The Western U.P. of Michigan is "Big Snow Country",
and there are plenty of ski resorts in the area to keep
even the most enthusiastic and adventurous skier busy!
Whether your interests are in downhill or cross-country,
we offer a multitude of options.
Big Powderhorn Mountain
N11375 Powderhorn Road, Bessemer, MI 49911
Phone: 906-932-4838 or 800-501-7669 (Midwest Callers)
Glide your skis or board along 26 freshly groomed
trails ,9 chairlifts, across 250 acres of breathtaking
Upper Peninsula forest. There is also an outdoor ice
rink, 3 restaurants and a lounge, and trailside decks
and wine huts where you can cozy up to a crackling
fire. This is the magic of Big Powderhorn Mountain.
Blackjack Ski Resort
Blackjack Road, Bessemer, MI 49911
Blackjack offers 20 trails, 2 Half Pipes & 2
snowboarding park and Nastar racing on 101 skiable
acres with 360 total acres with vertical drop of 465
ft.. There are snowboard lessons and rental, a ski
school, children's programs and a nursery available.
New to Blackjack is a "Just For Kids" beginner
area. Family lift tickets are available. Snowboards
welcome on all runs.
LIFTS: 4 Double Chairlifts & 2 Rope Tows; Uphill
capacity 4800 skiers per hour.
AVERAGE SNOWFALL: 210 inches - over 10 year average.
TYPE OF SKIING: 20% easiest, 40% intermediate and
40% most difficult.
500 Indianhead Road, Wakefield, MI 49968
Owned and operated by adventurous skiers who know
how to compete in the snow business, Indianhead Mountain
is a place where every skier is a part of the adventure!
Spectacular views of the Ottawa National Forest.
Indianhead offers the most skiable terrain in Big
Snow Country, 180 acres with a 638-foot vertical drop!
It's even got a snowboard park and half pipe bump
run. Nine lifts and tows service the trails where
you can ski and enjoy the thrill of U.P. Skiing at
it's finest. Mother Nature's natural snow is enhanced
even further with the help of 52 snow guns at Indianhead
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
412 South Boundary Road, Ontonagon, MI 49953
You'll experience the highest vertical drop in Michigan
or Wisconsin and you'll see spectacular, panoramic
views of Lake Superior. The Porkies are home to one
of the first alpine ski areas in the Midwest as well
as some of the most scenic Nordic ski trails in the
entire Great Lakes region.
Sporting a vertical drop of 641 feet, the Porcupine
Mountains Ski Area has 15 runs that are served by
a triple chair, double chair, T-bar, and handle tow.
The chalet offers ski and snowboard rentals, pro shop,
rest rooms, fireplaces, public phone, National Ski
Patrol, and cafeteria. Lessons are available. The
area also offers a topnotch 42-km cross-country trail
highway 77 / County Road E, Montreal, WI 54550
800-933-7669 or 715-561-2776
Whitecap's 3 Mountains and 35 downhill runs offer
variety and thrills unmatched in the Midwest. With
trail ratings from Beginner Green Circles to Expert
Double Diamonds, novices, intermediates and seasoned
experts will find terrain matched to their daring
and skills. Carved amidst the trees in the land of
the Grinderwald, or dance playfully over the bumps
of Kilimanjaro. From te serene to the extreme, exceptionally
diverse terrain is a hallmark of the Whitecap Mountains.
Plus, our 6 chairlifts serve over 6,000 skiers an
hour. Whitecap's wooded and groomed trails are the
perfect challenge for today's skers and snowboarders.
Mt. Zion Ski Area
Located at Community College Jackson Road, Ironwood,
The oldest ski area in "Big Snow Country".
Mt. Zion is owned by Gogebic Community College and
is operated by its Ski Area Management Program. Mt.
Zion has a 300 vertical drop and has 9 slopes and
trails. Downhill and snowboard rentals are available.
Two kilometers of groomed and track cross-country
ski trails are available. Mt. Zion offers reasonable
skiing and rental rates.