Mt Mancelona

Mt Mancelona


Do you have a dog or two missing. Dog on Valley Road with a 'Mark Porter or Potter' dog tag on it.
It was great talking on the phone the other day at the pantry. We love wrong numbers that turn out right.
Had no idea this place was open!! open for skiing? hotel? hot tub? looking for nfo! love the snow cat!
Getting sleds ready for the weekend.
Join us at Mount Mancelona ski resort this Saturday December 21st, 2019 for Christmas fun on the mountain! I will have a small display of Johnson and Evinrude snowmobiles and at least one pull behind sleigh for tours. Snow conditions are already great with more by the weekend. Mancelona, Michigan sees the most snowfall in the Lower Peninsula annually and we aim with support to make this a destination for all snow seekers. Bring your snowmobiles, snowboards, skis, whatever you enjoy or they have snowshoes and toboggans available. There is parking for trucks with trailers just past the entrance on the left hand side. If you plan to bring a trailer, please notify me ahead of time if possible so we can plan for space needed. This is an open invitation to experience Mt Mancelona and bring your sleds to join their mascot 1965 Tucker Snow Cat with 1950’s ski hill grooming relics, 1965-95 Ski Doo’s, Chrysler Snow Runners and more. See the newly restored historic Amish covered wagon, ride around the mountain in a winter sleigh for 14 folks behind the Snow Cat, and learn historic points like their effort to fundraise for the 3rd oldest and only running T-Bar ski lift in the world! They have many trails and cat tracks to the top of Joes Bench overlooking the valley and around the mountain that also connects to the main Mancelona trails. Mount Mancelona is privately owned so this is a rare opportunity to come to check it out at your own leisure as they build a network of networks, tiny house village timeshare members, events and investment to launch their public and nonprofit programs after 2 years of planning. The ski lodge will be open for tours and enjoying Santa near the historic giant fireplace. The lodge was built in 1952 and is well preserved to this day. It feels like stepping back in time when you are here. You are surrounded by history and fun. This makes for great family photos! Santa will be at the event starting at 4 PM each day. There will be S’mores bar, incredible giant pan Paella, potluck by local neighbors and other snacks. BYOB and please be safe. The lodge sleeps large groups and has limited rooms available. Tell me if interested in a room and I will put you in touch with the owner Sam Porter who is working tirelessly to create this gem for all. We hope you can make it! Even if you can only stop by for a bit, it will be worth your time. Bring your friends and family! Please donate, get involved or pledge your support! For questions please call or text David DeGhetto at (248) 821-3283 or email [email protected] — at Mt Mancelona.
Who is ready? First snow ❄️ October 13, 2019 Mt Mancelona, Michigan! Season Passes available soon!! #IAM Michigan Lost Ski Areas Project Ski Snowboard Michigan Shaggy's Copper Country Skis Founders Brewing Co. MI XC BC (Michigan Backcountry Ski) Antrim County Snowmobile Club Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report Mt Mancelona Free-Heelers Mount Mancelona Mountaineers #ski #snowboard #snowmobile #freetheheal #snow #puremichigan Ski Voile #voile Spark R&DAwesome Antrim
We could not be more proud of “The Kid Reporter Bree” who lives down the road from the mountain and has come up almost weekly for two years bursting with creative energy! We gave her a bee sanctuary book and she rocked a school power point talk. We taught her how to ski and played in the garden to kitchen bake offs. Bree, you will go and go and may your dreams and love for all you do become you! Mancelona NOW Antrim County MichiganAwesome Antrim Mount Mancelona MountaineersMancelona Schools Rotary Club of Mancelona, Michigan #smartkid #collegebound #collegescholarship #youthleaders University of Michigan Montana State University Honey Bees
Any events going on tomorrow or Saturday to come over for?
Any updates as to how things turned out yesterday?

Take refuge in YOUR historic ski resort revival renting Lodge rooms, tree tents, camping, outdoor recreation festival and event paradise! A beautiful, historic 70-acre parcel of land sits 1.5 miles north of Mancelona, Michigan, on US 131.

From the 1960s until the mid 1980s, Mount Mancelona provided the town of Mancelona with a gathering spot for the community, a small, intimate ski area for winter sports lovers, and an economic support system for the counties of Antrim and Kalkaska. In 1986, with the opening of Schuss, Shanty, and Boyne ski areas, the small grass-roots ski area closed. Since that time, folks who spent time and money at Mount Mancelona have recalled, with passion and nostalgia, their memories of and their hopes for a resurrection of Mount Mancelona. Sam and Abby Porter, of Traverse City, Michigan, have embarked on a personal and business dream – a Mountain of Dreams – to preserve and revitalize Mount Mancelona. Sam and Abby want to rebuild, revive and rediscover Mount Mancelona. They want to plant the seed to begin to grow a cultural and educational hub centered in the midst of this historic home-grown community ski hill. The Porters imagine Mount Mancelona will provide perennial abundance and enduring value and be enjoyable, accessible, and educational. They see great potential in reaching a wide audience–throughout the state of Michigan, and throughout the United States. Sam and Abby welcome your thoughts and ideas. Please keep in touch!

Operating as usual

Good morning! Big day today measuring final tbar cable specs and mountain making fun.

It was a good day! We opened up the South Platter lift area and runs, fixed splitter & 1972 Snowpac 440, planed tomorrow T-Bar cable final plan and measure for new cable, transplanted 100+ strawberries ready for waddle raised bed garden, shot friends Trotter Mag Wheel film and future trails for all, hung with chickens, played in retro playground, Dalmatian tasted first full skunk mammal wash, opened up min half and positioned wood 3-5 ft. Snowboard kickers for soon to be snow heaven.

Nice to feel some turns. Should have enough for a rockboards session if anyone has the itch.

Mt Mancelona is researching and seeking stove builder for different designs? #woodstove #woodstovelaboratory #woodstovebuild #woodstovelife

Time to build sawmill barn! Who wants to help this week and get mtn passes and access to mill? #sawmill #tinycabin @cabinfolk #sawmillcampground #michigansawmill

Post HuggyZilla Halloween shot for my kiddos. #dadlife #daddysgirl😘 #dad

1993/94 “Snowboarding Only” sign on T-bar looking happy! #snowboardonly #snowboarding #snowboardmichigan #snowboard

Becky’s first snow. She woke us up to tell us. #chickenskier #snowboardchicken

Chicken towed powder packer from 1960s? #ski #mtmancelona #skiresort #skihistory

We are having powder dreams lately. You?

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We are seeking a talented mechanic to bring on board at the mountain offering housing, full shops and resources, inventions/startup opportunities, forestry and saw mill, and a good job. Immediate part time as well. Machines include Ford trucks/Trannys, 64 Tucker And 83 Packmaster Snowcats, vintage sleds, Historic T-Bar and small engines and more. Thanks for any links or contacts and folks can send resumes or contact us by messaging, emailing [email protected] or calling 231-499-4968.

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Grab some bananas! Chairlift history...
We are not planning chair or aerial lifts but plan to permit current running, and one of oldest, 1954 T-Bar that gets access to most of the three peaks of Mt Mancelona and eventually restore south Platter Lift (like riding frisbee up) and 2-3 of 5 tow ropes from 1950s on. Midwest SkijorersMidwest Ski Areas Association Midwest Collegiate Ski Association Ski Michigan Snowboarder Magazine Ski Snowboard Michigan Boyne Highlands Resort Michigan Tech Ski & Snowboard Club Michigan Lost Ski Areas ProjectDoppelmayr GaraventaSKI Magazine

Today we are taking a look at chairlifts, specifically the first chair lift ever constructed. The story behind this breakthrough is very interesting, but I found its connection to the Midwest even more interesting.

That said, be sure to check out the Hemlock Chair at Boyne Mountain Resort next time you are there to see this amazing piece of history.

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I hope all of you have a fantastic week and until next time - stay safe, pray for snow and I'll see you out there!

Collages of past weeks. Lots cookin’ here prepping for epic winter!

We are hiring handy folks (const., mechanical, forestry, sawmill) and seeking key videographer/story/social/anthropologist position for a live-on-the Mountain opportunity with amazing virtual support team around MI and US. Email ur passions, work and purpose at [email protected]!

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Windy City Redhots Mt Mancelona Sign saved. #hotdogs🌭

Fall from above!
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First snow of the season.

Walk through Tree House and future cabins

In between sleet and sun I try to catch the changing seasons. Leaves now blanketing the trails and half down. Just beautiful and folks are hiking and driving to sunset top Joes Bench often and just ck in at Lodge. Sam and team are giving tours of the mountain relics and 1867 Mountain House schoolhouse restore/dig. Come enjoy the wonder!

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Locals sunset on top!

A Day In The Life at Mt Mancelona. Today is a trip around the miles of new trails and some forestry work in the peak of colors.

Home For Families, organized by Samuel Porter

We are deep in helping people and this weekend and following weeks if anyone can help contribute, demo, and rebuild a mobile home for a local young family without a home and 4 beautiful girls under 7 and a baby on the way we cannot thank you enough. Your support not only helps this effort but fuels more housing and community action we are dedicated to at Mt Mancelona. The colors are in their peak and join us in this good work effort! Thanks for sharing and any support for the crowdfund Kathleen Tipton organized attached. #withgratitude

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#remodel #GoFundMe #Crowdfund #wecandoit #communityservice #communitycares #family #giveback #shuttvoff #stayhuman Diana Milock Bradford White Electric- Gas Water Storage Heaters The Home Depot Alden Lumber CompanyMerchandise Outlet Women's Resource Center Thrift Shop Goodwill Northern Michigan Habitat for Humanity Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region Gilroys Kiss Carpet Design Center Triston Cole U.S. Department of Agriculture Pathway Community Church Mancelona Fire District Mancelona Moose Family Center #2254 Hi! My name is Kathleen and my husband Allen and I have a total of 4 young daughters and a bun in the… Samuel Porter needs your support for Home For Families

We have had many sunset tour visits but last night was ceremonial for Joe Omness with some of his best friends stopping by. After Joe passed his friends helped his daughters and kept his dreams for Mt M to be a community value not private and passed the torch to us. We are beyond thankful and dedicated. Joe raised his girls here ar MT Mancelona, opened one of first “Snowboards Only” resorts in 1994 when it was not allowed at most, and was an all around good guy loved by many. We live in his bootsteps. After his friends left I sent this short film to them and wanted to share the colors and memories. Cheers To Joe!

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I am honored to walk on the lodge stone floors and share in the tens of thousands of ski boot steps and follow the lead of Mt Mancelona visionaries. Thanks Jack Hursh for the memories that will always be here from your family that prospected the great snow of the day and still to this day for Lower Michigan!

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Good 2019 memory for our vintage sled ideas, weekend rentals for BC session laps, and step back in time. #vintagesled #VintageSnowmobile

Northern Michigan's ski resorts preparing for 'very different' ski season

Skiing 2020/21 from Detroit Free-Press

At Nubs, "so far, interest is very strong," Doornbos said. "What we've heard from people (is) ... that skiing is something for them to look forward to when so much else in their lives has been canceled.”

#backcountryskiing This year, these businesses face additional, potentially tricky considerations posed by a viral pandemic.

Does La Niña mean we better get out the tall snow boots here in Michigan?

Here comes the snow! La Niña does affect our winter weather here in Michigan.

We are seeking any old maps, photos, 8mm film, stories and historical ski and snowboard memories to learn from and share in lodge. Anyone out there know of anything we may not have or know about? Thank you!!!

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Expanding hospitality and remodel of 1952 Mt Mancelona lodge is going well. Seeking artesian wood and clay to 3D Epoxy floor folks to hire and learn from. Lodge will be a showroom of sorts for materials to build tiny house timeshares and your next project! #remodel #barnwood #3depoxyfloor #tile #claywalls #tinyhouse #cabinlife #yurts #ski #snowboarding

Working on our up-cycling and reclaimed barnwood collecting. Seeking wood and barns if they are through their legacy. #barnwood #reclaimedbarnwood #barnwoodbuilders

Another new mate adopted us at Mt M. Must be a sign for a big snow year! #whitedove #dovesong.

We sure are missing gathering around good food, live music, family events, and friends. Our designs and vision is adapting but we value yours. What solutions or ideas do you have? Halloween? 2nd Ullr Pray Pray For Snow? 3rd Santa On The Mountain? Thanks!

Billy Strings Yonder Mountain String Band and all who have seen Mt Mancelona we miss ya!
#livemusic2020 Pollstar NAMM Show Folk Alliance International Martin Atkins (photo at sold out Billy Strings Drive-In show last week)

Our past week is filled with good memories. Guess on a couple here...
Is anyone having powder dreams yet?

A sunset like this on top of the ole Challenge ski/snowboard run and on historic Joes Bench is a blessing. There are many new runs and happenings to share!! We welcome folks to enjoy the views at MtM. We chainsawed up the Nth side of Challenge old sugar maple glades down to the platter lift today so this is a nice ending.

It fells like an epic winter is coming and one to enjoy, check out, and check in. #carpediem. Munchin on the last carrots after a hard frost last night.

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Found in old vintage ski patrol trailer we are restoring for patroller/first responder hostel of sorts learning hub future. Plan to offer avalanche snow science program as well. Seeking tools and resources! #skipatrol #skipatrollife #skipatroldogs #avalanchesafety #michiganskipatrol #snowscience @avyschool

2020 La Dumpa! #mtmancelona ck out the last La Nina 2008/2009 below!
#lanina#ladumpa #digmyquiver #ski #snow
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Insects and Amphibians of the week at Mt Mancelona. #natureschool #mtmancelona @michigannature @antrim_outdoors @antrimcd

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2497 Ski Run Rd
Mancelona, MI
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Hobby Horse Riding Stable Hobby Horse Riding Stable
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John W. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament John W. Smith Memorial Golf Tournament
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4th Annual John W Smith Tournament on June 23, 2012

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