Category Archives: skiing

An Outdoor Adventure Phone App for Traverse City

Hiking at Sleeping Bear Point IMPORTANT NOTE: I’VE MOVED! Dear friends and readers, “Loving Traverse City” now has a new address. (It’s a lot easier to remember, too)  You can reach it easily by going to Or just follow … Continue reading

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Lake-Effect Weather: Good News for Two Great Local Ski Races!

By MIKE NORTON It looks as though an extended period of cold weather has finally arrived here in Traverse City. We woke up this morning to a fine mistlike snow, the kind that comes when temperatures get down to the … Continue reading

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Traverse City’s Winter Microbrew & Music Festival — and Craft Brew Week!

By MIKE NORTON All right – that was without a doubt the strangest January weekend I’ve ever experienced! On Friday morning we had snow on the ground and temperatures in the 20s, but by Saturday morning the snow had vanished … Continue reading

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Snowshoes and Chili: a Two-Pronged Strategy for Winter Fun!

By MIKE NORTON Everybody loves the first Christmas-card-pretty snowfall of winter. Maybe even the entire first month of winter. But after a few weeks, opinions begin to diverge sharply among those of us who live in the northern regions. Some … Continue reading

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Nordic Nostalgia: A Return to the Sand Lakes Quiet Area

  By MIKE NORTON New Year’s is all about looking ahead, but sometimes it helps to take a little glance at where you’ve been. That’s what led me and my cross-country skis out to the deep woods east of Traverse … Continue reading

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Welcome Home, Women’s Winter Tour! We Missed You!

By MIKE NORTON The event that helped thousands of American women stop worrying about how they look in ski pants is returning this winter to its birthplace: the resort community of Traverse City. The Women’s Winter Tour, a good-humored “celebration … Continue reading

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Midwesterners and Weather, Free Skiing on Christmas, and a Chance to Do Something Good

By MIKE NORTON Finally, some real snow! I took a long walk along the escarpment above the Mission Point Lighthouse on Sunday afternoon, strolling through the cozy hemlock forest as the snow fell gently around me. It was a profoundly … Continue reading

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