Big Hemlock Trail is a 4.5-mile trail that is tracked in winter for skiers. It departs from the Double Trail on the backside of the downhill ridge near Union Spring Trail and ends back at the park's ski lodge on M-107. Big Hemlock is usually combined with portions of Union Spring Trail, River Trail and Nonesuch Trail to form the longest groomed ski loop in the park, a 9.3-mile (15.5 kilometer) ski into the backcountry of the Porkies. This is a day-long adventure for most skiers and if the weather is nice many plan an extended break or even cook a meal at Crosscut Warming Shelter.
If you want to shorten the loop to approximately a 6-mile ski, purchase a single ride lift ticket and descend the backside of the mountain along the Triple Trail to Log Camp Trail and then Union Spring Trail. But be forewarned, Triple Trail is a steep run.