Ski Big Powderhorn, MI on Valentines Weekend
Hello all you ski bums, powder hounds, winter enthusiasts and fun seekers! Welcome to LAKE EFFECT SNOW territory!
After an absence of 10 years Pine Point is returning to Big Powderhorn Mt. 4 miles from the city of Bessemer, Big Powderhorn Mt. is tucked away in Michigan’s beautiful UP, with a charming Bavarian-style village and complimentary shuttle service, and! 17 FEET of annual natural snowfall.
Stats: 622 ft vertical, 9 chairlifts, 45 trails
We are carpooling this year. Bessemer is about 6 hour drive or about 390 miles from O’Hare. It is also 128 miles North of Wausau/Granite Peak, and 142 miles West of Marquette. If you are comfortable with sharing a ride, please post in the comments below if you have an extra spot or need a ride.
It’s a “book on your own” format and we made all the research for you:
*The Bluffs Inn at Bessemer
*Classic Motor Inn at Ironwood
*Comfort Inn at Ironwood 100% non smoking
*The Cedars Motel at Ironwood
*Rodeway Inn at Ironwood
*Travelers Motel at Bessemer
*AmericInn by Wyndham at Ironwood
*Timberline Lodge at Ironwood
Pine Point Ski Club is doing trips to resorts on the Indy Pass this season! The Indy Pass allows passholders 2 days at each of 59 areas around North America. We are hitting 5 of these areas on our trips this year. The best thing about the Indy Pass: It only costs $229 / $219 (new member / returning member) – including Pine Point membership! If you buy your pass through us, we are also having a raffle for a free membership.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR YOU?
If you have the pass, you won’t have to buy lift tickets at any of the areas we hit this year. The pass pays for itself if you ski 3 or 4 days at any of the Indy Pass areas. For details on all the areas, check:
WANT TO SKI SOME MORE ON DAY 3?
The trip is planned for three days. Your Indy Pass will take care of two days at Big Powderhorn. Bessemer is 6 miles from Indianhead and Blackjack Mountains both of which Pine Point skied on last New Year’s trip. So, you can try out either of those resorts. Lift tickets are at best prices when bought in advance and online.
XC SKI/SNOWSHOE/SNOW BIKE:
Wolverine Ski Trails and Chalet are located 5.5 miles from Bessemer: https://www.wolverinenordic.com/trail-maps/
PAYMENTS (for the Indy Pass and membership)
*Venmo, Chase Quick Pay go to firstname.lastname@example.org
*PayPal goes to email@example.com (no fee if sent by “friend”, otherwise please add $5 to your total)
*Check: Pine Point Ski Club, 1229 W. Barry Ave., Chicago, IL 60657
NOTE: If you would like to purchase the Indy Pass via Pine Point, we need your payment by November 27, in order to get this price and participate in our drawing. After November 27, you can purchase it on your own on the Indy Pass website.
Although, all the trips this year are carpool and "book your own" style, we are committed to offering our guidance around lodging, skiing, and transportation. We are excited to help our members get onto the hills & trails this winter and to have respectful socially distanced fun in the outdoors. We will be sending out a detailed daily trip agenda closer to the trip.
Because of CDC recommendations for social distancing, and the fact that we want you to join us for more trips in the future:
***We are limiting the number of people who can go on this trip
***We recommend wearing a mask when in proximity of other trip participants
***The club will not be providing any food or drinks
***Please be respectful of others social distancing preferences.
Questions? Comments? Suggestions?
We’d love to hear from you. Please forward all inquiries for your trip to: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can also contact Mark directly via MeetUP.
Happy Snow Riding!
Pine Point Ski Club