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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.

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Thursday, February 09, 2017  posted: 2/9/2017 8:51:47 PM
Firsthand 
[ Rock skis ]
  Trail conditions are fair. Tracks are still mostly well defined despite some warm weather followed by occasional dusting of new snow and freeze up. Base is thin in some areas with occasional bare spots. Woods debris is beginning to accumulate in some areas. Poorest conditions are between the Nature Center and the third beach access. Should have a minimum of 2" new snow to regroom. In the meantime enjoy with some caution. Hikers continue to walk in a few areas so skiers are encouraged to politely inform non-skiers that groomed trails are for skiers only. Whitefish Dunes is groomed for classic only.
(Rich Dirks)
Wednesday, February 01, 2017  posted: 2/1/2017 3:48:39 PM
Grooming 
[ Trails Open: All, Rock skis ]
  About 4" of moderately dry snow was rolled yesterday by John Swanson and track set today. Base is thin, over glare ice in some areas, and tracks vary from clean and full depth to shallow with bare ground at the bottom. Trail will be somewhat soft until it firms up. Skiers are advised to leave your best skis at home and use your rock skis if you have them. Bare spots can be easily avoided, but it's best to be on the cautious side. Like many other ski areas, some portions of the trails have been plagued by hikers and snowshoers. Skiers are encouraged to gently remind hikers and snowshoers that hiking, snowshoeing, and dogs are not allowed on groomed trails. Whitefish Dunes is groomed for classic skiing only.
Photos:  
(Rich Dirks)
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)

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