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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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Boyne Highlands ~ Your Turn Women’s Ski Clinic with Lisa Densmore ~ February 26 ~ 28, 2021

Since 1991, over 6,000 women have improved their skiing through Lisa’s ski clinics. Each “Your Turn” event includes a continental breakfast, a presentation on trends in women’s gear, the opportunity to demo women’s skis, a full day of instruction, video analysis, lunch, and an apres-ski party with door prizes from event sponsor, Boyne Country Sports.

It’s YOUR TURN to improve your skiing and have fun on the slopes!

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Boyne Highlands – Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Rail Jam – February 28, 2015


Have a great time in a relaxed, competitive atmosphere while helping to raise money for a great cause. The Boarding 4 Breast Cancer Rail Jam is open to all skiers and snowboarders who want to “lay it on the line” and show us what you’ve got. This is a judged event and top finishers will walk away with some great prizes like items from The North Face and Boyne gift cards. The rail jam will be a fast moving competition with music, announcer and various divisions based on the number of entrants. Spectators are welcome so come on out and get ready for a great show.

100% of the $10 entry fee will be donated to the Boarding 4 Breast Cancer fundraising effort!

Stuff you need to know

  • Registration noon – 1:30pm outside the entrance to the Zoo Bar at Boyne Highlands
  • Entry Fee is $10.00
  • Rail Jam will begin at 2pm somewhere near the base of the Heather Express Lift
  • Divisions are dependent upon who signs up, but rest assured there will be divisions for boys, girls, skiers and snowboarders
  • Top finishers will receive BOYNE Gift Cards Swag give away All competitors must wear a helmet
  • Swag give away
  • All competitors must wear a helmet

Must be 18 years or older to sign the event waiver or have a parent or guardian present at registration to sign the waiver.

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