This is the snowmobile trail report for Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
There have been rumors floating around that we are no longer grooming. THIS IS NOT THE CASE!
The snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are open. The groomers are out working on them and the trails are in good to very good condition with some drifting. Remember to watch out for the groomers when you’re out on the trails, they have the right of way!
Trail 122, Lake Linden to Gay (approx. 15 miles) is closed for logging. Gay can be accessed on Trail 124 out of the Phoenix area or Trail 133 out of the Lac La Belle area.
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 – 36.5 inches on the ground, 173 inches fallen to date as of 3/10/14.
Keweenaw county – 48 inches on the ground, 277.3 inches fallen to date as of 3/10/14.
Cross Country Ski Trails (courtesy of keweenawtrails.com):
Michigan Tech- Skate lanes reconditioned. Main trails were tracked on March 4. Tolkien Trails tracked on March 7. Excellent conditions. Lights on until 9:00 pm. (3/9/14)
Swedetown- All trails tilled and tracked. Excellent conditions. Some changes in tracks and slight grooming changes as we prepare for the Great Bear Chase. (3/4/14)
Chassell- The Chassell trail will be closed on Tuesday because of extremely icy conditions. I will try to get on it tonight to break it up and see if we can get it safe enough to ski again. (3/11/14)
Eagle Harbor - Groomed, tracked and in excellent condition. (3/10/14)
Copper Harbor- Groomer still down. Trail is seeing some drifting. Stay tuned. (3/7/14)
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids- Everything dragged and reset on March 7th. Excellent conditions and the forecast looks more like spring! (3/9/14)
Mount Bohemia - Excellent condition. (3/10/14)
Twin Lakes State Park - Good condition. (3/10/14)
Mclains State Park - Unable to groom due to impassable drifting. Trails are still open to snow shoe. (3/10/14)
Down Hill Skiing
Mont Ripley- Excellent conditions with a 72" base, 24 runs open and 3 lifts. (3/10/14)
Mount Bohemia - All 95 runs open with epic conditions. (3/10/14)