Winter is here, and Michigan is cold. You can either sit in the house and be board, or bundle up, go outside and have some fun. I think this winter I’ll be outside a lot of the time. There is a lot of fun that you can do in the cold, here in Michigan.
At Boyne Mountain you will get to ski down 67 groomed slopes. They have slopes available for beginner and advanced skiers. This wonderful ski place has the ability to transport 22,400 skiers per hour. With 12 Lifts to choose from including the only 6 place high speed chair in the Midwest. They also offer Night skiing for those who would like a little more adventure. Perhaps your not a very good skier, then take a lesson with one of there Austrian instructors. If skiing and snowboarding are not your thing, then you must try the Tubing. With the newly expansions to the Tubing hills, You can now have more fun with less wait. They also offer Dog sledding, Ice skating, sleigh and carriage rides and Ski racing. After a cold day relax in the spa and have a nice warm dinner at one of their many restaurants.
The Ostego Club
This four season resort is one of the best in Michigan. The promise short lift lines and tons of fun. They have been in business since 1939. That’s a long time for something to stay afloat. They offer a Professional Ski Instructor Association ski school with an unparalleled ski safety record. Children’s programs are great for children who would love to ski, but are a little unsure of them self. Ski and snowboard rentals are available. On-site bed and breakfast is one of the perks for staying here. They have condominium and log cabins available for rent. When you get hungry stop at the restaurant and eat the award winning cuisine. This is a sure place to go. This year this resort opened there first Tubing Park. This should be a huge hit with the kids this winter.
Plymouth International Ice show
This one only runs at certain time of the year, but if you can catch it, then it will sure be worth the wait. No admission is charged. The ice sculptures are displayed in Kellogg Park and throughout the whole downtown area in front of most of the local stores. The ice sculptures are lit throughout the night. I prefer going there at night because everything looks a lot nicer. Each year Plymouth welcomes more then 500,000 Visitors for this event. They start with 400,000 pounds of ice. There are hundreds of people working on the sculptures. Including amateur and professional artisans. I can never tell the difference in who did what. They all have so much detail in the ice, it’s hard for anyone to tell them apart. Competitors compete against each-other while making these sculptures for more than $10,000 in prizes and scholarships in a variety of contests. They even offer a youth competitions for the younger crowd.
This is the perfect winter getaway. They average around 175 inches in annual snowfall. Downhill Skiing is a huge hot here. They have 23 picturesque ski run with three chairlifts and two tow ropes. In addition to the slopes they offer a quarter pipe for all the tricks you may want to preform during you snowboarding fun. 300 Miles of groomed trails are set aside for snowmobiling. They offer Horse Drawn Rides for those who may be looking for something a bit more romantic. Dinner horse drawn ride can be even better. You will take a nice ride on the horse drawn carriage and see the beautiful land they have to offer. You will end at the remote Sturgeon River Valley Cabin where your personal chef will prepare a dinner while you sit along a blazing fireplace.