Petoskey Area Blog

Fun Inside and Out at the Petoskey Winter Carnival

When something has been around as long as the Petoskey Winter Carnival, you have to think there’s something being done right. Coming up February 15 – 18, this year marks the 90th year for the mid-winter celebration in a place known for winter fun.

One of the cool things (besides the weather) about the festival is that there’s a little bit of something for everyone. And though it’s a winter...

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Topics: Winter, Events

Posted on February 13, 2018

Get Ready for One Wacky Weekend

Don’t let cabin fever get you down. We have a weekend filled with fun and celebrations coming up, and you don’t want to miss it! So, pack your bags, get out of the house, and head to our ski resorts for a few days of silliness and merriment.

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Topics: Winter, Events, Festivals

Posted on March 13, 2017

Top 5 Winter Things to Do when You’re Not on the Slopes

Three ski resorts, Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Nub’s Nob, grace the Petoskey Area and offer more than 160 runs between them. From fantastic beginner areas to black diamond excitement, if you want to ski or board, this is the place to be in Michigan. But the fun doesn’t stop when you take a break from the action, and there’s plenty to do if you don’t ski at all.

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Topics: Winter

Posted on February 24, 2017

Why Should Skiers Have all the Winter Fun?

Northern Michigan is known for its great skiing and boarding at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob, but there are plenty of things to do in the Petoskey Area even when you aren’t going downhill. When snow covers the area in a carpet of white, outdoor activities abound.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing

If you are a lover of nature’s beauty and winter’s peaceful serenity, you...

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Topics: Winter

Posted on January 30, 2017

Snow Sports Make January in Michigan a Blast

Does winter depress you?  Are your kids (and you) spending too much time just sitting? Are you a believer in “It’s never too late to learn”?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, this blog is for you!

January has been declared Discover Michigan Snowsports Month. It’s a way to get folks like you (and me) out to enjoy all the winter season has to offer. This is your chance to learn a...

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Topics: Winter, Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Downhill Skiing

Posted on January 05, 2017

Cool Things for Couples to Do Here this Winter

With three ski resorts – Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob, skiing is a big deal in the Petoskey Area. But what if you, your partner, or both of you don't know how to ski? Well then, take a couple’s lesson and learn together. Sharing experiences like that is really pretty romantic!  If hitting the slopes is more activity than you want, pick a viewing area and watch others ski -...

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Topics: Winter, Couples

Posted on January 29, 2016

Cross-Country Skiing and Snowshoeing in the Petoskey Area

You ever feel that sometimes the stress and hassle of modern life get to be just a bit much? Especially in the winter months when it’s easy to feel cooped up and cabin fever begins to creep in?

Well, here’s the perfect escape. The gorgeous, winter white trails that wind through the magnificent forests in the Petoskey Area of northern Michigan.

The trails in the Petoskey Area offer a special...

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Topics: Winter, Cross-country skiing, Snowshoeing

Posted on January 12, 2016

Snow is Finally Here and You Should Be, Too!

The slopes are open and ready for you at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Highlands and Nub’s Nob.The Petoskey Area of northern Michigan is well known for its terrific downhill skiing and snowboarding. Now that snow has arrived, pack up the car and come take advantage of the Midwest’s best slopes. Combined, the three ski resorts offer 168 runs, and 15 terrain parks.

Boyne Highlands

The Highlands is...

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Topics: Winter, Skiing, snowboarding

Posted on December 30, 2015

No Snow? Snow What! Fun Things To Do Here This Winter With Kids

Mother Nature is apparently suffering some type of memory lapse and has her seasons confused. December in northern Michigan traditionally means snow on the slopes. Even if nature didn’t come through, it’s normally been cold enough to pump out the white stuff with the incredible snowmaking capabilities of Boyne Highlands, Boyne Mountain and Nub’s Nob. We’re not giving up on the chance of some...

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Topics: Winter

Posted on December 18, 2015

Here’s Why Winter in Northern Michigan is More Fun

Wider smiles, louder laughs, higher spirits and a ton more fun. That’s what you can expect when you take a winter getaway to the northern Michigan resort town of Petoskey and its sister communities of Harbor Springs, Bay Harbor and Boyne City.

Of course, the skiing and riding here are off the charts. People from throughout the Midwest make the trip to hit the most popular slopes in the...

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Topics: Winter, Skiing, Cross-country skiing, Downhill Skiing, Avalanche Bay, Odawa Casino

Posted on November 20, 2015