Take a Guess! How Much Snow Will Fall in Pure Michigan This Winter?

Photo by Instagram user @obrainys

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

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!

Win a Pure Michigan Snow Days Getaway with Lands’ End and Boyne Highlands

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

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.

LANDS' END LOGONo 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.

Ten Remarkable Photos from Winter 2014

It’s no secret that winter 2014 in Pure Michigan was record-breaking. With snow and ice blanketing the state, nature responded with some pretty amazing winter wonders. From ice caves to ice balls, and frozen waterfalls to frozen lighthouses, we’ve rounded up a few of the most magnificent marvels that our Pure Michigan winter brought this year. Here are ten remarkable photos from winter 2014 to help us bid winter weather farewell and welcome in the new spring season!

For more fan photos, be sure to check out our Pure Michigan Flickr and follow us on Instagram!

Ice Caves

Eben Ice Caves - Photo courtesy of Instagram user @michigannaturephotos

Eben Ice Caves – Photo courtesy of Instagram user @michigannaturephotos

Ice Balls

Ice Balls at Holland State Park. Photo by Terese Weiderman.

Ice Balls at Holland State Park. Photo by Terese Weiderman.

“Pancake Ice”

Pancake Ice

Ice formations on Lake Huron. Photo courtesy of Facebook fan Rebecca Eltervoog VanBrienen

Frozen Waterfalls

Frozen Munising Falls. Photo by Michigan Nut Photography.

Frozen Munising Falls. Photo by Michigan Nut Photography.

Frozen Lighthouses

Frozen St. Joseph Lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @obrainys.

Frozen St. Joseph Lighthouse. Photo by Instagram user @obrainys.

Record-Breaking Snowfall

Photo courtesy of Cobblestone Farms

Photo courtesy of Cobblestone Farms

A Frozen Ice Tree

The annual Ice Tree in Gaylord, MI. Photo by Twitter user @GaylordMichigan.

The annual Ice Tree in Gaylord, MI. Photo by Twitter user @GaylordMichigan.

Sand and Snow Art

A wave of Frozen Sand and Snow. Photo by Facebook Fan Michele Karling.

A wave of Frozen Sand and Snow. Photo by Facebook Fan Michele Karling.

Snow Rollers

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Piechorette.

Photo by Facebook Fan Dave Piechotte.

Blue Ice

Blue Ice Curtain on Grand Island. Photo by Lake Superior Photo.

Blue Ice Curtain on Grand Island. Photo by Lake Superior Photo.

What was the most remarkable winter marvel you witnessed in Pure Michigan this season?