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Midwest Ski Resort Partners With Wyndham

Pine Mountain is known for its grooming and views. (Pine Mountain/Facebook)

Pine Mountain Ski and Golf Resort, located near Iron Mountain in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, has announced a partnership with internationally known hospitality company Wyndham. It’s the first Heartland ski resort to join the Trademark Collection by Wyndham.

Pine Mountain is receiving a multi-million dollar facelift, according to GM Michael Cameron. Renovations, which include all resort rooms, common areas, meeting facilities, parking areas, outside decks and lodge exterior, are underway and expected to be completed by ski season. A new beginner area will be ready for this winter. Future improvements are planned for the ski area.

The ski area is popular with families.(Pine Mountain/Facebook)

The resort offers hotel accommodations with trailside lodging and fine dining, 27 downhill runs, three terrain parks and five lifts. Located on a ridge overlooking the city it offers a 500-foot vertical drop and scenic views stretch as far as the eye can see.

Pine Mountain Ski Jump hosts World Cup jumping events. (Pine Mountain/Facebook)

It’s located next door to the Pine Mountain Ski Jump known throughout the jumping world as one of the best jumping hills in the sport. Every February top jumpers from around the world flock to Iron Mountain to test their skills against each other. The Kiwanis Ski Club has been hosting the event since 1939 and two World Cup jumping competitions have been held here. Competitions draw thousands of spectators. This year’s competition is scheduled February 8-10, 2019. Check it out if you’re at the resort the same time.

Skiing towards the lodge. (Pine Mountain)

New owners have also purchased the historic Four Seasons Island Resort, located just across the Wisconsin border on an island in the Menominee River, less than a half-hour from Pine Mountain. The century-old resort had been closed for several years and is being completely renovated. They are hoping to be able to handle overnight guests this winter since it is located near area snowmobile trails, a large part of the winter economy in northern Wisconsin and the UP.


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