- Season starts on Dec 15 and ends on Apr 15 (121 days). Average season duration in the USA is 117 days.
- Average snow depth during the season (Dec 15 to Apr 15) is 10 " at summit elevation and 16 " at base elevation. Snow coverage is usually best during March, offering an average snow depth of 15 " at summit elevation and 24 " at the base.
- Porcupine Mountain features 42 sunny days on average per season. The average for all ski Resorts in the USA is 54 sunny days. March is the sunniest month with an average of 15 sunny days.
The Ski Resort
With its origins dating back to 1940 Porcupine Mountain was one of the first ski areas in the Midwest. Today it is part of the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park. It is located on the shore of Lake Superior which makes skiing there an outstanding experience. Enjoy incomparable views while getting down the hill! The ski area offers 40 hectares of skiable terrain with trails for all ability levels. Choose from 42 unique trails. In addition, Porcupine Mountains offers another 40 hectares of in bounds backcountry skiing. Take a snowcat tour and discover the natural steeps, bumps and stashes of Porcupine Mountain. Moreover, Porcupine Mountain is especially recommendable to those who love Nordic Skiing. Here you will find some of the most picturesque trails in the country! There are 42 km of groomed trails. Choose from 4 main trails and several minor trails and glide along Lake Superior´s shore and enjoy this unique landscape of water snow and ice!