Winter Outdoor Activities

The Lodge grounds and the surrounding property offer a wonderful place to snow-shoe and cross-country ski during the winter time for resort guests and the general public. On this page you can find information about the winter trails, equipment rental, trail maps, and waivers.

[ See Winter Trail Conditions | Reserve Winter Equipment ]

Snowshoe and Altai Ski Rentals

We offer snowshoe rental, with poles

  • Resort guests: Free half-day
  • Non-resort guests: $10 half-day

We also offer Altai  skis for rent:

  • Resort guests: $10 half-day
  • Non-resort guests: $15 half-day

Learn more about Altai skis.

All equipment is for a half-day rental, either from 9am – 1pm or 1pm – 5pm.

We have limited rental supplies, so it is recommended to reserve equipment in advance.

[ Reserve Winter Equipment | Download Rental Equipment Waiver ]

Snow Shoeing at the Lodge

We have a loop trail for guests to snowshoe on the Lodge property, which measures approximately 2 miles. The trail is conveniently located right outside the cabins and is a mix of wooded terrain and open spaces that skirt the golf course, and under the rocky outcrops on the back of the property. You can bring your own snowshoes, or rent a pair at the Lodge. In addition, we also have Altai Hok skis for rent, which allow you to carve your own trail. A blend of snowshoes and cross country skis, these skis have skins that climb with ease and will glide down hills as you explore the back country. The short, wide design makes them incredibly maneuverable, ideal for exploring un-groomed terrain.

Cross-Country Skiing at the Lodge

During the winter season the Keweenaw is blanketed with over 200 inches of snow each year. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge welcomes each snowfall as an opportunity for adventure. We have 10 km of groomed, classic cross country ski trails. These trails are conveniently located right outside the cabins and are a mix of wooded terrain and open spaces. With multiple loop options you can head out for a quick ski or combine the loops for a longer day. Please bring your classic gear with you or ask our staff where xc skis can be rented. If you are looking to explore the fresh snow off of the groomed trails we have Altai Hok Skis for rent, with a partial climbing skin integrated into the base, this ski climbs with ease and the ski’s short, wide design makes it incredibly maneuverable, ideal for thick woods and variable terrain.

Cross-Country Skiing and Snow Shoe Trail Map

Below is the current trail map for cross-country skiing and snow shoeing on the resort property. We are currently experimenting with laying tracks on different trails for classic XC Skiing. Check our Winter Trail Condition page for updates: /

[ Click on image above to view / download a PDF version of the map ]

View current trail conditions and the webcams at the Lodge.

Winter Activities Waiver & Media Release

As a user of the winter trails at the Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, you will be required to sign a waiver. You can sign the waiver when you arrive, or you can print it out before hand, sign it, and bring it with you when you arrive.

  • Download KML Winter Activities Waiver & Media Release