Last two days

Trail reports from ALL regions

Mon, Jan 21: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Buck's Run was great for skate and classic. Very fast for classic! The north 5k loop was groomed for skate and decent (you could classic there too but not enough snow for deep tracks). Use your rock skis though. Some ground showing through in some spots but decent overall. It was a nice break from BR and the sun was out!

- ricardo lung

Mon, Jan 21: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Another great day of classic skiing on buck's run.

- Mike Hultman

Mon, Jan 21: Lost Lakes Pathway (Interlochen)

A fun 1:40 hr afternoon ski close to home with Paula at Lost Lakes Pathway. The Campground loop has enough coverage for good skis, but not much of a track. As always, the big, back loop, that weaves around several lost lakes, had more snow, 4-6" & deep tracks. We skied clockwise so we could return along the shore of Lake Dubonnet, and since there were fishermen out on the ice, we skied across part of the lake, checking out 2 augered holes of approx 4-5" depth. There was no wind chill in the woods, and the sun felt warm! One of my favorite skis this season at LL!

- Sara Cockrell

Mon, Jan 21: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Nice Classic and Skating at Huron Meadows this afternoon. Tracks deep, skate lane fast. Buck's Run is in fine shape!

The golf course has been rolled - no tracks, lots of wind-blown areas from yesterday. No grooming elsewhere, although lots of classic skiers have broken trail around the lake and the south side of Hammel Road. Cold, sunny...and no wind! Great day to ski!

- Mike Muha

Mon, Jan 21: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Skied 9:30 ish so pretty cold. Stayed on Buck’s Run to skate loops, conditions very good

Saw the groomer on golf course but did not venture out

Get outside and pay your$ for them maintaining Bucks Run

- TB

Mon, Jan 21: Stokely Creek (Goulais River)

The cold weather is passing and going up to 27 degrees by Wednesday. Starting tomorrow we have 3 days of snow in the forecast. Fresh snow alway makes things better. Our trails are in great shape no bare spots and all trail are open. Howard a regular skier said his skin skis were working great.
On Saturday Feb 2 , you can ski-snowshoe-ski. Ski to Stokely Lake Cabin put on your portered snowshoes and follow Bob Yankus for a guided tour around Moose Mt, Lonesome Beaver ponds, and ice cliffs. Back at Stokely Lake Cabin enjoy a Stokely lunch before skiing back to the lodge. Call 866-stokely for reservations.

- Susan and Gaylen and our great Stokely staff

Mon, Jan 21: Forbush Corner (Frederic)

Whole system in great shape. Skate deck is firm, skiing slow of course due to the extreme cold but should get better as it gets warmer this afternoon. Classic tracks are in really nice shape. Come on out!

- Michael Bourassa

Mon, Jan 21: Shanty Creek - Schuss Mtn (Bellaire)

Great skiing, fast track on hard snow. Best bet are Pine Cone, Winter Brook and King of the Hill. It’s a brisk sunny day for skiing at SCR...

- Shawn

Mon, Jan 21: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)

Many hearty souls took to the trails in the crisp sunshine yesterday, and enjoyed some great ski conditions on the Headquarters trails. Groomer Mike will snow comb the skating lanes later this morning. Tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in great shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some fabulous stretches out there. The skiing will be wonderful today, with temps in the low teens the sun shining. More snow on the way this week!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. Plus, the 2020 Fischer Speedmax 3D Skate Skis are now here! Stop by HQ for a free demo (psst... they're on sale, too!). Enjoy the great skiing and sunshine today!

- Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Matt, Missy, Gillian, Molly, Annie H., Katrina, Annie B., Grant, Josh, Michelle, Krista, Crystal, Mike and the crew

Sun, Jan 20: Maybury State Park (Northville)

System was plowed and rolled. Not enough snow to set a track, but certainly nice enough to tool around around. B skis recommended.

- Ken Roth

Sun, Jan 20: Boyne Mountain (Boyne Falls)

It is sunny and cold...but everyone Cross Country Skiing is loving it! As long as your skiing you are staying warm. Conditions are good. The trails are well groomed with very nice tracks for easy striding through the woods. Vistas if perfect for skating or more experienced skiers. It will be warming up a little on Monday making the snow even better. Come on out and visit us at the Boyne Mountain Cross Country Ski Center for a great day of X country skiing!!!

- Nickola Baic

Sun, Jan 20: Milham Park Golf Course (Kalamazoo)

Milham is groomed. Today we used our new sled for the first time: wide track, electric start, and reverse. Sled worked great. We have about five inches of snow here. Groomed down pretty good. A little thin in spots but overall pretty good. I was able to groom a wide skate lane and set a classic track. The warm up loop was also groomed. Its plenty cold enough so all we need now is more snow. Woo Hoo.

- Richard Neumann - kalamazoonordic.com

Sun, Jan 20: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Good day on Bucks ran. Skate lane was good.
But classic looked faster with good tracks. Snow drifting over on connector from golf course.
Stay in the woods and it is great.
Good to see a lot of people out.

- Mike Hultman

Sun, Jan 20: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

2:00pm. Did a loop of Buck's Run (excellent tracks - best of the season) to warm up, then skied the north golf course loop for a change of scenery (groomed, not tracked, wind-blown - use your B skis), then finished with a couple more loops around Buck's Run.

Skate lane on Buck's Run looked excellent. Hard pack, not wind blown. South golf course packed, no tracks, wind-blown (use B skis).

Parking lot is jammin'

- Mike Muha

Sun, Jan 20: Huron Meadows Metropark (Brighton)

Noon. Just arrived. Buck's Run is groomed, with Skate and Classic tracks.the entire golf course is groomed for skating, but wind blown now. Parking lot is getting full as the weather final gets near double-digits.

- Mike Muha

Sun, Jan 20: Crystal Mountain (Thompsonville)

I groomed the skating lanes yesterday. According to reports from the many skiers we had, the trails were great. We got a dusting of snow over night so if you can brave the cold come on out.

- kathloon

Sun, Jan 20: Hanson Hills (Grayling)

CLOSED TODAY: 1/20/2019 Please read below

Due to the extreme cold weather and high exposure time to frostbite and hypothermia, we will be Closed for all Downhill, Tubing, Snowsports school, and Cross Country/Fat bike Operations.

Thank you for your understanding as we make every effort to keep our Staff and Visitors safe.

All Tubing reservations and private snow sports school reservations will be refunded.


- Justin Andre

Sun, Jan 20: Forbush Corner (Frederic)

The entire trail system has been groomed over the past couple of days and the classic tracks and skate lane remain in great condition. Bundle up and head out to The Corner !!!

- Forbush Corner gang

Sun, Jan 20: Cross Country Ski Headquarters (Higgins Lake)

It was a beautiful, sunny day on the ski trails yesterday, and it was so great to see so many people enjoying the ski conditions, which range from good to excellent on all trails except Tall Pines. Groomer Mike snow combed the skating lanes last night, and tracks on the Trappers Cabin are still in excellent shape. The best conditions are on the Rolling Hills, Trappers Cabin, Wild Turkey and Manitou trails. Barring some pesky oak leaves, conditions are overall very good for skating and good for classic, with some truly excellent stretches out there. While temps will be cold today, the sun will make it feel much warmer!

Today's Stone Turtle Cafe lunch special is the Gourmet Mac 'n Cheese Bar! Feast on our deluxe, cheesy, homemade mac ‘n cheese, and choose from a variety of toppings to create your own mac-sterpiece. A true treat on a cold winter's day! Keep moving and you'll keep warm!

- Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Erin, Matt, Missy, Gillian, Molly, Annie H., Katrina, Annie B., Grant, Josh, Michelle, Krista, Crystal, Mike and the crew