Adventure Awaits Michigan Western Upper Peninsula

Downhill Skiing and Snowboarding


The Western Upper Peninsula is the premier ski and snowboard destination of the Midwest, offering a wide variety of resorts, slopes, and activities for everyone in the family. With resorts like Snow River, Big Powderhorn Mountain, and the Porcupine Mountains ski area, winter visitors can find something to do for everyone in the family. The incredible lake effect snowfall brings an average of 17 feet of snow each season, making for some of the best skiing and snowboarding experiences in the Midwest. And, with a large variety of trails ranging from beginner to expert, skiers of all levels can find something to suit their needs.

The resorts also offer plenty of amenities including ski schools, rental equipment, restaurants and even nightlife options! Snowboarders will love the terrain parks found at each resort. Plus, the resorts are conveniently located near charming towns with great places to stay and eat after a long day of shredding the slopes.

Snow River Resort is widely considered to be one of the premier ski and snowboard destinations in the Midwest. With its two mountains of wide-open slopes, deep powder snow, and abundant lake effect snow, Snow River offers an unparalleled skiing experience for all levels of skiers and snowboarders alike.

Big Powderhorn Mountain is another favorite among ski and snowboard enthusiasts in the Western Upper Peninsula. With a variety of runs ranging from beginner to advanced, there’s something for everyone at Big Powderhorn Mountain. The abundance of natural powder snow makes it an ideal spot for some serious shredding, while the friendly locals make it easy to meet new friends on the mountain every day.

The Porcupine Mountains ski area offers over 32 runs ranging from beginner to expert.  Not only does the Porcupine Mountains ski area have some of the best skiing in the Midwest, but its picturesque location makes it one of the most beautiful places in Michigan to enjoy all winter has to offer.

So, if you’re looking for an unforgettable skiing or snowboarding experience in the Midwest, look no further than the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan!

Snowriver Resort  Vertical 638 ft 56 Runs  

A serene getaway with 160″ of annual snowfall, not to mention crisp, cooling breezes off the 917 miles of Lake Superior shoreline even during the summer months, Snowriver allows you to get swept away in the grandeur of nature.

Comprised of two mountains Snowriver Mountain Resort offers a selection of various terrain and opportunities for powder runs days after snowstorms! In the future, we anticipate connecting these two properties via a lift system and currently, we provide a shuttle every 30 minutes between our base area operations for fun on both hills.

Off the Jackson Creek Summit you’ll find a ton of groomers and cruisers with plenty of amenities including our Jackson Creek Lodge for vacation stays! The Jackson Creek Chalet features the Sky Bar with beautiful views and vistas including a huge selection of beers, cocktails and pub style fare.  Upstairs you’ll find the Cafeteria for quick grab and go items along with a huge retail shop and equipment rentals.

The slopes and lifts from the Black River Basin area operate Thursday through Sunday and special holidays. The special legacy of Black River Basin is that you can find that unbelievable Snow Country Powder from the week on Thursdays as we don’t groom the hill through the week and leave it in it’s “au natrual” state for fun on Thursdays.  Black River Basin’s chalet offers Logger’s Lounge for food & beverage as well as an equipment rental shop, plenty of seating and locker room facilities.

Big Powderhorn Mountain
– Vertical 600 ft   45 Runs  
Here’s our recipe for a great ski vacation:
Combine 17 feet of average natural snowfall with incredible views of Upper Peninsula forests.  Add a dash of renowned grooming, family friendly specials, and a down-home staff who treats you like family. Throw in a charming Bavarian-style village with a complimentary shuttle and you have the makings for an unforgettable winter getaway!

Porcupine Mountains – Vertical 670 ft   20 Runs  
The Porkies is truly a family resort that provides a winter sports experience fitting every family member: first-timers, aspiring intermediates, thrill-seeking advanced athletes, and park rats that want a taste of natural features. Snowboarders, alpine, and telemark skiers can experience an unparalleled variety of terrain from well-groomed runs to powder stashes. From green comfortable runs to thrilling black diamonds. From open runs to nicely shaped glades.

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Wakefield, MI 49968

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Snowriver Resort

500 Indianhead Road
Wakefield, MI 49968
Phone: (800) 346-3426 (800) 346-3426

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