December 27, 2018. Increasing snow accumulations and winter sports conditions across the entire Upper Peninsula with the best snow cover in the Keweenaw Peninsula and south to Twin Lakes where accumulations are up to 16 inches. More snow in the forecast over the next few days across the entire UP and then the temperatures cool to hold the snow.
See our Weather & Snow Report page for the latest weather and snow depth reports for ski, snowmobile trail, and winter sports conditions all around Lake Superior.
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.
One popular destination is the Porcupine Mountains area - offering downhill skiing, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing (see pictures from an earlier snowshoe trip), and beautiful Lake Superior scenery.
In addition to downhill and cross country skiing, other popular wintertime activities along the south shore include, snowmobiling, sled dog races, and shoeshoeing.
Winter is a great time to enjoy Michigan UP northwoods and the Lake Superior shore. You can get some healthy exercise, friendly ambience, and see views and sights not easily seen during the other seasons.
Below are a few of the 2017 -18 Yooper winter events along the Lake Superior shore communities we know are taking place. Below the event listing are links to trail maps, snow condition reports & snowmobile trail maps.
2018-19 Winter Sports Events - Michigan Upper Peninsula
South Shore of Lake Superior
Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race - Jan 5, 2019
Marquette Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Marathon - Jan 25 - 27
Soo International 500 Snowmobile Race - Jan 27 - Feb 2, 2019
Soo Winter Ice Festival - Jan 25 - 27, 2019
Michigan Tech Winter Carnival - Houghton - Feb 6 - 9th
Michigan IceFest - Feb 13 -17th
Marquette - Grand Marais UP 200 Sled Dog Race - Feb 15 - 17th
Porcupine Mountains - Snowburst Festival - tba
Trenary Outhouse Classic - Last Saturday in February
CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Race - March 1 -3, 2019
Calumet Great Bear X-Country Ski Race - March 9th
Snow Depth, Conditions & Trail Report Links:
Michigan Upper Peninsula Snowboard & Ski Areas near Lake Superior
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2017