Cross Country Ski Report as of March 12

Warm temperatures earlier this week melted a lot of snow but not enough to close any of the ski areas. The base was so deep that all ski areas across the county remain open.

Potawatomi State Park: The arrival of 50 and 40 degree temperatures on March 10 and 11 has softened the skate lane and melted the stride tracks to make current conditions not suitable for skiing. Expected colder temperatures may refreeze the current snow base and allow for re-grooming.

Crossroads at Big Creek: Trails were groomed March 8. Tracks have melted down and will ice up with freezing temperatures. Base is thin in many areas and will have bare spots with more melting temperatures.

Whitefish Dunes State Park: Trails were groomed, with a new track set, on March 8. There is still a lot of good spring skiing left.

Peninsula State Park: No current report. Snow depth had been up to 20 inches, so even with recent warm temperatures there still should be plenty of snow on the trails.

Newport State Park: Trails have not been groomed, but a few skiers that have been out have created a good track over the old base. Hikers are asked to remain off the ski trails and that snowshoers respect the track.

For more detailed information visit