I know what you're thinking... Yeah, our winters are pretty horrible, but there's no way they are worse than, say, Alaska's. Well, that's where you'd be wrong. Like, really wrong...

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Shocking, right?

But according to Thrillist, who took the time to rank winner in every state from best to worst, Michigan is sitting near the top of the list. And not only is it near the top of the list, but it also sits in the top three for "most miserable winter", beating out states like Wisconsin, Nebraska, and even Alaska! Yeah, you read that right; Alaska. Alaska doesn't even crack the top ten (it's sitting at number 13).

Winter in Michigan Stinks

Thrillist sites lots of reasons why Michigan winters are terrible, including:

  • Essentially living in perpetual darkness for several months.
  • Instead of just "regular" snow, we usually get hit with "a wintry mix of precipitation", which is just a fancy phrase meaning we'll get snow, then sleet, then freezing rain, and everything in between.
  • The roads are a giant sheet of ice in the morning.
  • A lack of winter recreation.

To be fair, I'm not much of a winter person, so I cannot attest to the variety of winter recreation. The most winter recreation I do is walking inside a place that is warm and enjoying some hot cocoa. But I do know that we have places like Boyne Mountain Resort, where those who enjoy skiing and snowboarding can go. However, the rest of the above statements ring true to me.

So next time someone tries to tell you that their state's winter is worse than Michigan's, you can point them to this article. Unless of course, that person happens to be from Minnesota or North Dakota...

If you need anymore evidence that Michigan winters stink, take a look at the snowiest places in the state.

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