The Porkies Snow Report

Last 24 Hours

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Last 7 Days

0”

Season Total

36”


Currently

30°

Light snow

WE WILL BE OPEN THIS WEEKEND! FRIDAY- MONDAY 9:00EST-5:00EST
Please remember to mask up and follow Covid safety guidelines! Masks and social distancing are required inside and IN THE LIFT LINES!

We are limited to 90 people inside at a time. Please use the outside windows to purchase lift tickets and to pay for rentals. YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK INSIDE AS WELL AS IN THE LIFT LINE!! NO EXCEPTIONS! We offer grab and go food. No eating or drinking is allowed inside.

You will be required to wear a mask in order to be treated by Ski Patrol as well.
Due to Covid restrictions we will not be offering lessons this season.

Please remember that this season will be a bit different. Please be patient with our Porkies family!!


Forecast

Sunday

26°/23°

Light snow

Monday

27°/19°

Light snow

Tuesday

16°/11°

Snow

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History

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History of the Porkies

On October 18, 1940, the Porcupine Mountain Ski Club began clearing the first ski run on Weather Horn Peak. They were assisted by many volunteers and the U.S. Forest Service. Work was completed by January 11, 1941 that included a 1,100 foot tow rope and warming shelters. The ski hill was abandoned during World War II but was reopened by the state in December of 1949. In 1950 the ski hill was officially dedicated as “ Porcupine Mountains State Park Ski Area”.

Throughout the years the ski hill expanded and improved. In 2012, Gogebic Community College agreed to operate the downhill skill facility in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. Gogebic Community College’s Ski Hill Management Program headed by Jim VanDerspoel has allowed the ski hill to provide great skiing for skiers of all levels.

Credit: The Last Porcupine Mountains Companion- The Story of Michigan’s Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. Authors- Michael Rafferty & Robert Sprague

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