Big Snow Resort is conveniently located in the heart of the Upper Peninsula snow belt, but don’t let that keep you from winter driving. Michigan’s U.S. Highway 2 is the lifeline of the Upper Peninsula and all roads lead to it. This is one of the most scenic drives in the north country and takes you through lumber country, Wisconsin’s lake district, historic mining country and eventually the north woods. On the way to Big Snow Resort, a side trip to the shores of Lake Superior will only take you a couple miles out of your way.
Western U. P. residents are quick to provide tips for winter driving in the snow belt. “We love the Lake Superior snow, but weather changes quickly up here,” says Jon Berg, a traveling ski instructor. Jon advises drivers get their tires checked before heading out and recommends packing an emergency kit just in case of delays. “Up here, we just get used to keeping water, food, blankets and warm clothes in the car—even in the summer!”
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If the drive time seems daunting, explore the daily, direct flight from Chicago’s O’Hare Airport on Air One. This is a small, regional carrier with direct service to the Gogebic-Iron County Airport in Ironwood, Michigan—a few minutes from Big Snow Resort. Fares for the flight are extremely reasonable with one-way tickets well under $100/person. Shuttle service to and from Big Snow Resort is available with advanced reservations.