Winter is an exhilarting season in Traverse City. The air is crisp, the snow is fresh and outdoor recreation is prime. There's no end to the fun in winter's playground.
Snow sports are part of the Traverse City lifestyle, so you'll find areas here to meet every taste and skill level. From hometown ski slopes to resort destinations there's no shortage of hills for adventure seekers.
Winter is a beautiful time at the Sleeping Bear Dunes when the cobalt blue of Lake Michigan provides a stunning contrast with the snow-covered dunes and hills.
Traverse City certainly makes a lot of beer. At last count, the area had 20 craft breweries and brewpubs - with more popping up all the time - and is nationally recognized as a center of creative craft brewing.
Embrace the season and get outside to experience the majestic beauty of a Traverse City winter. Layer on the warm gear and jump on a fat tire bike and ride one of many snowy multiuse trails.
The hillside vineyards are beautifully draped in snow, cozy fireplaces are roaring and there's a calmness on the air at the wineries on the Old Mission and Leelanau Peninsulas. Enjoy the serene winter views and sample the award-winning wines.
There's nothing better than a cozy dinner by a roaring fire. Discover why Traverse City has been named one of America's leading"foodie" towns and enjoy the hearty winter cuisine.