Big Powderhorn Resort, located in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula, apparently lost their main lodge in a fire today, Thursday, Jan. 13. Details were sketchy, but news outlets in the area were reporting the lodge was being called a total loss this afternoon.
Area operations will continue as normal starting tomorrow, Friday, Jan. 14, according to Jeanie Schenk, an operations assistant at the resort.
"We will be operating out of the Caribou Lodge starting tomorrow morning, and lift operations will continue as normal," she told OnTheSnow. "No one was hurt in the fire and lodging and lift operations were unaffected."
The fire, according to online reports, started in the kitchen area a little after 11 a.m. Central Time, but no official cause has been determined. No injuries are being reported at this time. Gogebic County Sheriff's Deputy Jay Kangas, was quoted in reports as saying the building was a total loss. The base lodge housed administrative offices, rental and retail shops and food service outlets.
Four area fire departments responded to the fire.
Big Powderhorn Resort has been a mainstay in the UP's Big Snow Country for more than 60 years, and recently came under new ownership a couple of years ago.