Michigan snowmobile trails are OPEN for the 2013/14 snowmobile season. Iron County boasts more than 260 miles of extensively groomed and well-marked snowmobile trails, drawing riders from throughout the region and beyond to enjoy scenic journeys that are a trademark of trails here. The wide open trails traverse abandoned railroad beds, weave through varied wooded terrain and cross lakes for excellent sledding. Snowfall totals are between 90 and 120 inches each season. The season opens Dec. 1 and closes March 31. The county trail system includes Amasa, Crystal Falls, Iron River, Sidnaw and Kenton areas. The Iron Range Trail Club (906-265-7152) maintains and grooms about 150 miles of trail while the Chippewa Sno-kats Snowmobile Club (906- 875-3117) grooms and maintains about 100 miles of trail. Snowmobile derbies, festivals and races are sponsored each season by clubs and communities. In February watch the Mid American Championship Snowmobile Hill Climb and in March the Chippewa Sno-Cats Snow Drags.
Iron County serves as a hub for not only local trails, but far beyond. Snowmobilers can tap into the vast network of trails in the Upper Peninsula and northern Wisconsin for an extended riding adventure. Gas stations, restaurants, lodging and sled rentals available.
Snowmobile Trail Conditions December 6, 2013:
Snow Cover: 6 to 8 inches of snow
Area Report: Iron County Michigan snowmobile trails are “OPEN” but not groomed. Iron County Michigan received 9 inches of snow earlier in the week followed by an inch of rain. Trails will not be groomed until we receive an additional 6 inches of snow or more.
Forecast is calling for highs in the low teens all week… perfect conditions for creating a good base for the trails. Groomer operators are eagerly waiting to get out on the trails as soon as possible to start packing down that snow.. (IRON COUNTY MICHIGAN) – Come on up and give us a try… you’ll be glad you did!!!