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34km
Skating/Classic
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No
1 Main 1 Nara
906-487-2578
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Long downhills, gathering speed and sharp turns at the bottom are distinctive of the trails you will find here. 34k of groomed trails, 24k of skate trails, 7k lighted trails in the evening until 9pm. Trails are groomed daily to manage the 200"+ of annual snowfall. Heated chalets at the Main Trailhead and Nara Trailhead.
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Saturday, April 3, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Rock skis ]
Some sections were surprisingly good, but the good sections didn't last long before being interupted by ice or grass. Skied Core Loop, Portage, Balsam, Linden, Peepsock, and Birch. Birch and Portage are the ones in the best shape, with minimal grass showing. There were a couple hills on the other trails that were in pretty rough shape, and I decided to walk down them. Definitely not ideal ski conditions, but still better than when I tried to ski in October, and I still had fun! If you have rock skis, and you're just looking to squeeze in another ski before the snow melts, it's still worth going if you go soon (today's warm amd sunny weather is not going to help)! If you don't have rock skis, or if you are looking to beat some PRs without risking injury, you'd be better off getting out your bike or running shoes and sticking to pavement.
(Erin Berglund)
Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Rock skis ]
Skied all of the upper trails as well as hairpin and balsam. Everything was skiable without any portaging, but there are a decent number of burnouts and pools of slush to dodge. The snow is dirty but was firm when I skied in the afternoon.
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(Henry Campbell)
Friday, March 19, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Partial, B skis ]
Nice base left on the Tech trails. As the lower half of the trails are no longer groomed, I thought the upper trails would not be so great, but I was pessimistic. Full coverage still everywhere with classic tracks set. I could not be here in the morning otherwise it would have been a great day. It was a sluggish day in mid afternoon sunshine.
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(Gui Girard)
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Epic skiing at Michigan Tech after the Great Bear Chase. Unbelievably good conditions, race skis no problem, perfect grooming, bright sunny day, mid-20s. Can't ask for better conditions for both classic and skate!
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(Bill Oyler)
Friday, March 12, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Tech trails are in really good shape after the melt. Grooming in process, and the skate deck is flat, fast, but with good edging. Skiing lives on in the Keweenaw!
(Alan Turnquist)
Friday, March 5, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Conditions overall are very good! Upper, Lower, Competition and Nara Trails are tilled, groomed and tracked. Tolkien and River Loop Trails are dragged, groomed and tracked. Conditions over all are very good!
(Brad Barnett)
Friday, February 19, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All Main Trails are tilled, groomed and tracked. Conditions are excellent over the entirety of the trail system.
(Brad Barnett)
Friday, February 12, 2021
Morning
Grooming Scheduling 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
All Main Trails tilled groomed and tracked 6:00am. The Main Trail Head will be kept open today and tomorrow to the public, but please use only the Birch Loop to access the open trails. Oak and Pine will remain closed where they intersect the Core Loop. Please stay off the Race Course throughout today and tomorrow. Please use caution, There will be grooming equipment on the trails. Thank you everyone!
(Brad Barnett)
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
For those brave souls venturing out this morning the Lower Trails and Nara were groomed first and finished at 5:30am. The Bombardier then headed directly into the Upper Trails. The Upper Trails as well as Tolkien are in the process of being groomed this morning.
(Brad Barnett)
Friday, February 5, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The crew has been hard at it trying to keep up with the snowfall and repairing equipment. The upper trails are being panked and groomed to the best of our abilities. The rest of the trail system is snowed in. The Bombardier is in the shop where we are assessing an issue with the fuel system. We are down to one machine to pack and groom and it is being worked continuously. The trails are too soft to pull the Ginzu and set track. Please bear with us and know we are doing our best to give you something to ski. Thank you for your patience.
(Brad Barnett)

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