Four main and several smaller trails combine to
form the 42 KM Nordic Trail System at the Porcupine
Mountains State Park.
cross country ski trails encircle the lift-served Alpine
Ski Area with numerous scenic loops. Trails are track set
with a power-tiller equipped groomer. Warming huts are
located along the Log Camp Loop and Union Spring Trails.
Daily and season trail passes are available at the chalet
and include a one-ride lift ticket to the summit. Winter
interpretive activities include guided snowshoe hike and
lantern light skiing. Check at the chalet for scheduling.
Lantern Light Cross-Country Skiing: On Saturdays, Dec.
27 and 31, 2008, and Jan. 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31, 2009,
from 6-9 p.m. EST; also Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 6:30-9
p.m. Old-fashioned kerosene lanterns illuminate the trail
during this night ski. Lanterns are placed along the
entire one-mile loop for a remarkable night skiing
experience. Stop about halfway around the loop at the
warming shelter where the park naturalist will have a
blazing fire going. This trail has an "easy" difficulty
rating; however, skiing at night is always a challenge.
This program may be canceled due to weather. To
inquire about cancellations call (906)885-5206.
All programs are free; however, all motor vehicles
entering a Michigan state park or recreation area must
display a valid Motor Vehicle Permit, available for
purchase at the park entrance. Cost is $24 for a resident
annual and $6 for a resident daily. A nonresident annual
is $29 and a nonresident daily is $8.
Here For Our Lodging Map
Porcupine Mountains Ski Lodging
For the Official
Porkies Ski Area Website