Whitefish Dunes, Jan. 4 2016

Conditions Fair to Good- firm track soft pole plant area, good coverage.
Trails had a lot of use over the weekend and are holding up well with nice firm track, but quite soft pole plant area. Wood debris ,i.e. Beech leaves, Cedar and Hemlock needles are beginning to make their presence known, but overall the skiing experience is very good, considering its the first snowfall of the season. Only downside are the impressions from hikers and snowshoers who continue to be on the trails despite the numerous signs at each trail access stating that hiking, dog walking, and snowshoeing are not allowed on groomed trails. Skiers are kindly invited to inform such users that they are in violation DNR regulations prohibiting such uses on groomed trails. Plans are to probably re groom on Weds., then again after the next forecast snowfall. Whitefish Dunes is groomed for classic only,

Rich Dirks