guided Snowshoe Hikes
Snowshoers on this hike can ride the ski lift up the hill then snowshoe down the east side of the ski area. We’ll stop at East Vista for the view then bust through virgin snow on our way back down. Bring a camera on this picturesque hike. All experience levels welcome. Snowshoes can be borrowed from the park if needed, just arrive a few minutes early. The hikes is 2 hours and of moderate difficulty. Meet at the log shed between the ski hill and the open slope.

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park will hose guided snowshoe hikes every Saturday from 1-3 p.m. in January and 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.

Please Note:
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

A Recreation Passport is required for entry into all Michigan state parks and recreation areas. Check “YES” when you renew your license plate. Learn more at www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport.

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For more information on winter recreation opportunities at Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, call 906-885-5275 or visit www.michigan.gov/porkies.

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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 - 4:52 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.

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

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

Storybook beautiful.

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Thursday December 22nd, 2016 - 3:06 pm

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How much is this and are there snow shoes available?

Dianne Chesney Hogrefe

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Porcupine Mountains – Snowburst 2017 – February 25, 2017


SNOWBURST CARNIVAL – Saturday, February 25…

Join us at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Hill for Snow Burst 2017.

A fun filled day of events. Music – Races – Games – Fireworks! and more!

There’s no better place to celebrate a snow-filled winter than the Porcupine Mountains. And every February that celebration has a name: the Snowburst Winter Carnival.

Snow-loving adventurers of all ages come together for this fun event at the Porcupine Mountains Ski Area, where they can enjoy all kinds of winter bliss—snowshoeing, downhill skiing, lantern-lit expeditions on the trails, live music, fireworks and much more.

The next Snowburst Winter Carnival will be held Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017.

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Snowburst Winter Carnival On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Snowburst Winter Carnival Page On Facebook.

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