1 U.S. National Ski Hall of Fame
The Ishpeming museum is located near the site of the first
national ski competition (1904).
2 Pine Mountain Ski Slide
At 1,032 feet this Iron Mountain ramp is one of the world's
3 Mackinac Island
Finish line of the Chicago-to-Mackinac yacht race, at 333 miles
the world's longest freshwater boat race.
4 Houghton Lake
The site of Tip-Up Town, a winter festival that draws 30,000 to
its ice-fishing competition.
February 9, 2004
5 Jason Richardson
The Michigan State alum and Warriors guard from Saginaw won the
last two NBA dunk titles.
6 Derrick Coleman
The 76ers' forward from Detroit was the NBA's No. 1 draft pick in
7 John Smoltz
The Braves' reliever and Warren native began in the Tigers'
8 Derrick Mason
The Michigan State alum from Detroit anchors the Titans'
9 Rudy Tomjanovich
The Michigan grad and NBA All-Star from Hamtramck coached the
Rockets to two NBA titles.
10 Oakland Hills Country Club
The Bloomfield Hills' club will host the 2004 Ryder Cup.
11 Kirk Gibson
The Tigers' World Series hero was a Michigan State football and
12 Chris Webber
The Kings' forward from Detroit was part of the Fab Five
Wolverines team that reached the 1993 NCAA final.
The city of 81,000 is Michigan's SI Sportstown for having the
best community sports programs.
14 Mike Modano
The Stars' high-scoring center is from Livonia.
15 Shane Battier
The Grizzlies' forward is from Birmingham.
16 Jalen Rose
The Raptors' guard's teammates at Detroit's Southwestern High
included future NBAers Voshon Lenard and Howard Eisley.
17 Tyrone Wheatley
The Raiders' back and former Michigan star from Inkster was a
national high school track athlete of the year in '89.
18 Jerome Bettis
The Steelers' running back from Detroit ranks sixth on the NFL
career rushing list.
19 Michigan Stadium
No place packs 'em in like the Big House, the 77-year-old Ann
Arbor home of the Maize and Blue. The Wolverines have had at
least 100,000 fans at every home football game since October
1975. Their 35-21 victory over Ohio State in November drew an
NCAA-record crowd of 112,118.
20 Muhammad Ali
The Kentucky-born boxing great has lived on a Berrien Springs
farm since the '80s.
21 Derek Jeter
The Yankees' shortstop is from Kalamazoo.
22 Gus Macker
The three-on-three hoops tournament began in a Lowell driveway in
1974 and now draws 200,000 players a year to courts nationwide.
23 Brian Diemer
The Grand Rapids native, now track coach at Calvin College in his
hometown, is the last U.S. male distance runner to have won an
Olympic medal (1984 steeplechase).
24 Grand Valley State
The Allendale school won the 2003 NCAA Division II national