- Snow and ice might be gone, only means that new adventures await
The warm weather and sunshine this weekend have done their magic to our trails. So while skiing and snowshoeing might seemingly be done for the season, there is still lots of fun to be had. The trails are still firm making them great for fat tire riding or hiking. So, dust off the hiking boots or bike and come explore and enjoy some fresh air.
A wonderful rustic ski. GO•REC’s is a nature lover’s ski trail. 2021 is our inaugural track setting season for cross country skiing with a 5K trail, 3K option, and a novice .4K loop set on a wide multi-use woody rolling trail. We have other wilderness skiing and snowshoeing options on nearly 500 acres of woods just 10 miles southeast of Traverse City. Snow bike, snowshoe, or simply hike in our winter wonderland. It is a unique ski trail, safe for beginners with a bit of intermediate trail… without flats, so it has a high entertainment value.
GO•REC is a natural area with natural weather conditions. With at least 6″ of snow accumulation and temperatures below freezing, we groom our trails. Check back here for the latest trail conditions. Snow covered or not, trails are open for you to #getoutside.
GO•REC grooms and maintains cross-country trails for all ages and skill levels. From the main parking lot, proceed past the yellow gate. Grooming and classic tracks begin to the right of the second lamp post marked by blue signs. From here choose the 1/4 mile beginner loop, or the 3K or 5K intermediate loops. Don’t ski over classic tracks.
Fat Tire Biking
Fat tires welcome here! Snow bikes are allowed on grooming both Blue and Green trails. Don’t leave ruts on groomed trails. Don’t ride over classic ski tracks. From the main parking lot, proceed past the yellow gate. Find grooming left and right of the second lamp post marked by blue and chartreuse signs.
Snowshoe is welcome along any trail, off-side any groomed trail. Snowshoes require at least an 8″ depth of snow or they’re just awkward, oversized crampons. 🙂 Don’t snowshoe on grooming or classic tracks. But you’re really welcome anywhere no one has gone before. Cumulative snowfall permitting, hit any of our blanketed trails.
Snow Travel Events
GO•REC instructors are learning too. We’ve trained in cross-country skiing with Professional Ski instructors of America to teach you and pass on what we know. We’re partnering with VASA Ski Club to offer opportunities for you to get on the snow and learn more.