January 27, 2017. Improving Winter Sports conditions. 4 to 24 inches of snow depth are being reported across the Upper Peninsula with more expected over the next few days. See our Weather & Snow Report page for the latest ski and snowmobile trail 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 2016 -17 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.
2017 Winter Sports Events - Michigan Upper Peninsula
South Shore of Lake Superior
SISU Ski Fest - Ironwood - Jan 7th, 2017
Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race - Jan 9th
Marquette Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Marathon - Jan 28 - 29
Hancock Heikinpäivä Mid-Winter Festival - Jan 28th
Soo International 500 Snowmobile Race - Jan 30 - Feb 4
Michigan Tech Winter Carnival - Houghton - Feb 8 - 11th
Michigan IceFest - Feb 15 -19th
Marquette - Grand Marais UP 200 Sled Dog Race - Feb 15 - 19th
Trenary Outhouse Classic - Last Saturday in February
CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Race - March 3 - 5th
Calumet Great Bear X-Country Ski Race - March 11th
Snow Depth, Conditions & Trail Report Links:
Michigan Upper Peninsula Snowboard & Ski Areas near Lake Superior
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2015
Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory
Lake Superior Circle Tour Route