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Ski & Snowshoe in Upper Michigan!

We've done a lot of traveling and experienced many amazing places. We laugh when asked "how do you handle the winters?!?" Our answer, it's simple, we LOVE winter. The adventure opportunities in Alger County during the winter months are stunning. Cross country skiing, snowshoeing and ice-climbing are just the tip of the, um, iceberg! Photography in winter months offers great challenges and amazing rewards!

Valley Spur

Valley Spur is an incredible Cross Country skiing destination, with miles of snowshoeing trails available too. A quick drive south from Munising, Valley Spur is not only convenient, but also staffed and maintained by amazing volunteers from around Alger County. If you're a skier or snowshoe-bound, we urge you to check out Valley Spur.

Other Options!

Lake Shore Trail System
The Lake Shore Trail (LST) System offers miles of groomed cross country skiing, as well as unlimited snowshoeing opportunity. Both Munising and Grand Marais have LST options, and you can download the maps here.

Ski Trail Maps in Alger County

Munising Lake Shore Cross Country Trail Map
Grand Marais Lake Shore Cross Country Trail Map
Valley Spur Snow Shoe Trail Map

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Here are a few options for skiing & snowshoeing in Alger County. We've dropped a teardrop on Grand Island, marking it as a great destination for snowshoeing and cross county skiing. Without question, you need to use common sense about ice conditions!! Every year there are emergencies surrounding a fall through the ice. In almost every case the individual(s) "thought" the ice looked strong enough. Never assume it is safe until you've verified with local authorities or monitored traffic patterns and crossings across known good areas. Check back soon as we update GPS Tracks of trail systems too!





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