Announcing Snowburst 2013

Jen Varecha from Mountain View Lodges was kind enough to write a guest post about a fun event coming up in the Porcupine Mountains. Read the post below for all the details.

Enter Jen…

It seems we are a society always looking for things to do.  But as we begin 2013, let’s remember to also take some time to rest.  After all, the key is balance.  And in the Western UP you get just that.  The Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park offers a unique experience whether you are an extreme or laid back snow lover.  The Alpine runs and back country skiing are second to none throughout the Midwest. All natural powder, that is refreshed almost every day, creates a new one-of-a-kind experience on the slopes, in the backcountry and along the cross country ski trails.

Abundant wildlife in their natural habitat are a breathtaking sight as you meander through the forest.  So bring your snowshoes, or borrow them and enjoy an exhilarating trek along Lake Superior or through the woods.

There is plenty of lodging near the Park.  Why not make it a winter vacation and enjoy a good book by the fire of a cozy cabin?  Remember balance is the key both on and off your skis.

Winter events are also a unique experience.  On February 16, at the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex located on 107th Engineers Memorial Highway just outside Silver City, will be hosting Snowburst – Winter Carnival 2013!  Mark your calendar and plan to come up and enjoy a day for fun-filled activities for the entire family.  Events will include:

  • Snowshoe Fun Run beginning at 10:30 am EST
  • Guided Snowshoe Hikes 1:00 pm EST
  • Wheelbarrow Race 1:30pm EST
  • Giant Slalom Race 3:00 pm EST
  • Snowman/Snow Sculpture Building – All Day
  • Children’s activities, carnival games and more – All Day
  • Raffles and Prizes
  • Live Music
  • Awards Presentation
  • Spaghetti Dinner 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm EST
  • Torch Light Parade at dark
  • Fireworks over the Mountain

Nothing compares to the contrast of the jet black sky and the pure white covered landscape offset by the brilliant array of colorful fireworks!

For more details or questions, contact Rick Varecha 906-885-5256 or email


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