Western U.P. Skiing
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.
Western U.P. Lodging
With lodging for over 1200, you are sure to find accommodations to fit any taste and budget. Whether you prefer a hotel, motel, house rental, cozy cottage, a cabin or condo – or a resort with full amenities – look no further for your home away from home!
Ontonagon Lodging – Mountain View Lodges – Scott’s Superior Inn – Superior Shores – Superior Shores – Peterson’s Chalet Cottages – Porcupine Lodge – A Cabin & A Cottage Up North – Konteka Black Bear Resort – AmericInn of Silver City – A Beach Retreat Cottage
Western U.P. News And Special Events
Indianhead Mountain will be open THIS Saturday & Sunday, December 10 & 11!
[ December 21, 2015; December 10, 2016 to December 11, 2016. ] Indianhead and Blackjack will open for the season on December 18! We have made snow when possible but unseasonably warm temps have limited the days we were able to make snow. The forecast turns colder on Sunday and we should be able to make snow continuously for the foreseeable future.
Big Snow Resort – New Year’s Celebration! – December 31, 2016
[ December 31, 2016; ] Ring in the New Year with Big Snow Resorts! Enjoy an incredible NYE Buffet. Kids will love the NYW Kid's party with games and DJ. Finish off the night with Torchlight Parade, Fireworks and more!
SISU Ski Fest – Ironwood, MI – January 7, 2017
[ January 7, 2017; ] The 8th Annual SISU Ski Fest will be held January 7, 2017. Start at ABR Trails and "Finnish" in downtown Ironwood. Ski among Northwoods pines, up, down and around rocky outcroppings, along the Montreal River, through the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, and by the World's Tallest Native American Statue. Commemorative SISU souvenirs and locally crafted age group awards. [...]
Big Snow Resort – Brewski Micro Brew Festival – January 21, 2017
[ January 21, 2017; ] Enjoy great skiing and then sample some great micro brews. Sample Michigan’s Best. Over 20 different MICHIGAN brews will be available to sample. $34 Advance purchase includes event admission, hors d'oeuvres, souvenir sampler glass & 20 drink coupons. Giveaways and prizes available.
Yooperfest at Blackjack – January 28, 2017
[ January 28, 2017; ] A celebration of everything Yooper! Say ya to da U.P. Eh?!? Stormy Kromer, local area artists, pasties and all the Eh? you can say! Little "Blackjack Bart(Betty)" contest for a free 2017/18 season pass for the Lil' Yoops! Yooper King & Yooper Queen contest sponsored by Stormy Kromer of Ironwood! Snowshoe races, Yooper games, eats & drinks! If your in [...]
Cardboard Box Race at Blackjack Mountain – February 4, 2017
[ February 4, 2017; ] Big Snow Resorts Cardboard Race at Blackjack Resort! Cardboard races times are 1pm for kids, 2pm for adults, 2 person teams only. There will be a cardboard building room available at Blackjack on Friday & Saturday. Please sign up at the front desk at Blackjack by 12pm Saturday! <> Visit Blackjack - Big Snow Resort Website >>>> <>
German Fest at Blackjack Mountain – February 11, 2017
[ February 11, 2017; ] 11am-7pm Hammerschlagen Hammerschlagen is a German game reportedly dating from 1940, in which several contestants try to hammer a nail into a stump. Challenge your friends to a game in Logger’s Lounge! (Adults only, 21 yrs & older) 11am-6pm Beer tasting 10 German samples for $20 and a complimentary Big Snow sample glass. Back bar in [...]
Snowfest Weekend – Big Snow Resort – February 17 – 19, 2017
[ February 17, 2017 to February 19, 2017. ] Snow Castle Building, Bonfires, and Night Snowshoe Adventure - Saturday night 7pm (Sign up for the snowshoe by 3pm at Blackjack Mountain front desk) Saturday - Ice Bar located under Blackjack Resort, serving Ice Cold Beer, Ice Luge Shots & Grilled Burgers & Brats! Saturday - Yeti Races (formally known as the [...]
Mardi Gras Bash – Big Snow Resort – February 25, 2017
[ February 25, 2017; ] Mardi Gras Mask Party Saturday with live music at 4pm!... Rebel One Band, beads and Blackjack craziness!
Blackjack Under the Bigtop! – March 4, 2017
[ March 4, 2017; ] Circus games and fun for all ages - Face painting, Kid's costume clown contest (season pass prize) at 3pm located at the front desk.
Pirate Weekend – Blackjack Mountain – March 10 – 11, 2017
[ March 10, 2017 to March 11, 2017. ] Blackjack Pirate Party is back! This Saturday! Peg Leg Races, games & live music!
Indianhead Mountain – Mountain Top Music Festival – March 17 – 18, 2017
[ March 17, 2017 to March 18, 2017. ] MOUNTAIN TOP FESTIVAL IS BACK FOR 2017....join us at Indianhead and Blackjack Resorts in Wakefield, MI, March 17-18! Enjoy the best slopes and the best snow in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the best roots music from the Midwest and beyond, Indianhead's famous Bikini Races, and the best gathering of music lovers around! TWO premier ski resorts, one ticket, [...]
Bikini Races at Blackjack Mountain – March 18, 2017
[ March 18, 2017; ] Ladies Bikini Races at 1pm! New Men's Bikini Race to follow! Must be over 18 years old & signed up by 12pm at Blackjack Mountain front desk! - 2017/18 Season Pass first place!
Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – August 25, 26, 27, 2017
[ August 25, 2017 to August 27, 2017. ] The 13th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held August 25-27, 2017. See you at the Porkies! Watch website for more information on time schedule for each day - www.porkiesfestival.org <> Visit Porcupine Mountains Music Festival Website >>> <> Check out Doug Spike's review of this year's festival from the October 2015 issue of the Blue Monday Monthly! Check out [...]