ALL WAYS

EXPLORING IN WINTER

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.

WINTER WONDERLAND

Finding something to do in the cold weather months is EASY in Cadillac.  With a regional snowmobile trail network topping out at nearly 500 miles through 5 counties, our winter sports trail network is second to none in the lower peninsula of Michigan.

Add up our 500,000 acres of National Forest with nearly 100 miles of backcountry trails for Fat Tire biking, cross country skiing, and snowshoeing along with three inland lakes with ice fishing opportunities at every turn, you have an incredible winter opportunity in the heart of Michigan.

It doesn’t stop there, Caberfae peaks is (literally) the cherry on top, with nearly 500′ of vertical drop on 34 beautifully groomed runs.

Plan your winter getaway to Cadillac today!

Winter map of michigan with star for cadillac

QUICK STATS

MILES OF GROOMED SNOWMOBILE TRAILS

DOWNHILL SKI RUNS

MILES OF XC & SNOWSHOE TRAILS

SNOWMOBILING IN CADILLAC

Gear Up. Explore. Hit the Trails. 

SKIING & SNOWBOARDING AT CABERFAE

Grab Your Gear. Select a Slope. Hop on a Lift.

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Caberfae Peaks Snow Report:

Update - March 8, 2021

BASE: 0” to 50” NEW SNOW: 0” last 24 hrs; 0” last 48; 0” last 72; 81.5” YTD
A warm front is moving in this week, with blue skies and a high near 50 today. We have plenty of snow to weather the warmer temps this week. The forecast for the upcoming weekend is perfect for spring skiing, with cold nights, and warm sunny days. We have 4 lifts open, 32 slopes open and parts of the terrain parks. SHOP NOW!

ICE FISHING IN CADILLAC

Head to the Ice. Drill a Hole. Drop a Line.

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Ice Fishing Report:

Update - March 6, 2021

We are losing ice. Please stay safe when ice fishing in early spring! Temperatures are rising and the Winter season is winding down quickly. Stay tuned to the Pilgrims Village Fishing Shop for frequent fishing updates.

CROSS COUNTRY SKIING IN CADILLAC

Select a trailhead.  Strap on Your Skis. Off You Go.

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XC Skiing Report (Cadillac Pathway):

Update - March 5, 2021

This could be it for the Winter Sports trail so get out there this weekend! It is surprisingly good considering the recent conditions. We groomed on Friday night lowering the teeth on the grooming device so it is chewed up and it should be great this morning with potential getting soft in the afternoon. We have closed the furthest 2 mile loop due to logging. You can still venture out there if you want but it is ungroomed and sections fun and sections not so fun. The snow is melting on the XC trail. The tracks are less deep and they are icy. No future grooms planned unless we get more snow.

 

 

open water in winter

WINTER PADDLING IN CADILLAC

Choose a Spot. Winterize Your Watercraft. Take to the River.

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