Typically, Big Snow Country receives over 200″ of annual snowfall. As a compliment to the natural snow, Big Powderhorn Mountain’s snowmaking system covers 90% of the mountain to ensure quality skiing throughout the season. Each night the grooming crew works diligently so you’ll awake to another day of beautifully groomed slopes.
Big Powderhorn Mountain has 33 regularly groomed trails and two terrain parks. Nine double chair lifts and a beginner handle tow rope allow skiers/snow boarders to enjoy the 253 beautiful acres. Ski and Board Rental is available at the Gun Barrel Lodge. Lifts are open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Click here to read more about the area’s resorts.
Ice fishing for Lake trout, chinook, coho salmon, and steelhead in the waters of Lake Superior will provide a good challenge as you haul them up from great depths. Pike, trout, bass, muskie and numerous pan fish can be caught at any of the many inland lakes. Many lakes are readily accessible, while others lie deeply hidden in the forest, challenging the skill, ingenuity and adventurous spirit of the fisherman. Area outfitters can rent you all the equipment you’ll need for an enjoyable outing. Click here for the area’s fishing report.
Whether you are 2 or 92, snow tubing is a fun winter activity that can be enjoyed by all ages! Feel the exhilaration as you race down the mountain on your tube! Then sit back, relax and enjoy the ride as you are pulled back to the top for another run. Mt. Zion on the campus of Gogebic Community College is known for their snow tubing park. It’s affordable winter fun for the whole family!
The Miner’s Memorial Park just opened their new sledding hill! The hill runs from the top curve of Bonnie Street, along Old Bonnie Road and ends at the intersection of Bonnie and Ayer streets, facing Bonnie Street and across the street from the city’s Dog Park. It is now part of the Miners Heritage Park and will be groomed along with the ski and snowshoe trails. Click here for directions.
Ice skate the day or evening away at our skating rink located next to the Lodging Office. The Pat O’Donnell Civic Center on the Campus of Gogebic Community College also offers open skating throughout the winter season and rentals are available.
Barber Road Stables in Bessemer, MI offers horse drawn sleigh rides in the Winter. Starting points are either from their home in Bessemer or from the Black River Valley Pub near the Big Powderhorn village.