The snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are open. The groomers are out and working on the trails however conditions are still early season. Any trail usage should be done with extreme care as there are some wet areas not yet covered by snow and hazards that have not yet been identified. Remember to watch out for the groomers when you’re out on the trails, they have the right of way!!
Trail 133 will not be open until Sunday, December 15, 2013.
The protective mat on the Portage Lift Bridge between Houghton and Hancock will not be installed until the middle of December. Please drive carefully on the metal grating until the mat is installed…do NOT use the ice.
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, please, drive safely. The signs on the snowmobile trails are there for the riders’ safety. Please, DO NOT remove or destroy these signs.
Please be aware that if you snowmobile on U.S. Coast Guard property you could face federal trespass charges.
Snowfall & Weather Report:
Houghton county – 12 inches on the ground, 19.25 inches fallen to date as of 12/5/13
Keweenaw county – 16 inches on the ground, 46.5 inches fallen to date as of 12/5/13
Cross Country Ski Trails
Michigan Tech - Good conditions. 2" of snow in the last 24 hours and it is snowing heavily this afternoon. All main trails groomed. 7 km of classic track reset today. Lights on nightly until 9:00. (12/4/13)
Swedetown - 8-10 inches of new snow was rolled. High wind brought down many branches needing clearing up. We will continue to level and roll new and drifted snow. (12/5/13)
Chassell -4" of snow the last 24 hours. Tracks set today. Good to very good conditions. Use caution on the last hill down to the ice rink. Water seeping out of the hillside and the trail is a little narrow. There are some windblown areas. (12/6/13)
Down Hill Skiing
Mont Ripley has a projected opening day of December 7, 2013.
Mount Bohemia has a projected opening day of December 21, 2013.