This is the Keweenaw Snowmobile Trail System Report:
Conditions as of March 18, 2019:
Most snowmobile trails from Twin Lakes to Copper Harbor are in good to very good condition. Trail 122 has several flooded areas and will be closed for the rest of the season. The west and east Lac La Belle Loops (132) will not be groomed, due to some icy stretches on hills that have made it unsafe to operate a groomer on. Those trails are still open to snowmobile traffic. As the season works towards a close, the grooming operations will be adjusted on a daily basis to accommodate the safety of our groomer operators, so riders should expect varying conditions on the trails.
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 closed for the season 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: No new snow with 43 inches of snow on the ground, 262 inches have fallen to date as of 3/18/2019.
Today’s forecast: Cloudy with a 20% chance of rain, high 33, low 23
Tuesday’s forecast: Cloudy with a 10% chance of snow, high 40, low 31
Wednesday’s forecast: Cloudy with a 50% chance of snow/wind, high 37, low 28
Thursday’s forecast: Cloudy with a 20% chance of snow/wind, high 38, low 28
Friday’s forecast: Cloudy with a 10% chance of snow, high 38, low 27
Cross Country Skiing Report:
Swedetown – Tracked and tilled. The snow bike trail was dragged as well, excellent conditions. (3/17/19)
Michigan Tech – Tilled and tracked, excellent conditions. (3/17/19)
Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids – All trails rolled and tracked. (3/16/19)
Copper Harbor – All trails are open, but grooming has been suspended until further notice. (3/12/19)
Chassell – Grooming has been suspended. (3/14/19)
Eagle Harbor – Packed, tracked, and in good condition. (3/13/19)
McLain – Trails are not groomed, in fair condition. (3/18/19)
Twin Lakes – Groomed Friday and in ok condition. (3/12/19)
Churning Rapids Snow Bike: Groomed, Tomasi connector may be a little soft, good condition overall. (3/18/19)
Downhill Skiing Report:
Mount Ripley – Packed and groomed, 22 trails, 82-inch base, 3 chair lifts open. (3/18/19)
Mount Bohemia – Blue skies and sunshine with spring like conditions but we still have an incredible base. (3/18/19)
Click the link to download a copy of the snowmobile map. https://www.keweenaw.info/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/11500-KCVB-Snowmobile-Map-2018-Map-Side.pdf