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Winter Activities & Events
Michigan Upper Peninsula: Skiing, Snowmobiling, Snowshoe Hiking, Winter Festivals and more

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January 1, 2020. Excellent winter sports conditions for skiing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing across the entire Upper Peninsula with the best snow cover in the Keweenaw Peninsula and south to Twin Lakes where accumulations are up to 100 inches. Excellent Conditions for the annual UP200 Sled Dog Race & Festival between Marquette and Grand Marais.

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.

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Porcupine Mountain Winter Camping, Ski & Snowshoe Trails
UP Lake Superior Winter Events Calendar (below)

Popular UP Ski Areas:
Indianhead Mountain
Big Powderhorn Mountain
Porcupine Mountain Ski Area
Mount Bohemia

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UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon

February 13 - 17, 2020

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 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.

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2019-20 Winter Sports Events - Michigan Upper Peninsula
South Shore of Lake Superior

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Snowshoeing along Lake Superior
in Porcupine Mountains State Park
(click photo for link)




Snow Depth, Conditions & Trail Report Links:

- Michigan Snow Depth Report

- Porcupine Mountains Skiing Conditions

- Sault Ste. Marie Snowfall Report

- Sault Ste. Marie Snowmobile Trail Website

- Grand Marais, Michigan Snow Depth Report

- Munising snowmobile trail report

- Pictured Rocks Skiing, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling Conditions

- Michigan Downhill Skiing & Snow Sports Reports

- Michigan & Upper Peninsula Snowmobile Trail Maps

- Cross Country Ski Trail Directory

- Marquette County Cross Country Ski Trails

- Marquette Michigan Snow Depth - Reinhold Development - 2020

Mobile-Friendly Lake Superior Circle Tour Travel Planner

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February 13 - 17, 2020

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Porcupine Mountains Snowshoeing along Lake Superior

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Winter - Michigan UP
Winter - Wisconsin Winter - Minnesota
Winter - Sault Ste Marie.

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Hiking Michigan's Upper Peninsula

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Best Upper Peninsula Campgrounds

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Pictured Rocks Cruises

Upper Tahquamenon Falls
Michigan Upper Peninsula Waterfalls

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Fall Color at Porcupine Mountains State Park

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Hotel, Motel Lodging
Ironwood, Marquette,
Houghton-Hancock, Michigan Upper Peninsula

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UP 200 Sled Dog Race

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Scenic Byway - Fall Color.

Weather Reports
Snow and Weather Reports around Lake Superior

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Lake Superior Camping
& Campground Directory

Lake Superior Circle Tour Route.

Lake Superior Golf Course Reviews
Reviews of Michigan Upper Peninsula Golf Courses around Lake Superior