With its boundless, unspoiled wilderness and pristine Lake Effect snows, the Western U.P. lets you unplug from the ceaseless distractions of daily life. Located as far west as you can go in Michigan, it is within a few hours drive of cities in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin, giving you and your family a perfect path to reconnect with nature. The Western U.P. encompasses the Lake Gogebic and Watersmeet areas as well as Wakefield, Bessemer and Ironwood Michigan.
The Western U.P. is known as "Big Snow Country." With an average of over 17 feet of annual snowfall, The Western U.P. is a winter enthusiast's dream. Our area offers four incredible ski resorts with some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the Midwest.
Snowmobilers flock to our area to ride the thousands of miles of groomed trails, unplowed logging roads, secluded National Forest trails throughout our area.
Whatever trail you choose to follow, your adventure starts here at Michigan's Trailhead.
Four incredible resorts in "Big Snow Country!"
Thousands of miles of connecting trails though our pristine forests.
Hundreds of kilometers of classic and skate terrain.
See our snow and rustic wilderness LIVE.
Lake Gogebic is Michigan's largest inland lake.
The beautiful Cisco Chain of Lakes