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Porcupine Mountains ~ Midwest Telefest ~ February 12 ~ 14, 2021

We are looking forward to Midwest Telefest 2021. This will be our 31st year and our biggest event ever!

Midwest Telefest will be held February 12-14, 2021 at the Porcupine Mountains Winter Sports Complex near Silver City, MI

Don’t forget to book your hotel or cabin before they’re all gone!

With the Covid Pandemic still in effect we have made a few modifications to our typical events schedule.

While the Porkies lodge will still be open to warm up and to use the bathrooms, our goal is to encourage folks to socially distance outdoors this year as much as possible. We also strongly encourage face coverings, and frequent hand washing/sanitation
Lets all be safe and have fun!

— Schedule —

Friday February 12
– Ski the hill and backcountry
– No official Friday night party

Saturday February 13
– Ski the hill and backcountry
– 11 AM uphill downhill race
– 2 PM social distanced group photo (6ft apart) top of lift
– 4pm Smelly Kneepad slalom race, bring your long and skinny skis
– No potluck dinner, dinner and drinks on your own this year
– Social distanced outdoor party with a few large fire pits in front of lodge with music

Sunday February 14
– Ski the hill and backcountry
– 10 AM cross country and backcountry tours

We are very excited to announce that the two best Telemark Ski shops in the US will be representing this year with demos!

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SISU Ski Fest – Ironwood, MI – January 11, 2020


The 11th Annual SISU Ski Fest will be held January 11, 2010.

Start at ABR Trails and “Finnish” in downtown Ironwood.

Ski among Northwoods pines, up, down and around rocky outcroppings, along the Montreal River, through the Miners Memorial Heritage Park, and by the World’s Tallest Native American Statue.

Commemorative SISU souvenirs and locally crafted age group awards. Traditional “Yooper” fare and local entertainment. A big event with small town ambiance.

SISU Ski Fest, your gateway to the season!

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ABR Trails – Taste of the Trails – March 3, 2018

Ski along the ABR Ski Trails and sample our local cuisine and specialties at various stops along the trails.

All of our favorite vendors and restaurants attend.

We have 5 confirmed restaurants attending. Manny’s, Ole Suffolk Ale House, Brewsters, Don and G-G’s, Cold Iron Brewing.

There may be a few more last minute additions.

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Old Victoria Craft Fair – August 19, 2018

Old Victoria Craft Fair, Sunday, August 19, 2018, from 10am to 5pm.

Handmade Arts and Crafts amidst the historic log cabins of Old Victoria.

Fresh baked-in-the woodstove Cinnamon Rolls.

Old-fashioned Kids Games at 1:30.

Plan on heading out to Old Vic between 10 am and 5 pm for homemade cinnamon rolls fresh out of the woodstove, a relaxing lunch on the lawn, and a stroll through the incredible artisans and crafters that will be set up around the grounds.

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