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Calumet, MI
30K
Skating/Classic
Yes
No
1 Chalet 1 M203
906-337-1170
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Beginner to expert trails. Up, down, turns, mixed stands of forest and clearings provide an exciting terrain for the skier. The flow of the trail is Swedetown's specialty. The trails are groomed daily for skating and striding. 4 km of trails lighted until 8 p.m. Host to the annual Great Bear Chase in March.
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Thursday, April 1, 2021
Morning
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
15km of trails groomed this morning, skate lane only. Tracks are shallow but skiable. Part of Greenstone and the end of Powderhouse make up a new end of season only loop. Mama and B.
(Craig Hughes)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Evening
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, B skis ]
Trails are ice with a half-inch powder on top, and quite skiable. Fair conditions. Grooming has ended, but there's a reasonably deep classic track most places and skate lane is level. Good kick and good edging. A few places are thin and/or narrow, but you can easily pick your way. Should last a few more days.
(Pete Anderson)
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
The trails seemed to hold up well despite the warmer temps yesterday and overnight, some had been recently groomed (overnight?). The snow is very dirty in many areas, especially under pine trees. Very few burnouts and didn't see any exposed rocks. B skis could likely be used if careful, but some areas of dirty snow are hard to avoid.
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(Henry Campbell)
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
With three inches of new snow overnight, skiing was excellent today. Classic tracks were perfect. Skied outbound on Pineridge Loop and then did Greenstone Loop with return by Valley Trail. All excellent.
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(Cynthia MacDonald)
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Classic 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
New snow overnight and good grooming, including fresh track set for classic, made for fine skiing today. A few thin spots are easily avoided, with no risk of damage to the good skis I used. Powderhouse is the only loop not groomed.
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(Peter Vorhes)
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
Still great spring skiing at Swedetown! My skin skis were accumulating snow in the classic tracks, so I skated, and before the warming occurred in the afternoon, the skating was fast and fun. Lots of folks crust skiing earlier in the day.
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(Nancy Langston)
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Freestyle 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
Beautiful “almost officially spring” conditions at Swedetown. All trails were recently machine-groomed (overnight?) for skate and classic, followed by early-morning below-freezing temps. Mostly fast, hard-frozen granular when we started at 8:30 am, starting to soften just a bit by 10:30. Trails that run through the thick pines are dirty, if that doesn’t bother you then good skis are fine. Plenty of base, so no risk of damage. Very good crust-skiing options off-trail. Lots of skiers out enjoying the warm sunshine and great skiing.
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(Todd Campbell)
Sunday, March 14, 2021
Afternoon
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
The tracks were great late Sunday evening! When all the rest of the snow has retreated from the north country, Swedetown persists. Thanks, amazing groomers!
(Nancy Langston)
Saturday, March 13, 2021
Morning
Firsthand: Both 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
Kudos to the groomers, organizers, and volunteers for giving over 500 skiers an incredible day for the Great Bear Chase. The trail was in mint condition at sunrise when I warmed up for the skiathlon. Firm, fast, and plenty to edge. Amazing the groomers could work that magic considering all the rain and warm conditions. They have really turned this into a reliably super event late in season. They still have over one foot of base left! We had 4 people in our family race today which was a neat experience. Thanks!
Photos:
(Kevin Ousdigian)
Friday, March 12, 2021
Morning
Observation Secondhand 
[ Trails Open: All ]
Today's groomer report (from website): All trails are open today. Groomers started at 7 AM. It will be a slow tilling process, so if you plan to ski the trails, late morning or afternoon would be the best time to go out. Friday’s predicted high is 24 degrees. Groomers will be out Friday night, as well.
My comments: Swedetown survived the melt down. Plenty of base to work with. Attached web cam shot from 11AM EST. The corduroy in the image wasn't there a few minutes earlier.
Photos:
(Larry Zurawski)

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