Skiing at the Porkies has been around since the 40s and was the incentive for the first of Friends Groups to be involved with the Porkies. Well, many years later, we have an established Friends Group and numerous programs to tout.
In 2012, the ski hill came under new management by Gogebic Community College in partnership with the DNR. Please follow their website at porkiesfun.com and on Facebook. Ski questions can be e-mailed to e-mail or you can call 906-885-5209.
Kurt Blake Helmet Fund
The Kurt Blake Helmet Fund was started in 2008 in honor of Kurt Blake. A helmet purchased for a youth at the Porkies Ski Hill will be reimbursed 50% of the cost of the helmet, up to $50. Forms will be filled out at the Ski Shop.
You may make a donation to the Kurt Blake Helmet Fund by sending a check only to:
Kurt Blake Helmet Fund, P.O. Box 221, Ontonagon, Michigan 49953.
In memory of Kurt Blake
July 27, 1994 – March 17, 2008
Friend and Employee of Porcupine Mountain Ski Shop
He was a familiar face here since he was all of two,
And he always seemed at home in the place we call “The Porkies.”
He played here, worked here, and loved the sport of skiing.
We were happy to know him as a child and also a young man.
So let’s continue to remember him, as he would like us to,
With a smile and the fun memories he brought to everything he set out to do.
Kurt and friend Mike Clack
Kurt, Anna and Jerry
Helmet Fund Recipients
We want to share our successes with you. Check out these skiing kids in their helmets.