Plan Your Winter Adventure In Cadillac

The Winter season is winding down! It’s time to book your stay before the snow makes way for Spring!

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Stay tuned to this page as we update slope, trail and ice conditions daily throughout the season!

Freshly groomed natural snow

Caberfae Peaks Ski Conditions -

UPDATED 3/19/23

BASE: up to 30"
7.5" last 48 hrs; 145.5" YTD


Slope Notes

We received another 4.5" of new snow yesterday during the day yesterday, bringing the 48 hour total to 7.5 inches. The forecast is calling for increasing sunshine and a high of 34 today. Enjoy the sunshine and incredible snow conditions. March Madness Season Pass Sale! Ski or Ride the rest of this season for only $99!

March 18 & 19th - 9am to 4:30pm
March 20-24th - Not Operating
March 25 & 26th - 9am to 4:30pm

MacKenzie XC Ski Trail

Updated: Feb 23rd - 5-6 inches of snow has fallen and we’ve groomed it into all but the very outer loops.  The XC skiing is really good with the exception of a few wet spots where some dirt and leaves are coming through.  Learn more about the MacKenzie Trail here.

Freshly groomed light base

Cadillac Pathway Conditions -  

Winter Sports Trail

UPDATED 3/10/23:

Groomed mid day after receiving a few inches of snow. Riding on Friday was awesome. Expect Saturday to be equally as good. There are sections of dirt and sections of a thin base but your fat tire will go through it just fine. Support our volunteer grooming efforts today!

XC Ski Trail

UPDATED 3/10/23:

XC Trail - Groomed this evening. Expect sections to be great and others to not be. Sections that are close to where they logged a couple of years ago get a lot of sun exposure and the warm weather and sun this past week has left those areas bare. But there is some fun to be had. No more grooms planned unless we get more snow.

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Snowmobile Report -

UPDATED 3/18/23

Base: 0-2" inches

PAST 24 Hrs: 3"
CONDITIONS: Poor to Fair

More Details

Maybe the last ride for the season? Got about 3” so far, with a few more expected...won’t last long with upcoming temps, so get out and play while you can!
Stay tuned for grooming updates.


Ice Fishing Report -

UPDATED 3/2/23

Much of the snow from earlier in the week is turning to slush on top. There seems to be more slush over by the coves on Mitchell and by Kenwood park on Cadillac. All that weight on top is pushing down on the ice so water will rush up out of your holes. SUBTRACT about 3/4" from the waterline on the tape measure to get a closer idea of the actual ice thickness. More updates from Pilgrim Village Fishing Shop.


Share your fun winter photos with us using the hashtag #CaptureCadillac and we may feature them here!


A Fresh Start For The “Fatty Caddy” Fat Bike Winter Race

Two bicycle races added to the calendar in 2023 at the Cadillac Pathway via RILEY CONNELL, CADILLAC NEWS Cadillac has been chosen as the final stop on the annual Short’s Brewing Fat Bike Series race trail, and registration is officially open. The series begins in...

Winter Paddling The Pine

Northern Michigan is packed with fun things to do and the winter season doesn't slow us down! Jake and Alaney Miltner at Pine River Paddlesports have pioneered a new way to enjoy The Pine River which see’s thousands of paddlers every summer and now you can enjoy the...

Winter Hiking The Manistee River Trail

For years, I've been winter backpacking all over the county from Utah to Maine! But the scenic trails we have right here at home are some of the best I've ever had the pleasure of exploring. My most recent winter hike with friends is a tradition that we try to plan...

Cadillac Plays Host To The 2023 Midwest Snow Kite Jam

THE PREMIER SNOWKITING EVENT IN THE MIDWESTFebruary 3-5th, 2023 - Bringing together kiters of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities. We gather in Cadillac, Michigan to celebrate community, kiteboarding, and our love of nature. Events include: Friday welcome party, gear...

Winter Fun at the Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center Center

Winter hikes, ice fishing classes and more! The Carl T. Johnson Hunting and Fishing Center, at the popular Mitchell State Park, offers a range of programs for all ages. Visitors are greeted by a 500 gallon aquarium showcasing the fish of Lake Mitchell and Lake...

The Science of Snowmaking

Get an overview of snowmaking operations at Caberfae Peaks with their snowmaking expert, Tim Meyer.


We have maps for every trail and season! Explore our website to find more, but here are some popular ones to get you started.




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