About Porcupine Mountain
Porcupine Mountains Ski Area is a unit of Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park and is located in Michigan's western Upper Peninsula. With skiing dating back to 1940, Porcupine Mountains was one of the first alpine ski areas to be developed in the Midwest. And with a vertical drop of 641 feet, that also makes it one of the Midwest's tallest. Located on the shore of Lake Superior, the largest freshwater body of water on the planet, the scenery is unsurpassed. Panoramas of the lake and its ever changing ice flows provide a backdrop to 11 miles of slope covering 100 acres over a 320 acre area, divided by stands of virgin forest. In these mountains, known affectionately as the "Porkies," cross-country skiers will find some of the most scenic trail systems in the entire Great Lakes Region. Four main cross-country trails and several smaller trails total 42 kilometers of the groomed, double-track set Nordic system. A nordic pass gives skiers quick access to the heart of the Nordic trail system.