Festivals & Events

Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run – February 23, 2019


Join us for Michigan’s Richest Snowmobile Fun Run!  There is no cost to register.  Registration will be from 8:00 am – 11:00 am at the Tourism Bureau office (located at 319 West Main Street).  Everyone is encouraged to pre-register on our website (registration form coming soon!) and you will receive 5 pre-printed slips with your name on them to turn in at each stop. You may also register the day of the event.

Maps with stops highlighted will be given at registration.  Snowmobilers do not have to start at the same time, follow the same route, or make it to every stop.  Participants will be entered in a certificate drawing for all stops you go to and then all slips will go in for cash drawings. You have a better chance of winning the cash drawing if you visit each stop!  All slips will be picked up at 5:00 p.m. sharp, so have your entries in before then.

There will be five stops:  information to follow!

Beginning at 3:30 p.m., everyone is invited to the Pavilion downtown for live music, a beverage tent (with heat) and food. At 6:00 pm, we will draw names for gift certificates provided by each stop.  You must be present to win.  At 8:00 pm, we will put all names back in for a cash drawing. You must be present to win. The grand prize will be $ 1,000 cash!  The event will end at 11:00 pm.

Have fun and be safe!


8th Annual Alpenfrost Festival- February 1 -2, 2019

The 8th Annual Alpenfrost Festival celebrates the heart of the winter season in downtown Gaylord, combining anchor events such as The Polar Plunge and a Craft Beer and Wine Festival at Treetops Resort, with a flurry of downtown activities, games and merchant sales. Worthy of a vintage Norman Rockwell painting, the Alpine Village will unveil an open-air ice skating rink on the Courthouse lawn during Alpenfrost! For more information, visit the Alpenfrost website.

Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner – January & February

The Wilderness Sleigh Ride Dinner is a magical winter adventure. Board the Treetops shuttle on the main property and take a 15-20 minute ride to Treetops’ remote Project Nature property, where a fire and hot drink greet you.  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 at the Wilderness Cabin.  

Skiable Feast – January & Feburary

Another enchanting winter event from Treetops, the Skiable Feast is a part of the Culinary Adventure Series. This Gourmet Winter Adventure takes you to Treetops’ remote Project Nature property for a 6 km (3.8 mile) intermediate cross country ski excursion for you, your friends and family to enjoy at your own pace.  Be prepared to work up an appetite since there are 5 gourmet food and beverage stations along the way!