Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails

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Houghton, MI  US
Contact Info / Directions
(906) 487-2578
KM of TRAILS 55/km
Trail Fee? Yes
Ski Rental? Yes

More About Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails

About

Described by former US Olympic coach Lee Borowski as the best in the mid-west and equal to anything else in the country, the Michigan Tech ski trails are both USSA and FIS homologated. World class and close to home; you won't believe how great it is!

Experience world class skiing right here in the mid-west. Over 220 inches of annual snowfall means excellent early season skiing and a season that extends into April. Over 7 kilometers of lighted trails.

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Contact Information

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Trail Fees

Prices last updated 11/11/2011.
Weekend Weekday
Half Day Full Day Half Day Full Day
Adult 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
Senior 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00
Junior 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00

Tickets - More Info
Michigan Resident Daily Passes $6; Non-Residents $10.
Single Annual Pass $65; Family Annual Pass $90. Half day ticket pricing starts at 14:00.

Ski Rental Prices

Skis Snowshoes
Adult - Standard Package 9.00 9.00
Junior - Standard Package 9.00 9.00
Senior - Standard Package 9.00 9.00

Information last updated 11/11/2011.

More About Rentals
1/2 day rental: $8.00
overnight: $10.00
weekend: $20.00
week (Mon.-Fri.) $35.00

Mountain Stats

Mountain Terrain Season/Hours
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
Summit 960 Ft / 293 M
Base 698 Ft / 213 M
Vertical 262 Ft / 80 M
km of Trails 55/km
Acres 750 Ac / 304 Hc
Annual Snow 225" / 572cm
Snowmaking 0%
30%
35%
20%
15%
Season:
From 11/10/2011 to 4/15/2012
Sunday: 7a-10p
Monday: 7a-10p
Tuesday: 7a-10p
Wednesday: 7a-10p
Thursday: 7a-10p
Friday: 7a-10p
Saturday: 7a-10p
Mountain
Trails Groomed Yes
Groomed for Skating Yes
Has Rental Skis Yes
Trail Fee? Yes
Summit 960 Ft / 293 M
Base 698 Ft / 213 M
Vertical 262 Ft / 80 M
km of Trails 55/km
Acres 750 Ac / 304 Hc
Annual Snow 225" / 572cm
Snowmaking 0%
Terrain
30%
35%
20%
15%
Season/Hours
Season:
From 11/10/2011 to 4/15/2012
Sunday: 7a-10p
Monday: 7a-10p
Tuesday: 7a-10p
Wednesday: 7a-10p
Thursday: 7a-10p
Friday: 7a-10p
Saturday: 7a-10p

Ski Lessons

The Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Club offers lessons.

Ski Racing Programs

The Copper Country Ski Tigers as well as the Michigan Tech varsity team trains and race at the Michigan Tech trails. We host a number of races every year including the annual Copper Loppet. We hosted the 2007 and 2008 U.S. Cross Country Championship (aka Senior Nationals).

Improvements This Season

The Tech Trails were completely renovated in 2002. Over $1 million has been invested in new trails, grooming equipment and infrastructure. Community wax room open 24/7. Lights added and ten kilometers of new trails recently added.

Dining

Houghton & Hancock are college towns. With both Michigan Tech and Finlandia University, inexpensive, yet varied dining options exist throughout the community.

Bars and Nightlife

Nightlife is centered around college student activities. Numerous clubs offer live music nightly. The Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts offers seating for 1,100 and the largest stage within a 200 mile radius.A wide variety of performers makes for many entertainment choice options.

Lodging, Hotels, and Condos

Over 600 rooms within 10 minutes of the trails. Many major chains.

Other Recreation Nearby

Three other excellent Nordic ski areas within a 15 mile radius makes the Keweenaw peninsula an XC ski destination. For gravity lovers, Mont Ripley in Hancock and Mount Bohemia at Lac LaBelle will satisfy your need for speed.

Directions to Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails

Located at:
142 SDC, Michigan Tech

1400 Townsend Drive Houghton, MI 49931-1295

Map of Michigan Tech Nordic Ski Trails