Traverse City, Michigan – Travel and Lodging

Crystal Mountain – Tuckfest – February 26, 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012 – Join Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa for the 4th Annual TuckFest Slopestyle/Boarder-Cross. Named in honor of Tucker Byl, proceeds from the day’s events benefit Northern Michigan Adaptive Sports.

11am – RAIL JAM

King of the Mountain Jam & Open Jam.
Basin Street Terrain Park

Multiple head to head format!
Super-Cross Course on the North Face

SNOWSKATE – All day open skate.

$200 of great prizes including a SNOWBOARD!
Awards ceremony held on the Lodge Deck,
approximatey one hour after Super-Cross Comp.

ENTRY FEE Only $10, includes all three events

Discounted Lift Ticket (with proof of registration)
Adult (16+) $40, Junior (9-15) $25

Register at the Snowsports Desk in the lower level of the Crystal Center. All participants (18 & over) are required to sign a Snowsports Release Form before participating in the event. Parent or guardian must sign for minors (under 18). Crystal Mountain recommends the use of helmets for all competitors. Helmets are required for participants under 18 years of age.

For more info or to register, contact the Snowsports Desk at 800.968.7686 ext. 2000.

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The Corvairs – Music on the Mountain – The Homestead – June 22, 2012

The Homestead is excited to add the Corvairs to our concert series this year.  They have been making great music in Northern Michigan for over 15 years, playing a mix of Rhythm & Blues, Motown, and Classic hits.  The fun-loving group has played from Detroit to the “Soo” and are thrilled to be playing at home in Leelanau County.

Featuring  Frank Dituri and Angelo Meli on guitar, Dave Viswat playing keyboard, Bob DeKorne on bass, and John Kumjian as the percussionist.

Sure to be a crowd pleaser…The Corvairs can be found  at

Music on the Mountain

This summer-long series of concerts will be held at the top of Bay Mountain. Mingle with old friends and new during the happy hour. Purchase one or more tickets in the 50/50 raffle. You could win half of the money and you will help our lakeshore, as the other half will be donated to Preserve Historic Sleeping Bear. This year’s concert schedule is:

Ticket pricing $15 in advance, $20 at the door.  Transportation to the top of Bay Mountain begins at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm. Call 231.334.5100 for tickets.

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Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – Ranger-Guided Snowshoe Hikes – Every Saturday

Explore Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore on snowshoes this winter! Join park rangers for a guided snowshoe hike every Saturday throughout the winter, starting on Saturday, January 7 at 1:00 p.m. Meet at the visitor center in Empire. If you do not have your own, snowshoes will be loaned out at no charge.

Inside the visitor center, park rangers will first provide basic snowshoeing instructions and then everyone will travel by car to the trailhead or area of the National Lakeshore pre-selected for that day. Once there, the park ranger will help participants learn about the park’s unique features and winter’s effect on them by exploring and discovering clues on site. Be prepared and plan to be outside until about 3:00 p.m. Dress in layers and wear waterproof boots to be most comfortable.

Not only is snowshoeing easy, fun, and good exercise, it is also an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages. The park ranger-led hikes are mildly strenuous, yet they proceed at a leisurely pace for only one and a half miles at the most.

Since the National Park Service has a supply of snowshoes for use within the National Lakeshore, participants need only purchase the park entrance pass or have an annual pass to join in the fun. Reservations are required. Park ranger-led snowshoe hikes are limited to 30 participants.

Snowshoe Hikes
Dates: Every Saturday Weekly from 01/07/2012 to 03/31/2012
Times: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Location: Meet at the visitor center

Fees: Park pass required

For more information, please call the National Lakeshore at 231-326-5134, extension 328, for details and to make reservations or visit the website at Also, check out their Facebook page at

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Crystal Mountain – 5K Snowshoe Stomp – February 25, 2012

Grab your snowshoes for Crystal Mountain’s 5K Snowshoe Stomp. First 150 5K registrants receive a Snowshoe Stomp fleece beanie hat. Top male and female win a Tubbs Flex ESC Snowshoe Kit, free entry to Taste the Local Difference and a prize mug. Top three in each 5K category win a prize mug including hot chocolate & more. All registrants receive a participation bag full of fun, post-race bowl of chili on the Kinlochen Plaza and unlimited marshmallows to roast.

Top three in Kid’s Short Stomp win a prize mug including hot chocolate & more. All Short Stomp participants receive beads, ribbon and hot chocolate.

Race benefits the Benzie Central Cross-Country Team.

10am – Snowshoe Stomp $20 (race day: $25) | 11am – Kid’s Short Stomp $5
11:30am Awards Presentation at Kinlochen Plaza

Limited snowshoe rentals available for $10. Registration available at the Park at Water’s Edge, 800.968.7686 ext. 7000. Registration Form

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Suds & Snow – Microbrew Beer Festival – Timber Ridge Resort – March 3, 2012

Beer tasting and snowshoeing go hand in hand during the 6th Annual Suds & Snow event at Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. Along with samples of a wide variety of Michigan breweries, the event will feature food and live music.

Join us for fun in the snow, whether you are snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking or winter bike riding on our new trails. Live music and new, larger cozy place in the woods for festivities.

6th Annual Suds & Snow
Annual Event
1:00pm to 6:30pm
Location: Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City

Timber Ridge Resort is located at 4050 Hammond Road East in Traverse City.
Phone: (231) 947-2770

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