Mild temperatures may have provided a slow start to winter this year, but snow will be here before you know it and Pure Michigan has winter recreation on the mind. According to Project: Time Off and the US Travel Association, more than 425 million days of annual leave go unused in the U.S. each year. This winter, Pure Michigan is encouraging people to channel their inner kid and put some of those unused vacation days toward a winter Snow Day getaway.
Travelers and travel industry partners are being encouraged to use the hashtag #puremichigansnowday to highlight winters offerings and adventures across Michigan. Michigan is home to more than 6,500 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross country skiing trails and the second in the nation for ski areas boasting everything from family friendly bunny hills to the tallest vertical drop in the Midwest at Mt. Bohemia. Last year, winter tourism generated $2.8 billion in traveler spending in Michigan.
Welcome to a Pure Michigan winter, where we are blessed with snow and have something for everyone to enjoy. Michigan is home to more than 4,000 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,000 miles of cross country ski trails and beautiful terrain for snowshoeing. We are the birthplace of snowboarding and organized skiing, ranking second in the nation for number of ski areas. To plan your winter vacation, visit http://www.michigan.org/winter
Visit www.michigan.org/googletrekker to start exploring.
For the first time ever, experience many of Michigan's most iconic locations via Google Maps Street View! Michigan was the first state in the Midwest to be selected by Google for their Google Trekker partnership program, which enables viewers to go where cars and other vehicles can't.