This is the Keweenaw Snowmobile Trail System Report for Friday, January 18, 2019.
Snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are in good condition. The groomers are out, so please watch for them. They have the right away.
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. Trail 133 is temporarily closed for logging.
Please 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:
Snowfall in the Keweenaw Peninsula: 1.5 inches of new snow with 27 inches of snow on the ground, 112 inches have fallen to date as of 1/18/2019.
Today’s forecast: Cloudy with a 20% chance of pm snow, high 5, low 0
Saturday’s forecast: Snow showers with a 50% chance of snow, high 6, low 0
Sunday’s forecast: Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow, high 6, low 0
Monday’s forecast: Cloudy with 10% chance of am snow, high 17, low 14
Tuesday’s forecast: Cloudy with an 80% of snow, high 21, low 10
Cross Country Skiing Report:
Swedetown – All ski trails and multi-use trails were dragged and in excellent condition. The snow bike trails are in excellent condition. (1/17/19)
Michigan Tech – Upper and Competition trails tilled, and new tracks set. Lower trails-skate lanes dragged. Tolkien has fresh tracks today. (1/17/19)
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids – All trails dragged and tracked. Excellent condition. (1/16/19)
Copper Harbor –All trails groomed and in very good condition. (1/18/19)
Chassell – Groomed and tracked. In excellent condition. (1/16/19)
Eagle Harbor – The Cross-Country Ski Trails are open for business! Volunteer groomers are getting out several times a week to pack and track the trail based on snowfall and usage. Please use the trailhead parking just past the Pine Grove Cemetery on Pine Street, or the MDOT parking area at Great Sand Bay. There is still light coverage on a couple of the shortcut trails, but we are working to get them smooth tracked! (1/18/19)
McLain – Groomed and in good condition. (1/18/19)
Churning Rapids Snow Bike: Most trails were cleared on Wednesday. The Tomasi Road connector was not groomed but should still be rideable. (1/16/19)
Downhill Skiing Report:
Mount Ripley –22 trails and 3 chair lifts open with up to a 56-inch snow base. Packed and groomed. (1/14/19)
Mount Bohemia –Open and in great condition. Over 75 runs and 450 acres of terrain. (1/16/19)