Big Powderhorn Lodging

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

The Allen Brothers Live @ Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Jan 26 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 12:00 am

Join us for live music with The Allen Brothers!

2019 Midwest Cat Clowder @ Big Powderhorn Mountain Resort
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am – Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm

Check out vintage sno-cats and groomers at the base of Big Powderhorn Mountain. See some of the original restored sno-cats that groomed the slopes at Big Powderhorn almost 50 years ago! More than a dozen machines are expected to attend this event.

The public will have a chance to see these vintage machines up close during the “Show and Shine” all day Saturday, February 2nd.

Live music Saturday night in the Caribou by XTRA.

First Friday Movie – “Groundhog Day” @ Historic Ironwood Theatre
Feb 1 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Show Times:

Friday, Feb. 01, 2019 at 7pm


Free! Entry by donation at the door

See this classic Bill Murray movie Groundhog Day about Phil Connors, a weatherman caught in a personal time warp on the worst day of his life. Teamed with a relentlessly cheerful producer, Andie MacDowell, and a smart-aleck cameraman, Chris Elliott, they are sent to Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, to cover the annual Groundhog Day festivities. After a surprise blizzard traps him in this small town, things get even worse; Phil wakes the next morning to find it’s GROUNDHOG DAY all over again… and again… and again.

Join us on February 1 and see Groundhog Day. Its First Friday so admission is free but as always, donations are appreciated.

Gokie’s 1st Annual Snow Golf @ Wakefield VFW
Feb 2 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm

Gogebic – Ontonagon Community Action Agency (GOCAA) is happy to announce our partnership with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation in support of local projects that promote health and wellness across the region. All proceeds of the event will go to GOCAA. GOCAA continues to strive to expand its programs and offerings to the community. We hope that you will be able to take part in the exciting events that we are offering this year at our 1st Annual Gokie’s Snow Golf at the Wakefield VFW, and experience first-hand the pride we take in supporting our community. We invite you to enjoy a round of snow golf, eat breakfast, enter various raffles and silent auctions, and socialize.

Breakfast will be served 8:00 A.M. (CST) – 11:00 A.M. (CST)
Snow Golf will be from 10:00 A.M. (CST) – 2:00 P.M. (CST)
Lunch Will be served 11:00 A.M. (CST) – 2:00 P.M. (CST)

Cost is $20.00 per player; $50.00 for 4 players

Yooperbeiner Snowshoe Race @ Wolverine Nordic Ski Trails
Feb 2 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Entry Fees (Both 10K & 5K Race/Walk)
$30 by 1/31
$35 2/1 and after

Race Begins:
2/2/2019 @ 11:00AM

Registration at Wolverine Chalet:
Friday, February 1 @ 4:00-6:00PM
Saturday, February 2 @ 9:00-10:30AM

Post Race, all participants are entered into a door prize drawing and can enjoy refreshments provided by Aspirus Ironwood.

Turtle River Pursuit @ MECCA Trails
Feb 9 – Feb 10 all-day
The inaugural Turtle River Pursuit is the weekend of Saturday, February 9th and Sunday, February 10th, 2019. The first leg of the pursuit is an 11K classic ski race at MECCA Ski Trails of Mercer on Saturday. The second portion of the pursuit is an 11K skate ski race at WinMan Trails of Manitowish Waters on Sunday. This race is open to individuals and teams.
MECCA Ski Trails and WinMan Trails created the Turtle River Pursuit with the purpose of showcasing their trail systems, promoting silent sports, exercise and economic activity in the area.
The Turtle River Pursuit has partnered with the Gogebic Range Health Foundation. The Foundation chose the Pursuit as a collaboration partner to promote healthy lifestyles and community involvement. Business sponsors, donors, and community groups are key in making this event possible by offering financial and volunteer support.
Pro Vintage Snowmobile Race @ Gogebic County Fairgrounds
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Vintage Snowmobile Ice Oval Racing

Winter Wine Night @ Dudley's Saloon
Feb 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Winter Wine Sampling!  $30 per person, hors d’oeuvres and 8 wine samples.  6pm Dudley’s Saloon.   Please call 1-800-346-3426 to pre register by Feb 1st! 

4th Annual Big HIT Wine & Beer Fest @ Ironwood Memorial Building
Feb 9 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Show Times:

Saturday, Feb. 09, 2019 at 7:00pm


$40 Your Big HIT ticket includes admission, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer tastings, door prize drawings, and more!

Last year’s event was so much fun, we are going to do it again! Don’t miss our 4th Annual Big HIT Beer & Wine Fest on Saturday February 9, 2019. Bring a group of friends along to the Ironwood Memorial Building for an evening of craft beers, fine wines, and gourmet hors d’oeuvres. Bid on an exciting array of silent auction items. Raffles and door prizes, too.

The Ironwood Theatre opened in 1928, so to help us celebrate our 90th year, we are encouraging everyone to dress up in 1920s style for the event. Women, pull out your flapper dress, men your spats and pinstripes. While dressing in costume is not mandatory, it will add to the fun and festivities!

Best of all, at the end of the evening, you will go home with that warm inner glow, knowing you’ve helped preserve our shared history through your contribution in support of our beloved Historic Ironwood Theatre.

We’ll update this list as items are added, so be sure to check back soon for more details.

Tickets available on line, at the Box Office and Chelsi’s Corner.

Admission will be limited to just 300 people. Don’t miss out on the fun – get your tickets early! See you there.

Blackjack Under the Bigtop! @ Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort
Feb 16 all-day

Because its always a little bit of a circus…join us for Blackjack Under the Big Top this Saturday with games and prizes, kids costume contest (win a 2019/20 season pass) and a red nose party with Brad Emanuel in Logger’s Lounge, Saturday at 4pm!!

Saturday – Face Painting, Kid’s Costume Clown Contest (season pass prize) at 3pm located at the front desk!(Please register you little clown by 12pm)  

 Saturday- Photo Props & Game Booths from 12pm-3pm( kids)….

Saturday- Red Nose Party at 4pm in Logger’s Lounge with Brad Emanual MUSIC!  Come join the circus!