Ironwood, Bessemer and Wakefield, Michigan, Cross Country Trail Information

Wolverine Nordic Trails Wolverine Nordic Trails is constructed on land that is privately owned and are available for non-motorized use only.  Choose from 2 main loops of:
Powderhorn Loop that is 7 km
Wolverine Loop that is 5 km.
Both loops are connected and offer a wide verity of wildlife scenery.  18 km total trails offer loops groomed and track set with Powderhorn Loop groomed for Skating.

New for 1999 – Heated changing rooms and chalet.
Donations needed for volunteer maintenance program.

To get to the Wolverine entrance take US2, East of Ironwood to Section 12 Road (Turn at Gygi Heating) and turn North.  Go to Sunset Road and turn Right. Wolverine Nordic Trails will be approximately ˝ mile, located on Right.


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Ironwood, Michigan Cross Country Trail Reports and Conditions
Wolverine Trail Conditions 3-18-15 Wednesday Very good spring skiing. The skate lane was groomed this morning and the groomers went out again in the afternoon and set a deep classic track. The trail base is hard and there are no bare spots. We did not groom the Cliff Hanger. The trail around the Ponds near Summit Road is closed. We will groom the trails only when conditions permit and we will update this website whenever the trails are regroomed.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:34:33 (PDT)
ABR Trails Ski Report Actions ABR Trails Ski Report Add to contacts 3/18/15 Keep this message at the top of your inbox To: daveysmotel@hotmail.com newcomb@netonecom.net ABR TRAILS SKI REPORT --------------------------------------- 03 / 18 / 15 Just coming in from grooming tonight after our Clydesdales ski earlier this evening. The trails are still looking very good for spring ski condiitons as we had a great ski tonight sampling many of the trails along the Montreal River. I ran the Pisten Bully tonight on River Trail, Popple Flats, Pit Point , Cherry Dairy, Blueberry to the cold feet cut off, Meadow Ridge and the beginning of Peltonen. The best skiing Thursday for recreational will be after the freshly groomed trails soften a bit after 11- AM. Skiers reported a small bare spot on the entrance to Jack Pine tonight under the pines. We will repair this for the weekend SKIING & SNOW CONDITIONS: Spring GENERAL SNOW & WEATHER CONDITIONS: Looks like a forecast that will provide good spring skiing for the weekend! SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS, UNPACKED: 12 SNOW DEPTH PACKED ON SKI TRAILS: 12 BARE SPOTS, CRUSTED, GLAZED, ETC.: a few
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 07:34:04 (PDT)
ABR TRAILS SKI REPORT --------------------------------------- 03/08/15 Just coming in from grooming with the PB. I groomed up about 15k and it turned out real nice. The temps were dropping and the trail will set up well.

We will be back out in the AM to regroom another 10-20 k of trail depending on temps.

Our grooming schedule for spring skiing is to groom some trails for 9 AM skiing and some for afternoon skiing. make sure you check with the attendant on duty to see what the trail grooming and skiing condions are.
SKIING & SNOW CONDITIONS: Spring conditions. GENERAL SNOW & WEATHER CONDITIONS: SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS, UNPACKED: 23 SNOW DEPTH PACKED ON SKI TRAILS: 19 BARE SPOTS, CRUSTED, GLAZED, ETC.:
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 06:45:18 (PDT)
Wolverine Ski Report 2-20-15 Friday All the trails were groomed this morning and new classic track was set. Grooming Plans: We plan to PistenBully groom the Powderhorn Loop early Saturday morning and groom the remaining trails after the finish of the YooperBeiner Snowshoe Race which starts at 11:00 am.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 06:11:32 (PST)
ABR TRAILS SKI REPORT --------------------------------------- 02 / 20/15 We have had great skiing since November (except 2 days in Dec).
Trails are being groomed every day and the ski shop has the rental and demo skis at close out prices.

Buy your season pass now for next year and ski the rest of this season for free. SKIING & SNOW CONDITIONS: Perfect, we have been getting 1-3 inches every couple days! GENERAL SNOW & WEATHER CONDITIONS: Wintery SNOW DEPTH IN WOODS, UNPACKED: 21 SNOW DEPTH PACKED ON SKI TRAILS: 17 BARE SPOTS, CRUSTED, GLAZED, ETC.: NA EVENTS: March 7th Taste of the trails
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 06:10:18 (PST)
Wolverine 2-06-15 Friday Another day of excellent trail conditions with a very light snow falling at 10:00 am. The groomers were out this morning and fully groomed all the trails including setting new classic track. The trail base is at 1.5 to 2 feet. Grooming plans for the weekend: We will be grooming the trails with the PistenBully early Saturday and Sunday mornings.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Friday, February 06, 2015 at 12:23:00 (PST)
ABR TRAILS SKI REPORT --------------------------------------- We received about an inch or less of snow this morning before grooming, but with the high winds the trails needed a pretty thorough re groom and retracking. We tracked all the single tracks and most of the combination trails. All skating lanes were groomed except the dog trails. We have a crew to regroom in the AM and the winds are forecast to stop tonight… With temps in the twenties it looks like a nice weekend of skiing!
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Friday, February 06, 2015 at 12:22:18 (PST)
ABR Friday Posted December 26, 2014, 9:33 pm We picked up another 1 inch last night and had 4 of the groomers out this morning, we groomed 55 km of trails resetting classic tracks as needed. We will back ou in the early AM for another grooming….skiing has been excellent
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 06:55:42 (PST)
Wolverine Friday 12-26-14 The ski trails are in excellent condition. They were Pisten Bully groomed this morning and new classic track was set.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, December 27, 2014 at 06:55:05 (PST)
Wolverine Monday 12-22-14 The groomers were out early this morning and cleaned up the skate lane. The classic track was set yesterday with the Pisten Bully. The trails are in good condition. If the temperature goes below 32 degrees overnight then we plan to clean up the skate lane early tomorrow morning.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, December 23, 2014 at 08:32:31 (PST)
Wolverine Thursday 12-11-14 The groomers were out again this morning and cleaned up the skate lane on all the trails. The classic track was set two days ago by the Piston Bully and is still in great condition. The groomers reported that the trails are in excellent condition.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 06:41:40 (PST)
ABR TRAILS SKI REPORT --------------------------------------- Friday - December 12, 2014, 6:47 pm It was Super Skiing today, some skiers are reporting the best ever. Mild temps , firm base fast tracks, no ice or dirt. We are grooming all 70 km of trails and the 10 km of snow shoe trails are packed too. Thursday - December 11, 2014, 11:35 pm Just coming in from grooming with the Pisten Bully tonight. We worked on the hills of Blueberry Bluffs and the Highlands, the ice formations on the bluffs are awesome! The trails are in great shape we have the early morning crew working on freshening up some of the classic only trails.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Saturday, December 13, 2014 at 06:32:50 (PST)
Wolverine Ski Report: Tuesday 12-02-14 All trails were groomed yesterday and new track set. Today we worked on and cleared up any remaining wet spots on the trails and re-groomed the Novice Loop. The trails are in good shape with the 80+ inches of snow that fell during November.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 08:59:47 (PST)
ABR Report: The Highlands are looking good! Posted December 2, 2014, 8:22 pm We have been spending much of our grooming time on smoothing out the Highlands (30 k to the south) The trails are coming along quite well and with Wednesdays grooming, and signing we expect some of them to be open Thursday. The rest of the trail system is skiing well with a bit of wind blown snow in the open areas. Another inch or 2 Posted December 1, 2014, 7:50 pm We regroomed about 20 km this morning and took the Pisten Bully into the Highlands to smooth them out to freeze down. Although we have been packing the trails with light equipment and the base is established we still have a few hills on the Highlands that need to freeze. the next few nights should freeze them up well. and we hope to open this area in the next few days…. Meanwhile we are skiing and grooming the front 40 km on our best race or touring skis
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, December 03, 2014 at 08:58:51 (PST)
Wolverine Trails Saturday, Nov. 21 Groomed this morning tracks were well formed and firm. Skating deck is firm.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Friday, November 28, 2014 at 09:24:06 (PST)
ABR Great skiing today, we completely re groomed and track set 38 km this morning after the snow stopped. Super skiing, lots of snow , firm trails and pretty scenery with the new snow on the trees
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Friday, November 28, 2014 at 09:23:06 (PST)
Wolverine and ABR are open for the season with some excellent skiing.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 14:20:32 (PST)
Posted November 15, 2014, 10:56 pm ABR The trails groomed up well this morning. Skiing was super today. I am just coming in from grooming tonight with the PB. We are headed back out in the morning to re-groom classic only and complete the PB Grooming Thursday, 11-13-14 Wolverine Ski Trails We rolled and compacted the trails again today. Trails are beginning to harden up but still may be soft. We plan to groom the trails again tomorrow and possibly set a classic track. Remember that part of the trails remain closed by the land owners until after the firearms deer season; so if it is not groomed, then stay off that part of the trail. It is also best to dress for visibility during deer season.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Monday, November 17, 2014 at 09:14:03 (PST)
ABR and Wolverine are in good to very good condition and it's only November.
Daveys Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, November 16, 2014 at 17:14:19 (PST)
Trails are open. Groomed 12/15/13 Wolverine excellent conditions. Powderhorn Trail is an out and back ski but the wrap around trail is almost complete so it will be a loop again! You can take the Three Sisters cut-off to go over the new Three Sister bridge to the right before you ski up the Big Johnson on Powderhorn trail as you go to Powderhorn Mt. The bridge goes over a small stream that is feed by 3 smaller streams, thus, the 3 sisters. ABR We had picked up another 4-6 inches of snow. We had all of the groomers out early this morning and by 9 AM all 70 km were groomed and in real nice condition. Skiing was rated at excellent today
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 16:00:32 (PST)
ABR TRAILS SKI REPORT --------------------------------------- We hit the 4 feet of snowfall this week. We are grooming and skiing all 70 km of trails and the conditions are very good to excellent. We are 100% open. The temps have been chilly but the skiing has been good on the sheltered wooded trails.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Friday, December 13, 2013 at 08:21:56 (PST)
ABR Report we are 100% open with very good to excellent mid winter conditions. The temps have been chilly but the skiing has been good on the sheltered wooded trails. Demo days are Saturday from 10-4 with a Toko Wax Clinic on Saturday afternoon.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 11:56:08 (PST)
ABR trail report we had 6 groomers out this morning re grooming, setting track and cutting the brush that had come down last Wed with the big heavy snow fall. The trails are in tip top shape. We are heading out in the morning to touch up groom after the inch of snow today/
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 15:10:57 (PST)
ABR The groomers are just coming in from grooming 30 km of skating and setting 42 k of classic tracks. Very good skiing today. Wolverine opened today for the season should be good conditions. Sam
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Sunday, December 01, 2013 at 10:08:07 (PST)
ABR is open with good early season conditions.
Davey's Motel <daveysmotel@hotmail.com>
- Thursday, November 28, 2013 at 09:21:39 (PST)

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