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Whitefish Dunes State Park
Sturgeon Bay, WI
Trail Length: 8mi  Maps: |
Groomed: Classic Only    Lighted: No Snowmaking: No
Contact: 920-823-2400    Weather: [ NWS ]  
Notes:   The park features forests and dunes along the rugged coast of Lake Michigan and include a large expanse of sandy beach and the highest dunes in the state.

Trail Reports:   2016-2017 season  view previous season     File a new report     Request a new report

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Friday, January 13, 2017  posted: 1/13/2017 12:16:54 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Partial, Rock skis ]
  Unfortunately, Mother Nature has not been kind to us following the recent snow, rain, snow event a few days ago. Because of the trails close proximity to the lake, the forecast snow after the rain did not materialize, leaving major sections of the trails with a sheet of ice. The worst segment is the section of the Red trail between the Nature Center and the 3rd beach access. There are areas where there is still some snow and a shallow track but they will be very icy and aren't easily accessible from the main parking lot. Trails have not been groomed, so skiing isn't advised at this time.
(Rich Dirks)
Wednesday, December 28, 2016  posted: 12/28/2016 4:00:49 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
  Following the recent warm spell wind and rain, the trails lost a lot of their coverage and were littered with woods debris, but still have a frozen icy base. A few areas suffered from hikers and snowshoers leaving deep slush prints. This morning the trails were renovated with the Ginzu and are relatively smooth again with an average 2-4" base, but not enough depth to set track until there's more snow. Skiing is not recommended at this time because of no track and a few bare spots here and there.
(Rich Dirks)
Friday, December 23, 2016  posted: 12/24/2016 12:37:19 AM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, B skis ]
  We enjoyed a beautiful ski - doing most all of the trails. Tracks are nicely set, double in some areas and single in others. There is getting to be a lot of debris on the trail - especially on the Clark Lake side of the road. Hopefully more snow will cover that up.
(Janelle Peotter)
Monday, December 19, 2016  posted: 12/19/2016 3:58:50 PM
Firsthand 
[ Trails Open: All, Good skis ]
  All trails have been rolled packed combed and track set. About 10" of new snow over the weekend. Track is full depth, free of debris and relatively firm. Pole plant areas are a little soft, but not bad. Thanks to John Swanson for the excellent grooming. There is a little drifting, but mostly around the trail head at the Nature Center.
Photos:  
(Rich Dirks)
Monday, December 12, 2016  posted: 12/12/2016 2:51:54 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: Most, Rock skis ]
  All the trails, (with the exception of the old growth section of the Green Trail on the north side of WD), were rolled and packed this morning. Snowfall on the double tracked portions of the Red trail closest to the lake received about 4-5" of moderately moist snow that, when packed down, conceals multitudes of rocks and stones just below the surface, so skiing on this trail isn't recommended at this time. The rest of the trails more inland got a generous 5-7" of snow and, once setup overnight, might be skiable. Until there is more snow that will allow leveling to be done, the trails are not tracked and somewhat lumpy. Whitefish Dunes is groomed for classic only. About 15 kilometers is open.
Photos:  
(Rich Dirks)


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