Door County Cross Country Ski Trail Report for February 20, 2014

Trail conditions are changing rapidly, hour-by-hour right now based on recent weather changes.

In the last few days, we have had snow, rain, high temperatures, low temperatures, wind and everything in between. Groomers have to wait for the right conditions to get out and work their magic on the trails after a major weather event. This time of year, you are advised to call individual park offices for a trail update before heading out to ski. Good luck to all area skiers who are competing at the Birkie this weekend!

Potawatomi State Park
The last snowfall was on February 17. The perimeter trails on the green, blue and red loops were rolled and packed for skating and tracked for diagonal stride on February 19. (Gene Kastenson)

Crossroads at Big Creek
Crossroads received 6” of snow on Monday. Trails were rolled on Tuesday. Due to blowing and drifting, no track was set initially. All trails were again rolled and tracked on Wednesday. (Jim Maki)

Whitefish Dunes State Park
Trail Conditions are fair to good with 6″ of new snow, rolled, packed and a new track set on February 18. Because the snow has such a low moisture content, it has resulted in a very soft trail. The track is full depth and very clean, but high winds are causing considerable drifting in open areas. The tracks should set up overnight. Whitefish Dunes State Park trails are classic only. (Rich Dirks)

Peninsula State Park
We received 5 – 6″ of fresh snow and everything is rolled and groomed as of 11:30 am on Tuesday. Conditions should be good to very good. Get out and ski! We will watch and see what happens Thursday in regards to the weather.  (Greg Sunstrom)

Newport State Park
Newport received 6″ of new snow but they have not yet been groomed since the new snowfall. (Dale Krolich)

For more detailed information about the Door County Silent Sports Alliance and trail photos, please go to: www.doorcountysilentsports.org.

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