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Area Trail Reports

 

Weather Report

  • Date: January 21, 2020
  • Temp: High 33, Low 27 with sunny day predicted.
  • Snow: Chance of snow Wed-Fri
  • Forecast: 64% humidity with a 17mph SSW wind.

 

Big Powderhorn Mountain

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020
  • Trails Open: 44
  • Lifts Open: 7
  • Snow Base: 14″-40″
  • Snowfall in 24 Hours: 4″
  • Snowfall in 48 Hours: 5″
  • Total Snow this Season: 119.0″

Mountain Stats: 45 trails throughout 250 wooded acres, 622 vertical feet, 2 terrain parks, and 9 lifts.

Big Snow Resort – Indianhead & Blackjack Mountains

Blackjack Mountain:                 

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020 CLOSED (Open Thurs-Sun) 
  • Trails Open: CLOSED
  • Lifts Open: CLOSED
  • Terrain Park: Just Cuz Park & Narrow Gauge Park
    • Just Cuz Park: Mix to small to medium features
    • Narrow Gauge park: Medium to large features                                          
  • Snow Base: 36-65″                                                   
  • Snowfall in 24 Hours: 0″                                       
  • Snowfall in 7 days: 7″                                      
  • Total Snow this Season: 119″ 

Indianhead Mountain:                 

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020      
  • Trails Open: 26
  • Lifts Open: 5
  • Terrain Park: Big Chief Natural Terrain Park & Old Flambeau Park    
    • Big Chief Natural Terrain Park: Small natural features (no man made)
    • Old Flambeau Park: Mix of small to medium features                                      
  • Snow Base: 36-65″                                                   
  • Snowfall in 24 Hours: 0″                                       
  • Snowfall in 7 days: 22″                                      
  • Total Snow this Season: 141″ 
  • Night Skiing: Night skiing scheduled at Indianhead Fridays & Saturdays 4-8pm, Weather Permitting.

 

  • Yeti Snow Fort: Not Open Yet
  • Snowshoe Trails: 2 trails open, packed and recently remarked
  • Nastar Racing: Racing Saturdays & Sundays 1-3pm at Indianhead Mountain

Mountain Stats: Blackjack Mountain: 26 trails throughout 170 wooded acres, 490 vertical feet, 2 terrain parks, and 6 lifts. Indianhead Mountain: 30 trails throughout 230 wooded acres, 640 vertical feet, 1 terrain park, and 9 lifts. Night Skiing is available on Saturday nights at Indianhead Mtn.

Porcupine Mountains

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020 CLOSED
  • Trails Open: 15
  • Lifts Open: 1                                                    
  • Snow Base: varied                                                  
  • Snowfall in 24 Hours: 14″                                       
  • Snowfall in 7 days: 23″                                      
  • Total Snow this Season: 92″   

Mountain Stats: 15 trails, 4 gladed trails, and 1 lift

 *We will now be open Fridays through Mondays 9am til 5pm ET as of 1/7/20

 

Snowmobile Trail Report

Last Updated: January 21, 2020  

Posted 1/21/2020:  The storm last weekend brought significant snows, especially in the typical snow belts.  With one groomer down we continue to run NON STOP to keep up.  We had the groomer stuck Sunday midday as we were attempting to put trails back together costing us time.  As of this report ALL trails are groomed at least once with main corridors groomed twice. Trails are in fantastic shape!!  December 2018 we groomed 800 miles.  December of 2019 we groomed almost 2,500 miles, woofta!  We continue to receive an inch or so of snow every other day since last week.

WARNINGS AND NOTICES:   We continue to see a spike in off trail riding issues.  We had riders nearly cause a HAZMAT event by running over a Oil/Fuel distributors fill lines.  We had riders hit fences and take out fence posts a LONG ways away from trails.  We are begging riders, there is 1-million acres of public land east of Wakefield to off trail ride on – please save it for legal areas!  

  • Trail 2 from Hurley to Ramsay US-2 Crossing: Excellent (last groomed 1/21/2020)
  • Trail 2 from Ramsay Crossing to Wakefield: Good to Excellent (last groomed 1/21/2020)
  • Trail 2 from Wakefield to Marenisco: Good to Excellent (last groomed 1/20/2020)
  • Trail 8 from Wakefield to Tula Crossing: Good to Excellent (last groomed 1/20/2020)
  • Trail 160 from Walmart to Montreal River: Excellent (last groomed 1/21/2020). here is logging about 1/2 way north on the trail, YIELD TO LOGGERS AND GIVE THEM RESPECT – IT’S THEIR LAND!  Open but with temporary reroute, it’s short.  The crew eliminated one reroute yesterday, but Hampston’s marsh remains closed.  Follow Detour on Airport Road (204) to Sarri Lane, it’s a short 1/2 mile max reroute.  STAY ON THE TRAIL!!!!!!   This is our most scenic trail and is a treat to ride!  There are several scenic vistas on the trail such as Bald Mountain “NORTH” lookout viewing Madeline Island/ mouth of the Chequamegon Bay of Lake Superior,  the Bald Mountain “SOUTH” lookout viewing Gogebic Range (Powderhorn, Copper Peak), the Montreal River Gorge look out and finally the amazing Superior Falls Waterfall Complex.  Stay on the trail in the farm fields.  Over 25 landowners are involved to make this trail a reality, please respect them and ride responsibly.
  • 11S (Wakefield, MI to Winchester, WI): Good to Excellent (last groomed 1/21/2020) A couple icy areas remain rough due to freezing the trail in.  PLEASE YIELD TO ANY AND ALL LOGGING TRAFFIC.  There is a short section of dual use the landowner (Keweenaw Land) has graciously approved us to use along with them.  It is private land and we are guests, please act like it. 

Snowmobile Trail Map

XC & Snowshoe Trails

ABR Ski Trails:

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020
  • Conditions on Web Site: Posted 1/20/2020 7pm – Just coming in from checking the trails, They are looking great. We groomed 65 km last night and early AM today. Some of the trails Pisten Bullied  groomed last night have 1/2 inch of lake effect snow on them, but they were skied in today with no complaints. Sunny and 21 degrees on fresh tracks… conditions don’t get much better.

Wolverine Nordic Ski & Fat Bike Trails:

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020
  • Conditions: Posted 1/21/2020 – The trails are firming up, the snow is deep. and the skiing is good. Get out there!

Miners Memorial Heritage Park:

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020
  • Conditions on Facebook: 1/4/2020 – We spruced up the skate lane this morning (the track still good so I tried to stay away from it, sorry if I ran over it in places)

Uller Trail Loop:

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020
  • Conditions on Facebook: 1/17/2020 – Uller loops groomed and tracked today and in good condition! Use CAUTION as there are some dips by the water crossings! New warming cabin on the Uller Trail. It’s not quite complete, still needs benches and stove installed but go ahead and take a peek inside.

Porcupine Mountains Ski Trails:

  • Last Updated: January 21, 2020
  • Conditions on Facebook: 1/17/2020 – Trails are in rough shape, but improving with each snowfall. Trails have been trackset, rolled or packed. We are anticipating heavy snowfall over the weekend. Rangers will be out on the trails doing what they can with snow expected.