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Let's Winter

Experience Winter in Michigan

Grab hold of the season.

From unleashing your inner child and sledding down a snowy hill to hitting the slopes for skiing and snowboarding at one of the state's 40+ ski areas, winter in Michigan has something for every age at any skill level. 

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For an unforgettable experience set in a winter wonderland, look no further than exploring Michigan's wooded backcountry along snow-blanketed trails. With thousands of miles of groomed snowmobile trails, hundreds of miles of fat tire biking trails and picturesque snowshoeing and cross country skiing paths, there's adventure around every snowy corner. You can even try your mushing skills by dog sledding across the pristine, wintery wilderness. 

If the ice is calling, more than 11,000 frozen lakes provide outstanding ice fishing locations for you to experience a time-honored tradition. Or you can harness-up and try ice climbing one of the state's majestic icefalls, which constantly rank among the best spots in the country. To warm up, there are plenty of attractions, breweries, wineries and other indoor adventures to explore no matter the weather. Be sure to check all of our winter activity pages for rental equipment & try these amazing winter adventures. Discover your perfect Pure Michigan winter getaway below.

Ski Pure Michigan | Michigan's Signature Ski Runs
Michigan's ski areas offer winter adventures for all ages and abilities.
Join us for Ski Pure Michigan—a web video series where we take you to ski areas all over the state to learn about Michigan's signature ski runs. 
Let's Winter
Let’s celebrate the adventure that awaits in the form of carving up freshly groomed trails, climbing frozen waterfalls or hiking epic backcountry landscapes. Let’s head-out and experience the season the way it’s supposed to be experienced.

Let’s Winter, in Pure Michigan.
Winter Featured Destinations
Whether you're looking for an urban adventure or outdoor escape, the perfect getaway is waiting for you in Michigan. 
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Now is the perfect time to plan your Pure Michigan getaway. Here are some of our tips and recommendations to help you get started. 
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Get the inside scoop on where to go and tips that help you enjoy a day, or weekend, on the slopes at Michigan’s ski resorts | Ski Safe →
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