Hitting the Slopes: 6 Michigan Ski Retreats and Tours

How do you make the most of Michigan winter? By using the cold weather to your advantage. Don’t be afraid to embrace the great outdoors and visit the many ski retreats througout the state. They offer fun activities for people of all ages, at every skill level.

Save the date and makes plans for one of these ski retreats today:

  • Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewing and Michigan Search and Rescue – Feb. 2 – Roscommon, MI: Fans of craft beer and powdered hills will love this outdoor experience. Visitors can taste the best hops, listen to live music, hit the slopes, or go snowshoeing. The choice is yours. For more information, click here.
  • Honey Bear Classic – Feb. 9 – Big Bay, MI: Embark on a family adventure just 25 miles north of Marquette. The Honey Bear Classic consists of a 12K or 24K challenge, plus youth and adult ski events. There will be plenty of prizes, refreshments, and a cozy fire to keep you warm. Find more information here.
  • Skiable Feast – Feb. 9, Feb. 16, Feb. 23, March 2 – Gaylord, MI: With nearly four miles of terrain, gourmet food, and multiple drink stations, Skiable Fest is the ultimate winter retreat. As the latest addition to the Treetops Culinary Adventure Series, it offers cross country skiing for visitors of all ages. Go here to find info.
  • Greenwood Foundation Snowshoe & Cross-country Skiing Adventure – Feb. 9 – Wolverine, MI: Enjoy the beautiful trails and winter wildlife situated on this private property. Ski, hike, or simply walk through pastures and see everything this Michigan hideaway has to offer. For more information, click here.
  • Winterfest Night Skiing – Feb. 15 – Roscommon, MI: Want to spend a snowy evening under the stars? Visit this Winterfest, where skiers and snowshoers can experience a rustic wonderland complete with a torchlit trail. Find more info here.
  • Mardi Gras on the Mountain – March 2 – Thompsonville, MI: Let the good times roll at Crystal Mountain. This popular attraction is a favorite of skiers and snowboarders alike. Tap into the spirit of Mardi Gras by participating in mask-making and a scavenger hunt before heading over to a dance party/barbecue. Click here for details.

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