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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.

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Sunday, March 26, 2017  posted: 3/27/2017 6:24:26 AM
[ 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
[ 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.
(Ted Lystig)
Sunday, March 19, 2017  posted: 3/19/2017 8:56:00 PM
[ 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
[ 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)
Thursday, March 16, 2017  posted: 3/16/2017 11:29:10 AM
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[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  Perfect conditions and perfect weather. Everything was freshly groomed with the Husky. As you can see from the web cam snow-mometer, there is still lotsa base. I did not see any hint of any areas getting thin. Swedetown has been exceptionally busy recently due to the dearth of opportunities to ski elsewhere, so the Chalet upper level will remain open on weekdays through next week. Lower level is always open. Plans are to groom through the end of the month then see what things look like at that point.
(Larry Zurawski)

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