Northern Michigan Snowmobile

Snowmobiling in Northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula

Snow Resources: Radar Loop | Snow Depth Map | Winter Storm Warning Map

Trail Report Map
March 22, 2019 – 4:20 pm update: Trails in the snow belts of the Upper Peninsula should be good to go for another weekend of riding. Midweek warm up decreased the base but you should be able to find plenty of trails in good shape. Groomers should be able to get out on the trails on Friday night and perhaps Saturday night. Spring conditions with highs in the 40s and perhaps 50s – some limited access to towns. You may need to trailer to trailheads with snow. Trails will soften up in the afternoon.

We have limited reports coming in from Northern Lower Michigan. Still oportunities to trailer to areas where you can find snow. Some groomers still grooming as you go north. Harbor Springs plans to groom going into the weekend.

Here’s the Snow Depth Map to give you an idea of the areas with the best snow in the U.P. and Northern Lower Michigan. (A lot of deep snow out there.)

Check back for the latest updates….

Here are a few featured reports with new snow and / or active grooming:

Munising Area

Grand Marais

Ironwood / Western U.P.

Ontonagon Area

Lake Gogebic Area

Keweenaw Peninsula

Check the weather page for the latest weather updates and click here for the latest photos.

You can keep track of the snow in the forecast by checking out the Radar Loop

Check the Snow Depth Map for areas with the best snow.

Here are the latest trail reports.

Check out John Dee and the John Dee Forecast Graphic for his take on this week’s weather.

Complete trailreport.com reports on the web, facebook and twitter:

FACEBOOK – http://www.facebook.com/TrailReport

TWITTER – http://www.twitter.com/TrailReport

Forecasts from Weather Undergound: (Ironwood Forecast)(Marquette Forecast)(Newberry Forecast)(Cadillac Forecast)(Gaylord Forecast)(Traverse City Forecast)

NEW: Webcam Map – View webcams throughout Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula on our interactive google map.

You can follow the week’s weather forecast at
John Dee.

You can track some of the lake effect snow on the Radar Loop here and also get an educated guess on the best regions for snowfall on the Winter Storm Warning Map.

You can view the snow depth map here.

To check temperatures and trail conditions throughout Northern Lower Michigan and the Upper Peninsula click on our
new google interactive trail report map

LATEST TRAIL REPORTS

Featured Regions For The Winter of 2013 / 2014

Cadillac, Michigan
Cadillac
Gaylord, Michigan
Gaylord
Traverse City, Michigan
Traverse City
Drummond Island, Michigan
Drummond Island
Western U.P.
Western U.P.

Featured Regional Links

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Western U.P.Trail ReportsWebcams

Western U.P. Snowmobile Lodging

Ironwood – Hurley Lodging,Montreal Haus Rental – Montreal, WIClassic Motor Inn – IronwoodRed Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WIComfort Inn – IronwoodThe Cedars Motel

Bessemer – Wakefield LodgingIndianhead Mountain ResortRegal Country InnWildernest Chalet I & II – WakefieldThe Bluffs Inn – BessemerBig Powderhorn Lodging AssociationWindsong Lodging – BessemerPowderhorn Northwoods Suite – BessemerSnowBlind Chalet 1-6Powder Hound Lodge

Lake Gogebic LodgingAJ’s Walleye LodgeThe Timbers ResortRoot Cellar ResortBear’s Nine Pines Resort

Watersmeet LodgingJay’s Resort

Ontonagon – Porcupine Mountains LodgingMountain View LodgesScott’s Superior InnSuperior ShoresPeterson’s Chalet CottagesRocky Shores Vacation HomePorcupine Lodge – White PineSunshine MotelA Cabin & A Cottage Up NorthKonteka ResortAmericInn of Silver CityA Beach Retreat Cottage


Gaylord AreaTrail ReportsWebcams

Gaylord Snowmobile LodgingRay’s Retreat Country InnPine Cone AccommodationsThe Waters InnTreetops Resortand more…

Gaylord Snowmobile RentalsAlpine Snowmobile RentalsDerMiner’s Parkside Market Snowmobile RentalsGaylord Dining


Harbor Springs AreaTrail Reports

Harbor Springs Snowmobile LodgingTrout Creek Condominium Resort


Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals
 
 

Traverse City AreaTrail Reports

Traverse City LodgingRanch RudolfHonor Motel – HonorBayshore ResortPointes North Beachfront Resort HotelCherry Tree Inn and SuitesLake ‘N Pines LodgeCrystal Mountain Resort & Spaand more…

Traverse City Snowmobile RentalsBlue Sky Snowmobile Rentals

Traverse City DiningPeegeo’sRanch Rudolf

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Postings From Trail Report Pages On Facebook

Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 7:24 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

TRAVERSE CITY AREA UPDATE via Sled Solutions - The end is near..... #snowphotos

Sled Solutions
Melting fast but always fun riding around when it's 45 and sunny. Hate to see it go.....
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Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 7:09 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports - Brian Dennis shared these photos with us and said that trails are good all the way to Parkview and beyond today! They saw the Superior Club Groomer headed north from Twin Lakes 15 mins ago! Thanks for sharing Brian! ... #snowphotosBrian Dennis shared these photos with us and said that trails are good all the way to Parkview and beyond today!

They saw the Superior Club Groomer headed north from Twin Lakes 15 mins ago!

Thanks for sharing Brian!
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KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE via Keweenaw Trail Reports - Brian Dennis shared these photos with us and said that trails are good all the way to Parkview and beyond today! They saw the Superior Club Groomer headed north from Twin Lakes 15 mins ago! Thanks for sharing Brian! ... #snowphotosImage attachmentImage attachment

Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 2:55 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

KEWEENAW PENINSULA UPDATE... #snowphotosReally hated to have the sun go down and usher in the ending to an amazing day of riding in Michigan's Keweenaw Peninsula!

It was truly a T-shirt kind of day to ride under bluebird skies with temperatures well into the 50s! (Or even for some - just a pair of shorts out on the beach 😂 Dave) Trails were in amazing shape with very few bare or wet spots. The bare spots were mainly found on the top of the trail crossing Brockway Mountain. Trail 3 from Toivola to Copper Harbor, trail 134, 135, 124, 130 and 151 were in great late season condition for the majority of the day. I did not personally ride trail 132 but a few groups that did said it was still in decent shape even though grooming was discontinued early last week on that trail.

By late afternoon/early evening trail 3 south from the intersection with trail 134 was pretty bumpy, which was to be expected with the warm temps and amount of traffic. There was not any grooming last night due to how warm it was.

I was able to speak to the south end trail boss this morning and he stated that trail 17, trail 3 from Houghton to Toivola and back to Dollar Bay would be groomed tonight. I was not able to get in touch with the north end trail boss, but grooming should resume now that temperatures have dropped below freezing again. The Dreamland trails maintained by the Valley Sno Drifters have discontinued grooming.

Today the trails are pretty hard packed and can be icy in areas due to the temperatures dropping last night after the warm-up yesterday. This can present a problem for some sleds to be able to stay cooled.

Roads and parking lots are pretty much bare in towns and at establishments. Trail 124 from Phoenix/Vansville to Gay does not require much road riding and there is fuel at each location. Lac la Belle And Copper Harbor also offer fuel, however both locations require a good amount road riding.

I had friends staying at The Trailside Lodge, right on trail 17 and I can highly recommend this location for lodging, especially late season.

I have shared some of my photos and some that other riders were so kind to share with the page, along with their reports of riding yesterday!

If you are riding today we would love to see some of your photos and hear your reports!
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Comment on Facebook

James Joseph

Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 2:54 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

#miweatherTemps are mild across Northern Michigan right now ranging from the low 30s to low 50s. Skies are partly sunny to mostly cloudy depending on location with isolated light drizzle or flurries possible in spots. ... See MoreSee Less

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Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 1:58 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

GRAND MARAIS UPDATE via Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. - Groomed our north trail: 8 west, 888, 88, and town. Tr as ils were beat up from traffic and the sun. Cut most of the moguls out. Getting thin on pavement to town. All road crossings are bare, but trail is in good shape. Should be a great morning for a fun ride. ... #snowphotosGroomed our north trail: 8 west, 888, 88, and town. Tr as ils were beat up from traffic and the sun. Cut most of the moguls out. Getting thin on pavement to town. All road crossings are bare, but trail is in good shape. Should be a great morning for a fun ride.

Be smart, be safe!
GT
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Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 1:56 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

GRAND MARAIS UPDATE via Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. - Ran the East run Saturday, trail 8 towards pine stump..... With the abundant sunshine, warm temperature and lots of traffic..... this definitely equals a soft, ripped up trail. It was wet and gummy at the start so I was just skimming with the front blade and panning with the drag it was working ok. As the night went on, I could cut a little more. I can say the trail is still soft, but a lot smoother. Enjoy another day of riding.... #snowphotosRan the East run Saturday, trail 8 towards pine stump..... With the abundant sunshine, warm temperature and lots of traffic..... this definitely equals a soft, ripped up trail. It was wet and gummy at the start so I was just skimming with the front blade and panning with the drag it was working ok. As the night went on, I could cut a little more. I can say the trail is still soft, but a lot smoother. Enjoy another day of riding. And thanks to everyone for the hand signals and for jumping off the trail to let me by. Groomer Phil ... See MoreSee Less

GRAND MARAIS UPDATE via Grand Marais Sno-Trails Assoc. - Ran the East run Saturday, trail 8 towards pine stump..... With the abundant sunshine, warm temperature and lots of traffic..... this definitely equals a soft, ripped up trail. It was wet and gummy at the start so I was just skimming with the front blade and panning with the drag it was working ok.  As the night went on, I could cut a little more. I can say the trail is still soft, but a lot smoother. Enjoy another day of riding.... #snowphotosImage attachment

Sunday March 24th, 2019 - 1:26 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

LAKE GOGEBIC AREA UPDATE via Bergland Bay Bar - 3-24-19, 28 degrees. Chilly out.
Stay safe out there and come see us! ... #snowphotos3-24-19, 28 degrees. Chilly out.
Stay safe out there and come see us!
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LAKE GOGEBIC AREA UPDATE via Bergland Bay Bar - 3-24-19, 28 degrees. Chilly out. 
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