About Us

We are a premier cross country ski area in the heart of the Manistee National Forest near Wellston MI. Our trails are classic trails that are narrow and wind through the mature hardwoods and pines of the Manistee National Forest.


Big M is maintained entirely by volunteers and funded with your contributions. We work in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service. This year we are not able to have donations onsite. We would ask that you send in a donation or use our Paypal button. See our DONATIONS page for more details.

A Partnership
with the U.S. Forest Service

The Forest Service manages Big M but volunteers provide grooming and maintenance. See the Huron Manistee Forest Service for details or contact the Manistee office of the Forest Service at 231 723-2211.