Door County Cross Country Ski Report: January 28

All ski areas are open in Door County and likely to improve given the forecast for snow. Our ski trail groomers report the following conditions:

Potawatomi State Park

Conditions: Fair. Last groomed Saturday, January 22. Trail is 100% covered but in fair condition due to rolling, uneven base. More snow and grooming needed to get to a good status.

Crossroads at Big Creek

Conditions: Good. Great cold weather all week at the Crossroads. Trails are groomed and tracked. A dusting of snow almost every night makes for very good skiing. Reports from skiers using the trails are very positive.

Snowkraft (formerly Cherry Hills Nordic)

Conditions: Very good. With the frequent sprinkling of new snow we’ve been having, Snowkraft is looking superb. An additional 2-3 inches is expected Friday night, which will be groomed and ready to go first thing Saturday. Saturday (1/29) in the mid 20s, Sunday (1/30) mid-teens.

Whitefish Dunes State Park

Conditions: Fair to good. Last groomed January 19. A little new snow has most areas fully covered and track is mostly good to excellent with only occasional thin spots. More new snow is in forecast, so conditions should be excellent for the Candlelight Ski this Saturday, Jan 29.

Peninsula State Park

Conditions: Fair. Less than 1 inch of new snow. Last groomed January 18, skate loops touched-up since then. All trails are groomed and open including the skate loops. Trails are fair. Lack of new snow and cold temperatures have left the trails skiable, but thin to bare in places. The 2-4 inches anticipated on Jan. 28 should make the conditions much better!

Newport State Park

Conditions: Trails are poor to fair. Not groomed and some bare spots. Candlelight Ski is scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 12.

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