The ski season isn't over until the snow bar melts.
That's how the timing usually works out at Indianhead, the UP's largest full-service winter resort, Guest Services Manager Debra Carey told OnTheSnow. "People love spring skiing and riding at Indianhead. You have the sun on your face, soft snow, longer days and the UP's only outside snow bar."
The outside snow bar with its two bartenders has become a popular springtime tradition in Big Snow Country. It lasts until the ski area closes in early April. Where else can you slide up to the bar without having to take off your skis or snowboard? It could only happen in the UP, eh.
Snofari Lodging Packages are good through the end of the season. Three nights for the price of two are available for condo and chalet units. Buy a two-day lift ticket online and get the third day three. College students on spring break can ski one day for $38, two days for $60, three for $75, and four days for $80 through season end. You must present a valid college ID to receive offer.
The Slush Cup takes place Saturday, March 26. It's a crowd favorite, and you probably will see a few bikini clad racers in the event.
The Slalom Mountain Bike Race takes place on Voyager's Hi-way starting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 2. This popular spectator event is a timed run and the better of two runs counts for score. Medals and one daily lift ticket for the upcoming season are awarded to the first three finishers. It's a $10 entry fee and you can sign up at the Guest Service desk until 11 a.m. race day. The video playback takes place in the Summit Center after the race at 4 p.m. The race is a GS/slalom type course, no jumps, and helmets must be worn, and, oh yeah, no chains or spikes allowed.
These Yuppers - people who live in Michigan's UP - know how to enjoy winter and have fun with it. Get out and join them for the last runs of the season, and have a drink at the snow bar before it melts