I spent the weekend up in the UP of Michigan, specifically in the Houghton area. The main purpose of the trip was to watch the final college ski races of the season. Of course while I was there I was able to do some skiing myself, and I came to the conclusion we don't have snow. Yes we have some white stuff on the ground, but not the amount that has piled up there. Of course the UP is known for it's snow and it snowed, in varying degrees, pretty much the whole time I was there.
Upper left, the ski trails at Swedetown in Calumet MI. Upper middle, a trail sign wears a large snow hat! Upper right, the single track portion of the Bergland Trail near Bergland MI. Bottom photo some of the members of the St. Cloud State Huskies Cross Country Team that competed in the weekend races. I also found in downtown Houghton a couple of good brewhouses: The Library, I enjoyed the Whiteout Wheat. And don't miss a stop at the Keweenaw Brewing Company. I enjoyed the Double IPA, however it's not always available, but with their variety I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy. This area is also a great place for snowmobling, with a large network of trails. So if your searching for snow and some good brew, check out the UP. They have both!