Big Powderhorn Lodging

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Snowmobiling

The Big Snow Country is a snowmobiler’s mecca with more than 2,000 miles of groomed trails.  Big Powderhorn Resort allows for direct access to the trails that include unplowed logging roads, railroad grade, and secluded trails through the National Forest. Your family and friends can tour through thick cedar groves or ride past breathtaking caverns along Lake Superior with unique rock formations and frozen waterfalls. Take a ride through the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, over Lake Gogebic, or through the open prairie land to experience one of the premiere snowmobile riding locations in North America.

Snowmobile season generally starts December 1st and runs through the end of March. Michigan State permits must be displayed on your sled and are available for purchase at the Big Powderhorn Lodging Office.

Western U.P. Snowmobile Trail Report

Iron County Snowmobile Trails

 

Cross Country Skiing

The Western U.P. offers over 100km of Cross Country Ski & Snowshoe Trails for every ability level!

  • ABR Ski Trails: Ski touring center located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood, MI. They offer skate/classic combination trails along with singletrack classic and even snowshoeing and multi-use/skijoring trails. ABR also provides equipment rental, warming huts, saunas & showers and ski lessons.
  • Montreal & Uller Ski Trails: The Montreal Trails pass by the remnants of the Montreal Mining operation and provide a variety of options to ski the right distance and difficulty for your ability.  The Uller Trails offer 11 miles of backcountry skiing through remote and hilly terrain. Click here for a trail map.
  • Wolverine Trail System: The main trail head/warming chalet is located of Section 12 Rd  & east on Sunset Rd. Groomed trail system consisting of 3 large loops for mountain bikes, 8 nordic skiing trails and 4 snowshoe trails. The Wolverine Trails can be accessed directly from the Big Powderhorn Resort. There is a new trail head just west off Powderhorn Rd and skiers may also access the trails from Big Powderhorn Mountain.   Wolverine Ski Trails is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with the mission to preserve and promote Nordic skiing and life-long physical fitness.
  • Mt. Zion Trail: Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Mt. Zion is the oldest winter recreation complex in “Big Snow Country”. Mt. Zion offers a free cross country ski trail.
  • Miner’s Ski Trail: 4.6km of cross country skiing in Ironwood Michigan. Click here for trail maps.

 

Snowshoe Trails

The opportunities for snowshoeing are virtually unlimited!  The Ottawa National Forest maintains many short trails to the numerous waterfalls along the Black River Parkway.

  • ABR Ski Trails: Ski touring center located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood, MI. They offer skate/classic combination trails along with singletrack classic and even snowshoeing and multi-use/skijoring trails. ABR also provides equipment rental, warming huts, saunas & showers and ski lessons.
  • Big Snow Resort Trails: Big Snow Resort features beautiful marked snowshoe trails for hikers of all abilities.  You can traverse between Indianhead Mountain and Blackjack Mountain! You can also rent snowshoes at Indianhead & Blackjack Mountains.
  • Miner’s Ski Trail: The Miners Memorial Heritage Park is a group of trails used for silent sport activities. While hiking these trails you can enjoy the fun interactive and interpretive signs that show the history of the miners. Click here for trail maps.
  • Split Rock Trails: Hike, bike, or snowshoe the historic Flink Location iron ore mine. The Split Rick Trails offer a beautiful forest tour, which includes stunning scenic overlooks, various rock formations & remnants of a once thriving U.P mining town.
  • Wakefield Sunday Lake: North side of the lake has free snowshoe trails.
  • Wolverine Trail System: The main trail head/warming chalet is located of Section 12 Rd  & east on Sunset Rd. Groomed trail system consisting of 3 large loops for mountain bikes, 8 nordic skiing trails and 4 snowshoe trails. The Wolverine Trails can be accessed directly from the Big Powderhorn Resort. There is a new trail head just west off Powderhorn Rd and skiers may also access the trails from Big Powderhorn Mountain.   Wolverine Ski Trails is a non-profit, tax exempt organization with the mission to preserve and promote Nordic skiing and life-long physical fitness.

Looking for more trails? The Mecca, Sylvania Wilderness Trails,  and the Porcupine Mountains are just a handful skiing adventures that are a bit of a longer distance from Big Powderhorn Resort.