Package offers choice of skiing or snowmobiling near Traverse City

Here’s a winter escape that may appeal to ski or snowmobile buffs:

Through March 31, Tamarack Lodge of Traverse City is offering a two-night ski or snowmobile package with extra benefits: a $50 gift certificate for dinner at any downtown Traverse City restaurant, plus a bottle of award-winning local wine.

Tamarck, a luxury condominium resort on Grand Traverse Bay, features a choice of penthouse or two-bedroom suite with water views, Arts & Crafts-inspired d

Susan R. Pollack
Globetrotting journalist and former Detroit News staff writer Susan R. Pollack has covered travel since 1985, visiting scores of countries on five continents, 49 states, six Canadian provinces and hundreds of cities, islands and outposts along the way. From Alaska, the Galapagos and New Zealand to South Africa, Thailand and Wales, she has suffered the occasional lost luggage, jetlag and Montezuma’s revenge but still delights in sharing travel adventures with readers. In addition to The Detroit News, her award-winning stories and photos have appeared in major newspapers including the Dallas News, Toronto Star, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Chicago Sun Times; and magazines including Delta Sky, Midwest Living, Long Weekends, Experience Michigan, Jetsetter, Home & Away, Hour Detroit, Prevue Meetings and Group Tour. She has contributed to several books including "Rand McNally 2008 Ultimate NASCAR Road Trip Guide," and is the copy editor for She also has written for websites including and