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.
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.
2019-20 Winter Sports Events - Michigan Upper Peninsula
South Shore of Lake Superior
Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race - Jan 4, 2020
Marquette Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Marathon - Jan 24 - 26th
Heikinpäivä 2020 Mid-Winter Fest January 9-28, 2020
Soo International 500 Snowmobile Race - Jan 27 - Feb 1, 2020
Soo Winter Ice Festival - Feb 15, 2020
Michigan Tech Winter Carnival - Houghton - Feb 5 - 8, 2020
Michigan IceFest - Feb 12 -16, 2020
Marquette - Grand Marais UP 200 Sled Dog Race - Feb 13 - 17, 2020
Porcupine Mountains - Snowburst Festival - tba
Trenary Outhouse Classic - Last Saturday in February
Calumet CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Race - Feb 28 to March 2, 2020
Calumet Great Bear X-Country Ski Race - March 7, 2020
Snow Depth, Conditions & Trail Report Links:
Michigan Upper Peninsula Snowboard & Ski Areas near Lake Superior
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2020
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
February 13 - 17, 2020