See the 2022-2023 Winter Weather Forecast for the Lake Superior Region
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.
UP 200 Sled Dog Marathon
An Iditarod Qualifying Race
February 16 - 23, 2023
Munising Ski & Snowshoe
Popular UP Ski Areas:
Big Powderhorn Mountain
Porcupine Mountain Ski Area
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.
Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race - Jan 7- 8, 2023
Marquette Noquemanon Cross Country Ski Marathon - Jan 27 - 28, 2023
Heikinpäivä 2023 Mid-Winter Fest January 28
Soo International 500 Snowmobile Race - Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2023
Michigan Tech Winter Carnival - Houghton - Feb 8 - 13, 2023
Michigan IceFest - Feb 8 -11, 2023
Marquette - Grand Marais UP 200 Sled Dog Race - Feb 16 - 23, 2023
Porcupine Mountains - Snowburst Festival - tba
Trenary Outhouse Classic - Last Saturday in February
Calumet CopperDog 150 Sled Dog Race - March 3 - 5, 2023
Calumet Great Bear X-Country Ski Race - March 11, 2023
Snow Depth, Conditions & Trail Report Links:
- 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
- Michigan.org Cross Country Ski Trail Directory
- Marquette County Cross Country Ski Trails
Michigan Upper Peninsula Snowboard & Ski Areas near Lake Superior
Go Here for Lake Superior Snow & Weather Reports
SuperiorTrails.com - Reinhold Development - 2022
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Tahquamenon Falls State Park and Waterfalls.
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