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
December 12, 2018 – 2:00 pm update: Latest reports from the U.P. confirm that the snow is still holding up in the Western and Eastern U.P. snow belts. Base is thin in many areas and highs in the 30s going into the weekend. Hard to make a call right now on weekend riding in those areas. Check the local reports for updates….

December 11, 2018 – 4:50 pm update: Well, right now there is some rideable snow in the snow belts of the Eastern U.P. north of Newberry over through Grand Marais to Munising. Grooming is happening and sleds were out this weekend. Also some rideable snow in the snow belts of the Western U.P. and Keweenaw Peninsula. The big question is how long will the snow on these trails hold up. Not much snow in the forecast and some temps in the 30s later in the week. Check the local reports and check back here for updates.

We have gotten reports that the Harbor Springs groomers will be heading out for some initial grooming this weekend. Haven’t heard any other reports of any grooming in Northern Lower Michigan. Some snow on the ground right now and reports of some sleds out, but looks like only limited riding in most areas of Northern Lower Michigan. Only light snow in the forecast and warmer temps. Not sure if trails will improve for riding this weekend. Check back for updates.

Latest Weather: NWS GAYLORD (12/11) Drier air briefly moves in overnight tonight. Light snow returns Wednesday afternoon and evening with accumulations an inch or less, heaviest south of M-72. Thursday brings more freezing drizzle and light snow…. NWS MARQUETTE (12/11) Temperatures will slowly but steadily rise through the week, and the relatively benign weather will continue. It’s the type of weather great for 🐕 walking in the winter!

A few featured report links:

Munising Area

Grand Marais

Ironwood / Western U.P.

Lake Gogebic Area

Keweenaw Peninsula
Check back for the latest updates….

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


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