Door County Cross Country Ski Report as of Jan. 15

Cross country ski trails are open in all areas of the county. Winter sports enthusiasts got their wish this week: lots more snow! The extensive snowfall on Tuesday across the county will have groomers busy over the next couple of days getting the trails rolled and tracks set. Dedicated volunteers groom most of the trails and the Door County Silent Sports Alliance are very grateful to them for the incredible amount of work it takes to get trails into shape for joyful skiing.

Potawatomi State Park: The park received about eight inches of new snow on Tuesday, on top of what was already a good base. Groomers were out on Wednesday rolling the trails and then resetting the tracks for classic skiers as well. The trails will be in good shape by the weekend and a more detailed trail report will be available in a couple of days after the groomers have done their work.

Crossroads at Big Creek: Trails were groomed on Wednesday morning. The new snow will add significantly to our present base, which is more than five inches. With cooler temperatures the conditions should be great.

Whitefish Dunes State Park: Grooming began mid-day Wednesday with anticipation of excellent tracks by Thursday. Whitefish Dunes offers classic skiing only.

Peninsula State Park: Grooming the new snow was expected to be done by Wednesday night. The best conditions of the season are expected with the exception of Kodanko Field, where drifting may be a problem.

Newport State Park: There is some work to do to get the trails fully ready for the weekend. Some trees are down that have to be taken care of, but then they will roll and track all trails.

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