Michigan is fortunate to experience four distinct seasons, but only one quarter of the year matters to skiers of all abilities.
Michigan’s rolling terrain plus lake effect snow add up to ideal conditions for enjoying the great outdoors through natural, human-powered activities that are often referred to as Silent Sports.
Whether your tastes lean toward skate skiing or classic stride, gentle grades or heart-pumping hills, you’ll want to explore these locals’ favorite treks through Michigan forests.
Step and glide along quiet wooded trails by day, or navigate your way across groomed cross country ski trails by candle light and old-fashioned lanterns by night.
Need to burn off those holiday pounds? Take winter by storm and get rid of those extra inches as you enjoy Michigan’s snowsports and the great ourdoors.
Depending on Mother Nature's mood (and, if need be, the assist of snowmaking equipment), this Pure Michigan ski season will linger into spring.
When planning a winter trip to cross country ski or snowmobile, the necessary requirements for a top destination include decent snow, accessibility to a network of trails and some sort of cozy lodging.
Strap on those skis, tune up the snowboards, get in stride and get ready for incredible powder play--it's time to celebrate winter.
Cross country skiing opens the door to unique winter experiences.
For most, memories of Michigan’s crown jewel, Mackinac Island, include warm sunny days strolling along Main Street, the clip clop of horses taking visitors from around the world to the various attractions on the island.
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