Pure Michigan winter means plenty of snow and a variety of adventures for everyone to enjoy. Ice climbing, dog sledding, tubing, ice sailing, skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing and so much more.
The forecast is in…a chance of snow. Welcome to Pure Michigan, where snow signals the true start of a Michigan winter.
Beginning mid-December and stretching through the beginning of March, Michigan magically transforms itself into to a clean, glistening white play land. It’s a chance to create snow angels, catapult snowballs and build ice castles. It’s a chance to conquer new hills and explore new trails. A chance to bundle up, get outside and laugh with the ones you love.
Now is your chance to experience Michigan’s winter wonderland. Michigan winter vacations offers something for everyone - outdoor enthusiasts, families, adventure seekers and everyone in between. From sledding and tubing, ice fishing, dog sledding and snowshoeing to hunting, indoor water parks or a day warming at the spa, experience the diversity, beauty and adventure Michigan has to offer.
Michigan is home to 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails, beautiful terrain for snowshoeing and much more. We are the birthplace of organized skiing and snowboarding and Michigan ranks second in the nation for number of skiing areas found across the state.
To help plan your adventure, peruse the Hot Spot listings, use the Trip Planner which allows you to easily build your personal itinerary or or check out festivals, exhibits and performances happening across Michigan on the statewide events calendar. Be sure to stop by the Pure Michigan blog to read first-hand experiences of other travelers and Michigan enthusiasts. You will quickly find that Michigan has an abundance to offer. If you love taking Winter photos, consider sharing them on Twitter or Instagram with the #PureMichigan hashtag or on Pure Michigan's Facebook page with over 560,000 fans.
So add a log to the fire and snuggle under a blanket after a day on the ski slopes. Embrace the wind as you toboggan down an icy hill. Listen to the crunch of the fresh snow under your snowshoes. Catch snowflakes on the tip of your tongue. Open the cedar chest, retrieve your favorite wool sweater and begin planning your Pure Michigan winter adventure.
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