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IRON MOUNTAIN, MI, December 15, 2023 /24-7PressRelease/ — Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was named the top spot in the 2023 USA TODAY Best Destination for Snow contest, beating out several big destinations in the United States, according to Tom Nemacheck, executive director of the Upper Peninsula Travel and Recreation Association.

In addition to the U.P.’s best-in-snow crown, two other destinations in the U.P. took home titles from the USA TODAY 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards.

Mount Bohemia, located in the Keweenaw Peninsula in the U.P., clinched the No. 1 spot in the poll for Best Ski Resort in 2023, while ABR Ski Trails, in Ironwood, Mich., secured the No. 3 spot for Best Cross-Country Ski Resorts for 2023.

With an average annual snowfall of 200 – 300 inches, 3,000 miles of groomed snowmobile trails and countless destinations for winter sports enthusiasts, including more than 300 frozen waterfalls, the public-appointed accolades came as no surprise to Nemacheck.

“Between ice climbing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, snowshoeing, fat tire biking, luge racing, winter festivals and the gorgeous views, we really do offer something special for everyone here,” said Nemacheck. “In the U.P., you’ll see some of the longest runs, highest verticals and deepest powder you’ll find anywhere. Visitors can get the same experience — and in some cases, a better one – when they choose the U.P. as their snowy destination.”

The full list of winners for the 2023 USA TODAY 10Best Destinations for Snow contest were as follows:

Upper Peninsula of Michigan
Mammoth Lakes, California
Fairbanks, Alaska
Lake Tahoe – California and Nevada
Red River, New Mexico
Anchorage, Alaska
Jackson Hole, Wyoming
North Conway, New Hampshire
Stowe, Vermont
Whitefish, Montana

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About the Upper Peninsula of Michigan
The U.P. offers a unique winter experience for every traveler. For additional information about a variety of winter events and attractions, visit, or call 906-774-5480.

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