January 2016 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazin
Ski Guide 2016
Terrain parks, telemark glades, Nordic trails, water parks, and, yes, ski hills. Ways Northern Michigan ski resorts are making fun for your whole fam.
The Shorr Thing
At 12, she got on a snowboard. At 20, she got on a plane ... to the Sochi Olympics. Karly Shorr shares her improbable story and looks ahead.
Sparkling wine savant Larry Mawby teams with Chef Paul Carlson of 9 Bean Rows to map out a delicious and easy January brunch.
Job, kids, random life events, whatever—you’ve been away from the slopes too long! We’re here to help you rediscover the joy.
Ring in the New Year
All those new engagements at year’s end mean wedding plans in the new year’s beginning. Check our curated collection of fun and beautiful wedding ideas, and let them inspire yours.
A free resort Up North for veterans. Cozy reads for cold nights (recs courtesy Between the Covers in Harbor Springs). The perfect event for January 1.
Get out and celebrate with others who share the joy of snow.
It’s “Learn a new snow sport month!” These 10 ideas can get you started.
Up in Michigan:
A poet’s essay about wind chill, and why it’s all wrong.
Eight pies to top a day of playing in the snow.
Recipe: Chicken pot pie. Perfect elixir for when the temps are low and the nights are long.
Delicious sparkling wines for New Year’s Eve, a January brunch or celebrating things like getting new snowshoes.
Into the North: Pretty in white.
On the Cover:The Shorr Thing Photo: Andy Wakeman
And Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column ...
I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions for the obvious reason that I hate to fail. And yet, I clicked on the link “Five New Year’s Eve Resolutions That Will Change Your Life.” What popped up doesn’t just align with great ideas for life, it aligns with all the reasons we love life here.
1. Smile. The gist of this one is that if we, in essence, force our face to smile, the act of that literally tricks the brain into thinking we are happy. That causes chemicals to release and voilà, we are actually happy. Okay, so who doesn’t smile Up North, particularly when we think of summer. We are at the beach, or on the boat, or in a hammock under a beautiful tree watching people we love having fun. ...
... Get the January issue of Traverse Magazine and read the rest of Deb Wyatt Fellows's column.