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 30, 2019 – 2:45 pm update: Best places for riding in for the last weekend of riding on official snowmobile trails will be in the snow belts of the Eastern U.P. – Newberry to Grand Marais to Munising – and parts of the Western U.P. and the Keweenaw Peninsula. Still snow in Northern Lower Michigan, however we have no reports of grooming for the weekend.

Official snowmobile trails close at the end of the day on Sunday. You can still ride on trails on public lands and on two-tracks and other secondary roads. Likely to be snow on the ground for a week or two (or more) into April, especially in the snow belts of the Upper Peninsula. Please DO NOT TRESPASS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY or ignored gates closing off snowmobile trails. Have a great final weekend of the season.

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 reports on the web, facebook and twitter:



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


Featured Regions For The Winter of 2013 / 2014

Cadillac, Michigan
Gaylord, Michigan
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


Postings From Trail Report Pages On Facebook

Thursday May 23rd, 2019 - 2:12 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

The rail-trail section from Jackson Road to Country Club Road in Ironwood received some much needed shaping and is PAID FOR BY CLUB FUNDS AS THIS TRAIL IS NOT YET A MDNR ORV TRAIL APPROVED TO RECEIVE ORV TRAIL-PERMIT FUNDING. Dean Pearson construction & logging worked all day reclaiming gravel and doing what he could to reestablish ditches for drainage issues. Please stay off the trail due to on-going work, many large rocks, roots and logs could be on the trail awaiting a final skimming clean up run. We will have up-coming club trash pick up events as well as a signing event. We need more active members! PLEASE join us at our next event and feel how good it is to do something together for a greater good. Sacrifice an afternoon working with new friends instead of riding, it is key to our future trail expansions! #joinus #thisclubbuildstrails #dogoodfeelgood ... See MoreSee Less

Monday May 20th, 2019 - 2:20 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

#miweatherSteady rain, sleet, and snow mix continues across parts of Upper Michigan tonight. As a low passes to the south tonight, expect additional precipitation to move through the UP from the west. As precipitation diminishes, fog will likely develop in the higher terrain areas. ... See MoreSee Less


Friday May 10th, 2019 - 1:12 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

Plain and simple. #summersucks ... See MoreSee Less


Comment on Facebook

Jason Beckk

Tuesday May 7th, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

More snow for the Upper Peninsula.... #miweatherNever ending 2018/19 snow season 🙈. I promise I stopped MY snow dance ❄️💃after the last dumping. My shoes 👠 are tucked away until at least October! 😂.

Who is the guilty one this time?!!
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More snow for the Upper Peninsula.... #miweatherImage attachment


Comment on Facebook

Daniel Jones John Pflueger let's load the sleds up and go for a twist braap


Josh Leskinen

Ryan Rumchak

Bob Hawke

Ryan Eifert

John Hollar

That’s unfortunate

Kevin Werkheiser


Fidel Sienkiewicz

Jeramiah Dunnett

Ryan Bloede

Kelly Long

Tim Urbanski

Deickon Brown

Judith Raymond

I'm the guilty one, I want 5 foot year round!!!

Jade Hobbs

Dane Long 1 more trip? Braaapppp!

Chad Steger

I'm moving. In October I retire just bought a new sled love to fish all seasons. But your state turned on Ted nugget. I dont understand why God loving Americans would disagree with this perfect example of the American dream.

Mike Bradford do you believe this shit🤣

How much is still on the ground?

Pray for snow

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Sunday May 5th, 2019 - 12:06 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

Last of the remaining snow from the 2018 / 2019 season.... #snowphotos #miweatherClear skies today allowed for a beautiful view of the remaining snow over the western and central Upper Peninsula.

Compare to April 23rd:
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Last of the remaining snow from the 2018 / 2019 season.... #snowphotos #miweather


Comment on Facebook

Actually saw a couple inches still in the wood in Kalkaska county Saturday.

Saturday May 4th, 2019 - 2:53 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

Cleaning up the groomer barn and the machines. All good for the summer. See everyone next winter!! ... See MoreSee Less


Comment on Facebook

Thanks for the great job to all the volunteers

Nice Groomer barn, ours just sit out and deteriorate in the summer day that will change

You guys did a great job all winter. See you in January.

Wednesday May 1st, 2019 - 10:51 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

Snow on May 1, 2019 in the Lake Gogebic area.... #snowphotos #miweatherMay 1st????? 🤦🏽‍♀️
What the hell 🤷🏽‍♀️
32 degrees and under a winter storm warning AGAIN 🤬
Stay safe and come see us.
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Comment on Facebook

Frank Hilkowski

Frank Hilkowski

Josh Brough

Tiffany maybe we wont be going up here next weekend

Joe remember the bar

Joe remember the bar

Nathaniel Leitl Matthew Rickert Scott Rickert Kyal M. Mueller put em away to soon boys!! Could be rippin up the lodge !!!

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Tuesday April 30th, 2019 - 6:34 pm

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

Snow in the forecast for the first day of May.... #miweatherNew month…same weather. May starts off with, you guessed it, more rain and snow mix. There could be a light slushy accumulation for the Wednesday morning commute, especially over the higher elevations of the interior U.P. Sunshine – and warmer temps – finally return by the end of the week. ... See MoreSee Less

Snow in the forecast for the first day of May.... #miweather


Comment on Facebook

Hunter Whitaker

Is there any snowpack left up there? Anyone riding off trail?

Hunter Whitaker



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