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 19, 2021 – 3:00 pm update: – The 2020/21 Michigan Snowmobile season is coming to a close. No reports of grooming this week and we don’t expect any good storms in the near future, so it looks like grooming is over for the season.

We are hearing reports of some ungroomed, boondock riding in the Keweenaw Peninsula and the heart of the snow belt in the Eastern U.P. However, these are mostly local riders who know where to go to find the last rideable snow of the season.

Have a great spring, summer and fall!

Here’s the Snow Depth Map to help you find regions with the most snow.

Keweenaw PeninsulaIronwood / Western U.P.

Ontonagon / Western U.P.

Munising Area

Seney AreaNewberry Area

Also check out John Dee for the latest weather forecasts.

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

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Thursday September 16th, 2021 - 10:25 am

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New Blog Post - History of the Carry All.
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Thursday September 16th, 2021 - 6:40 am

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Wednesday September 15th, 2021 - 12:06 pm

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Last winter was just weird. #wiwww Wish it was Winter Wednesday.
Polaris Snowmobiles SCS Unlimited Rox Speed FX, Inc. #summersucks #thinkoutside
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Monday September 13th, 2021 - 6:50 pm

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We love seeing these announcements because that means we’re getting close! ❄️❄️❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

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Still cheap, for what we get to enjoy.

The price of 2 beers! Yes, it’s money we’ll spent. Now if we could just get riders to respect the trails and private property.

I wish my wages kept up with inflation

Cheapest part about riding

They should sell daily permits. I hate paying full price to ride once and get harassed by dnr

Start charging those bicycles that ride the same trails all summer

The BEST Deal in Snowmobiling!

If you can’t afford $52, even if it is only for 1 weekend, then sell ur effin sleds! ur in the wrong sport!

The trail program had tons of money until our former female governor raided it and put it in the general fund. Since then prices just keep going up. I do enjoy the trails and the groomer clubs are doing a great job. It would be nice if they gave seniors a discount. 50 bucks is pretty stiff for those on a fixed income.

Way better to go up in small realistic increments instead of the often poorly planned Gov’t slam.

Wish we could move to buying one license to use the trails, instead of one per sled. Like we do for fishing and hunting licenses.

I ride several thousand miles every year. Thank you for the best groomed trails in the country. Money well spent

Raise it to a hundred

Hey Ken, maybe the $50 will provide more frequent/around the clock grooming as it was done some years back. Ken Backstein and I from Elbow Lake did a few of those back-to-back grooms!!! One busy traffic day plus overnight use on freshly groomed trails are normally crap the next day and stay that way for days until they decide to groom again. What they do is great but not frequent enough to repair the high daily/evening traffic usage. Woody/Dad

They need to charge more for the people from out of state (Ohio, Indiana) that don’t know how to ride

They were only $7 when they started

kinda hurts when u got 3 sleds and dont have a job

I have no problem with the cost. Just didn’t realize the state groomed trails or bought equipment. Learn something new everyday.

Do the sxs and trucks that run the trails pay that price also

I’m not sure that it kept up with inflation..

One tank of gas

Still great price👍

They go up almost every year...

Chris Hannahs what’s the yearly diesel fuel bill for our operation?

Every year except last year i think the groomers deserve it, last year was such a bad year for snowmobiling with the light snow amounts but even then groomers were still trying

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Sunday September 12th, 2021 - 12:37 pm

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Today’s “On this Day in Weather History” post is a sign of the changing seasons. From this point forward, snow could appear any day now. That said, there are no indications for the pattern to turn cold for Upper Michigan anytime soon. ... See MoreSee Less

Friday September 10th, 2021 - 10:02 am

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Last year we were not able to start grooming trails until January 30th a whole month later than the previous year. Any guesses on when the groomers will hit the trails this season?! ... See MoreSee Less

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Hopefully in December sometime. The snowmobile season keeps getting shorter.

After it snows

Soon!! It’s going to be our best season in years!!

Hopefully Dec 1. When trails are open.

Hope so or I am out on this sport….again!

Never plan. Just leads to disappointment. 😀

Hopefully alot sooner than last year

Anybody read the Farmer's Almanac yet? That might help


Dec sounds great to us😊🙂

Dec 16



Late December

December we all hope

Dec 10

Dec 28th

Dec. 21

Dec 7th.

Feb 15

December 22nd.

Clayton Larson Matt Boston Dan Borre Nick Jackson that was late!

December 19

Dustin Holzwarth Dus

Mid-late Dec.

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Monday September 6th, 2021 - 11:27 pm

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As you can see Houghton has started on their waterfront project. So if you make plans on staying at the Super 8 in Houghton you might want to check and see how you can get through this mess. I will keep you posted if things change before December 1st.
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Just go through the parking garage. Run a small path of snow so we don't ruin scags and tracks

Is the old Magnuson hotel open yet?

Monday September 6th, 2021 - 9:42 am

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Happy 906 Day!

Where is your favorite place in the 906?!
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Anywhere NORTH of the bridge and East of Wisconsin. Kinda sums that UP

Anywhere up there in winter got two trips planned already.


Grand Marais for sled season!

Lake of the clouds

Keweenaw Brewing


Trail 7

AuTrain…Northern Nights Resort

pine stump/ newberry

Boot lake bar

Lake of the Clouds


Hurricane River


Jennifer VW

All if it...


All of it‼️💯


All of it

The Kee

Gibbs City

Love the dah U P heh

Shimmy Shack

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