Michigan: Upper Peninsula

 

Tue, Dec 18: Valley Spur (Munising)

Temps yesterday stayed right around freezing so the trails remain in really good shape. We did get some high winds Sunday night into Monday that left some debris on the trails,twigs,leaves some pine needles so watch for that. Groomed the two Heavens yesterday morning so with light traffic everything is good to go for today.

- dan rabine

Sat, Dec 15: Valley Spur (Munising)

Very nice skiing conditions at Valley Spur this morning. Skating is excellent while the classic tracks are holding up well but are hard and fast until it starts to warm a bit. We are in a freeze/thaw cycle but the low angle of the sun and cold overnight temps are keeping the trails virtually unscathed. We are likely to have good coverage through Christmas weekend snow or no snow.

- dan rabine

Fri, Dec 14: Blueberry Ridge (Marquette)

Poor conditions at Blueberry. There are constant ruts in the skate lane on every trail, which is from the groomers. Classic tracks are sugary and basically non-existant. Blueberry is just not what it used to be. Grooming has been very poor of late. The sun and warm weather was not really effecting the trails today. No new snow in a while, so trails are also very dirty. Definitely use B skis because you will be skiing over millions of pine needles and twigs.

- Ethan Kennedy