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Swedetown Trails
Calumet, MI
Trail Length: 30.0k  Maps: | 1 Chalet , 1 M203 
Groomed: Skating/Classical    Lighted: Yes Snowmaking: No
Contact: 906-337-1170    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   Beginner to expert trails. 4.5k lighted until 10 p.m. Host to the annual Great Bear Chase. 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 trail is meticulously groomed and the addition of a warming chalet and lighted trail have made Swedetown hard to beat.

Trail Reports:   2016-2017 season  view previous season     File a new report

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Saturday, April 01, 2017  posted: 4/2/2017 1:29:27 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: Most, Good skis ]
  Most trails are open with excellent spring skiing. New tracks set for April 1st but that will be the last track setting and tilling for the season. About 12 inch base on 80% of the trails but Papa Bear and Powderhouse are no longer groomed and showing bare spots. Enjoy Cedar, Valley Trail, most of Greenstone, Mama Bear and Baby Bear - still very good for classic skiing with good kick in the tracks and good pole plants.
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(Cynthia MacDonald, Great Bear Chase)
Sunday, March 26, 2017  posted: 3/27/2017 6:24:26 AM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  It was nice to ski on over a foot of snow. We skied most trails. It was 8:00 AM and 32 degrees when we started,and finished at 10:30. Hard base with 1 inch corn on the surface great edging and fast. They were grooming when we arrived and were using a drag which was doing a very good job. We planted our poles off trail to check the snow dept in the woods and wow! Over two feet.
(Larry Heathman)
Thursday, March 23, 2017  posted: 3/23/2017 3:08:42 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Very good conditions for skate skiing at Swedetown today. All trails packed and freshly dragged this morning, with the exception of part of one trail (Powderhouse) near the chalet. Very firm deck, but still easy to edge. Classic tracks were set full depth throughout, but looked glazed/icy in most places. A bit of tree debris in spots, but overall great snow.
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(Ted Lystig)
Sunday, March 19, 2017  posted: 3/19/2017 8:56:00 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  Some new snow freshly tilled and tracked made for creamy corderoy for the skaters. Tracks were full depth which meant they were down to the icy-ish layers sometimes. Consequently any hard wax either slipped or grabbed so skin skis were the choice and worked well. By mid-afternoon things had softened up and, since there is a wax bench conveniently located, I broke out the klister skis. I picked up some pine tree schmutz but to no noticeable I'll effect.
(Michael Howe)
Saturday, March 18, 2017  posted: 3/18/2017 7:34:48 PM
Firsthand 
[ Good skis ]
  The inch or two of yesterday's - fresh snow was tilled into the existing base for a perfect skate deck. A thin coating of fresh snow on top made for "velvety" skating. Classic tracks were also reset with a little fresh snow in them for good hard-wax striding. Felt like mid-winter.
(Michael Howe)

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