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anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

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anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

hi all- its me, the searcher of snow.

I ahve found a nice sounding rental in a place called Lanse; I have looked on a Map and it seems to be near the shore of Lake Superior but I wondered if anybody knew if this would be classed in the 'snowbelts' areas or also which ski areas/mountains this is near to; and the nearest large town, if Lanse is not a large town itself.

Its so hard looking for maps of areas you do not know , ispend so much time searching the internet it trying to find these answers out and not got a definitive answer yet so thought it worth asking!!!

Thanks you all

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1. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

L'Anse is close to Baraga; largest town in the area is probably Houghton. Here's a website to check out www.keweenaw.info Another is www.coppercountry.com

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2. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

L'Anse in on the Keewanaw Bay, of Lake Superior. It is very pretty here. Lots of waterfalls in the area, which presents a possibility of a good hike in the winter to see them-snowshoeing, of course! Yes, it is in a "snowbelt". Mt. Bohemia is about 2 hours north, possibly, depending on weather conditions. It is for advanced skiiers only.

Other ski areas are a bit farther west, such as Indianhead, also about 2 hours, again, depending on the weather.

Largest town-Houghton I'd think. L'Anse is not very big, but should have all the conveniences such as grocery stores, gas, a few restaurants, bars etc. Not sure about a nightlife here though. Houghton is a college town. About 2 hours East is Marquette, a much larger town and also a college there too. Marquette Mtn provides skiing, though I am not familiar with it at all. Again, most of the popular ski areas in the Upper Peninsula are in the Western end of it. It would be a good drive from Marquette.

Happy planning!

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3. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

There are some ski areas around there, Mt Reilly Ski Area, then also some in Ironwood, southwest of there. (I think there are 4 or more) Also dependent on when you are going, check out the winter carnival at Michigan Tech in Houghton, of that is going on when you are there. It is amazing to see. Huge ice sculptures made by the students. It really is something to see.

Not sure where you would fly into that time of year.

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4. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

Hey riversmummy,

I really don't know if I'd recommend Lanse, it's a pretty small town and fairly dull...I'm not certain, but I think the area gets quite a bit of snow. I've only been there once and didn't spend much time, so I could be wrong... I guess if you really like the rental unit it might not be bad, but I think you'll have a bit of a drive to most things you want to see. I'm sure others will have better insight for you.

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5. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

I have to agree with deadheadcouple-good advice. You might want to look over at the Western end of the UP; should be some good rentals over there, nearer the big ski resorts. You could always make a day trip to the L'Anse area if you really wanted to see the Lake or waterfalls....

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6. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

L'Anse is between Houghton & Marquett eas other have said...half hour from Houghton about an hour to Marquette.

Close to the Keweenaw Bay Ojibwa Casino in Baraga.

Ski areas are located in Houghton (Mont Ripley) and Marquette (Marquette Mountain) I am not a downhill skier but of the two I would think Marquette Mountain would be the best. As mentioned further norrth is Mount Bohemia which cater priamrily to advanced skiiers.

There are hotels near the Casino and perhaps one of the nicer places to stay would be the Best Western Lakeside (which is actually nearby in Baraga).

From L'Anse you would be about 1.5 to 2 hours from Big Snow Country on the western end of the U.P.

YOu can pretty much classify the entire northern shorelineof Lake Superior as "snowbelt" country...

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7. Re: anybody know of the town Lanse, upper peninsula

Go a little further west to Silver City. The Porcupine Mts. are there and you won't find a nicer place to ski. The Mountains overlook lake superior and there are also cross country ski trails. You would have lodging at the Americinn right in Silver City. Truly God's Country!!

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