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Up-to-date Michigan Tech Groomer Reports

November 22, 2019

Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids – City-side, New River Trail, River Bypass, and Meadow/Vista trails rolled. There are many areas of open water, exposed ground, and debris.

Swedetown – With a little help from Mother Nature this week, the trails are rapidly  improving! All trails are open except for the Bear Loops and the Multipurpose Trail, and all trails are dragged and and tracked. There are a couple of wet spots on Cedar, but they are easily avoided. The skate lane is firm, and both skate and classic skiers can expect to find the best conditions during the colder parts of they day. Reminder: 8 more days of deer season, so please dress appropriately.

November 18, 2019

Swedetown – Due to warm temperatures and low snow conditions, grooming has been suspended until conditions improve.

November 17, 2019

Swedetown -All trails are open except for the Bear Loops and the Multipurpose Trail. All trails tracked and dragged, and rapidly accumulating snow is improving overall trail quality. There are still some thin spots, so bring your “B” skis. Grooming completed at 11;30 am. 

November 16, 2019

Swedetown -All trails are open except for the Bear Loops and the Multipurpose Trail. All trails tracked and dragged, with typical early season conditions. 

November 15, 2019

Swedetown – Preseason grooming continues at Swedetown Trails. Cedar, Birch, Tamarack and Ed’s have been dragged, and tracks were set on Len’s, Valley, Greenstone, and the trails that were dragged today. The best snow will be found on Ed’s and the Tree Loops, but caution should be exercised as typical early-season conditions prevail. The skate lanes are firming up nicely and should be fast during the colder parts of the day. Reminder: Michigan firearm deer season is open: please dress appropriately with bright, conspicuous colors.

November 14, 2019

Swedetown – Conditions are improving as Len’s, Valley and Greenstone have been dragged. There are still thin spots, especially where the recent trail work was completed. Reminder: Michigan firearm deer season starts tomorrow (November 15): please dress appropriately and be aware that you may come across hunters in the area.

November 12, 2019

Chassell – Chassell will not open until at least December 1, depending on trail conditions.

Maasto Hiihto/Churning Rapids – City-side, New River Trail, Meadow/Vista, Outback, and Mud Lake Bypass trails rolled. Snow cover is very thin and there are many areas of exposed ground, rocks and other debris.

Swedetown – Rolling continues as the new snow accumulates. Len’s, Valley and Greenstone were rolled, with conditions rapidly improving. Expect to find some thin spots on the newly worked sections of the trail. Reminder: Michigan firearm season will be starting in two days. Please exercise caution and wear appropriate blaze orange or other conspicuous clothing.

November 11, 2019

Swedetown – Grooming continued over the weekend, and Powderhouse and Pine have been rolled. Extensive trail work was done on the “field” section of Powderhouse; please exercise caution as the snow cover may be very thin in the areas were trail improvements were made

November 8, 2019

Swedetown – Grooming for the 2019/2020 ski season started today! Len’s Loop, Valley, Greenstone, Ed’s, Birch, Cedar and Tamarack were rolled. Expect early season conditions, with leaves, branches, wet or thin spots, etc. Please note: trail improvements were done on sections of Len’s Loop, Greenstone, Valley, Powderhouse and a small section on Tamarack. The snow is very thin there, as well as a fair amount of debris, so please exercise special caution in these areas.

Michigan Tech – Upper trails rolled.

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