Michigan Trail Report

Michigan Snowmobile Trail Reports

December 9, 2016 – 1:105 pm update – The snow came generally as forecast and it continues to snow. It’s a fluffy lake effect snow. And accumulations will vary greatly from one area to the next. Some groomers out doing initial rolling in the U.P. – Best snow totals were in the Western U.P., the Keweenaw Peninsula and Lake Superior snow belts of the Eastern U.P. and Central U.P. – Limited riding opportunities in those areas with ungroomed trails and early-season conditions.

Northern Lower Michigan also received lake effect snow in the northwestern snow belts. Generally 3 to 5 inches with some 12+ totals in isolated areas such as Kalkaska. Very limited riding opportunities in Northern Lower Michigan with a thin base and fluffy snow.

More snow and cold weather in the forecast so conditions should improve daily…

For the latest forecast updates, check out the weather page.

December 8, 2016 – 6:15 pm update – The snow has started and is forecast to continue. Areas of the Western U.P. picked up moderate amounts of snow with reports of 5 to 8 inches. The Lake Superior snow belts also picked up light to moderate amounts of snow. Northern Lower Michigan received generally 2 to 5 inches of snow overnight in the northwest snow belts. IT’S A START. More lake effect snow in the forecast for Thursday night with some heavy totals – 12+ inches – forecast in some areas.

Just remember, the groomers will not have any time before the weekend to set up a good base, so any riding this weekend is likely to be poor-to-fair with early season challenges.

Check the Snow Depth Map for areas with the best snow.

Here are the latest photos – and here’s the latest trail reports.

Check out John Dee and the John Dee Forecast Graphic for his take on this week’s weather.





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