One of our content members, Marcia, took a weekend in Northern Michigan with her husband for a much needed getaway.


A “bluebird day” means brilliant blue skies and literally not a single cloud present, moderate winter temperatures, blanketed powder-white slopes after the overnight fallen snow, and bright-rays of sunshine glistening against the fresh snowflakes covering graduated inclines. My most recent ski outing was a winter wonderland adventure, thrill and experience that enabled the “most” inviting ski conditions, which was clearly defined as; A Bluebird Day.

My husband and I planned an “up north” trip in Michigan, scheduled to depart during the stretch of our daily mid-work week. We live in Michigan, and our dreamy up north ski destination is a quick 4 hour drive. We consider our jaunt a “pleasure-trip,” we love the sport of skiing and we have so much fun doing it together! New challenges, beautiful scenery, refining our skills, sharing this enjoyment with friends, were geared-up to relish the great-outdoors and for me, the cherry on top is that I get to wear my awesome new ski outerwear!

As we move towards the latter part of the ski season, we look forward to the advantages it brings. Lift tickets are reduced, lodging accommodations drop considerably in cost, minimal to no waiting in lift lines, a consistent snowbase, with fewer tracks and better grooming. The sun rises earlier and sets later, and Mother Nature can bring forth unpredictable warm temps during the day and dry fresh powder falling over night.

Ski season is still “ON” – we have planned and reserved upcoming dates to hit the hills! Until unsuitable snow conditions and/or the “Closed for the Season,” sign block the entrance – I’ll be actively-engaged with my favorite winter pastime: The Sport of Skiing!