Adventure Awaits Michigan Western Upper Peninsula

Cross Country Skiing

Michigan’s Western U.P. offers over 100 KM of Cross Country Ski Trails. Pisten Bully groomed for skating and diagonal striding, and backcountry ski/snowshoe trails of varied terrain.

ABR Trails – Ironwood Michigan
60 km of Scenic Cross Country Ski Trails — ABR Trails is a full-service ski touring center located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood Michigan. Our facilities include a heated warming cabin with light concessions, and a full-service ski shop, change rooms, indoor restrooms, and a large heated wax area with many wax benches. There is additional room for tables and chairs available for teams or groups to use. Click here for more info

Mecca, Montreal & Uller Ski Trails – Mercer and Pence Wisconsin   Click here for more info

Sylvania Wilderness Trails – Watersmeet Michigan
We are your winter outdoor headquarters for skijoring, cross country skiing, winter hiking, or camping in the Watersmeet, MI, and Sylvania Wilderness areas.  There is much to explore and experience in the Sylvania Wilderness Area of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and Sylvania Outfitters knows how to get you there…and back! And the unique beauty of the winter season is truly unforgettable. Our personally groomed trails are carefully maintained so you can fully enjoy the winter adventures in these magnificent north woods.  Click here for more info

Mount Zion – Ironwood Michigan
Located on the campus of Gogebic Community College, Mt. Zion is the oldest winter recreation complex in “Big Snow Country”. Owned and operated by GCC, Mt. Zion is open to the public. This complex also serves as a laboratory for the college’s nationally recognized Ski Area Management Program.  Click here for more info

Wolverine Ski Trails – Ironwood Michigan
Wolverine Ski Trails is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with the mission to preserve and promote nordic skiing and life long physical fitness on the Gogebic Range of the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin. Volunteers maintain and groom the trail system which consists of 8 trails that provide 25 kilometers of both skate skiing and track-set skiing.  The rolling terrain provides trails for all levels of skiing from expert to novice  Click here for more info

Sisu Ski Fest – Ironwood Michigan
“Finnish” in downtown Ironwood. Ski through historic mining areas, scenic bluffs, along the Montreal River and by the World’s Tallest Native American Statue. Commemorative SISU souvenirs for the first 500 races to sign up! Locally crafted age group awards. Traditional “Yooper” fare.  Click here for more info

Miner’s Ski Trail – Ironwood Michigan
4.6km of cross country skiing in Ironwood Michigan.  Click here for more info

Cross Country Ski Guide

Facility Location KM Trails Trail Fee Contact
Bear Track Back Country Ironwood 9 Donation Bear Track Inn
Black River Harbor
Mt. Zion Ironwood 2 Free Gogebic Community College
Black River Trails Ironwood 12 Donation Black River Lodge
Wolverine Nordic Trails Ironwood Township 25 $10 Donation Wolverine Nordic Trails
Bergland Ski Trails Bergland 9 Free Carl Rose
Watersmeet Ski Trails Watersmeet 32 Donation Sylvania Outfitters
Sylvania Wilderness Trails Watersmeet 32 Donation Sylvania Outfitters
Porcupine Mts. Wilderness Trails Ontonagon 42 $3-$8 Porcupine Mtns. State Park
Cedar Trail Saxon, WI 12 Donation Frontier Bar
Highway 2
Uller Trails Iron Belt, WI 30 Donation Penokee Rangers Ski Club
Montreal Trails Montreal, WI 15 Donation Penokee Rangers Ski Club
ABR Trails, Inc Ironwood 60 $12.00 Eric Anderson