Flurry of Events

Whether your idea of the perfect winter day starts with groomed stretches of snowmobile trails, cross-country ski tracks or the downhill slopes, there’s no denying Gaylord, Michigan is your winter hotspot! Along with outdoor recreation and resorts that can’t be beat, we plan on making this the most eventful winter you’ve seen in a long time!

So what’s on the calendar this snowy season? Read on for some timeless classics and new and exciting ways to embrace our wide-open winter.

Michigan Snowmobile Festival
February 2-3, 2024

Snowmobile the groomed and glorious trails around the Gaylord area and visit a selection of our local restaurants for your chance to win a $1,000 cash prize. We couldn’t make it any easier than that! Following your epic ride, join us at the Eagles Hall for complimentary food, a cash bar, live music and prize drawings. Register online here.

Extreme Powersports 300
February 10-11, 2024

Back for it’s third year, the Extreme Powersports 300 is a Pro Enduro Sprint race that brings racers and spectators together for 2 days of ice track excitement! With a variety of racing classes and 2 solid days of competition, this event is an instant cure for the winter blues.

February 17, 2024

Join us for Gaylord’s family-fun festival in the snow as we celebrate our Alpine Village! This year’s Alpenfrost event lineup includes digging for frosty keepsakes in Treasure Mountain, a snowman building contest and the annual Frosty 5K.

Gaylord All Outdoors Tri-45 Winter Triathlon
March 4, 2023

As Race Director Meagan Rinck says, “Why limit triathlons to just the summer? There is no off season, there is a new season.” And we couldn’t agree more! 5K classic cross-country ski, 10K fat tire bike and 5K run…all in the wintery wonderland surrounding Treetops Resort.

Timeless Favorites

When we think about winter events, a few classics jump to the top of the list. Treetops and Otsego Resort are known for creating memorable winter moments and their activities never disappoint! Snowshoeing and x-country skiing are magical on their own, but couple them with gourmet food and beverage stations along the way and it becomes mouthwateringly magical. Ever yell “mush!” as you’re walking your dog just to see if they’ll instinctually take off? Well, they may not, but with a trained and highly motivated dog sled team you will surely get whisked away.  If you’d rather travel the snowy paths with your family and friends instead of taking a solo trip, horse-drawn sleigh rides create storybook memories for old and young.

Visit our events calendar for more dates, times and details.