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Western UP, Michigan

Reporter:Western U.P. Snowmobile Report
Trail Conditions: Good
Snow Cover: 24
Date of Report: March 14, 2023
Area Report:

Western U P Snowmobile Trail Report— 03/14/2023


Another round of snow this weekend Thursday, Friday and Saturday 18+ more inches of snow.   Riding isn’t over yet.  Come up and enjoy the trails.

Gogebic Range Trail Authority – ORV & Snowmobile Club

Three groomers were out last night on trail 160, 8 and 11s  Please watch for groomers and be careful.

Gogebic Area Grooming

Groomed up Trail 1 in the Marenisco area and March is definitely in its “lion” phase with a good dump of 8” or more with it still coming down as I type. There is a whole lot of snow out there folks and the trails are in peak condition for this time of the season. Get out and ride!


 Trail 1S on the north end of Lake Gogebic where the highways of M-64 and M-28 intersect 4 miles west of Bergland is closed for the remainder of the season as logging crews move in. We thank our logging landowners greatly for the access they provide and sledders you have to respect the closures! You can get to Marenisco using the lake.

If you’re thinking about coming up to ride – don’t think too long!    Come on up while everything is still good!!!  

U.P. Thunder Riders Snowmobile Club


Groomers were out in full force last night in our neck of the UP. 3+ inches of snow overnight riding should be. Ride right, Ride safe

Snowmobiling Information


Winter lays a white blanket across the hills inviting all to come outdoors and play; Snowmobile down endless groomed trails. Michigan is a snowmobiler’s paradise, boasting more than six million acres of state and federal lands along with hundreds of miles of privately owned trails.

It’s Snow Time for Michigan Snowmobilers. Michigan ranks among the top eight snowmobiling states in the nation. It’s first in sheer beauty, with thousands of miles of groomed and ungroomed public trails. They span whole regions of countryside, winding across rolling fields, then plunging down woodland ravines up into deep pine forests, from town to town in Michigan.

If wintry trails beckon you, Michigan has it all. In fact, a growing number of hotels, motels and resorts offer door-to-trail proximity.

No agency has been more active in transforming Michigan into a haven for snowmobile enthusiasts than the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR). They are the creators and guardians of Michigan’s major trail network through the state park system.

Snowmobiling is becoming more and more a family sport. Safety is paramount. Most accidents occur when drivers override their headlights at high speeds on remote trails. Alcohol is frequently a factor. When you snowmobile in Michigan, observe state laws. Protect the environment and your own safety by sticking to established trails. Use common sense and courtesy. And enjoy!