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Ski Leelanau!
Northern Michigan & Leelanau County Ski & Snow Report
Ski Leelanau! is your guide for Leelanau County downhill skiing and snowboarding, cross-country skiing & snowshoeing and some great ski links!

Last Updated February 22, 2012

Snow on the Ground/Trails: 0-6" / Poor

Homestead Conditions, Base & Runs: Groomed powder (15-36" all 15 slopes open FRI-SUN ONLY) (report)

Crystal Mountain Conditions (Base) Runs: Packed powder, (Up to 50") all 45 slopes open, Machine Groomed (ski report)
Year to Date Snowfall: 52" (Leland Report)

Downhill Skiing
The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor Bay Mountain at The Homestead offers a great family skiing experience. There are 15 runs and the Resort also offers a ski schools, several restaurants and a great kids program. They operate on weekends only (also the whole Christmas holiday week).

Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville (just 15 minutes south of Leelanau) is SKI Magazine's #1 rated Resort in the Midwest. (webcam)

Mt. Holiday in Traverse City is a nonprofit ski hill and Hickory Hills in Traverse City is a community owned ski hill in Traverse City. Also see Preserve Hickory Hills.

Sugar Loaf Mountain in Cedar is curently closed. We have posted updates on Sugar Loaf in the Leelanau Blog.

Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing
Leelanau County has miles of public trails both in and out of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. The Park offers guided snowshoe hikes on Saturdays and also a couple days over the holidays - details here.

Good Harbor Bay TrailFeatured Trail

Our featured trail is the Good Harbor Bay Trail in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. It's a trail that's not too long and doesn't have a lot of hills, making it a great one for novices and/or kids! You can view the trail map right here and download a computer background taken last winter where the trail nears the lake from our Backgrounds page 2 (right at the top).

Ski Links
Below are several links to more skiing information. Have a suggestion for addition? Email it to us!

Leelanau Ski Club
Nonprofit that teaches ski racing skills and has races for youths.

Leelanau County Natural Areas
Great trails all over Leelanau County can be found at the Leelanau Conservancy's Natural Areas.

Sleeping Bear Dunes Trails
Maps to world class cross-country and snowshoe trails in the Dunes.

The Leelanau Trail
A great trail from Suttons Bay to Traverse City and part of the TART trails system.

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Northern Michigan Journal Winter Features
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Ski Michigan
Great web site for Michigan skiing.

Michigan Skiing from Absolute Michigan
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Other Ski Resorts & Trails

North American VASA is a trail located in Grand Traverse County and also a premier nordic race.

Champion Hill Cross Country Ski Trails over 25km of trails for beginner to advanced near Beulah in Benzie County.

Michigan Skier
"Michigan's only pure skiing web site" with links and a regular column.

Sugar Loaf Updates will let you know what's going on with Leelanau's other ski resort.

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