College Student’s Guide to Skiing on The Cheap in Michigan

College Student’s Guide to Skiing on The Cheap in Michigan Most people involved in the Michigan ski and snowboard scene can agree that getting out on the snow is one of the only things we look forward to during the winter season. With this being said, sometimes the financial side of the sport is the only thing getting between...

Michigan’s Kyle Mack Qualifies for Olympic Snowboard Team

Michigan’s Kyle Mack Qualifies for Olympic Snowboard Team Michigan’s own Kyle Mack secured his spot on Team USA Snowboarding team and is headed to the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Hailing from West Bloomfield, we’ve followed the progressions of Mack from his days at Alpine Valley up through his last...

Otsego Club Now Open To The Public

Otsego Club Now Open To The Public For those who are unaware, Otsego Club, the once private ski area near Gaylord, Michigan, is now open to the public for skiing and snowboarding this season. After some transitions in owner groups having seen itself go from a private ski and golf resort for nearly 80...

Michigan Ski Areas Race To Open 2017 Edition

Michigan Ski Areas Race To Open 2017 Edition The blast of cold air swept across the state of Michigan this week, with it bringing favorable conditions for early season snowmaking. Temps during the day staying well below freezing and in the twenties, overnight lows have been dipping deep into the teens, things...

What’s New at Michigan Ski Resorts 2017/2018 Season

What’s New at Michigan Ski Resorts 2017/2018 Season It took awhile to get there, but welcome to fall. With many regions across the state seeing sub-freezing temperatures, heavier frost and even accumulating snow amounts we can’t help but get geared up for the season. It’s time to knock the dust of your gear...

Mike King in Lite Years The Big Picture Movie

Mike King in Lite Years The Big Picture Movie What started out as a web series in 2013, The Big Picture followed freeskiers Chris Logan and Parker White as they traveled around in search of wintery goodness. Sean Logan, brother of Chris Logan, is the eye behind the camera. The Big Picture just dropped its first...

Chairlifts Being Scrapped at Sugarloaf Resort

Chairlifts Being Scrapped at Sugarloaf Resort It seems that every few months the rumor mill churns up a fresh batch of conversations around the mothballed resort that is Sugarloaf Resort here in northern Michigan. This time it centers around many of the chairlifts being scrapped and recycled, with employees of...

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part Two)

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part Two) In part one, we exposed data that accurately demonstrates how Earth’s global temperatures are beginning to rise at exponential rates. The destruction caused by climate change in the local and national winter sports industry was also...

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part One)

Climate Change & the Winter Sports Industry (Part One) Impact on National Winter Sports Industry Climate change is a topic that has been constantly swirling amongst scientists, environmentalists and many other professionals. In fact, it was back in the 1820’s when French mathematician Joseph Fourier first proposed the...

Yo, Holmes to Bellaire!

Yo, Holmes to Bellaire! My Family’s Trip to Shanty Creek Resort One of the greatest things snowboarding has given me is the opportunity to spend time with friends and family. When I was only eight years old, my father and I began the journey of learning how to snowboard together. My...