Western U.P. Lodging and Travel

Welcome to the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan

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. Downhill Ski AreasIndianhead Mountain ResortBlackjack Ski ResortBig Powderhorn MountainPorcupine Mountains Ski AreaWhitecap Mountains

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!

Featured Western U.P. Lodging

Wakefield LodgingIndianhead Mountain ResortRegal Country Inn

Bessemer LodgingBluffs InnBig Powderhorn Lodging AssociationWindsong Lodging – BessemerPowderhorn Northwoods SuiteSnowBlind Chalet 1-6 – Big Powderhorn MountainPowder Hound Lodge

Ironwood LodgingClassic Motor InnThe Cedars Motel

Hurley Area LodgingMontreal Haus Rental – Montreal, WIRed Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WI

Lake Gogebic LodgingThe Timbers Resort – BerglandRoot Cellar ResortBear’s Nine Pines Resort – Lake GogebicAJ’s Walleye Lodge – Lake Gogebic

Watersmeet LodgingJay’s Resort

Ontonagon LodgingMountain View LodgesScott’s Superior InnSuperior ShoresSuperior ShoresPeterson’s Chalet CottagesA Cabin & A Cottage Up NorthKonteka Black Bear ResortAmericInn of Silver CityA Beach Retreat Cottage

Western U.P. News And Special Events

Old Victoria Craft Fair – August 19, 2018
[ August 19, 2018; 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. ] Old Victoria Craft Fair, Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 10am to 5pm. Handmade Arts and Crafts amidst the historic log cabins of Old Victoria. Fresh baked-in-the woodstove Cinnamon Rolls. Old-fashioned Kids Games at 1:30. Plan on heading out to Old Vic between 10 am and 5 pm for homemade cinnamon rolls fresh out of the woodstove, a relaxing lunch [...]

Porcupine Mountains Music Festival – August 23, 24, 25, 2019
[ August 23, 2019 to August 25, 2019. ] The 15th Annual Porcupine Mountains Music Festival will be held August 23-25, 2019. 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 >>> A BIG THANK YOU to so many for making the Porcupine Mountains Music Festival a success - we had [...]


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Saturday January 19th, 2019 - 9:37 am

The Porkies - Porcupine Mountains

This morning on Union Bay, Ranger Heaney who took this photo, reports -5 on the thermometer. Notice the fog along the lakeshore and the ski runs in the distance. Also, very little ice mounds due to the mild winter we have been having. #midnr #miparks #winter #sunrise #puremichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 12:09 am

The Porkies - Porcupine Mountains

Greetings Tele-skiers! Midwest Telefest 2019 February 8-10 at Porkies Ski Area is less than a month away and we are getting excited! Here is this years poster with all the details, be sure to thank Keith for putting the posters together!

Here is the latest info on this epic weekend!

--Friday February 8--

Open skiing all day, shred the gnar!

8 PM - party/dance at 2 Loons Bar and Restaurant in Silver City, MI. Feeding Leroy is the band, $5 cover.
They will be serving beer, drinks and come early if you want to get dinner at the restaurant.

--Saturday February 9--

Open skiing all day on the hill and backcountry

Gear Swap in the A Frame all day, label your items with name and price

10:30 AM - Uphill/Downhill race in front of the lodge

Gang Ski and Tele-Slalom in the afternoon
Group photo at the top of the lift at 3 PM.

Chili Cookoff Contest Starts when the lift closes at 5 PM.

6 PM - Party at the Porkies Lodge begins. BYOB, Potluck, Prizes, Free Stuff, Raffle, Open jJam with the old time music all stars.

--Sunday February 10--

Open Skiing at the hill and backcountry all day

10 AM - meet in lodge for guided backcountry tours and cross country tour.


Chili Cookoff is designed as an Apres Ski event starting at 5 PM Saturday where anyone can taste all the chili entrees and vote for your favorite. First Place fabulous prize so bring a batch of your best chili!

22 Designs gave us another pair of Large Outlaw X NTN Bindings. We will raffle them for $5 per ticket Saturday at the party, buy as many tickets as you want. Money will be donated to Friends of the Porkies. Last year we raised over $200 dollars so be generous to help out the park.

Hope to see you all there, we will have more updates and reminders as we get closer to the event. Book a hotel or cabin now if you haven't yet. This will be our 29th year!!!
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