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.


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!






Gear Up. Explore. Hit the Trails. 


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

Freshly groomed natural snow

Caberfae Peaks Snow Report:

Update - March 18th, 2022

LIFTS OPEN: 4/5     SLOPES OPEN: 25/30
BASE: 0” to 48” NEW SNOW: 0” last 24 hrs; 0” last 48; 0" last 72; 99” YTD

More Details

High of 43 today at the Peaks. It looks like the precipitation will hold off until late afternoon today. Enjoy the warm temps and soft snow today.  Stay tuned at Caberfae Peaks.

Freshly groomed light base

Cadillac Area Snowmobile Report:

Update - March 10th, 2022

BASE: 1-3"    PAST 24 Hrs: 0"    CONDITION: Fair 

This may be last chance for the year, with temps in 40’s expected next week. Rode today around LPL, Caberfae & Coyote areas - there is enough to ride, but very icy in spots and pretty choppy as well. Most all spots are covered with either snow or ice. Be safe and expect very slick conditions!  Click here for more updates!

Freshly groomed medium base

Cadillac Pathway - XC Ski & Winter Sports Trail:

Update - March 8th, 2022

WST was groomed Monday on the east side of Seeley Rd only.  Issues with traction on ice. XC Ski was groomed Tuesday afternoon after receiving approximately 5 inches of new snow.   There are some great sections and other sections that are pure ice or bare.  Get more updates here!



9" ice marker

Ice Fishing Report:

Update - March 5th, 2022

It has been a great season so far, warmer temperatures and rain in the forecast - not much time left out on the ice this winter, enjoy it while you still can!  Stay tuned to updates as spring is just around the corner.


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


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

open water in winter


The same rivers that are popular spots to drop in an oar  in the warmer months offer a new paddling experience when the snow flies. The Big Manistee River and Pine River are two rivers within an hour of each other and access points can be found within 30 minutes of downtown Cadillac.  First time? Check out Pine River Paddlesports Center where they offer GUIDED winter rafting trips down the Pine River!

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