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 25, 2020 – 12:35 am update: It’s official. Grooming is over for the 2019/2020 snowmobile season in Michigan due to the necessity of curtailing the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The last runs in the Keweenaw and the Eastern U.P. were done early this week, so the trails will be nice for a little while, but the warmer weather this week will make them rougher and rougher each day. Trails in the Upper Peninsula still have a strong base with plenty of snow in the Keweenaw Peninsula and the Eastern U.P. snow belts from Munising to Grand Marais to Newberry and most of the way to Sault Ste. Marie.

If you decide to ride, check beforehand to make sure your fuel stops are still open. Some restaurants are still offering take-out service, so call ahead and plan accordingly. Please practice “social distancing” during your trip. If you are visiting an area where you don’t live, please “quarantine” yourself away from the local population. Plenty of time to make new friends later this summer or next winter.

Official snowmobile trails close on March 31, 2020.

Have a great week and a great spring, summer and fall! We’ll see you when all the craziness is over.

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

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 17th, 2020 - 3:36 pm

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One off my favorite things to do while riding. Taking an hour and eating lunch by a fire in the middle of nowhere is part of our riding. Anyone else? ... See MoreSee Less

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I always liked to stop in at Boon party store in the Cadillac area. They used to keep a campfire going behind it for sledders to hangout.

Used to be more of this back in the day. Wish there was more now.

That sounds great, but is it legal .if it's all rt I am in...

I thought that was another Arctic Cat fire at first.


Oh yeah!

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Wednesday September 16th, 2020 - 11:57 am

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Brett Dankers

Tuesday September 15th, 2020 - 10:23 am

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Report

It took two years to track down land owners from Colorado, Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin to obtain approval for last season's new trail across highway 2. We bought 5 acres of land to facilitate a land owner who didn't want the property, thanks to a donation from the Family of Randy Liddicoat who died at the old crossing. We worked with amazing landowners, MDOT, MDNR, Bessemer Township, Wakefield Township, Gogebic County Road Commission to create the crossing used last season. We spent nearly $4k of permit dollars to create the crossing. And ONE or TWO riders put the ax in it by riding off trail where the owner walks his dogs. Our club learned a hard lesson that even a landowner with 80' of trail needs protection (wHy dOn'T U jUsT fEnCe ThE eTiRe tRaiL? If you don't know why, it's best to keep your comments to yourself). The landowner on the north side had an electrical box struck and a fence hit and damaged beyond repair. It's becoming really hard to focus on opening new trails like 11N, 160 one-way addition and the 11S loop when we are so busy just trying to keep things open. Police one another this season, folks. There is 1-million acres of public land 5 miles east of Wakefield where you can smash all the pow you want. Please stop doing it on our landowner's private slices of heaven near town. They worked their lives to own it, you are merely a guest. Two years of my personal time went into this and in one evening it was all for nothing. We're volunteers folks, you can't imagine how painful this is for us. Join a club that grooms, that is a destination you visit and become active. You need to learn these pains we deal with, it makes our beautiful family sport all that much more meaningful. - Steve GRTA President ... See MoreSee Less

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What a shame! There are many of us out here that do respect all facets of any trail system, and we all appreciate the work that few put into the trails. I will absolutely police any trails I ride on but I may call on you to bail me out. ☺️

Sometimes it’s worth it and other times it’s just not worth it! And truth is the riders who caused the issue DGAF!

Steve I’ll second that. Couple years back we rode our of Houghton and a few miles north was a sign “Stay on trail” and there were all kinds of tracks off the trail!! Some assholes just don’t get it!

I bet the guys were first time riders and didn't give a shit. See them all the time.

Friday September 11th, 2020 - 1:09 pm

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Wednesday September 9th, 2020 - 12:49 pm

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Monarch Mountain is up to 18 inches❄️ Pow turns likely for some today! 📸-Monarch Mountain ... See MoreSee Less

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its colorado. go for it!

Question is who's brave enough to go riding

Jon A. Cooke Walter Worth Tim Burris

Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 3:33 pm

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Tuesday September 8th, 2020 - 10:18 am

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CASPER - Around 10 inches of snow in the area. WYO 251 and WYO 258 closed. All other area highways no unnecessary travel with slick conditions and continuing wet and icy snow. ... See MoreSee Less

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Calling for 1-2’ in the mtns!

I’m ready!!!

Time to hammerhock!

Dam it love to be there

Who got their first ride in today?

Rachael Ann. See this is why we need to move to Wyoming

Boats in the shop snowmobiles out

Brian Krebs

Josh Hardy

David Moran

Collin Klotz

Harold Roy Hollister

Ryan Gibson

Kyle Jimkoski

Kris Barnes-Karmol


Jason Fitzgibbons

Kale Wolff

Walter Worth Jon A. Cooke David J. Rice Tim Burris

Terry Dibell

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