Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Reports

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Update 04/10/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

1:17pm  Houghton lake is mostly open water now. There are updated trail pics on the orv page.  http://americanoakresort.com/trailorv.htm

Update 04/07/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:32am  Houghton lake ice conditions are now unsafe. You can also look at trail reports on our orv trail page at the following link  http://americanoakresort.com/trailorv.htm

Update 04/06/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:41am  We had a great weekend in Houghton Lake. The weather was great with temps near 60 degrees. The trails I took pics of on the fourth probably have a considerable amount of snow melted off of them. I will go out and take some pics of the trails in the next couple of days.  You can also look at trail reports on our orv trail page at the following link  http://americanoakresort.com/trailorv.htm

Update 04/04/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

2:47pm  I posted some pictures on the orv trail page, you can look at them at the following link.  http://americanoakresort.com/trailorv.htm

Update 04/04/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:21am  The snow in Houghton Lake is about completly gone. All there is left is remnants of a great snowmobile season. I am gearing towards ORV season so most of my updates will be on our ORV page http://americanoakresort.com/trailorv.htm . Here is our upcoming weather forecast.

Apr 4  Today
Cloudy with a few showers. High 51F. Winds NNE at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.
Apr 4  Tonight
Some clouds this evening will give way to mainly clear skies overnight. Low 29F. Winds light and variable.
Apr 5  Tomorrow
Sunshine. High 58F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Apr 5  Tomorrow night
Some clouds early will give way to generally clear conditions overnight. Low 34F. Winds S at 5 to 10 mph.
Apr 6  Sunday
Mostly cloudy. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the upper 30s.
Apr 7  Monday
Chance of showers. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.
Apr 8  Tuesday
Mostly Cloudy. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.
Apr 9  Wednesday
Few showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the upper 20s.
Apr 10  Thursday
Considerable cloudiness. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s.
Apr 11  Friday
More clouds than sun. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the low 30s.
Apr 12  Saturday
Mix of rain and snow showers. Highs in the mid 40s and lows in the low 30s.
Apr 13  Sunday
Times of sun and clouds. Highs in the low 50s and lows in the mid 30s.

Update 04/02/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:44am  Today's temps in Houghton Lake are going to be near 50 degrees. The 31st we got a lot of rain which made the lake sloppy but it froze back up yesterday. It should be good this weekend for ice fishing.  There is over 15 inches of ice right now. It is going to warm up this weekend, this weekend is a primetime to fish.

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Update 04/01/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:18am  As funny as Michigan is I think our snowmobile season is over. I was really hoping for a March blast of snow. The U.P. got hammered with snow last night while we got rain, and a lot of it. I guess its time to prep the atv's for summer. I am going to start posting orv trail pics and updates on our orv trail section. If you like this page check out our orv page this month.

Update 03/27/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

12:58pm  Houghton Lake has lots of ice on the lake. Trail conditions are not stellar. If we had a big storm it would be possible to ride. The ice on the trails is still holding. We just need snow on top of it. If we dont get snow we will probably have good conditions for atv's and bikes in the near future. Here are a few pics of trail conditions as of this mourning.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

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Update 03/20/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:13am  Houghton Lake has not recieved the March blast of snow we usually get. It is still pretty cold up here. A couple of days we hit temps around forty, but fo the most part it has been cold. We have plenty of ice, but we have a small amount of snow left.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 03/14/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

4:47pm  Houghton Lake snow conditions have pretty much diminished. There is still a little slush and ice on the local trails which could freeze and be ridable if we got some snow. I have not ridden but my buddy john said the trails were still rideable in his neck of the woods. John lives in the Grayling area and tends to ride around the starvation lake area. We still have plenty of ice in the lake and there has been a lot of fisherman but that is about all thats happening in the area.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 03/07/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:17am  Houghton Lake snow conditions have not changed since the 4th. I went out and groomed some of the south trails yesterday. I pulled in as much snow as I could from the sides, and on the corners into the trails. Trails are still a little icy in spots but I am going to rate them as fair, they are definately rideable. Steve also groomed yesterday. Steve hit the west trail. He said trail six wasn't in great shape in between Reserve road and Old 27. But west of 27 he rated them as fair to excellent.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

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Update 03/04/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:31am  I went out and took some pics. The trails are a little icy on the inside corners, but it is nothing we can't fix with the groomer. We should have another good weekend of riding. John Dee from www.johndee.com is calling for 4 inches this week. Temps are going to stay cold through the weekend. Maybe we will have a good March after all. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

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Update 03/03/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

4:33pm  Houghton Lake recieved some rain this mourning but the majority of it missed us. Temps have made a drastic drop and the precipitation has turned to snow. As of now there is not a lot of snow in the forecast for this week. There is a 30% chance of snow showers Wed.-Thur. I am going to head out right now to take pics of the trail conditions. I will post them as soon as I get back.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/27/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:42am  Houghton Lake still has decent snow. Tomorrow we are supposed to get another two inches. We are looking at a warm up this weekend were it is going to be in the high thirties on Sunday and Monday. If you are thinking about riding, this weekend is a good time to do it as snow conditions might worsen through the week. I will update later with pictures of current trail conditions.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/25/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:31am  Houghton Lake is recieving a little bit of sleet right now. The current temp is 28 degrees. We are calling for snow tonight and into tomorrow. Trails should be great this weekend.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

 

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Update 02/24/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

12:42pm  Houghton Lake trail condotions are in excellent shape. Art and myself groomed the entire south trail system by ourselves last night to make sure they stay in excellent condition. It is our dedication to you our customers and our love for snowmobiling that allows us to push ourselves to put ten to fifteen ours in the tractor when no one else wants to volunteer. I hope that everyone that comes to the Houghton Lake area  has a pleasurable experience, other wise our efforts would be pointless. I got a little bit of crap from a guy that thinks I only post good conditions. I just want to say I call it like I see it, and if his trail conditions suck in Wexford county that is his problem. I met a couple of guys last night that also reported very good riding conditions. Scott and Jeff are pictured below with smiles ear to ear, you don't see that from unhappy riders. Well anyways here are some pictures of some of the south trails we groomed last night.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

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Update 02/21/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:11am  Houghton Lake has not received any snowfall since 02-19-08. Before the last snow came down the trails were icy. However I went coyote hunting last night and I walked across some of the trails and they were pretty nice. Snowmobile traffic was pretty heavy yesterday and the new snow we had got packed down. I haven't rode on them, but they looked like you could really let it rip on them. Temps are going to remain in the teens throughout the week. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/19/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:34am  Houghton Lake received about four inches of snow yesterday. I took a peek at the trails yesterday and they weren't bad. they were a little icy in the corners. The fresh snow will take care of that. We will be grooming this week so the trails should be good this weekend for you weekend warriors. temps are going to stay in the teens through the week. We are also supposed to get a additional 1-2 inches of snow today. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/18/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:34am  Houghton Lake received some freezing rain last night. Art groomed Saturday night into Sunday mourning so he really helped the trails. I haven't had a chance to ride them. I am going to go out today and check them out and take some pictures. Last nights low was around 10 degrees. It is going to be in the twenties for a high today and the highs for the rest of the week are going to be in the teens. It is snowing right now and we are supposeed to get one to three inches of snow today. I will update if conditions change later in the day. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/15/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:31am  Houghton Lake received about five to six inches of snow last night. Last nights low was around nineteen degrees. Temps look like they are going to be in the teens and twenties for awhile except for Sunday which is suppossed to be around thirty one degrees. This weekend should have some great trail conditions in store for us. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/14/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

12:57pm  Houghton Lake should get some winter love for Valentines Day. We are supposed to get one to three inches of snow today and two to four inches tonight. Snow conditions are already good. Fresh snow will make them perfect. Last nights low was around-2 degrees. Temps will stay in the teens untill Sunday when there is a high of 31 expected. This new snow that we are supposed to get will make for the best riding conditions I have seen all year. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/13/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:59am  Houghton Lakes trail conditions are good. We have a lot of snow right now. I rented some sleds Monday morning and my customers said the trails were great. Last nights low was around -19 degrees. This weeks temps are going to be in the twenties and teens. We are calling for snow Thursday with accumulations around 2-3 inches. I will try to go out and get some trail pics today.

Update 02/09/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:57am  Houghton Lakes trail conditions are very good. I groomed last night and Art is running to Leota right now. Some one stole one of our sleds last night so I am going to keep this report short and sweet so I can go look for it. So without further adue here are some pics.

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Update 02/08/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:23am  Houghton Lakes trail conditions have not changed, temps have fallen but we did not receive anymore snow. We are calling for alittle snow this weekend but its not a lot. We are supposed to get about one inch tonight. One inch sucks but its better than a kick in the face or rain. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

Update 02/07/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:17am  Houghton Lake got pounded with snow last night. We probably recieved about eight inches. Temps are going to be in the twenties untill Sunday when temps are going to make a drastic change and stay there. We are calling for more snow on Saturday. The trails are great, Art, Steve and I all groomed last night. Art deserves a lot of credit for what he does. He drove to Houghton Lake last night, put some long hours in the tractor, slept about two hours, and then drove back down state to go to work. Well anyway here are some pics of everybody's hard work on the trails.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!! 

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Update 02/06/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:17am  Houghton Lake is receiving heavy snow right now. We are supposed to accumulate four inches today. It looks like we are going to get every bit of it. Tonight we could see accumulations up to three inches. We are also calling for snow into Saturday and Sunday. I will try to go out this afternoon and get some pictures of the trails. If I can get out I will have the pictures posted by 6:30pm.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!!

Update 02/05/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:56am  Houghton Lake received some freezing rain last night. We did not lose much snow. I think this weather might work out very good for this weekend. The freezing rain made the snow very packed. This will make a very good base. We are now calling for 2-3 inches of snow tonight and more snow tommorow. Steve tried to groom last night but it started raining and the drag was having trouble with the wet snow. Hopefully we can get out there and groom when the snow freezes a little bit.  As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!!

Update 02/04/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:34am  Houghton Lake is supposed to have a high of 35 today. Hopefully it stays cooler. We are also supposed to recieve some freezing rain tonight, which would be great if we had some snow in the forecast. Trail conditions to the north are pretty good. Here are some pictures of a north ride yesterday afternoon. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!!

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Update 02/03/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:34am  Houghton Lake weather is pretty quite right now. We have not recieved any snow since 02/01/08 when we got four inches. Todays high is going to be around 31 degrees. Currently it is 26 degrees. Tonight there is a possibility of some small snow showers, turning into a freezing rain coming into Monday. Weather Undergronud is not predicting much to happen this week, but John Dee says there is a possibility for some lake effect snow next week. Snow conditions are rideable in our area but more snow never hurts. So as alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!!    

Update 02/01/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:51am  Houghton Lake received about 2-3 inches of snow last night, depending where you are on our system. The storm is somewhat changing track, heading more north than originally predicted. The forecast now is for 4-5" more today. With any luck we get all that and more. Will update again as conditions change. The trails should be in decent shape with all this snow. 

Update 01/31/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:51am  Houghton Lake trail conditions are the same as they were yesterday. We are going to be in a winter weather advisory from midnight to seven pm on Friday. We are expecting one to three inches tonight and one to three inches Friday. It is also supposed to snow Saturday. If we get what they are predicting we will be able to groom and the trails will be great.  P.S. WATCH OUT FOR BLOW DOWNS, AND THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/30/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

6:09pm  Well I went out for a ride and the trails were rideable but not that great. I dont want to sugar coat anything. There was a decent amount of whoops in the trails. The base is ice, and there is about 3 inches of powder on top of that (main trails). There is good snow to be found for the hard core sledder that is not afraid to get off the beaten path. I went on some unmarked trails and found three feet of snow in areas. Well anyways here is some pictures of the south trails. P.S. WATCH OUT FOR BLOW DOWNS!!!

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Update 01/30/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:55am  Houghton Lake received about three inches of snow last night. Yesterdays temps were in the forties. Today it is minus one degree with a windchill of minus twenty six degrees below zero. We are supposed to see a little more snow today but I dont know if it is going to accumulate. It looks like our best chance of heavy snow is going to be Friday. I am going to go for a ride this afternoon to check the trails. I will take some pictures and post them.  As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Today
Jan 30
Few Snow Showers / Wind
7/1 40%
7F
Thu
Jan 31
PM Snow Showers
21/15 30%
21F
Fri
Feb 1
Snow
25/19 90%
25F
Sat
Feb 2
Few Snow Showers
30/21 30%
30F
 
Sun
Feb 3
Mostly Cloudy
27/23 10%
27F
Mon
Feb 4
Light Wintry Mix
35/25 60%
35F
Tue
Feb 5
Snow Shower
28/15 40%
28F
 
Wed
Feb 6
Scattered Snow Showers
22/19 30%
22F
Thu
Feb 7
Cloudy
29/17 20%
29F
Fri
Feb 8
Cloudy
27/15 20%
27F

Update 01/29/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:47am  Houghton Lake received rain last night. The rain melted a fair amount of snow. It is supposed to rain again today with temps around forty. Tomorrow temps are going to take a drastic change and the high will be around ten degrees. We are calling for snow tomorrow. I will update as conditions change.  As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/28/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:13am  Houghton Lake has about eight to ten inches of snow. I went for a ride this morning and the trails were really good and I hear they are fantastic north of us in the Grayling and Kalkaska area. Last nights low was around ten degrees. Its pretty cold right now but it is supposed to warm up a little bit over the weekend. It should be in the twenties Sat. and Sun.. If your thinking about riding this would be a great weekend to do it. Below are some pictures I took this morning.  As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

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Update 01/24/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:13am  Houghton Lake has about ten inches of snow. Trail conditions will be good for this weekend. Last nights overnigfht low was around eight degrees. It doesn't look ,like we have any major storm systems coming in this week. Its just going to be cold with temps in the teens and twenties.  The lake has about twelve inches of ice on it. I will try to update with pictures today.  As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/23/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:59am  Houghton Lake has about eight inches of snow. Trail conditions will be good for this weekend. Last nights overnigfht low was around ten degrees. It doesn't look ,like we have any major storm systems coming in this week. Its just going to be cold with temps in the teens and twenties. The lake has about twelve inches of ice on it.  As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/19/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:52am  Houghton Lake trail conditions have not changed since the last report. Art groomed to Meredith and Steve and Mike did the west trail and the local loops last night so the trails are about as good as there going to get untill we get some snow. As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

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Update 01/18/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:52am  Houghton Lake received about one of snow today. We have about eight inches on the ground. The trails have all been groomed going into the weekend, but Meredith and its getting done tonight. The west trail has some water spots on it. Some guests rode to Meredith and Elbow Lake today, and they said the trails were awesome. As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/15/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:52am  Houghton Lake received about two to three inches of snow yesterday. We have about eight inches on the ground. There might be some flurries this mourning that could accumulate around one inch. It is supposed to snow Fri., Sat., and Sunday. I will try to sneak away today and get some pictures of the south trails. There should be enough snow to ride any trail system you want. As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/14/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:50am  Houghton Lake is supposed to get some snow today and tomorrow. Today we are supposed to get one to three inches of snow. Tonight we are supposed to get one to two inches of snow. Tuesday we are supposed to get one to two inches. We have a decent amount of snow now. The trails to the north are good. I dont know if I would ride the trails to the south just yet. If we could get four to six inches in the next day or two we will be in business. So as alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Jan 14  Today
Snow likely. High around 30F. Winds NNW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. 1 to 3 inches of snow expected.
Jan 14  Tonight
Light snow this evening will transition to snow showers late. Low 21F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 70%. 1 to 2 inches of snow expected.
Jan 15  Tomorrow
Snow during the morning will diminish to a few snow showers during the afternoon. High 26F. Winds N at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 70%. Snow accumulating 1 to 2 inches.

Update 01/13/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:29am  Houghton Lake is receiving snow right now. It is coming down pretty hard, we should see some accumulation. Right now we have about 3 inches on the ground. We are suppossed to receive 1 to 2 inches today, 1 inch tonight and 1 to 3 inches monday. Last nights low was around 27 degrees. I will update as conditions change. As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Today
Periods of snow showers. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 2 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. Southeast winds around 10 mph.
Tonight
Snow showers likely. Total nighttime snow accumulation around 1 inch. Lows in the mid 20s. East winds up to 10 mph shifting to the north after midnight. Chance of snow 70 percent.
Monday
Periods of snow showers. Total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Highs in the lower 30s. North winds around 10 mph.

Update 01/12/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:17am  Houghton Lake did not receive any snow last night. Conditions have not changed since 1/11/08. As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

Update 01/11/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:17am  Houghton Lake received about two inches of snow last night. Snow is in the forecast for the next seven days. I will update as conditions change. As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

9:30am Houghton Lake is receiving a small amount of snow right now. The snow we have is that wet stuff that packs really good. This is going to make a excellent base. If the wet stuff freezes on top of the ice that was on the trails, and we get a little more snow the trails will be really good. Below are some pictures I took this mourning of the same trails pictured yesterday. This is how quick conditions can change.

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Update 01/10/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:39am  Houghton Lake lost most of its snow. However there is still a bit of ice on the trails. The ice will be a good base if we can get a big dumping of snow. That big snow is in the forecast, we are in a winter weather advisory. We are supposed to receive four to six inches tonight, and two to four inches Friday. If we get this trail conditions should be good enough to ride. Houghton Lake is solid ice, there is no snow or slush on it. Its a good oppritunity for a hockey game. The lake has nine inches of ice on it and is pictured below. Also pictured are trails 654 and 655. Keep in mind these pictures are by the trail head were you can get to them with and automobile. These are the most riden, chewed up trails that I find. So maybe there is a little bit more of a base further down the trail system.  As alway's THINK SNOW!!!

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Update 01/06/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:47am  Well the warm weather has made it here. There is a large amount of snow melting off. If the rain comes we are going to lose a drastic amount of snow. Yesterdays low was around twenty one degrees. The high was around thirty six degrees. These next few days of temperatures in the forties and rain are not going to be good. So as alway's THINK SNOW!!!

 

Update 01/04/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:23am  Conditions haven't changed much in twenty four hours. It is still cold. Last nights low was around three degrees. The current temperature is twenty degrees. We have a warm up on the way. Saturday's high is going to be in the lower thirties. Sunday's high is going to be in the lower forties along with some fog. From the looks of things this is a good time to get a ride in, because we are going to lose a fair amount of snow from theses warm temperatures and rain. The lake has a good amount of ice on it. I have heard reports of a good amount of walleye being caught between American Oak Resort and the Limberlost, in ten to thirteen feet of water. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!!

Friday

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Sunday

Monday

Tuesday

29 F | 22 F
-2 C | -6 C
34 F | 33 F
1 C | 1 C
43 F | 34 F
6 C | 1 C
44 F | 37 F
7 C | 3 C
46 F | 32 F
8 C | 0 C
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Update 01/03/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:16am  Houghton Lake is receiving a small amount of snow right now. The overnight low was around six degrees. The trails have plenty of snow to ride on, but some of the tight corners have a little ice on them. If you are looking to ride, this is the weekend to do it. The weather looks like its going to make a drastic turn around coming into Monday. We are supposed to have high temperatures and rain through the week. The lake is really nice right now, we have over ten inches of ice and it is hard pack snow by shore and fluff further out. Here are some pictures I took this mourning. As alway's THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down!!!

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Update 01/02/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:25am  Houghton Lake received about four inches of snow last night. The over night low was around nine degrees. I rode to Meridith last night and the trails were decent. The only thing I could complain about would be a couple of icy corners. The snow we just got should fix that up. Hopefully we can get out there and groom them now. 

Update 01/01/08 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:55am  We didn't get any snow last night,  snow Tuesday. So THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down. The trails are getting icy in corners over 45 degrees. The 8100 tractor broke down last night, something hydraulic went underneath and it dumped oil everywhere. It is on the east side of Owens Rd, almost back to town. Mike is going to have John Deere pick it up there and take it to Lake City for repair. 

Update 12/31/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:05am  The Houghton Lake area is calling for one to three inches of snow tonight. The over night low was around nineteen degrees. Riding has been good. Snow is getting a little thin on the corners on the narrow trails, but its nothing to worry about. The three inches tonight will do us some good and we are also calling for snow Tuesday. So THINK SNOW and keep your sleds rubber side down. Some pictures from lastnights grooming efforts. All three groomers are out today. Big Koe groomed some local trails, Art finished the locals and a section of 6 that got missed, then Steve and Mike J are out now. Steve is doing Meredith, and Mike J is on the West trail.

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Update 12/30/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:14am  The trails were getting a bit bumpy, we rode to Meredith and Elbow Lake. Brian groomed to Meredioth, Mike J did the West trail and Leota, and I groomed the Prudenville loops. I came in at 6.30 am this morning. I could also see the St Helen guys were out as they groomed to Waco Rd and the 655/Duck Lake Road intersection. Things were looking great so this mornings riders got a highway to start on. We will post the pictures later today. More snow is in the forecast for tnight. THINK SNOW!!!!

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Update 12/29/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:14am  We got about 5" of snow yesterday and into last night. The groomer was running, we passed Steve on his way to Meredith. We went for a ride last night, and the trails were great. This snow on top of the hardpacked base is just what we needed. The lake is a nice ride also with plenty of snow to keep things lubricated.  They are calling for cold temps and more snow throughout the week. This is a great time to ride if you can get away.

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Update 12/28/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:14am  We have not recieved our snow yet, but it is on its way. Below is a picture of the radar as of 9:10 this mourning. The storm is heading north east and it looks like its going to go right over us. We really could use some fresh powder. The trails south Houghton Lake need it the worst. The trails to the north are okay, but they quickly diminish as they get more traffic. So cross your fingers and think snow!!!

 

Update 12/27/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:57am  Houghton Lake is recieving a long anticipated snowfall today. So far we have received a dusting (about 1/2 inch). We are calling for snow Friday, from the forecast I have been watching it looks like we could receive one to four inches. The over night low was around seventeen degrees. The lake has ten inches of ice on it and ice fishermen are taking advantage of it. Yesterday I noticed there was a couple of cars on the lake (I wouldn't advise driving on the lake just yet). I will update later with pictures. 

Update 12/26/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:07am  I guess I must have been bad this year because I didn't get any snow for Christmas. The temperature is still cold we just are not getting any precipitation. The over night low was around twenty two degrees. The weather channel calls for a 70% chance of snow on Thursday and Friday. The trail and ice conditions haven't changed since 12/24/07. Hopefully the snow witch of trail 655 (pictured below) will bring us some snow.

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Update 12/24/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

1:53pm  Houghton Lake did not receive a large snowfall yesterday. We got about one inch. The over night low was around seventeen degrees. We are calling some snow showers through the week. The temperature is going to stay in the twenties for a while so whatever precipitation we get should be snow. We need a good amount of snow before we can ride. The trails are icy and there is only a inch of snow on top of them. The lake is almost all ice. I fell when I was boring holes to check ice thickness, and I had cold cutter studs screwed in my boots. Anyways after I finally got a hole bored we had about ten inches of ice.

These pictures were taken 12/23/07

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These are current pictures of the same trails taken 12/24/07

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Update 12/23/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:19am  Houghton Lake has received rain for the past two days. The rain has caused a melt down. We need some low  temps and snow. We are calling for snow tonight and tomorrow but we need a lot of it. The weather forecast said we would have a high of thirty eight degrees today, then it will be in the twenties through the week except for Christmas day. We still have a little bit of a base on the trails. If it does get cold and if we do get snow we have a standing chance of riding after Christmas. I will update later as the weather is going to change tremendously.

10:17am  Houghton Lake is receiving a small amount of snow now. Get your sled prepared while we have this snowmobiling intermission.

4:03pm  Houghton Lake is still receiving a small amount of snow now. The temperature has made a huge change. It is now twenty two degrees with a wind chill of six degrees. We are also calling for some snow everyday but Christmas now. Keep your fingers crossed, do your snow dances, and THINK SNOW!!!

Update 12/21/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

10:07am  Houghton Lake has not received any snow to speak of since 12/16/07. We still have plenty of snow to ride on. We had a little bit of freezing rain yesterday and I think it is going to help. It should make the snow a little more hard packed, and we are calling for snow Saturday night and through Sunday. The over night low was around sixteen degrees. THINK SNOW!!!

Update 12/20/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:34am  We did not get any snow last night. Last nights low was around twenty six degrees. We are calling for snow Saturday night and into Sunday, lets hope we get a lot of it. It should be a good weekend to ride. The nice thing is everyone has snow to ride. You can get to Houghton Lake and ride any where you want to. There is no need to trailer anywhere. The lake has a good amount of ice, and ice fishermen are taking advantage of it.  

Update 12/19/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

1:02pm  The Houghton Lake area did not receive any snow accumulations last night. The over night low was around twenty one degrees. I haven't had a chance to ride the trails but Art and I did groom last night. The trails are looking great, the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce has had numerous compliments on how great the trail systems are in the Houghton Lake are. Rick Hacker of Hackers Yamaha and Honda said it was the best riding conditions he has seen in many years. 

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Update 12/18/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:17am  Houghton Lakes weather conditions have stayed the same since we recieved our last snow fall. Last nights overnight low was around twelve degrees. There is no major snow accumulation in the near forecast. However this is still a good winter. I can barely remember a December when I could ride where ever I wanted. Its nice not having to trailer some where, every time you want to ride. I will bore a hole in the ice today and give you the exact ice depth, and pictures. I will also post some trail pictures later this afternoon.

Update 12/17/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:38am  Houghton Lake received a very small dusting last night. The overnight low was around seventeen degrees. We have accumulated at least twelve to fourteen inches of snow this year. The trails are great and the lake has a good amount of ice. 

Update 12/16/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:38am  Houghton Lake finally received some snow. We got about five inches last night. The trails had a good base and now the have five inches of powder on top of them. I can't wait to get on them. The over night low was around zero degrees. The lake is also good. Yesterday there was eight inches of ice, and it was hard pack snow on top. This is shaping up to be a great winter.

Houghton Lake, American Oak Resort, Snow Report.  

Update 12/15/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:17am  We did not get any snow last night in Houghton Lake. The overnight low was around six degrees. The trails are still good and the lake has a good amount of ice on it. Like always there is more snow to be found as you head north. The report from the Grayling area is that the trails are fantastic. 

Update 12/14/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:54am  There was no snow accumulation last night in the Houghton Lake area last night. The over night low was around seven degrees. We are currently receiving a light snow. I will update the page with trail conditions and pictures later this afternoon.

11:14am I hit the trails for an hour here around town, and they were great. They were freshly groomed and the snowmobile stuck to them like it was glued. A winter like this has been long over due, there has been enough snow to ride on for the past twelve days!!! The Ice conditions are also great. There is eight inches by shore, and I have seen people fishing about a mile from shore. I will go out farther on the lake than I have been, bore a hole and post the ice thickness. 

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Update 12/13/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:49am  Here are some trail pics from this morning. The trails were still good but we could use some more snow. Phil from Grayling reports that the trails are fantastic. He rode to Starvation Lake, and he rode by the Cranberry. Houghton Lake still has six inches of good ice with two inches of okay ice in top of it for a total of eight inches.

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Update 12/13/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

7:49am  There was no snow accumulations in the Houghton Lake area last night. The over night low was around ten degrees. We are calling for snow on Friday. I am leaving the resort shortly to get some pictures of the trail conditions. I will have them posted by 11am. I will also try to get a snow report from grayling.

Update 12/12/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

5:43pm  I did not get a chance to take trail pictures today but I will put some on tomorrow. The trails were great on 12/11/07 and I'm sure they haven't changed much. I did manage to get an ice report for Houghton Lake and I also took a couple of pictures. The ice has a solid six inches and it has another two inches of soft ice in top of that. The lake is no longer slushy and we should have a solid eight inches by the weekend.

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Update 12/12/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:17am  Houghton Lake did not get a lot of snow yesterday. However I got to hit the trails for a little while last night, and they were great. We have a good base of snow and the powder just keeps on piling up. I rode to Meridith and Elbow Lake, and it felt like the sled was running on rails. Last nights low was around twenty eight degrees. Houghton Lake has a good amount of ice on it. I will post a picture with ice thickness later in the day.  Elbow Lake reports five inches of ice.

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Update 12/11/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

4:15pm   It is still snowing in the Houghton Lake area. We have accumulated about one inch of snow. The snow fall is starting to pick up, but from the weather forecast I don't expect to much more. I talked to my buddy Phil who lives in the Grayling area, and he said he is getting the same weather system. However he rode in the Lewiston, and Cheboygan areas and he said the trails were great. Phil also mentioned that there were very few riders in that area this weekend. Hopefully I can sneak out tonight, check the trails and get some pictures up for you snow junkies. 

Update 12/11/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:27am   Houghton Lake did not receive any snow last night. We have about the same amount as 12/09/07. Last nights low was around 19 degrees. The good news is we are getting snow right now. I checked the weather report and it said that it might turn into sleet later in the day. I will update the page later in the day. Here is a picture of the current conditions at American Oak Resort.

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Update 12/09/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

8:40am   Houghton Lake received a small dusting last night (nothing really to speak of). The over night low was around 12 degrees. The good thing is what we have appears to be here to stay. This weekend I also noticed an abundance of ice fisherman hitting the lake. Most of them did not go more than a half mile from shore, and they were mostly on foot. I will be updating the page later today with pictures of the trail conditions, and a report from the Grayling area. 

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Update 12/08/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:37am   We did not get any snow last night. The overnight low was around 19 degrees. The trails are still nice, but we could use some more snow. Some of the Houghton Lake trails have been groomed. The lake has a good four inch base of ice. The problem is there was quite a bit of snow on in which insulated it. As a result there is two inches of honey comb ice on top of the good four inches, and then there is snow on top of that. These are a couple of factors which is making Houghton Lake slushy on top. Also there are some small pressure cracks poping up near shore. A couple you might notice are located right in front of the south shore boat launch, and in front of the Limberlost. Also watch for other obstacles, as I found a steel boat auger that never got removed this summer sticking two feet out of the ice (the auger was  between the Limberlost and the resort, and I did remove it.)  If you ride the lake you really have to be carefull for a number of reasons. Keep in mind ice thickness, pressure cracks, and other obstacles.) PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU GO ON THE LAKE, CHECK IT CAREFULLY AS ICE CONDITIONS VARY.  Grayling area report: The Grayling area received one inch of snow last night and it has had a light snow through the morning. The groomers are going, the trails are great, but they are loaded with riders this weekend. So as always keep an eye out for other riders.  THINK SNOW!!!!   

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Update 12/07/07  

9:56am   We had a small accumulation of snow last night(1-2"), but every little bit helps. Houghton lake is gaining ice in a rapid fashion. I will update the page later today with ice conditions, and pictures. Last nights low was around 12 degrees. This winter looks to be the best we have had in Houghton Lake in the past five years. There is plenty of snow for the snowmobiles, and there is enough ice to take a stab at ice fishing. PLEASE REMEMBER IF YOU GO ON THE LAKE, CHECK IT CAREFULLY AS ICE CONDITIONS VARY.  THINK SNOW!!!!  

Update 12/06/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

1:20AM   We only got anther dusting last night, but we got to sneak in a ride. And what a ride it was. I can't remember when we had this much snow this early. We left the resort, rode the lake (close to the shore) and got off at CO Rd. 300. We didn't dally on the lake if you know what I mean. There were NO tracks anywhere we went on the west Shore, but with the cold temps and the 4-5 we had last weekend out in front of our place, I figured the lake would be ok for us. we rode trail, seasonal roads and pipelines to Dingmans in Kalkaska. Brian had a problem with his chaincase so we got on Sunset (or so I thought) and headed north. Turns out we were headed West. So an hour or so later we are back on Sunset going north. So we get there, and no Gas, they close early during the week. Lucky for us my buddy Phil had a warm garage to tighten the chain, a little oil to slop in the chaincase on the Polaris, and 3 gas cans. We had to drive into Grayling with the cans to get gas. Keep this in mind if you are West of Grayling during the week. The plan was to go to Starvation lake, but the chaincase threw a wrench into that. There was at least 10-12 inches of snow, from the minute we crossed the bridge over the Muskegon River. Closer to 16" near Dingman's and Beaar Lake.. The low was around 12 degrees.

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Update 12/05/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

9:20AM   We only got a dusting last night, but we sent out our first snowmobile rentals for the season. The low was around 9 degrees. PLEASE STAY OFF THE LAKE UNLESS YOU CHECK IT CAREFULLY. STAY CLOSE TO SHORE IF YOU GO OUT THERE AND DON'T GO ALONE. We will poke a few holes in the ice today and report on the thickness. There is plenty of ice for ice fishing, just be careful where you go and check conditions carefully. You can get from Houghton Lake and go north, the thinner spots on our trail system are south of town. We are stil doing pre-season work, studding, slider replacement and general snowmobile repair. If you break down, we generally have someone that can come and get you and get you back to town. If you are a guest here you can use the garage to make your own repairs or adjustments, and if you need help doing so, Brian is available. If you want to donate to the club, contact the Houghton Lake Trailblazers, or the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. We are also grooming Leota and Harrison this year, we now have three groomers in Houghton Lake. The two John Deere's and a New Holland that we got from the DNR when they ended grooming for Leota and Harrison. THINK SNOW!!!!

Update 12/03/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:20AM   We only got a dusting last night, so much for the 3-5. Its 23 right now, and we may be grooming tonight or tomorrow. PLEASE STAY OFF THE LAKE UNLESS YOU CHECK IT CAREFULLY. STAY CLOSE TO SHORE IF YOU GO OUT THERE AND DON'T GO ALONE. I will post pictures when we do. Thank's to the 15 or so people that doinated to keep the webcams running. We have to replace them this year, beacuse they dont work so well with vista. The minimum donation for the webcam will be 20.00. Some people have paid more, and we REALLY apreciate it. We provide this service even if this resort is empty, and it does cost money to send Brian out every day to take the pictures, and get them posted. The members can view the LIVE webcam here. The passwords from last year ended November 27th. We are busy getting sleds ready, rebuilding this page and getting ready to groom. Brian will also be grooming this year, so this resort will have two active groomer drivers. We need more drivers. If you want to donate to the club, contact the Houghton Lake Trailblazers, or the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce. We are also grooming Leota and Harrison this year, we now have three groomers in Houghton Lake. The two John Deere's and a New Holland that we got from the DNR when they ended grooming for Leota and Harrison. THINK SNOW!!!!

Update 12/02/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:20AM   The lake has frozen over, and we got 6-7 inches of snow last night. Freezing rain starterd sometime early am, and there is 1/8" of crusty ice on top of the snow. They are calling for freezing rain and or slight drizzle, I will update again later this afternoon. I will post a couple of pictures. Stay off the lake unless you check ice conditions carefully. The members can view the LIVE webcam here. The passwords from last year ended November 27th. We will be taking donations for the webcam and the maintenance of this trail report page as we did last year.

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Update 11/30/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:20AM   Please contact Jim Debo at 989-366-4838 or the Houghton Lake Area chamber of Commerce at 989-366-5644 if you are interested in helping out on the trails this winter. The lake has frozen over, and we have 2-3 inches of snow. Stay off the lake unless you check ice conditions carefully. They are calling for a winter storm starting Saturday night, so we will have to wait and see.   The members can view the LIVE webcam here. The passwords from last year ended November 27th. We will be taking donations for the webcam and the maintenance of this trail report page as we did last year.

Update 10/13/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:20AM   Please contact Jim Debo at 989-366-4838 or the Houghton Lake Area chamber of Commerce at 989-366-5644 if you are interested in helping out on the trails this fall. This year Houghton Lake will be grooming all the way to Leota, so we are responsible for 30 more miles of trails.  The members can view the LIVE webcam here. The passwords from last year will work till November. We will be taking donations for the webcam and the maintenance of this trail report page as we did last year.

Update 10/1/07 :   Houghton Lake Michigan Snowmobiling Trail Report and Conditions

11:20AM   Getting ready for another season of snowmobiling. The Trailblazers in Houghton Lake are working every Saturday on trail cleanup and signing. If you can come up and help, please do, we need it, even if its not on Saturday. This year Houghton Lake will be grooming all the way to Leota, so we are responsible for 30 more miles of trails. E-mail us or call the Houghton Lake Chamber of Commerce if you are interested in helping.  The members can view the LIVE webcam here. The passwords from last year will work till November. We will be taking donations for the webcam and the maintenance of this trail report page as we did last year.

     

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