December 12, 2018 – 2:00 pm update: Latest reports from the U.P. confirm that the snow is still holding up in the Western and Eastern U.P. snow belts. Base is thin in many areas and highs in the 30s going into the weekend. Hard to make a call right now on weekend riding in those areas. Check the local reports for updates….
December 11, 2018 – 4:50 pm update: Well, right now there is some rideable snow in the snow belts of the Eastern U.P. north of Newberry over through Grand Marais to Munising. Grooming is happening and sleds were out this weekend. Also some rideable snow in the snow belts of the Western U.P. and Keweenaw Peninsula. The big question is how long will the snow on these trails hold up. Not much snow in the forecast and some temps in the 30s later in the week. Check the local reports and check back here for updates.
We have gotten reports that the Harbor Springs groomers will be heading out for some initial grooming this weekend. Haven’t heard any other reports of any grooming in Northern Lower Michigan. Some snow on the ground right now and reports of some sleds out, but looks like only limited riding in most areas of Northern Lower Michigan. Only light snow in the forecast and warmer temps. Not sure if trails will improve for riding this weekend. Check back for updates.
Latest Weather: NWS GAYLORD (12/11) Drier air briefly moves in overnight tonight. Light snow returns Wednesday afternoon and evening with accumulations an inch or less, heaviest south of M-72. Thursday brings more freezing drizzle and light snow…. NWS MARQUETTE (12/11) Temperatures will slowly but steadily rise through the week, and the relatively benign weather will continue. It’s the type of weather great for 🐕 walking in the winter!
A few featured report links:
You can keep track of the snow in the forecast by checking out the Radar Loop
Check the Snow Depth Map for areas with the best snow.
Here are the latest trail reports.
THE LATEST TRAIL REPORTS