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A Winter for Snowshoeing

All signs point to the fact that this might be the year to try snowshoeing. Sub-zero, recording breaking temperatures have already been recorded across Michigan, even in the metro-Detroit area. Lake-effect snow is hammering the Lake Michigan region and in the Upper Peninsula, well, it’s the Upper Peninsula. They’ve probably been snowshoeing since September.

You can purchase snowshoes at outdoor shops across the state (check our list of retailers), you can rent them at most downhill ski areas. But where do you go for go for your first time and be guaranteed you’ll want to slap on rub-beaters again this winter? We have you covered there as well with a list of our favorite events for 2018: Click Here.

Skiing & Snowshoeing in the Big Hickory

Snowshoeing at Hickory Meadows.

In New Orleans they have the “Big Easy.” In Traverse City they have “the Big Hickory.” In the middle of subdivisions and commercial development, are a pair Hickories; Hickory Meadows and Hickory Hills Ski Area, two adjoining parks where the worse vice in the winter is leaving work early to spend a sunny afternoon on groomed tracks. Click Here.

Mio Isn’t Vail But it’s Good Skiing

Groomed trails and heavy snow in Mio.

This winter MichiganTrailMaps.com is focusing on one of the most exotic places in Michigan for cross-country skiing; Mio. Mio!!! you say. You bet and click here to find out why Mio isn’t Vail or Aspen or Stokeley Creek but it’s pretty good skiing (and a lot cheaper!): Click Here.


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