Just because the snow is flying it doesn't mean the events stop in the winter. In fact, the cold weather and snowy landscapes create fun and challenging courses for the White Pine Stampede cross-country ski race at Shanty Creekand the well-known Northern American VASA Festival of Races.
It's also the time for food and wine-related fun; there’s wine trail events and Traverse City Restaurant Week, where local restaurants outdo each other to create the best three-course meal (ranging from $25 - $35 per person).
There are also plenty of indoor activities. Check out the exhibits at the The Dennos Museum Center or one of the many concerts at local venues.