Winter Festivals & Events
Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run – February 21 – 22, 2020
$1,000 CASH PRIZE!
This year’s Michigan Snowmobile Festival is all about riding again! Join us for Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run on February 21 – 22, 2020. There is no cost to register.
We’ve added a few extra stops and another day for you to ride this year!
Pre-register online anytime or at the Tourism Bureau office on February 21 or 22. Registration packets will be available from noon – 6:00 p.m. on Friday or 8:00 a.m. – noon on Saturday. The first 100 people to pick up their registration packets will receive a free t-shirt or hat. Maps with highlighted stops will be given out at registration, along with pre-printed slips to turn in at each stop. Snowmobilers do not have to start at the same time, follow the same route or make it to every stop. Please note, most stops do not open until 11:00 a.m. A guided ride will start at 10:30 a.m. from the Tourism Bureau office on Saturday. Participants will be entered in a certificate drawing for the stops they go to and all slips will go in for our cash drawings. You have a better chance of winning the cash drawings if you visit each stop!
All slips will be picked up at 5:00 p.m. sharp on Saturday, so have your entries in before then.
Stops will be announced at a later date.
Beginning at 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, everyone is invited to the Eagles Hall at 515 South Wisconsin Ave. for live music, beverages and snacks. At 7:00 pm, we will draw names for gift certificates provided by each stop. At 8:00 pm, we will put all names back in for our cash drawings. You must be present to win and 18 or older for all drawings. The grand prize will be $1,000 cash, 2nd place is $500 cash and 3rd place is $250 cash.
Stay for the music and fun until 10:00 p.m. Have fun and be safe!
9th Annual Alpenfrost – February 15, 2020
The 9th Annual Alpenfrost celebrates the heart of the winter season in Gaylord! This year’s event starts with the popular Frosty 5K and concludes with a moonlit snowshoe hike through the lovely grounds of the Otsego Resort. More activities will be announced as the event nears.
Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinners – January – March
The Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner is a magical winter adventure. After a 25-minute horse-drawn sleigh ride through the magnificent, snow-covered forest, guests will be treated to a four-course meal complete with assorted beer and wine. This event sells out quickly, so make your reservation with Treetops Resort today!
Skiable Feast – January – March
What could possibly be better than cross country skiing through beautiful trails in northern Michigan? How about gourmet food & drink stations along the way? This Gourmet Winter Adventure at Treetops Resort takes you on a 6 km (3.8 miles) cross-country ski excursion. You can take this trek at your own pace along with your friends and family, while enjoying five gourmet food and beverage stations along the way!
This is very enjoyable for all levels of cross-country skiers and snowshoeing ability. Beginners welcome!