This is the Keweenaw Snowmobile Trail System Report for Thursday, February 23, 2017.
Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are open and trails are in fair condition with a base ranging from 8-18 inches. The groomers are out.
Trail 122 is closed for logging. You can still access the Dreamland trail from Lake Linden but DO NOT go beyond. You can take Trail 124 to get to Gay.
Remember when you’re out on the trails to watch out for the groomers. They have the right away. Use caution around logging areas.
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 riders’ safety so please DO NOT remove or destroy them.
Snowfall & Weather Report
Snowfall in the Keweenaw Peninsula – 26 inches of snow on the ground, 216.5 inches fallen to date as of 2/22/17.
Today's forecast: Mostly cloudy, high 30, low 19
Tomorrow: Cloudy with an 80% chance of snow with 2-6 inches expected, high 20, low 17
Saturday: Cloudy with a 60% chance of snow with wind gusts over 50 mph, high 22, low 17
Sunday: Mostly cloudy with a 30% chance of snow, high 26, low 15
Monday: Sunshine and clouds, high 33, low 25
Cross Country Skiing Report
Chassell – Grooming in Chassell is suspended until the weather stabilizes below freezing. Hopefully the trail conditions will not deteriorate to the point where we can’t put it back together again. (2/21/17)
Churning Rapids Snow Bike Trail – Grooming suspended until the weather improves. (2/21/17)
Copper Harbor – Grooming is suspended until the temperatures return below freezing. (2/21/17)
Eagle Harbor – Fair with spring like conditions. (2/20/17)
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids – Groomed today and will reopen tomorrow morning. Lake Annie suffered damage due to an obstructed culvert at the bottom of the trails and will require extreme caution to navigate. Sucky UP and Aunt Flo both had standing water issues which may freeze overnight. (2/22/17)
Michigan Tech – Skate lanes groomed while removing debris from trail. Good conditions. Classic track in poor condition. Trail still firm as of 9:30 am. (2/22/17)
Swedetown – We are suspending grooming until (hopefully) Thursday morning due to soft wet conditions. (2/21/17)
Twin Lakes State Park – Spring like and icy conditions. (2/20/17)
Courtesy of KeweenawTrails.com, Eagle Harbor Township, and Maasto Hiihto Trail Report
Mont Ripley - Is open with 25 runs, 3 lifts and a 52" base. Excellent conditions. (2/21/17)
Mount Bohemia - Nice spring like conditions with powder found throughout the mountain. (2/21/17)