Calendar – Outdoors – Vintage Ski Day at Marquette Mountain – Mar. 5

March 2, 2017

Marquette – Northern Michigan University’s Beaumier U.P. Heritage Center and the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum will co-host a Vintage Ski Day on Sunday, March 5 beginning at noon with a vintage ski race down Cliffs Ridge at Marquette Mountain.

Attendees are encouraged to bring old skis and ski clothing as they “go back in time” for the event. Racers will receive a handicap based on their age and the age of their equipment. A vintage costume fashion show will begin at 1 p.m. in front of the main lodge.

Vintage ski films will be shown throughout the day in the ski lodge. Ski trivia will be on monitors in the lodge and T-Bar. There will also be displays of ski equipment and memorabilia from the Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum’s collection.

Marquette Mountain will donate $5 to the museums for each person who buys a day pass in a vintage ski outfit.… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Valley Spur Taste and Glide – Mar. 4

March 1, 2017

Munising – Valley Spur Taste and Glide will be held on Saturday, March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Valley Spur Lodge in Munising.

Participates will be able to ski to two buffet tables on B Trail. Enjoy a buffet by fire pit and large buffet in the lodge. Music by Chris Valenti will be in the lodge. The cost is $20 per person and will cover food, skiing and snowshoeing.

For more information, call the Valley Spur Lodge at 387-4918 or go to www.valleyspur.org.… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – City of Manistique Snofest – Feb. 25

February 22, 2017

Manistique – The City of Manistique Snofest will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Central Park in Manistique.

The Frosty 5K Road Race and Walk will begin with registration at 9 a.m. and the start of the race at 10 a.m. Little Jiggers Kids Ice Fishing Derby begins with registration at 9 a.m. with fishing from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost is $5 per hole and there will be prizes. The Cardboard Classic begins with registration at 1 p.m. and the race at 1:30 p.m.

There will be free skate admission Sponsored by Manistique Kiwanis and YETI Key Club. Skate rental will be available for $2 per person.

For more information, contact Kristi King, Recreation Director City of Manistique, at 341-2290 or manistiquerecreation@live.com… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – 24th Ever Trenary Outhouse Classic – Feb. 25

February 22, 2017

Trenary – The 24th Ever Trenary Outhouse Classic will be held on Saturday, February 25 beginning with registration at 11 a.m. in downtown Trenary. The race begins at 2 p.m.

“South, West, East, North – Push Your Potty at the 24th” is this year’s theme. All racers must be registered by 1 p.m. Spectator admission pins are $2 in advance or $3 on race day.

Bring your fur hat for the best fur hat contest in front of TJ Ryan’s Radio Booth. A mystery judge will choose the best hat for a cash prize.

For more information, go to www.trenaryouthouseclassic.com.… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Honey Bear Classic Ski Event in Big Bay – Feb. 25

February 22, 2017

Big Bay – The Honey Bear Classic Ski Event will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Big Bay Pathway in Big Bay.

This family friendly event will highlight youth and adult races and activities, prizes, refreshments and a weenie roast. Have your photo taken with the local Honey Bear! Wear a shirt or hat that says Big Bay or Honey Bear for a special prize. Explore this unique trail on skis or snowshoes and, for the more adventurous, trek up to the scenic Ridgeline Trail.

The 6K Meditation Loop is great for beginner to intermediate skill levels while 7K Hidden Grin and 12K Bear Mountain Loops offer a more challenging trek. The Honey Bear 12K challenge will be timed and prizes awarded to those who come closest to their estimated times.

Powell Township School students ski free and for visitors a special 2-for-1, $8 ski pass will be available at the trailhead for this day only!… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Snowshoeing with Sasquatch – Feb. 25

February 22, 2017

L’Anse – Snowshoeing with Sasquatch will be held on Saturday, February 25 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at the L’Anse Township Trails.

The one and only Bigfoot (with two squatch friends) will be on hand at L’Anse Township Park in L’Anse and everyone is welcome to join the festivities. Hike or snowshoe the well-marked 1.5 mile path through the woods. Enjoy hot cocoa, sweet rolls, a bonfire and many photo opportunities with Sasquatch. Enter for a chance to win one of two pairs of snowshoes.

Admission is free but donations of non-perishable food items are welcome. All donations will be brought to the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry in Baraga County. For more information, call Tracey at Baraga County Convention and Visitors Bureau at 906-524-7444 or find Baraga County Trails in Motion on Facebook.… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show – Feb. 25

February 22, 2017

Sands – An Antique and Vintage Snowmobile Show will be held on Saturday, February 25 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Crossroads Restaurant and Lounge on M-553 in Sands.

Those wishing to enter sleds from 1985 or earlier can register beginning at 9 a.m. The event will include a swap meet and vendors are welcome. Great Lakes Radio will be broadcasting live during the event.

There will be a loud pipes contest. Throughout the day there will be raffles, games for the kids, a mini sled fun run, and many one-of-a-kind original and rare racing sleds on display. Trophies will be awarded at 3:30 p.m. A vintage snowmobile will also be raffled off.

For more information, call Ron at 235-3808.… Read the rest

Calendar – Outdoors – Jackpine 30 Sled Dog Race – Feb. 18

February 15, 2017

Gwinn – The Jackpine 30 Sled Dog Race will begin on Saturday, February 18 at 10 a.m. at Larry’s Family Foods in Gwinn.

The race will follow a 26 mile course and conclude at First Baptist Church on North Billings Street in Gwinn. Awards will be presented at the church at the completion of the race.

For more information, go to www.up200.org.… Read the rest

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