Door County Cross Country Ski Report: February 18, 2011

What a difference a week makes. Our ski conditions have seriously deteriorated all over the county due to several days of warm temperatures. Best policy would be to call before you drive to ski an area.

Potawatomi State Park

Conditions: Poor but you can still ski. There are some bare spots and breaks in the trail developing, use rock skis, but for those who really enjoy the sport, it is still skiable. Recommend starting at the center of the park and going north from there, better snow than the south end.

Crossroads at Big Creek

Conditions: Poor. All trails are iced over making skiing very difficult. If temperatures drop and we have an adequate base the groomer will attempt to get the trails back in shape.

Snowkraft (formerly Cherry Hills Nordic)

Conditions: Closed until this weekend. It is uncertain what Thursday and Friday will do to the trails; however, an educated guess is that the orchard will not be “spot” fixable – much of it will melt. It is even unclear at this point as to whether ANY of the trails will be skiable Saturday with the return of colder weather. Check for the latest updates.

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Conditions: Poor. No further details .

Peninsula State Park

Conditions: Poor. Skiing not recommended.

Newport State Park

Conditions: Poor. Trail and track are icy and there is debris in spots on the trail.

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