***Please note, South Boundary Road through the Porcupine Mountains State Park is not plowed and CLOSED during the winter months. Be sure to come to the Porkies from the east via M-64.***
The Porcupine Mountains Ski Areas, also known as The Porkies, is located in the Porcupine Mountains State Park in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This is a remote location known for it's natural beauty nestled along the shore of Lake Superior.
Being on the shores of Lake Superior, the cold climate and proximity to the lake create amazing Lake Effect powder that can be found on the hill throughout the season.
The small town of Ontonagon, Michigan, once a booming mining town, is about 20 miles east of the ski area. The larger cities of Ironwood and Houghton are roughly an hour away and provide commercial airport service to the area.
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