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200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 60 miles of cross-country ski and snow shoe trails, and several acres of frozen lakes for ice fishing make Cadillac an ideal winter destination. 

WINTER WONDERLAND

While snowmobiling, downhill skiing, snowboarding, and year-around fishing are Cadillac’s best known recreational winter pursuits, winter enthusiasts have an abundance of choices to experience the season. Cross-country skiing, trekking, snowshoeing, hunting, photographic quests, and camping adventures in this area rival any in the country. 

With 200 miles of groomed snowmobile trails, 34 downhill ski runs with over 485 feet of vertical drop, over 60 miles of cross-country ski and snow shoe trails, and several acres of frozen lakes for ice fishing, Cadillac is the ultimate winter destination. We have activities for winter warriors of all ages throughout the season: Coyote Youth SnoCross Cup, North American Snow Festival, MDNR Free Fishing weekend, Caberfae Ski Resort, and more. 

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The Science of Snowmaking

An overview of snowmaking operations at Caberfae Peaks with their snowmaking expert, Tim Meyer, article written by Maralee Cook. Picture this: You’re enjoying the outdoor heated pool and spa late at night at Caberfae Peaks Resort, gazing up at the stars after an...

Cadillac Pathway

The Cadillac Pathway is an 11.3-mile pathway with six loops on the pathways. The Cadillac Pathway is a multi-use, non-motorized recreation trail open for users year-round. The Pathway is on State-owned lands managed by the Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The...

The Boon Bonfire

Taking to the trails, we leave from the Caberfae Trailhead on Trail 638 towards 637 headed to the Boon Bonfire. Our group is made up of novice to experienced riders, so the ride starts off touring 15 mph to a forest trail that will remind you of a...

Horizontal Glide – XC Skiing in Cadillac

Cross County Skiing in Cadillac While Caberfae Peaks offers plenty of thrills for alpine skiers, cross-country skiers can delight in a trio of free, groomed, public trail systems in the Cadillac area. Nearest to Caberfae Peaks is the 10 mile-long McKenzie...

Vertical Drop – Skiing in Cadillac

Back in the day, the Cadillac area was the state’s first ski destination. That legacy is a point of pride for the area, but Cadillac’s storied past does not mean that the area is resting on its laurels. These days, Michigan’s oldest ski destination is also...

Be a Sledhead in Cadillac

Over 200 miles of groomed trails Cadillac boasts over 200 miles of continuous trails within the National Forest. Snowmobile enthusiasts have two options from hotels along the trails, or to trailer their sleds to very well-kept trailheads along the system....

A Family (Winter) Weekend for $500

Enjoy the Winter White in Cadillac! Here we have outlined a complete weekend in Cadillac filled with lodging, dining shopping and of course, exploring our outdoor winter wonderland.  We have taken the guess work out of your weekend, and have outlined a complete...

Caberfae Voted "Best in Snow" Award!

Caberfae Peaks Named Winner in the 2016-17 Best in Snow Awards, Powered by Liftopia New Awards Incorporate Skier/Rider Feedback with Exclusive Data to Uncover Most Beloved Ski Areas Across North America SAN FRANCISCO, January 6, 2017 –Caberfae Peaks has...

Hit the Cadillac Snowmobile Trails – Video Post

Cadillac Snowmobiling Trails Listen to an avid snowmobiler, trail groomer and business owner, Pete Finch, of Coyote Crossing Resort, offer insight into the long-time snowmobile culture of the Greater Cadillac Area – checking into Cadillac Winter...

10 Reasons Canadians LOVE Caberfae Peaks on Winter Break

By Joy Vandrie The Canadian Winter Break covers two awesome spring skiing weekends in Northern Michigan, March 10-20, 2017. During these two weekends, Caberfae Peaks Ski Resort, in northwest Michigan offers the following top 10 reasons Canadians love to...

SNOWMOBILING IN CADILLAC

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ICE FISHING IN CADILLAC

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CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IN CADILLAC

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GREATER CADILLAC AREA EVENTS

All year-round Cadillac draws crowds for its events and festivals, with live music, vintage cars, craft beer, and even better company. Our central location in Northern Michigan makes our town the perfect spot to gather and celebrate all there is to love about Michigan. So grab your friends and head our way. We are cooking up some great events for the coming year!


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Canvases for Conservation

November 21 | @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sandy Wiltzer of Brushed Blessings, will help you create this unique step-by-step Michigan winter canvas! Sandy has been teaching people of all ages for over 20 years and provides all the materials needed.  Join us for an evening of fun AND help raise money that the Career Technical Center Agri Science students will use to rebuild the gazebo in our native garden in the spring of 2020! The fee for this event is $35. The cost includes a $10 donation…

Charming Christmas Open House

November 22 | @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Join us for our first annual Charming Christmas Open House! We are kicking off Christmas a little early, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and unveiling Charming North all done up for Christmas! You can look forward to coupons, sales, a giveaway, hot cocoa, coffee, cookies, and a styled backdrop for photo opportunities (be sure to bring your phone or camera to capture a cute Christmas shot). We will be CLOSED for a total store reset on Thursday November 21st and we…

Toy Town Toy Trot

November 23 | @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Toy Town of Cadillac will once again partner with the Salvation Army of Cadillac to host the annual Toy Trot 5k. This event will raise money for Toys for Tots of Wexford and Missaukee counties. This year will be the eighth year of the event. Over the past seven years, with the help of our community partners, we have been able to give over $45,000 worth of toys to families in need during the holidays.

Lake City Holiday Artisan Craft Market

November 23 | @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our gym will be full of crafters and artisans selling their wares plus tons of family fun! Mrs Claus will be joining us to visit with the kiddos and we will have live music, concessions & more! Concessions on site from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. FREE customer entry!

Fall Craft Show

November 23 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Support your local shops and merchants, grab some x-mas gifts, maybe even get some good DIY ideas for the holiday season!

Santa Experience

November 23 | @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Santa awaits in his cozy little cabin! Visit Santa, roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa at Pahl’s Santa Experience! Take a tractor-pulled hayride into the forest where Santa awaits in his little cabin. Stay warm by the bonfire and enjoy the serene snow covered woods. Cost is $8/person.

Charming Christmas Open House

November 23 | @ 5:00 pm
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One event on November 23, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Join us for our first annual Charming Christmas Open House! We are kicking off Christmas a little early, the weekend before Thanksgiving, and unveiling Charming North all done up for Christmas! You can look forward to coupons, sales, a giveaway, hot cocoa, coffee, cookies, and a styled backdrop for photo opportunities (be sure to bring your phone or camera to capture a cute Christmas shot). We will be CLOSED for a total store reset on Thursday November 21st and we…

Charlie Millard Band

November 23 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gopherwood is pleased to present this fine group to our stage for the first time. They certainly have been lighting up stages in northern Michigan for a few years now, so we think it's time they came to Cadillac. Charlie Millard has been entertaining Northern Michigan diners, audiences, fundraisers, and festivals with his piano playing since he was 14 years old. His first album, Hattie Jane, came out in 2012. His growing popularity has him traveling all over the state…

Santa Experience

November 24 | @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until December 22, 2019

Santa awaits in his cozy little cabin! Visit Santa, roast marshmallows and drink hot cocoa at Pahl’s Santa Experience! Take a tractor-pulled hayride into the forest where Santa awaits in his little cabin. Stay warm by the bonfire and enjoy the serene snow covered woods. Cost is $8/person.

Fall Concert “Songs of the Season”

November 24 | @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Please join us for our annual Fall Concert – “Songs of the Season”

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