Pure Michigan Winter Fun

Michigan winter tourism is an important part of our state economy and a way of life for millions of residents. Winter activities draw more than 110 million tourists to Michigan each year — generating more than $37 billion in business.

If you are looking for something to do in Michigan’s winter wonderland, there is no shortage of options. Michigan offers more than 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails, and 51 downhill ski areas featuring 260 lifts and 1,000 runs.

A great place to start in planning a winter excursion is www.michigan.org/winter. The Pure Michigan site offers helpful information and useful links on everything from skiing to ice fishing and from dog sledding to snowshoeing.

One link on the page directs visitors to the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association website, www.goskimichigan.com. The site features information on money-saving programs, ski equipment and lodging. One especially useful link offers updated information for residents on ski and snow conditions at Michigan resorts, as well as details on amenities.

You can also download the latest Ski Michigan pamphlet, a full-color information guide to Michigan ski resorts.

To help plan your winter adventure, residents can also check out the Pure Michigan Winter Travel Guide. It is packed full of great ideas and information to make your family trip a memorable one.

Winter is a great chance to introduce young kids to new experiences and activities or help foster a new interest in the enjoyment of Michigan’s great outdoors.