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

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 [...]

SISU Ski Fest – Ironwood, MI – January 11, 2020
[ January 11, 2020; ] The 11th Annual SISU Ski Fest will be held January 11, 2010. 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. [...]

Porcupine Mountains – Midwest Telefest – February 7 – 9, 2020
[ February 7, 2020 to February 9, 2020. ] Telefest 2017 will be on February 11 and 12 at the Porcupine Mountains Ski area and State Park near Silver City, MI


Ironwood, Michigan On Facebook

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Thursday October 8th, 2020 - 11:12 pm

Ironwood Michigan

We're starting to think about winter here......loading wood into the boiler room!

We've also been planning how we will operate this winter during the pandemic.

Our goal is foremost for a safe opening this winter. With many unknowns we are going to error on the conservative side. We are going to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

First, and most importantly we plan to have all 78 km of ski trails open and groomed for skiing as usual. We will also have the 10 km of snowshoe trails open.

We will be selling tickets from a ticket booth on the driveway during busy days and will have a walk up window on the ski chalet for skiers to buy tickets without entry. We are encouraging season passes to be purchased and will continue our reduced price for the passes throughout the season.

We will have the ski shop open with limited capacity (3-4 people at a time for example) and social distance rules and mandatory mask wearing. Sneeze guards, hand sanitizer stations and other safety precautions will be in place.

We will have the center room / retail ski area open for sale of retail skis and rentals, but no warming area and no change area and no bag storage. Same social distance and mask rules apply with limited capacity. The back room of the ski chalet with concessions and indoor restroom will not be open at all.

The wax barn will not be open. An outdoor water faucet is available for filling your water containers. Day skiers and campers need to bring their own water containers.

We will have the small building to the south configured with 2 spacious open men’s and women’s change area, unheated.

We will have 6 porta potties in the unheated shipping barn including 2 larger handicap units. 3 designated for men and 3 designated for women.

The 3 warming cabins on the trail will be open for emergency use.

The Trailside houses and Rustic ski in cabins will be rented as usual. The cancellation policy will be revised for COVID.

The wood-fired sauna use is still under discussion, however if it is open, it will only be for lodging guests and BYOT (bring your own towel).

So in conclusion: When you drive up to ski you will have two options for purchasing tickets outside, indoor/unheated porta potties in the warehouse, an unheated open change area, a ski shop for shopping, a rental shop for renting equipment, and a water spigot for filling your water container. You will not have a warm area to eat lunch or hang out, no concessions, no duffel bag storage and no heated indoor wax area. You will have the entire ski and snowshoe trail system to enjoy and social distance!

This reminds me of our early ABR years focused entirely on skiing …but 6 times the amount of trails to enjoy!

Thank you for your cooperation,
Eric Anderson, Angela Santini
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Thursday October 8th, 2020 - 10:09 am

Ironwood Michigan

Just launched - new women’s apparel! We are very excited about this new collection of new styles and old favorites in fresh plaids. Clockwise from upper left: The Ember Jacket in Partridge Plaid, The Ida Outfitter in Vanilla Rose, The Swallowtail Jacket in Red/Black and The Gale Jacket in Cayenne. Check these and all the other new pieces out here:
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Thursday October 8th, 2020 - 10:04 am

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