The UP Health System Portage Great Bear Chase is organized by a committee that meets monthly during the off-season and much more as the annual event gets closer. Members of the committee are there on a volunteer basis. The current GBC committee includes Cynthia MacDonald, Craig Hughes, Mark Jindrich, Pat Szubielak, Greg Green, Dean Woodbeck, Betty MacInnes, Angela Luskin, Chris VanArsdale, and Jan Haase. To contact the committee, try one of the following methods:

Phone: (906) 369-2460
Swedetown Trails Chalet: (906) 337-1170 (in season)


Mail: Great Bear Chase; 921 W. Sharon Ave; Houghton, MI 49931.

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Great Bear Chase Ski Marathon