With almost too much snow and great trail grooming the Swedetown Trails are some of the best in the Midwest for skiing all winter long. There are more than 30 km of trails for every level of skier, and 5 km of lighted trails!
The Keweenaw averages more than 200 inches of snow every year and Calumet is one of the areas that gets dumped on the most. Ski season opens early and runs through mid-to-late March every year. The latest trail conditions can be found at keweenawtrails.org.
The Swedetown Trails Club and Calumet Township maintain a chalet at the Swedetown Trailhead, complete with a snack bar (including warm beverages and pasties). During ski season the chalet is open seven days a week, including evening hours on five of those days. Call (906) 337-1170 to see their current hours or to plan for a group meeting at the trails.
The Swedetown Trails are well-groomed by a 2001 model Pisten Bully with power tilling and/or compactor bar, as conditions dictate. The groomer makes multiple passes through all trails for maximum trail width. Each year the trails are maintained well throughout the season, but special work and care goes into the trails to keep them in top shape for the Great Bear Chase. With dozens of years of experience we think our group of groomers is amongst the best in the businesses, thanks to all of you for your work!
Find our more about Swedetown Trails by visiting swedetowntrails.org.