Photo by Instagram user @obrainys
It’s no secret that winter 2014 in Pure Michigan was one to remember! From frozen lighthouses to frozen waterfalls and ice caves to blue ice, Michigan was transformed into a glistening winter wonderland. As we bid farewell to the brilliant fall hues and temperatures begin to drop, there’s snow in the forecast once again.
This year, we decided to have a little fun with our upcoming snowfall and ask our fans to take a guess on how much snow will fall in Michigan cities this season. Here’s how it works…
Tell us in the comments how much snow you think will fall in each of the cities listed below by December 1, 2014. We’ve provided last year’s numbers to help you make your guesses. You can make one prediction for each city (five predictions in total). On the first day of spring, we’ll check back to see who made the most meteorologist-worthy predictions.
Photo by Michigan Nut Photography
For each city, the fan who submits the correct (or closest) guess will receive a prize from the Pure Michigan Online Store!
Last year’s totals
Detroit – 91.7 inches
Grand Rapids – 114.2 inches
Lansing – 68.4 inches
Marquette – 170.2 inches
Sault Ste. Marie – 128.7 inches
As we wait for winter to officially get underway, be sure to request your copy of the Pure Michigan 2014 Winter Travel Guide to see all that the season has to offer. For more on winter in Michigan, visit michigan.org/winter.
How much snow do you think will fall in Michigan this year? Good luck with your guesses!
Last year, our fans submitted some absolutely breathtaking photos for the 2nd annual Pure Michigan Memories Photo Contest. Since we had such a great turn out, we’re excited to once again invite fans to share their favorite “Pure Michigan Moment” as part of the 3rd Annual Pure Michigan Moments photo contest!
The winning photo and the photographer’s name will be published in a 2015 Pure Michigan Travel Guide and featured as Pure Michigan’s Facebook cover photo for one week. The photo submission period of the contest kicks off today (October 30, 2014) and will run through November 7, 2014.
After entries are submitted, anyone can vote for their favorite photo on michigan.org from November 8, 2014 – November 14, 2014.
Participants can submit photos directly to the Pure Michigan Moments gallery on michigan.org, or through Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #PureMichigan #PMContest2014. All submissions will be displayed on the gallery on michigan.org, where visitors will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite photos.
The winner will be chosen from the top 10 photos, as voted on by fans, based on which photo best represents the quality and character of Pure Michigan. The winning photo will be seen by hundreds of thousands of people in a 2015 Pure Michigan Travel Guide.
For inspiration, here is last year’s winning photo of Lake Superior near Christmas, MI by Carla White. For more, visit our Pure Michigan Facebook page, Instagram, or Flickr channels.
Head over to michigan.org to learn more and start submitting your photos today!
Fall is in the air, but the forecast is in and the Farmers Almanac predicts that snowy days are just around the corner. In anticipation of our impending winter wonderland, Pure Michigan has teamed up with Lands’ End to offer fans across the nation the chance to win an ultimate winter getaway at Boyne Highlands Resort.
Photo courtesy of Boyne Highlands
Lands’ End recently conducted a Snow Days survey of more than 1,000 people and found nearly 80 percent of adults are just excited to enjoy a snow day as their kids. Home to 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails and endless terrain for snowshoeing, there’s no better place to experience the thrill of a snow day than Pure Michigan.
Those are just a few of the activities that the winner of the Snow Days Getaway Sweepstakes will have an opportunity to enjoy at Boyne Highlands Resort – one of Michigan’s premiere all-season family resorts. The winner and up to four guests will also be able to hit the 55 downhill ski runs at Boyne and experience the adrenaline rush of winter ziplining. When it’s time to warm up, full service spa treatments and the nearby indoor water park at Boyne Mountain are the perfect break from the weather.
No snow day would be complete without the right winter gear, so Lands’ End is including a $1,000 gift card to outfit the winner’s Pure Michigan adventure.
Visit www.landsend.com/snowdays to enter and for official rules. Contest ends November 14, 2014.