Michigan Trail Report

Western U.P. Trail Report – Western U.P. Bureau – 02/12

We have another winter weather advisory for today through tomorrow morning with 6-12 more inches of snow on top of the 12-20″ we received last Thursday-Sunday night. Snowmobiling is the best it’s been in years. Come up and enjoy all our snow..

THE GOGEBIC RANGE TRAIL AUTHORITY reports grooming is ongoing. If you see a groomer please pull over and let them pass.

Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay Crossing is very good was last groomed 2/10/19. Please do not ride on sidewalks near Holiday and try to keep the noise down in town.

Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield is good was last groomed 2/11/19. PLEASE REMEBER TO CROSS US HWY 2 IN THE CORRECT LANE OF TRAVEL, DO NOT BLOCK HWY TURN LANES!

Wakefield to Marenisco is very good was lasted groomed 2/10/19. Logger had plowed 3 miles east of Wakefield but as of last weekend they seem to have stopped plowing. Groomers did groom a path through the Great Lakes Road high-line swamp, but be advised off-groomed surfaces will be wet. Groomers have been able to go across due to our cold weather. YEILD TO LOGGING OPERATIONS!!!

Trail 8 from Bingos to Tula Crossing is very good and groomed daily. Bingo’s is closed and has no gas….

Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River (WI) is very good last groomed 2/10/19. This is their most scenic trail and a treat to ride! Stay on the trail in the farm fields. Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.

Trail 11S is in very good condition it was last groomed 2/6/19. It is groomed all the way to the WI line. This 17 mile long trail has 2 stop signs and is a wilderness tour. The southern 3 miles get thinner, but remains in good condition.

Trail 11 N is closed indefinitely.

THE GOGEBIC AREA GROOMERS Trail Conditions are good to very good.
Last report was 2/4/19.

Trail 1 North is very good.

Trail 1 South-Remember there is a re-route from the North corner of the lake to West Shore Resort.

Conditions are great from there to Marenisco.
Trail 1/8 Corridor is very good
Trail 8 West Good to very good
Trail 8 East: Good – thin toward Ewen
Trail 13 N & S: Good to very good.
Trail 102 is very good.
Trail 100 is closed to Logging this season.

WATERSMEET U.P. THUNDER RIDERS report trails were last groomed on 2/7/19. Trails are groomed daily and are in good to very good condition. We do have a wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2 so please use caution.

Trail 2 west of Watersmeet – Very good condition with the exception of a wet area 25 miles west of Watersmeet on Trail #2 so please use caution.

Trail 2 east of Watersmeet- Very good condition.

Trail 13 south to Cisco Chain- Very good condition.

Trail 3 south to Land O’Lakes- Very good condition. There is lots of traffic on this trail 100+ sleds are passing the groomer. It’s very hard to keep smooth, use caution on bridge approaches.

Trail 3 north to Paulding/Bond Falls/Bruce Crossing- Very good condition.




Postings From Regional Pages On Facebook

Tuesday April 16th, 2019 - 4:08 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Hoop N Holler Tavern
Waterfall season is upon us. This is Rainbow Falls at Black River Harbor today. Get out and enjoy the great outdoors.
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Shannon Christenson

Michelle Myers Hills

Love the black river falls!

Mitch Westlund it’s about time we go see them again 😁

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Tuesday April 16th, 2019 - 4:07 pm

Western U.P. Visitors Bureau

Bluffs Inn Bessemer
Saxon Falls on the Montreal River. Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
Western U.P. Visitors Bureau
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Sunday April 14th, 2019 - 9:18 am

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Thank you to all the landowners, volunteers, and our great community for the amazing support at our event last night! BIG Congratulations to our sponsor of the year, the Moonshine Riders! The club would not be where it is today without our volunteers! HUGE congratulations to our groomer operator of the year Scott Segel and volunteer of the year Jerry Nezworski! THANK YOU all for coming out to help us celebrate our 45th year of grooming in the western end of the U.P. ! ... See MoreSee Less


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Thank you guys for all of the hard work you put into the trails!!

Nice turnout

Well deserved 👏! I know what you were talking about. Thanks for your help.

Was a great event, nice job well done

Nice job to all

Great job and unlimited thanks to everyone at GRTA!!! Moonshine Riders

Just want to say thank you Steve 'wfo' Hamilton and Jerry Nezworski. I was extremely honored to have accepted this great gift. I think all of our volunteers do what they can for this great club. Being a little (okay a lot) choked up as you were presenting this to me, no words were able to be spoken at the presentation. Thank you again guys.

Thank you ALL!!

Good work

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Friday April 12th, 2019 - 12:03 pm

Gogebic Range Trail Authority - ORV & Snowmobile Club

Looking for something to do tomorrow before our 45th Anniversary Land Owner Banquet & Fundraiser at the Wakefield VFW Post 9084? Go see our sponsors at Blackjack Mountain - Big Snow Resort for some awesome racing! Can watch most races from the Loggers Lounge bar/restaurant! Banquet is tomorrow at 5-9!Good Morning from BIG SNOW!

The snowmobile races are at Blackjack Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm, with Loggers Lounge open for food & drink! No admittance fee for the public!

The fresh snow helped refresh the hill and we are open today through Sunday 9am-5pm with amazing spring skiing conditions at Indianhead Mountain!
Indianhead Mountain has a total of 19 runs and 3 lifts open today, 13 are accessable with lifts, 6 are hike in only. The open lifts are the Chippewa Double, Winnebago Double and the Magic Carpet.
There is still a 30-70” base on the hill with soft granular snow to hard pack. We do not have a terrain park open but many great runs for riding!
There is no night skiing this weekend. We are open until 5pm all three days at Indianhead Mountain!

Live Music this weekend with Corey Carlson, SATURDAY, 3:30pm in the Sky Bar, Indianhead Mountain!

**** LAST WEEKEND TO SKI/BOARD, April 12th- 14th,2019 LIFT TICKETS will be $49 per person/per day

**** Local RATE Available April 12th-14th •Local Skiers - (proof of residence required) is $30 per day. Includes residents of Alger, Ashland, Baraga, Bayfield, Chippewa - MI, Delta, Dickinson, Douglas, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron - MI, Iron - WI, Keweenaw, Lincoln, Luce, Mackinac, Marathon, Marquette - MI, Menominee - MI, Oneida, Ontonagon, Price, Sawyer, Schoolcraft, St. Louis (MN) and Vilas Counties.

****LODGING & LIFT SPECIAL $99 - 2 Nights Lodging & 3 Days Lift Ticket! $99 plus tax per person based on double occupancy in each room. Each ski & stay package includes 2 three day lift tickets, 2 nights lodging and continental breakfast. Hotel and Complex Rooms only, limited availability. Children 9 and under Ski and Stay for free as add-ons in the same room. Same room adults, seniors or junior add-ons stay free but must purchase own regular price lift tickets. Valid until April 14th, 2019

Come out and enjoy the last weekend of fun on the SNOW!
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Does anybody know how much tickets are to fundraiser?

Laura Martin

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