Flurry of Events!

Posted on December 8th, 2021


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.

Yeti Cup Pond Hockey Tournament

January 22 – 23, 2022
Otsego Lake County Park

This is a first for Gaylord and we’re excited to host the Yeti Cup Pond Hockey Tournament on icy and inspiring Otsego Lake. This professionally managed tournament creates a fun, friendly but competitive environment for anyone eager to get out on the ice. Register your team today or cheer them on as a spectator during the event.

Extreme Powersports 250

January 29-30, 2022
Johnson Road, across from the Ellison Place

Back for it’s third year, the Extreme Powersports 250 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 January blues.

Gaylord All Outdoors Tri-45 Winter Triathlon

February 6, 2022
Treetops Resort

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.


Michigan Snowmobile Festival

February 25-26, 2022 
Gaylord Snowmobile Trails

Ride the groomed and glorious trails around the Gaylord area and visit 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.

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. And, of course, we’re eagerly awaiting the return of our Alpine Village’s beloved Alpenfrost. Visit our events calendar for more dates, times and details.



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