Porcupine Mountain

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Porcupine Mountain
United States
Phone: 906 885-5275

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About the Ski Resort

Porcupine Mountains Ski Area is a unit of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and is located in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula.

With skiing dating back to 1940, Porcupine Mountains was one of the first alpine ski areas to be developed in the Midwest. And with a vertical drop of 641 feet, that also makes it one of the Midwest's tallest.

Located on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater body of water on the planet, the scenery is unsurpassed. Panoramas of the lake and its ever changing ice flows provide a backdrop to 11 miles of slope covering 100 acres over a 320 acre area, divided by stands of virgin forest.

In these mountains, known affectionately as the "Porkies," cross-country skiers will find some of the most scenic trail systems in the entire Great Lakes Region. Four main cross-country trails and several smaller trails total 42 kilometers of the groomed, double-track set Nordic system. A nordic pass gives skiers quick access to the heart of the Nordic trail system.

An attractive A-frame chalet adds charm to the "Porkies." Located at the foot of Hiawatha, the chalet is spacious and well-equipped with large picture windows, three fireplaces, food service, ski shop, rental service and National Ski Patrol first aid.

Here is a place where families can ski at a reasonable cost and do so in a relaxing atmosphere of scenic beauty. Kids 9 and under always ski free with paid adult.

Ski resort area details

Alpine Skiing: Yes
Night Skiing: No
Heli-Skiing: No
Snowcat Skiing: No
Snowboarding: No
Snowshoe trails: No
Cross country: 42 km
Snow tubing: No

 Easiest:  21 %

 More Difficult:  50 %

 Most Difficult:  29 %

 Experts only:  --

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Pace of Play: Pace of play: 0
Money Value: Money value: 0
Tees: Tees: 0
Service: Service: 0

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Mountain Statistics

Base elevation:  727 ft
Summit elevation:  1,368 ft
Vertical drop:  641 ft
Skiable area:  100 acres
Annual snowfall:  200 in
Snowmaking:  0 %
Number of trails:  15
Number of lifts:  0
Types of lifts:  1 Handle Tow,
 1 T-bar,
 1 Double Chair,
 1 Triple Chair

Ski Resort Services

Childcare  No
Adaptive skier:  Yes
Nearby lodging:  Yes
Ski lessons:  Yes
Snowboard lessons:  Yes
Ski rentals:  Yes
Snowboard rentals:  Yes

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Porcupine Mountain map

Ski Resort directions

Porcupine Mountains ski area is located close to the shore of Lake Superior on Michigan's Upper Peninsula. From Ontonagon, go west on Route 64 towards Silver City and follow to Route 107.