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. 


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 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....

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...

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...

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...

9 Things to do with a Family of 4 at North American Snow Festival for under $200

Head back to the Cadillac Commons/ City Park for more fun, from 4:30-6:30pm send the kids up in the RE/MAX tethered hot air balloon for a ride overlooking Downtown Cadillac ($10 donation from each rider to Children’s Miracle Network required) = $20 By Joy...

12 Things Your Ears & Palate will LOVE at NASF this year!

By Joy VanDrie Buy your $5 button and come hang out in the Cadillac Commons (City Park) music from Squad Car Jazz Town starts at 6pm. Be there 6-7pm for the WTCM Chili Cookoff under heated tents.   Bring some cash to grab a brew or spirit and hang out with...


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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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Festival of the Pines

September 26 | - September 29 |

The Festival of the Pines is a time honored celebration of our area Christmas tree growers and lumbering industries. The Festival kicks off on Thursday evening with The Prince & Princess of the Pines Pageant (5:30 p.m.) and also a Teen Dance for 6th to 8th graders (6:30p to 8p). Business After 5 on Friday downtown in the Food & Beverage Tent from 5-7 p.m. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people, network, socialize enjoy hors d’oeuvres, door prizes and 50/50 drawings! Saturday is…

5th Annual Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race

September 28 |

Come join us for the 5th annual Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race presented by Dynamic Physical Therapy. The race will take place at the Cadillac Pathway, close to the heart of downtown Cadillac. The Bear Claw Epic is a race for all ages and abilities of cyclists with 1, 2, 3, and 4 lap options, as well as a kids' race. We are proud members and supporters of the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association (NMMBA). For more information on…

Cadillac Craft Beer Festival

September 28 | @ 2:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Established in 2009, the Cadillac Craft Beer Festival has grown leaps and bounds to include the best in local libations, food & music. This year is expected to be the best yet with expansions in nearly every aspect of our celebration. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy our newly renovated Plaza area and City Park at the Cadillac Commons with your friends. You will find the best in Michigan Beer & Cider along with our annual Homebrew Competition,…

KISS in Cadillac

October 4 | @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Relive one of the most iconic events of Cadillac's history, when KISS came to Cadillac Michigan in 1975 with none other than Jim Neff! The Wexford County Historical Society will be open at 6:30pm with the presentation starting at 7pm.  The presentation is free, but donations are very much appreciated. Make sure to check out the Wexford County Historical Society Facebook page for any updates to the event.

Pere Marquette 1225 Color Tour Train

October 5 |

Join us and the Pere Marquette 1225 on October 5th as we celebrate two major milestones in our incredible story that continues to this day! The Steam Railroading Institute will be commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Michigan State University Railroad Club and their initial restoration of the 1225 with an all-day excursion behind the world-famous steam locomotive. 2019 Cadillac Limited Flyer

Cycles & Cider Bike Event

October 5 | @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Calling all cider riders! This family friendly riding event is filled with scenic views down the Rails-to-Trails (White Pine Trail). Starting at the 9&10 News Headquarters for a 9:00am kick stands up and off you go! You’ll stop at the Reed City Chamber for a mid-ride break. Snack on some donuts and apple cider before heading back to the after party at the 9&10 News Headquarters. The after party will include food truck, hard ciders, music and family fun! For…

Jan Coppola Bills Program

October 5 | @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Jan Bills is the author of Late Bloomer, a certified landscape designer, advanced master gardener and speaker on how to garden in one's later years. She is founder of, "Two Women and a Hoe" a landscape design company in lower Michigan. This presentation is the cooperative efforts of Friends of the Cadillac Library and the Cadillac Garden Club. We welcome Jan to our area to give us tips on effective gardening while coping with the physical challenges that age brings.…

Simply Eloquent Gala

October 5 | @ 5:30 pm - October 6 | @ 12:00 am

Venue One: 5:30-7:30pm. Held at the Wexford County Historical Museum Venue Two: 7:30-9:00pm. Held at Hermann's European Cafe Venue Three: 8:30-Midnight. Held at Table 212 Tickets available at Brinks Custom Framing or WCHS Museum.  Single tickets are $100.00.  For more information call 231-775 or click here.  

Columbus Day

October 14 |

Cadillac Timberliner Fall Color Tour

October 19 |

Come in Friday evening, stroll along the lakeshore or take in our self-guided driving tour the day before, then board the Timberliner Saturday morning to a day trip south. Arriving back in Cadillac to freshen up for dinner out. The Cadillac Timberliner Fall Color Tour departs on October 19th, at 10:00 am from downtown Cadillac for a roundtrip, all-day excursion to Clare. Once arriving in Clare, passengers can take advantage of what this unique town has to offer by visiting…

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