Door County didn’t get the largest portion of the so-called blizzard, but Snokraft Nordic, just north of Sturgeon Bay is known for it’s fastidious grooming and ability to ski in minimal snow conditions.
With 10K+ of superbly constructed and groomed cross-country ski trails, Snokraft Nordic may not be one of the largest trail systems in Door County but, like fine chocolates… quantity is not always quality. And quality is the watchword at Snokraft, thanks to the dedicated trail groomer-skiers who want to create the finest conditions available.
Here’s the latest word from one, “In from grooming. I think the trails should be fairly decent. Of course, not an overabundance of snow, but not many super thin areas either. The entire orchard is skiable, plus a bit of bonus trail. I used the Ginzugroomer, so there is a halfway decent cord.”
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning Wednesday, December 19 that predicted 10-14 inches of snow over the peninsula. School districts all over the county did not hold classes on Thursday in anticipation. But warmer temperatures and a different storm track gave us mostly a wintry mix of rain and sleet that resembled frozen custard, on the soft side. The deepest snowfall just happened to be 4.5 inches, recorded at the Peninsular Research Station within a mile of Snokraft Nordic.