On Michigan's Upper Peninsula, along Lake Superior, Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park has lavish piles of lovely snow when the rest of the region has been reduced to slush.
What to do: Ski downhill on 42 runs, ski cross-country on 42 kilometers of trails or snowshoe anywhere.
Events to catch: Feb. 29, candlelight ski and snowshoe.
Where to stay: A yurt or the handsome Kaug Wudjoo Lodge on Union Bay.
Details: For more, see White gold in the Porkies.