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 Michigan; 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 2014 as Discover Michigan Snow Sports Month.