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Leelanau Ski Report

Last Update: February 24, 2015
Snow on the Ground/Trails8-18″ (AMAZING conditions!)
Homestead Conditions, Base & Runs
(Homestead Snow Report)
up to 24″ (having a hard time believing it’s that little!)
Crystal Mountain Conditions (Base) Runs
(Crystal Mountain Snow Report)
50″-64″ & snowing hard (Packed Powder)
Year-to-date Snowfall via The Leland Report116.6″ (Maple City) / 137″ (Suttons Bay)

Downhill Skiing

The Homestead Resort in Glen Arbor Bay Mountain at The Homestead offers a great family skiing experience with 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. (View the Crystal Mountain webcam)

Mt. Holiday in Traverse City is a nonprofit ski hill located just north of Traverse City.

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. Click for our favorite trails!

The Park offers guided snowshoe hikes on Saturdays and also a couple days over the holidays – details here.

Leelanau County Natural Areas – managed by the Leelanau Conservancy, many of these areas offer great cross-country skiing! A couple favorites are Houdek Dunes north of Leland and the Chippewa Run in Empire.

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.

Winter ... ski time
Winter … ski time by Ken Scott