Michigan: Southwest Lower Peninsula

South of West Branch, West of Lansing; includes Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Big Rapids, Cadillac

Wed, Jan 20: Love Creek (Berrien Springs)

Finally enough snow in SW Michigan. Groomer did a great job rolling and then putting in a good classic track (surprisingly firm). Fresh snow, sunshine, VR35 wax...it doesn't get much better.

- Marc Bitzer

Wed, Jan 20: Pigeon Creek (Grand Haven)

Got out to the trail after 2 and found really good conditions after the 2”-3” of lake effect snow that fell overnight. Good coverage overall with only the usual spots to work around. On our 3rd pass of the parking lot we saw a park employee ask a hiker to leave the trail, on a previous visit we asked the same of some dogs walkers but didn’t have the same result. Conditions might remain good for another day but with the warm up coming it may be Monday or Tuesday after the next snowfall before it’s this good again.

- Dan Wisneski

Tue, Jan 19: Muskegon Winter Sports Complex (Muskegon)

Hard packed with an icy base. Fairly fast with some difficulty getting an edge. With the two inches predicted for this evening conditions should improve.

- TimG