January 2013: Discover Michigan Snow Sports Month

WHEREAS, home to more downhill ski areas than any other state, Michigan winters offer a wide variety of outdoor recreational activities including skiing and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating and snowmobiling; and,

WHEREAS, the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame and Museum is located in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula; and,

WHEREAS, Michigan has a rich outdoor recreation heritage and each year, residents and visitors continue to enjoy winter tourism throughout the Great Lakes State; and,


WHEREAS, during this month, we encourage all citizens to learn more about and take advantage of the many snow sports Pure Michigan has to offer;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim January 2013 as Discover Michigan Snow Sports Month.