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
November 18, 2014 - 10:05 pm update – The lake effect snow has really been kicking in this week with 12+ inches on Monday and Tuesday in the snow belt regions of Northern Lower Michigan – the region west and Gaylord and north to the Mackinac Bridge has the most snow. Lake Superior snow belt regions of the U.P. have also been hit by heavy amounts of lake effect snow this week.

The Western U.P. has received more than 50 inches of snow in many areas and all of the snow belt regions in the U.P. have significant amounts of snow on the ground.

More snow is expected for the rest of the week with a warm up expected this weekend with the possibility of rain in some areas on Sunday.

SNOWMOBILE TRAILS ARE NOT OPEN. Most snowmobile trails in Michigan officially open on December 1, 2014 if there is sufficient snow. If you choose to snowmobile before December 1, please have good local knowledge of where riding is permissible and do not trespass on private property.

NOTE FROM Michigan Snowmobile Association – Remember with all this glorious white around us that the Michigan Snowmobile Trail System Does Not officially open until Dec 1 !! Be courteous to our hunters and not operate a snowmobile in an area open to public hunting ( state land) during the Nov 15-30 firearm deer season from 7am to 11am and from 2pm to 5pm. Should you choose to ride across private property or around gates you will be trespassing! Don’t be THAT guy and tick off our land owners!

We’ll keep you updated…

Latest Snow Photos – 2014

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 LodgingMontreal Haus Rental – Montreal, WIClassic Motor Inn – IronwoodRed Birch Haus – Iron Belt, WIComfort Inn – Ironwood

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

Alpine Snowmobile Rentals

Gaylord AreaTrail ReportsWebcams

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

Gaylord Snowmobile RentalsAlpine Snowmobile RentalsGaylord Dining

Blue Sky Snowmobile Rentals
SnowBlitz Snowmobile Rentals

Traverse City AreaTrail Reports

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

Traverse City Snowmobile RentalsBlue Sky Snowmobile RentalsSnowBlitz Snowmobile Rentals

Traverse City DiningPeegeo’sRanch Rudolf


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