Fox Valley 
Snowdrifters Ski Club


Midwest Trip to

Porcupine Mountains State Park, Michigan,
Michigan's Largest State Park

January 18 - 21, 2024


See below for family pricing

Trip includes:

  • Three nights lodging (Thursday thru Saturday) at Konteka Black Bear Lodge Resort, White Pine, MI
  • Two day lift tickets
  • (This is a carpool trip for transportation.)

With a vertical drop of 641 feet, Porcupine Mountains Alpine Ski Area is one of the Midwest’s tallest. The scenery is unsurpassed. Panoramas of Lake Superior, and the ever-changing ice floes, provide a backdrop to slopes divided by virgin stands of hemlock, maple, and pine.”

                                      - Porcupine Mountains Companion by Rafferty & Sprague

Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex

The Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex, located just inside the entrance of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, offers a breathtaking view of Lake Superior to skiers and snowboarders in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The ski hill offers 15 groomed trails, as well as four glade trails. Cross-country ski trails are also accessible from the ski area, as well as ski and snowshoe rentals. With views this special, there’s no rush to get to the bottom of the hill.

Mountain stats

20 downhill runs: 3 Beginner runs, 8 Intermediate runs, 9 Expert runs

3 lifts:  1 Triple chairlift, 1 Rope tow, 1 Paddle tow

200" annual snowfall

670' Vertical
800' Hikeable

250+ Skiable acres

11 Tree runs

Glades cut between every run provide wide open spaces and untouched powder

Natural terrain park

Tree trunk rails, huge boulders and several small to medium cliffs you can use for jumps.


Lodging is at the Konteka Black Bear Lodge Resort, White Pine, MI.  We have reserved 14 double queen rooms.  Hotel amenities include a restaurant and bar, pool table, games, gas station, bowling alley, and a hot tub & sauna.

We are planning on-hill activities and hope to have our own private inside area, but cannot get confirmation yet.

Arrive on Thursday night for a U.P. tradition of a "Pastie" grab and dinner at the hotel.  Friday night we have the entire bowling alley reserved for a Snowdrifters bowling tournament and pizza party. Additional games are 3 games for $7.00. $1 Shoe rental available. Lanes, darts, pool, air hockey & more.

Saturday night we have a Snowdrifters Dinner at the Konteka Black Bear Lodge. The Konteka is a supper club and we have our room with a smaller menu from which to choose.

Transportation is on your own. As in the past please contact one of the trip leaders if you wish to offer room in your vehicle for possible carpooling OR if you wish to be part of another’s vehicle. Mo will let everyone know who may be on the list & you can work out possible carpools.


This is a perfect opportunity for a lower cost family ski vacation.  Pricing is geared to be reasonable for a family.  The pricing structure is is based on two adults per room at $275 each, $100 for an adult lift ticket, kids under 12 are just $40, and kids 12-17 are $150. Roll away beds are available for an additional $15.  This price includes all the above and 3 dinners, bowling party, on-hill activities, and two days of skiing.

Payment Schedule:

  • Deposit at sign-up - $150
  • December - Balance Due 

Trip Leaders: Maureen Joy, 630.846.9647

Assistant: John Gamble, 630.761.9550


Sounds great, how do I sign up?

You need to be a member of the club to join us on this trip.  Not a member yet?  Just click here to fill out a membership application. 

Already a member?  Log in and then click here to sign up online.  You will have the opportunity to pay online, as well.  Then click on this link to obtain the forms for the trip liability waiver and refund policy.  Fill these out, sign them, and return them to the trip leader in person or by mail to the address below.

If you plan to sign up in person at a meeting, click here to obtain a registration form.  Bring all three completed forms to the next meeting along with your payment.  If you can't attend a meeting, contact the trip leader to reserve your spot and mail your check to:

Snowdrifters ski club

P. O. Box 697
Batavia IL, 60510

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