Pure Michigan sunset snowshoeing

Experience Winter in Charlevoix, MI

Skiing, snowshoeing and fat tire biking

Pure Michigan at its finest. Charlevoix, MI offers pristine winter adventures for all experience levels.

Seasonal Igloo Rentals at Hotel Earl

What better way to enjoy Northern Michigan than by relaxing in your own outdoor igloo? Rent your private igloo on our patio and enjoy small plates and hand-crafted cocktails by fire light.

Call us to reserve, (231) 547-6565. 

Igloos at Hotel Earl
Friends drinking hot cocoa

Mt. McSauba

Enjoy views of Lake Michigan from the top of the hill at one of Michigan's top three small ski areas in the U.S.  Perfect for beginner to intermediate skiers, offering six runs, four rope tows, lighted runs, and terrain park. Not a skier? Ice skating, snowshoeing, and sledding are also available. Bring your own equipment or rent.

Mt. McSauba
09223 Mt. McSauba Rd.
Charlevoix, MI 49720
(231) 547-3253

Downhill Skiing

We are fortunate to have five ski hills within 40 minutes of Charlevoix. 

  • Charlevoix: McSauba
  • Boyne Falls: Boyne Mountain
  • Harbor Springs: Boyne Highlands
  • Harbor Springs: Nub's Nob
  • Bellaire: Shanty Creek


Family enjoying the snow
Woman Hiking in the snow

Cross Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hiking, Ice Skating, Fat Tire Biking

So many options to get out and enjoy the beauty of Pure Michigan. There are more than 80 acres of naturally wooded land near Mt. McSauba, including a 2k lighted, groomed trail.

Little Traverse Wheelway is a 26-mile trail from Charlevoix to Harbor Springs for non-motorized activities. This trail runs along Lake Michigan and offers great views of the lake and nature abound.

Fisherman's Island State Park has 3 miles of ungroomed trails for cross country skiing and snowshoeing.

Equipment Rentals

Traveling light or trying a new activity is made easy in Charlevoix? Below is a list of businesses that offer rentals for your next adventure:


Fat tire bike in the snow