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Alpine Skiing

With Mother Nature as our snow machine, The Wilds of Michigan offers skiers the only abundance of fresh powder and a firmly packed base found in the Midwest. Picture yourself standing on-top of stunning terrain, hugged by a national forest, with a view of the largest freshwater lake in the world, Lake Superior.

Big Powderhorn Mountain
The Big Powderhorn Mountain Ski Area is ranked one of the Top 5 Midwest Resorts located in the beautiful Upper Peninsula of Michigan. With 33 trails ranging in level from novice to very difficult, there is sure to be a run to match every Alpine Skier’s needs!

Trails/Runs: 33
35% Novice, 35% More Difficult, 30% Difficult
Terrain Parks: 3
Lifts: 9 double chairs and a beginner handle tow
Total Ski-able Terrain: 253 Acres
Snow-making: 93% of the terrain

For more information about Big Powderhorn Mountain contact:
Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Phone: (906) 932-3100
Email: info@bigpowderhorn.net
Website: www.bigpowderhorn.net
Address: N11375 Powderhorn Road Bessemer, MI 49911

Blackjack Mountain
Voted Best Ski Resort in the Midwest! Blackjack Mountain offers a variety of runs and terrain parks as well as opening up night skiing for the 2012 season!


Trails/Runs: 22
20% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 40% Expert
Terrain Parks: 3
Lifts: 4 double chairs, 1 rope tow, 1 handle tow
Vertical Drop: 465 Feet
Total Ski-able Terrain: 101 Acres
Annual Snowfall: 210 Feet

For more information about Blackjack Mountain contact:
Blackjack Mountain Resort
Phone: (906) 229-5115
Email: blackjack@skiblackjack.com
Website: www.skiblackjack.com
Address: N11251 Blackjack Road Bessemer, MI 49911

Indianhead Mountain
Indianhead is a ski area that fulfills all of your winter entertainment needs!  Located in Wakefield, MI, Indianhead receives an annual snowfall over 17 feet fueling 29 runs and two terrain parks!


Trails/Runs: 29
18% Beginner, 36% Intermediate, 46% Expert
Terrain Parks: 2
Lifts: 9 lifts and tows including a Magic Carpet conveyor lift
Vertical Drop: 638 Feet
Total Ski-able Terrain: 220 Acres
Annual Snowfall: Over 17 Feet

For more information on Indianhead Mountain contact:
Indianhead Mountain Resort
Phone: 1-800-346-3426
Email: info@indianheadmtn.com
Website: www.indianheadmtn.com
Address: 500 Indianhead Road Wakefield, MI 49968

Porcupine Mountain State Park
Come ski the porkies and you’ll experience the second highest vertical drop in Michigan or Wisconsin! The porkies is home to one of the first ski areas in the Midwest and offers 42 beautiful scenic runs!


Trails/Runs: 42
5% Beginner, 40% Intermediate, 55% Expert
Lifts: The triple chair lift services all terrain from Hidden Valley to and including Copper run
Vertical Drop: 787 Feet
Annual Snowfall: 200 Inches

For more information about Porcupine Mountains contact:
Ski the Porkies
Phone: (906) 420-5405
Website: www.porkiesfun.com

Mount Zion
Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Mt. Zion is the oldest winter recreation complex in “Big Snow Country”. Owned and operated by GCC, Mt. Zion is open to the public. This complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program.

Trails/Runs: 10
Vertical Drop: 300 feet
Powder tilled slope

Other Features: Cross country ski trail & snow tubing park

For more information on Mount Zion contact:
Gogebic Community College
E-4946 Jackson Road
Ironwood, MI 49938
Phone: (906) 932-4231
Email: info@gogebic.edu
Website: www.gogebic.edu