Ski and Snowmobile Trail Report

This is the Keweenaw Snowmobile Trail System Report for Wednesday, December 12th, 2018.

Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are officially open and in early season condition. The groomers were out over the weekend and panned. They will go out again, once we have sufficient snow. We will update you as soon as something happens.

Trail 120 and 121 that goes around Freda is closed for the season and will not be reopened. As well as trail 3 from Dollar Bay to Lake Linden. You can still get to Dollar Bay by way of Hancock and to Lake Linden by way of Calumet. Trails 122, 124, 133 are closed until the ground freezes, Currently the water holes are too deep. Trails 132 north of Lac Labelle 133, and 134 are closed for logging and will reopen once they are done. Trail 3 from Clear Lk Junction to Copper Harbor is TEMPORARILY closed for logging. It is scheduled to be opened by December 15th and will remain open for the remainder of the season.

The Houghton/Hancock bridge will be closed until the end of shipping season, so the mat will not go down for a few more weeks

Any trail usage should be done with extreme caution as there is very low snow cover and there are rocks, stumps, branches, wet areas and hazards that have not been identified.

The Keweenaw Convention & Visitors Bureau asks that you stay on the trails, STAY OFF THE ICE, respect private property, do not drink and drive, and above all else, drive safely. The signs on the trails are there for rider’s safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.

Snowfall & Weather:

Snow fall in the Keweenaw Peninsula, no new snow with 13 inches of snow on the ground, 57.5 inches have fallen to date as of 12/12/2018.

Today’s forecast: Cloudy, with a 10% chance of snow showers with a high 31, low 27

Thursday’s forecast: Cloudy with a 10% chance of snow, high 33, low 27

Friday: Sunny with a 10% chance of snow, high 35, low 28

Saturday: Sunny with a 10% chance of snow, high 35, low 31

Sunday: Partly Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow, high 34, low 25

Cross Country Skiing Report:

Swedetown – All trails dragged including Multi-use. SBT is firm and fast. Bikers please yield to skiers. 12/11/2018

Michigan Tech – Tracks reset on Upper Trails and skate lanes dragged. In preparation for this weekend’s race there will be 2k, 3k, and 5k classic race courses set today. 12/11/2018.

Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids – Snow bike trails groomed last night. May still be soft in spots. All trails rolled. Tracks were set everywhere except for Mud lake, New River trail, and most of Churning Rapids. Conditions are improving, seeing mostly good conditions everywhere. 12/10/2018.

Downhill Skiing Report:

Mount Ripley – 4 trails and 2 chair lifts open, 26-inch snow base. (12/11/18)

Mount Bohemia – Projected opening is around Christmas. (12/10/18)

Updated conditions are available at