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Special note on Swedetown – Deer hunting season runs through Nov. 30 and the land is open to hunters. Please wear bright colors – high-viz jackets work very well – when skiing Swedetown during the day.

November 20, 2017

Michigan Tech – Trails dragged. No tracks set. The base is mostly holding but there are thin spots and icy spots. There are several spots on Portage that are very thin.

Swedetown – All trails dragged except the upper Powderhouse field and the Bear loops. Tracks are holding and the base is 6-10″ in most places. Very good early season conditions.

November 19, 2017

Swedetown – All trails dragged except Bear loops and Powderhouse field. Tracks are holding up. Very good early season conditions.

Michigan Tech – Trails dragged. No tracks set. Good early season conditions.

November 18, 2017

Swedetown – Groomed and tracked Valley, Ed’s, Cedar, Birch, and Tamarack, Len’s. Pine is groomed but not tracked. Classic is very good early season. There are some ruts in the middle of the trails, so skating is not so good.

Michigan Tech – Dragged this morning for skating. No tracks set. Good early season conditions.

November 16, 2017

Michigan Tech  – About 3″ of snow last night. Trails dragged for skating.

Swedetown Thursday we rolled in 6″ of new snow on all trails except Powder house and Bear loops. Plan to drag Friday and have tracks set for weekend. Caution, there is a family hunting off Greenstone and using edge of trail to access their blind, please respect their right to hunt. Gates and cables remain closed. Conditions very good for early season.

November 15, 2017

Michigan Tech and Swedetown closed – Last night’s rain and warmer temperatures have not been kind to the  base. Both trail systems are closed pending colder temps and more snow.

November 14, 2017

Swedetown has a base of about a foot. Tracks set this morning and skate lanes groomed. Trails open are Valley, Ed’s (short version), Cedar, Birch,  Tamarack, and lower Powderhouse. Note some gates and cables are still up. Lights are on in the evening and cover Valley and lower Powderhouse.

Michigan Tech – Upper trails groomed for skating. Base about 2″. Lights on nightly. Trails will close starting tomorrow (Nov. 15) until more snow arrives.

November 12, 2017

Swedetown has a base of about a foot. Tracks set this morning and skate lanes groomed. Trails open are Valley, Ed’s (short version), Cedar, Birch,  Tamarack, and lower Powderhouse. Note some gates and cables are still up.

Michigan Tech – Rolled this morning. Base varies from 4-8″. Lights on nightly.

November 11, 2017

Swedetown has a base of about a foot. 2″ of snow overnight was not rolled this morning. While skiers are welcome, official opening date is Dec. 1, so daily grooming is not yet in effect. Trails that were rolled are Valley, Ed’s, Cedar, Birch, and Tamarack. Note gates and cables are still up. Also note that deer season opens Nov. 15 and hunting is allowed on the Swedetown land.

Michigan Tech – 2″ of new snow rolled in this morning. Base varies from 4-8″. Lights on nightly.

November 9, 2017

First storm of the year with 8-12″ so far.

Swedetown – Rolled Valley, Greenstone, Cedar, Birch, and Tamarack. Note gates and cables are still up.

Michigan Tech Rolled the upper trails. Lights are on starting tonight. Hope to set tracks tomorrow.

November 3, 2017

Swedetown – Rolled 6-7″ of snow on Valley, Cedar, Birch, and Tamarack.

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      November 20, 2017

      Michigan Tech – Trails dragged. No tracks set. The base is mostly holding but there are thin spots and icy spots. There are several spots on Portage that are very thin.

      Swedetown – All trails dragged except the upper Powderhouse field and the Bear loops. Tracks are holding and the base is 6-10″ in most places. Very good early season conditions.

       

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