Muskegon Winter Sport Complex is in Muskegon State Park, a drive of about an hour and a half from Kalamazoo. We visited last weekend since their snow conditions report said the ski trails were in great condition. The Complex offers over 9 miles of groomed trails in its system of five loops. The trails are groomed for both skate-skiing and classic two-track skiing. Several of the trails are lit for night skiing. Most of the trails are very accessible for beginning skiers.
We skied for about an hour on an intermediate length loop. The melt and freeze cycle had made Kalamazoo un-skiable, but Muskegon's groomed tracks were fine. The classic tracks were a little icy, since there hadn't been any recent snow, but not too slippery to be enjoyable. The wide section, groomed for skate-skiing, had a very good surface.
luge track, one of three places to luge in the United States. We didn't try the fast little sleds that day, although I did spend an afternoon learning to luge on the beginners track, nearly twenty years ago.
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
462 Scenic Drive
N. Muskegon, MI 49445
Ski pass $7
Skate pass $5
parking: State Park passport or fee
Check out photos from Firkin Freezout fun at Founders - Ice sculptor Shawn Winnell handed out carved frozen mugs, appropriately enough, at outdoor party.
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