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Ironwood, MI. What to do after skiing?

post #1 of 11
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Also posted this in the Resorts forum.

My friend and I will be heading up there Feb. 9-12 for some skiing. Looking for things to do after getting off the mountain.
Bars, local breweries, restaurants, parties, events, etc. are all fair game. Your help is needed. Otherwise we may have to talk to eachother!
post #2 of 11
After 34 readers -- still no reply. I guess you got your answer.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
Apparently. I know Hurley is close to Ironwood and is a fairly large snowmobiling town. I tought somebody might have some ideas. Guess we'll just have to visit all the bars and post our findings here for future visitors!
post #4 of 11
Iron County museum in Hurley. Black River Pub & Grub for good burgers,etc. about two blocks north of Big Powderhorn and just a little east on the Black River Road. Sleigh Rides at Winterwind about two miles west of Pub on Airport road. Snowmobile races were about two weeks ago at the Gogebic County fairgrounds in Ironwood. If you're looking for extreme wild times in Hurley, you're about 50 years too late because they used to have about 15 churches and 50 bars, mostly on Silver Street. They didn't pay much attention to Prohibition. Thursday night is tubing night at Indianhead and there's always a band somewhere on the weekend. If there's plenty of snow, try Whitecap for variety. If not, don't go cause they don't waste much money on grooming even though Ski magazine didn't mention that part. Good equipment work done at Big Sno Outfitters on U.S. #2 in Bessemer. South side of, I believe, Lead Street. Liberty Bell Chalet about two blocks west of the four way stop on highway #77 where it crosses U. S. #51. Very good Italian and American food. Petrusha's south of Hurley on U.S. # 51 is also very good but higher priced. Further south, Sky Lawn supperclub is on west side of U.S. #51 and has been rebuilt after a fire. Caribou on the west side of Powderhorn is also good and fairly reasonable. Nobody ever reopened the Alpen Inn on the east side of Powderhorn. Also, the Ore House Pizza Place east on #2 at Ramsey is closed.
post #5 of 11
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Thank you much!
post #6 of 11

Cornish pasty

You should try a Cornish pasty.


Anatomy of a Pasty poster




Joes Pasty Shop is a good place to try (116 West Aurora St, Ironwood MI www.joespastyshop.com). Other folks may have more recommendations for different pasty restaurants.


For more info http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornish_pasty
post #7 of 11
Hit the bars on Silver St. in Hurley. Youse guys won't be disappointed, carry a bundle of singles or they may get your bigger bills. :
post #8 of 11
Didn't mean to leave out the pastys, sorry. Several places rent snowmobiles and there are a large number of waterfalls in the area as the Montreal River makes its way to Lake Superior. You can see Copper Peak from several ski areas. Blackjack has the lowest ticket prices other than Mt. Zion but they're not open all days during the week. Powdermill Inn used to have some cheap rooms but someone else manages now manages this partly condo place and it's higher. Good location to ski across the street and into the parking lot from the east side of Powderhorn next to the closed Alpen Inn. Also, if you want to use the pool there, it's still closed, so you have to go to the Caribou pool on the west side of Powderhorn. Somebody has offered dogsled rides in the past, but you may have to check at Indianhead for that.
post #9 of 11
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Hit the bars on Silver St. in Hurley. Youse guys won't be disappointed, carry a bundle of singles or they may get your bigger bills. :
2nd silver street.

21 bars in about 4 blocks. There may not be that many anymore, but at one time, I guarantee that Hurley could rival any town in the US for most bars per capita.
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Ironwood, MI. What to do after skiing?
Move West?
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
Moving West would be nice but not feesible(sp?). This MI trip is a low(er) cost alternative to one out west. Hopefully next year.
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