Ski event set for Saturday

BIG BAY — The Honey Bear Classic Ski Event in Big Bay is planned from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.

Everyone is invited to join in celebrating the Big Bay Ski Pathway, located at the end of KG road — turn left at the famous Lumberjack Tavern.

This family friendly event will highlight youth and adult races and activities, prizes, refreshments and a weenie roast. Participants can have a photo taken with the local Honey Bear. Wear a shirt or hat that says Big Bay or Honey Bear for a special prize.

Explore this unique trail on skis or snowshoes and, for the more adventurous, trek up to the scenic Ridgeline Trail. The 6K Meditation Loop is great for beginner to intermediate skill levels while 7K Hidden Grin and 12K Bear Mountain Loops offer a more challenging trek.

The Honey Bear 12K challenge will be timed and prizes awarded to those who come closest to their estimated times.

Powell Township students and parent ski free. For visitors, a special 2-for-1, $8 ski pass will be available at the trailhead for this day only. For those who frequent the Pathway, the NTN “Powell Pass” is available through, which also includes the Saux Head trails.