Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail ski conditions

Courtesy of Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes, who maintain the trail

Winter Ski Conditions

Sunday, January 7, 2018


The entire trail from Empire to Port Oneida Road was groomed yesterday.
Palmer Woods was also groomed yesterday.

We do not groom from Port Oneida Road to Bohemian Road (CR-669) because much of the trail in this section is very close to M-22 and snowplows throw sand and salt on the trail.

Glen Arbor to Glen Haven
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″

Glen Haven to Dune Climb
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 6″

Dune Climb to Empire
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″

Glen Arbor to Port Oneida Road
Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″

Port Oneida Road to CR-669
Ungroomed – backcountry ski and snowshoe tracks.

Palmer Woods

Groomed – classic tracks, Base = 8″

You can ski from the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail to Palmer Woods using Hyland Road (near the Homestead) and Darwin Road. These are seasonal roads and are not plowed in winter. We run the groomer up these roads to get to Palmer Woods, so they are also groomed.