January 2015 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

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January 2015 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

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Ski! Snowboard! Easy ways to get your kids started (tips from a bona fide ski mom.

Ski Guide 2015
Once You Go Fat ...Fat tire, that is.
Microbrew Alchemy
Romantic Wedding Settings

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January 2015 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazin

Ski Guide 2015

Terrain parks, telemark glades, Nordic trails, water parks, and, yes, ski hills. Ways Northern Michigan ski resorts are making fun for your whole fam.

Once You Go Fat ...

Fat tire, that is. Snow bikes are going gangbusters and they got a big start in Michigan. Aaron Peterson shares moments of the dawn.

Microbrew Alchemy

Wow! Siren Hall chef Michael Peterson offers up gorgeous and delicious recipes made with microbrews.

Romantic Wedding Settings

What place speaks to your hearts? Ideas excerpted from MyNorth Wedding magazine.

Up North
Curling kicks off in Traverse City; a brew- er’s advice for pairing beer and ice cream, the Vasa’s new groomed snow bike trail!
January Events
Spark your winter brain at a hot event!
Fun but quirky reasons to get Up North now.
Up in Michigan
Kandace Chapple contemplates winter’s advance at the shore of a wild lake.
New Year’s eve at a resort. Dine well, dance long, sleep tight!
Local Foodie
Recipe for Gourmet Farmhouse Flatbread, by Emily Paquette, of Frog Hollow Farm
Tips for sparkling wines on that sparkling eve.
Into the North: Climbing ice

On the Cover:
Getting ready for a day on the slopes at Crystal Mountain. Photo: Todd Zawistowski.

And Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column ...


… The surface of the lake was so clear it was as if there were nothing between us and the lake bottom. There was hardly a ripple in its smooth surface. …

… It was just a Saturday afternoon in December. We were out for maybe an hour at most. But what we got was not only such a memorable time spent together out on a winter day, but a lingering sense of togetherness when we came back in, drank cocoa and shared photos. Evening crept into darkness, and we were perfectly content to be indoors with firelight and “coziness.” …

... Read more of Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column as she explains how lucky Northern Michigan is to be able to re-create the Danish feeling of hygge during our winter.