GRAND REPIDS, MICHIGAN (GRES) – It’s hard to believe that this report on snow conditions will be over the last weekend of February and the meteorological winter.
Again, the Upper Peninsula is the place where you want to play on decent snow, especially if you ride snowmobiles. UP has to share a piece of white gold with the areas south of the bridge. Watch the snowfall from 22 and 23 February.
This is the story of two peninsulas: one with snow and one without.
Snow depths in northern Michigan:
This could be the peak in terms of snow across the UP, as softer temperatures are forecast for next week and the angle of the sun continues to rise.
- Grand Rapids: 0
- Cadillac: 2
- Ludington: 5
- Lake Houghton: 5
- Traverse City: 7
- Charlevoix: 11
- Eastern Jordan: 10
- Gaylord: 9
- Alpena: 3
- Petaski: 5
- Cheboygan: 15
- Su: 33
- Paradise: 38
- Grand Mare: 50
- Manistique: 23
- Munization: 38
- Market: 42
- Houghton: 37
- Calumet: 32
- Escanaba: 7
- Painsdale: 56
- Great Bay: 35
Light snow of 1 to 3 inches will fall in the Lower Peninsula on Thursday night. After that, the weekend is dry and seasonally cold. Except for a few squalls on the Great Lakes, no snow is expected.
The cold front on Sunday will pass through the dry.
On Sunday there will be a cold front with little snow all over the university
The snow that appears on the models is expected to fall from Thursday night to Friday morning.
The temperature this weekend on Saturday will be moderate, and on Sunday in the north will drop.
SCHUSS: The Kirkwood family was able to leave and spend a wonderful weekend on President’s Day at the Schuss Mountain / Shanty Creek resorts. As you can see, there is a lot of snow to have fun. Many thanks to Chris Hale, Director of Marketing, who sponsored this report. He mentioned that it was a blessing that Shus was able to make snow, as it was another winter when the snow just didn’t go away and stayed. I believe his comment was, “We got 69 inches of snow from Mother Nature and melted 65 inches.” But he also wanted to highlight some of the best skiing that can happen in March for several reasons: ski runs tend to be less busy, fares get cheaper, and daylight is more and tend to be warmer. So go up the slopes!
TIMBERIDGE: Fresh snow 2 to 4 inches will help after a significant thaw last Tuesday. Skiing is open with Double1 and Double2, as well as triple chair lifts, open Friday from 13:00 to 21:00, Saturday from 10:00 to 21:00 and Sunday from 10:00 to 19:00: 00. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Don’t forget to also take advantage of the 9 full streaks of fun.
Bitter: It snowed just over the weekend and the temperature will be perfect. Open Friday from 10 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 10:30 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
CENANSBURG: The refreshment of the snow came just before the weekend. You can climb the slopes on Friday from 16.00 to 21.00 and from 9.00 to 21.00 on Saturday and Sunday. Tubing (booking only) is open Friday from 12:00 to 21:00, Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 to 21:00
CABERFA: It will be a wonderful weekend with sunshine and tolerable temperatures. Four lifts are open, serving 30 slopes. Open on Friday from 10.00 to 21.00, on Saturday from 9.00 to 21.00 and on Sunday from 21.00 to 16.30
CRYSTAL: 7/8 lifts open, serving all slopes. Open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
BATTLEFIELD: A fantastic weekend for skiers with sunshine and temperatures of the 20s and 30s. Open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 10/12 lifts are open, serving 51/60 trails.
BOYNSKY SUGIRDZE: Same above. Open Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sunday. 8/10 lifts are open and serve 100% of the trails.
NOB NUBA: You want your shaded glasses with the expected sun. All lifts and descents are open Friday through the weekend from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., so groomers can refresh the slopes and restore them again from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Southern LOWER MICHIGAN
Even with 1 to 4 inches of snow this will not be enough to get on the trails. Go north!
If you decide to stay south of the bridge this weekend, there are pocket tracks. I drove past the Baldwin, and it is impossible to ride. Lake Houghton looks like there is also very little snow on the lake. The best area seems to be close to Charlevoix to Petasque / Spring Harbor. Harbor Springs Snowmobile Club noted that all of its trails were freshly manicured with a few subtle spots here and there. Not so good in the Indian River, where the trails are covered with snow and you can ride on them, but the turns are icy and the snow is thin.
This weekend could be the peak of winter in terms of snow. Route reports are good and excellent everywhere. Keep in mind that the conditions on the Lower Peninsula are not that great. Ultimately, this is forcing riders to UP, so expect the routes to be busy this weekend and not last that long. This weekend I will be riding in paradise, in the Pine Stump area of the Grand Mare. Hope to see other riders there. Either way we are a winter slope, so get out and go!
In the middle of next week a weak system is possible with a more humid one on Saturday. It is still too far to clarify whether it will be mostly snow or not.
The mid-range outlook is actively working with seasonal temperature forecasts. Snow or rain to us. Stay tuned.
Snow conditions will remain very good in March across the UP for snowmobiling and skiing, especially in northern Michigan, for most of the month. Take advantage while you can, as we will mow our lawns before you know it.