Snowshoeing Porcupine Mountains Lakeshore
Winter Recreation Snow Conditions Around Lake Superior
December 8, 2017. Weather Forecast. Cool weather and likelihood of snow to return in December. For more info see Weather Channel links further down this page.
With some sections of the UP receiving over 200 inches of snow, one can see how this is a winter wonderland for skiers, snowshoeing enthusiasts, and snowmobilers. With the milder winters we've been having in the upper midwest, going to Yooperland is your best chance at fun in the snow.
Veteran Agate Hunters get out on the beaches in early spring to see what gems the winter ice has washed ashore.
Last winter started off with lots of snow and cold weather. That bode well for the legendary Duluth to Grand Portage John Beargrease Sled Dog race along Minnesota's North Shore. There were good conditions from Duluth to Grand Marais and further north. Bayfield, Wisconsin also had lots of snow so things looked positive for their Apostle Islands Dog Sled race and the cold weather will help make safe the trail to the Wisconsin Lake Superior Ice Caves. Ontario, from Thunder Bay to Wawa has decent snow cover and snowmobile and x-c trails are open and in good condition. In Michigan's Upper Peninsula conditions are looking good from Ironwood and good from there through the Keweenaw and over to Marquette. Munising to Grand Marais to Sault Sainte Marie has had some good snowfalls. The previous winter I had double knee replacements over the winter but did manage to get north to do some snowshoeing on trails in Munising and Jo and I caught the UP 200 Sled Dog Race in Marquette, which was really a fun event seeing the start of the race in downtown Marquette and the finish in the harbor park.
The links below allow you to check current weather conditions, year-round, in specific locations as well as a general snow cover map across the Northern Wisconsin Lake Superior region.
During the winter as the snow season progresses, you can check our Snow Depth links below the Weather Report links for the latest information.
Also our Superior Travel & Events page will be providing periodic snow report summary's over the winter. But for the latest information check the links below for more details in the Lake Superior region of your interest.
Accuweather Weather Channel Links:
Ironwood, Michigan UP
Houghton, Keweenaw Peninsula Michigan UP
Marquette, Michgan UP
Grand Marais, Michgan UP
Sault Saint Marie, Michigan UP
Ashland-Bayfield Peninsula, Wisconsin
Grand Marais, Minnesota
Wawa, Ontario Canada
Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada
Note: See "more Historical Weather Data" for previous month's weather info.
The above links go to the extended forecast for the indicated region.
If you scroll down the page an click on the link entitled more Historical Weather Data you can see several interesting pieces of information, among them:
1) The amount of rain or snow that has occured in the past 30 days.
2) High and Low Temperatures in the past 30 days.
3) Forecasts for upcoming days including temperatures, precipitation, and snow.
Another Source for Weather History is Weather UnderGround
Plug in your City & State or Zip Code
Lake Superior Snow Condition & Weather Report Links
Regional Tourism & Snow Report & Snow Depth Links:
Michigan Upper Peninsula Winter Recreation links
Marquette Michigan Snow Depth
Houghton Michigan Snow Depth
Sault Ste. Marie Michigan Snow Depth
Hurley, WI Ironwood Michigan Snow Depth
Ontonagan, MI Snow Depth
Bayfield, WI Snow Depth
Bayfield, WI Winter Activities Report
Minnesota: DNR NorthShore Parks Snow Report
Duluth, Minnesota Snow Depth
Grand Marais, Minnesota Snow Depth
Ontario Ski Area Snow Reports
Thunder Bay Ski Trails Report
Ontario North East Shore: Saulttourism.com
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2017
Duluth's amazing Bentleyville Duluth Christmas Lights Village opens Nov 18, 2017
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
February 15 - 19, 2017
Tahquamenon Falls is one of the most impressive waterfalls around Lake Superior. Tahquamenon Falls State Park
See the lighthouses on an Apostle Islands Cruise.