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Porcupine Mountains – Midwest Telefest – February 11 – 12, 2017

Telefest 2017 will be on February 11 & 12 at the Porcupine Mountains Ski area and State Park near Silver City, MI

Well its Telefest week and everyone is getting excited to ski this weekend!

Here’s an updated schedule for Saturday February 11 events.

11:30am – uphill downhill race on Ojibway run in front of the lodge
2:30pm – group photo and gang ski, meet at top of Agate run
5:00pm – gear swap meet up in the porkies lodge Aframe
6:00pm – potluck dinner and acoustic jam starts at the porkies lodge

Sunday February 12

10am – cross country ski tour and backcountry ski tour to the radio tower. Meet near the front entrance at the porkies lodge

For the potluck dinner and party on Saturday night remember to bring a dish to share and bring your acoustic instruments to jam!

We are expecting at least 3-5 inches of fresh snow this week at the porkies and the hight temperatures for the weekend will be mild, in the upper 20s and low 30s.

Hope to see you all there!

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Midwest Telefest On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Midwest Telefest Page On Facebook.

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Wednesday February 13th, 2019 - 2:59 pm

Midwest Telefest

Thanks to everyone who made Midwest Telefest 2019 a success! It was another epic year with great snow and great friends! Thanks especially to Porkies Ski Area, 2 Loons Restaurant and Trail Genius.

Midwest Telefest 2020 will be February 7-9, so book your accomodations early. Next year will be out 30th Telefest and we want your ideas on how to make it extra special!

Pinheads Unite!
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Thanks to everyone who made Midwest Telefest 2019 a success! It was another epic year with great snow and great friends! Thanks especially to Porkies Ski Area, 2 Loons Restaurant and Trail Genius.

Midwest Telefest 2020 will be February 7-9, so book your accomodations early.  Next year will be out 30th Telefest and we want your ideas on how to make it extra special!

Pinheads Unite!Image attachmentImage attachment

 

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Was a beautiful weekend of powder and new friends... ❤️⛷❄️

... missed you Pinheads 😔. See you next season for sure!

Thank you for a great time! The Friends of the Porkies enjoys spending the day with Everyone!

RadNord Rules!

Leather Forever!

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Friday February 8th, 2019 - 11:30 pm

Midwest Telefest

Skiing at Porkies was epic today, about 12 inches of fresh snow! Here's some video from Friday night party at 2 Loons with Feeding Leroy. ... See MoreSee Less

Wednesday February 6th, 2019 - 3:28 pm

Midwest Telefest

Just 2 Days until Midwest Telefest 2019 and we are getting stoked! The Porkies are forecasted to get several inches of snow the next 2 days, Thank you snow gods! Temperature highs are expected to be between 10 and 15 degrees this weekend, so weather is looking good! This is our last post before the event, hope to see you all there!

Below are the details from the recent post in case anyone missed it. See details at the end for Chili Cookoff Saturday Apres Ski. Also dates are slightly wrong on poster, actual dates for Midwest Telefest 2019 are February 8-10.

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. Remember, no BYOB for Friday night, support the 2 Loons who will have a nice selection of microbrews and mixed drinks.

--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 Jam with the old time music all stars. We will have lots of swag from our sponsors to give away (Voile, 22 Designs, Black Diamond)

--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.

EXTRA DETAILS

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, valued at $400. 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, this will be our 29th year!!!
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Just 2 Days until Midwest Telefest 2019 and we are getting stoked! The Porkies are forecasted to get several inches of snow the next 2 days, Thank you snow gods! Temperature highs are expected to be between 10 and 15 degrees this weekend, so weather is looking good! This is our last post before the event, hope to see you all there! 

Below are the details from the recent post in case anyone missed it. See details at the end for Chili Cookoff Saturday Apres Ski. Also dates are slightly wrong on poster, actual dates for Midwest Telefest 2019 are February 8-10.

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. Remember, no BYOB for Friday night, support the 2 Loons who will have a nice selection of microbrews and mixed drinks.

--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 Jam with the old time music all stars. We will have lots of swag from our sponsors to give away (Voile, 22 Designs, Black Diamond)

--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.

EXTRA DETAILS

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, valued at $400. 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, this will be our 29th year!!!Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

For next year's 30th telefest I suggest some kind of "leather forever" event

Can anyone fill me in on how the gear swap works ? Is someone there all day to handle the sales?

Thursday January 31st, 2019 - 12:35 pm

Midwest Telefest

Midwest Telefest 2019 is about 1 week away and we are getting stoked! Longterm forecast shows several inches of snow at the porkies this next week and temperature highs are expected to be between 10 and 15 degrees, so weather is looking good!

Below are the details from the recent post in case anyone missed it. See details at the end for Chili Cookoff Saturday Apres Ski. Also dates are slightly wrong on poster, actual dates for Midwest Telefest 2019 are February 8-10.

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. Remember, no BYOB for Friday night, support the 2 Loons who will have a nice selection of microbrews and mixed drinks.

--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 Jam with the old time music all stars. We will have lots of swag from our sponsors to give away (Voile, 22 Designs, Black Diamond)

--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.

EXTRA DETAILS

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!!!
... See MoreSee Less

Midwest Telefest 2019 is about 1 week away and we are getting stoked!  Longterm forecast shows several inches of snow at the porkies this next week and temperature highs are expected to be between 10 and 15 degrees, so weather is looking good! 

Below are the details from the recent post in case anyone missed it. See details at the end for Chili Cookoff Saturday Apres Ski. Also dates are slightly wrong on poster, actual dates for Midwest Telefest 2019 are February 8-10.

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. Remember, no BYOB for Friday night, support the 2 Loons who will have a nice selection of microbrews and mixed drinks.

--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 Jam with the old time music all stars. We will have lots of swag from our sponsors to give away (Voile, 22 Designs, Black Diamond)

--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.

EXTRA DETAILS

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 havent yet. This will be our 29th year!!!Image attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Dave, as the post shows in the first paragraph, posters are slightly wrong on Dates. Actual Midwest Telefest 2019 dates are Friday Feb. 8 to Sunday Feb. 10. Hope to see you there!

Interested!, and/but feeling some confusion... Some posts state Feb. 8-10, some (including the poster) state Feb. 9-11. Clarity, at least before the fun, (and carnage!) begins, helps with the planning, (and the excuses, post event!)

Friday January 25th, 2019 - 3:22 pm

Midwest Telefest

Midwest Telefest 2019 is officailly 2 weeks away! Below are the details from the last post in case anyone missed it. See details at the end for Chili Cookoff Saturday Apres Ski. Also Dates are slightly wrong on poster, actual dates for Midwest Telefest 2019 are February 8-10.

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.

EXTRA DETAILS

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!!!
... See MoreSee Less

Midwest Telefest 2019 is officailly 2 weeks away! Below are the details from the last post in case anyone missed it. See details at the end for Chili Cookoff Saturday Apres Ski. Also Dates are slightly wrong on poster, actual dates for Midwest Telefest 2019 are February 8-10.

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.

EXTRA DETAILS

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 havent yet. This will be our 29th year!!!

 

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I'm going to stay until the 11th just to be sure.

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