Big Powderhorn Lodging

Vacation Rentals in Ironwood & Bessemer, MI




There are great events and festivals happening year round in the Western Upper Peninsula.

Lake Effect Band Live Music @ Black River Valley Pub
Feb 1 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

food drink music

Laskiainen Sliding Day @ Little Finland
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Laskiainen is a celebration of Finnish origins and is described as a “mid-winter sliding festival”.

Join Little Finland on Sunday February 2 from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm for sliding and snow shoeing. After enjoying the fresh air, join them for Pea Soup, Kropsua, Finn Bread, Beverage and Desert.

Adults: $10
Ages 6-12: $5
Ages 5-under are free

Donald Benjamin: The U.P Tour @ Cold Iron Brewing
Feb 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Midnight will fall, as award-winning, national touring CMA artist, Donald Benjamin, returns to the Upper Peninsula for a memorable run of performances, never to be seen again! Donald kicks off his U.P. tour at Cold Iron Brewing on Tuesday, February 4th 2020 at 7 PM, doors at 6 PM. This show is free to attend and open to the public!

See this notable songwriter/artist perform his original hits, favorite country, rock and blues covers, as well as new music, never-before heard, in a live music setting! This is an all-new show you’re sure to love and will regret, if you miss!

Fifth Annual Guglie Challenge @ Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Feb 8 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm

This race down the mountain honors one of the most winning NASTAR racers of all time – Dominic Guglielmotto! Local barber Dominic Guglielmotto was one of the most winning and perhaps the all time medal winner in all of NASTAR racing. During his many years of skiing and racing, “Guglie” (as he was affectionately called) won more than 700 metals (more than 600 gold). Gugli’s NASTAR Medals are on display in the Caribou Lodge.

Race time and location – TBD.

Open to all ages -skiers and boarders.

Shaggy’s Ski Demo @ Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Feb 9 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Come try out our 2019/2020 ski lineup at Big Powderhorn! Free demos all day.

We want everyone to come out, try some new skis, talk skiing, make a few laps, and join the Shaggy’s Family!

Hope to see you there!

President’s Weekend Bash @ Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Feb 14 – Feb 16 all-day

One of our busiest, jam-packed weekends of the season is getting filled with even more fun with our first ever snow sculpture contest!
We want YOU to be our sculptors AND our judges! (Send us a message for more details on how to participate)
This fun for all ages weekend will boast food drink specials, daily Après Ski Party with live music, games & prizes, massages by Earth & Sky Day Spa, yoga and MORE!

Stay tuned for updates to this can’t miss weekend of fun!

Thursday Feb. 13

  • 4:00-6:00pm- $4 burger & Beer at Caribou

Friday Feb. 14

  • 3:00-6:00pm- Apres Ski Music with Liz Mathias
  • 4:00-9:00pm- Fishy Fry at Caribou

Saturday Feb. 15

  • 9:00-10:00am- Yoga at the Gunbarrel
  • 9:00-3:00pm- Snow Sculpture Contest
  • 11:00-2:00pm- Ski Patrol Brat Fry
  • 3:00-6:00pm- Apres Live Music with Bob Allen
  • 4:45pm- Snow Sculpture awards in Caribou
  • 8:30pm- Live Music with Xtra

Sunday Feb. 16

  • 11:00-2:00pm- Taco Bar & Bloody Mary Bar
  • 11:00-5:00pm- Chair Massages by Earth & Sky Day Spa
  • 3:00-6:00pm- Apres Ski Live Music with Brian Nowicki
  • 4:00-6:00pm- $5 burger & beer
Mardi Gras 2020 @ Big Snow Resort
Feb 22 all-day

Masks, Beads & Bands at Blackjack Mountain & Indianhead Mountain!

Laissez les bon temps rouler!

Slow Flow Yoga Schedule @ Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Feb 22 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Please join us for this all ages, all skill level slow flow yoga class!

Class begins at 9am on the 3rd floor of the Gun Barrel Lodge.
Mats & props available or bring your own.
No advance sign up necessary, $10 CASH ONLY.
$5 For Students & $10 off lift ticket with valid student ID.

*This class will be offered every Saturday in January and February.

  • February 22nd
Snowburst Winter Carnival @ Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Ski Hill Complex
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Come out and enjoy the snow this winter with a fun filled day of activities. We are going to have a bounce house, races, cake walks and much more. And to end it all with a bang we have a fantastic fireworks show.


  • 12-5:00pm- Silent Auction
  • 12-5:00pm- Ski Hill Egg Hunt
  • 12-3:00pm- Bounce House
  • 1:00-3:00pm- Guided Snowshoe Hike
  • 1:00pm- Cardboard Sled/ Wheelbarrow/ Snowshoe Races
  • 1:30pm- Slalom Race
  • 5:00-6:30pm- Dinner
  • 6:00-9:00pm- Lantern Lit Trail
  • Dark- Fireworks

50/50 Raffles / Cake Walks / Vintage Sweater Competition


Andy Makey Live Music @ Cold Iron Brewing
Feb 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Andy Makey is an Iowa native now residing in the U.P. His show contains both original songs and cover tunes gathered on the journey of his 20 year music career. A mix of acoustic and electric guitars lend to a broad spectrum of tones and energies in this must see performance. He plays at Cold Iron Brewing on Saturday, February 22nd at 7 PM. Admission is free!