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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Labor Day Weekend Sale! – September 4 to 7, 2015
[ September 4, 2015 to September 7, 2015. ] Yes, it is soon time for the most epic sales event of the year, and as always we are working night and day (ok, mostly just day) to get ready for you to shop your little heart out. Since July, boxes upon boxes of new 2016 inventory have been tumbling out of big freight trucks [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Labor Day Roller Ski Rally and BBQ – September 7, 2015
[ September 7, 2015; 11:00 am; ] Cross Country Ski Headquarters Invites All Roller Skiers to a Free Labor Day Roller Ski Rally and BBQ! When: Monday, September 7 at 11 am Where: Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd (also called Country Rd 100), East side of Higgins lake, Roscommon MI 48653 What: Roller ski on a 1.5 to [...]

Caberfae Peaks – 2015/2016 Ski Season Passes On Sale Starting August 14, 2015
48 hour season pass Sale: August 14 & 15 2015/2016 season passes will go on sale August 14th!  We will have unlimited quantities of our best season pass prices of the season for 48 hours. Passes will be available in our online store, over the phone and in person on August 14th.  Sign up for our E-News [...]

Boyne Highlands – 8th Annual Biketemberfest – September 18 – 20, 2015
[ September 18, 2015 to September 20, 2015. ] Grab your bike and a few friends and head to Boyne Highlands for the 8th Annual Biketemberfest Fall Frenzy hosted by Zoo-de-Mack, September 18-20. This weekend is packed with non-stop fun and one of the most beautiful scenic rides in northern Michigan, perfect for beginners and experts alike. Two night weekend packages start at $153 [...]

Boyne Highlands – The Highlander Mountain Bike Race – September 26, 2015
[ September 26, 2015; ] The Highlander Mountain Bike Race is a real mountain bike race, on real mountain bike trails, created by real mountain bikers, for real mountain bikers. Don't miss this opportunity on September 26, 2015 to race on some of Northern Michigan's premiere mountain bike trails with some of the area's top racers. A 12 mile loop will take [...]

Boyne Mountain – 7th Annual Skitoberfest – October 3, 2015
[ October 3, 2015 to October 4, 2015. ] We love October for one reason...it means it's almost winter! Okay, so we also like when the leaves change color, that there are pumpkins and mums on every corner, and the taste of a nice fall Michigan brew. We like all of these things so much, that we decided to throw an epic party to [...]

Crystal Mountain – Peak2Peak Mountain Festival – October 16 – 18, 2015
[ October 16, 2015 to October 18, 2015. ] Join mountain bike racers and enthusiasts for a weekend of bike racing and festivities! Our Peak2Peak Mountain Festival, happening October 16-18, 2015, joins first-class mountain bike racing, great food, drinks and entertainment for a weekend of outdoor fun, music and competition surrounded by the autumn colors of northern Michigan. Admission to the festival is free. Friday, October [...]

Ski Swap at Crystal Mountain – October 24, 2015
[ October 24, 2015; ] Get ready for winter with great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and gear at our annual Ski Swap. Held in the lower level of the Crystal Center. Support local ski racing! 25% of the proceeds benefit the local high school ski teams from Benzie, Manistee and Leelanau counties. They appreciate your [...]

6-for-1 Day at BOYNE – December 11, 2015
[ December 11, 2015; 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. ] Don't let school or work get in the way, it's 6-for-1 Day at Boyne Mountain! That's right, we're doing it again, so pack up the vehicle, grab your friends, and don't stop until you reach the slopes of Boyne Mountain. Our annual 6-for-1 Day pays homage to America's first six person, high-speed chairlift, the [...]

Crystal Mountain – 5-for-$50 Friday – December 18, 2015
[ December 18, 2015; ] 5-for-$50 Lift Tickets, 9am-9pm Bring a group of five people and you ALL ski and ride ALL DAY for only $50! The larger the group, the better the deal: • 2 for $25 each • 3 for $16.67 each • 4 for $12.50 each • 5+ for $10 each Cannot be combined with any other offers, special discounts or coupons. <> Visit Crystal Mountain [...]

Caberfae Peaks – Early Bird Special: $5 of 9 holes or $10 off 18 holes with a Cart
Bring in our Web Coupon and get $5 off 9 holes and $10 off 18 holes with a tee time before 10 am. Coupon is valid 7 days a week. Tee times are required and must be checked into the pro shop prior to 9:48 am for coupon to be valid. Offer Expires: 06/30/15 Additional Information: Coupon cannot be [...]

Caberfae Peaks Snow Photos
Caberfae Peaks – March 27, 2015 With nothing but sunshine in the forecast, will these tracks be yours tomorrow? Caberfae Peaks – March 19, 2015 Another awesome sunset tonight at the Peaks! Caberfae Peaks – March 17, 2015 Today’s Forecast: Sunshine & a high of 34! Caberfae Peaks – March 6, 2015 The weekend forecast looks outstanding with a high of 33 [...]

Crystal Mountain Photos
Crystal Mountain – March 28, 2015 Today’s sun puts some spring in your step on loose granular! We’ll be skiing through Easter with plenty of coverage on the slopes, so make our hills a spring break staycation destination. Crystal Mountain – March 15, 2015 Spectators lined up to watch some spectacular splashes at yesterday’s Slush Cup. Crystal Mountain – [...]

 
 

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Labor Day Weekend Sale! – September 4 to 7, 2015

XC Ski HeadquartersYes, it is soon time for the most epic sales event of the year, and as always we are working night and day (ok, mostly just day) to get ready for you to shop your little heart out. Since July, boxes upon boxes of new 2016 inventory have been tumbling out of big freight trucks onto our doorstep every afternoon, and we’ve been hard at work staying afloat. What exactly is inside those boxes, you might ask? Only the latest and greatest cross country ski equipment and cold weather clothing, which, might we add, are getting a big fat SALE tag put on them the second they come out of said boxes. You mean 2016 clothing from The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Columbia, Woolrich, and White Sierra, plus 2016 skis and boots from Fischer, Alpina and more are already going on SALE?? Oh yeah. You heard us.

And yes, Virginia, there is a huge sale on last year’s inventory, too.

How huge? Are we talking orca whale huge, or Grand Canyon huge, or like, Milky Way Galaxy huge? Let’s not get bogged down in details. Suffice it to say that you may have never seen a sale of top-notch ski gear and well-made fall/winter clothing of this scale before, including stuff that never goes on sale like Patagonia, Under Armour, and more, all at 40-50% off. But don’t be scared! We have over 1000 years of combined experience in helping people buy skis and clothing that fit them and make them feel great, especially when they see the prices (Bob is much, much older than you think).

And what about skis, hmm?

Oh, you mean racks full of previous year’s skis and boots discounted 30 to 60% off? Why yes. The list includes items like the 2015 Atomic Sport Pro Skate AND Classic skis for $159 (list $ 265), and the 2015 Fischer RC3 Combi boots for $146.30 (list $209). Did you say you were ready for some faster skis this year? Then you might like Stu’s favorite, the ultralight 2015 Rossignol XiumWCS S2 Skate Ski for $386 (list $690), or the World Cup dominating 2015 Fischer Speedmax Skate AND Classic skis for $449 (list $699). Or maybe you’re ready to join the classic revolution, in which case the 2015 Atomic Sport Pro Skintec classic skis for $314.30 (list $449) might interest you. We could keep going, but we don’t want to over stimulate you (and those boxes aren’t going to unpack themselves).

Oh wait, did we mention the HUGE sale on 2016 skis and ski packages? This includes recreational, sport, and race ski packages, and they’re all 20-40% off. Check out http://www.cross-country-ski.com/shop to get a sneak peek.

And if this isn’t enough to get you to come visit your dear Uncle Bob and Aunt Lynne and Cousins Mariah and Stu (is this getting weird yet?), join us for a Labor Day Roller Ski Rally! We’ll leave the shop around 11:00am on Monday, September 7th and do a fun roller ski training ride together and a complimentary barbeque lunch afterwards.

As Gandalf said, “YOU SHALL NOT PASS…

up The Labor Day Weekend Sale.”

Hours are Fri to Mon, 10:00am – 5:00pm.

Mark your calendar! Tell your friends! Hug your mother! See you soon!

– Lynne, Bob, Mariah, Stu, Fran, Erin, Matt V., Dana, Sarah, Steve, Abby, Brian, Lexi, Gage, Matt B. and the rest of the crew.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Labor Day Roller Ski Rally and BBQ – September 7, 2015

XC Ski Headquarters
Cross Country Ski Headquarters Invites All Roller Skiers to a Free Labor Day Roller Ski Rally and BBQ!

When: Monday, September 7 at 11 am

Where: Cross Country Ski Headquarters, 9435 N Cut Rd (also called Country Rd 100), East side of Higgins lake, Roscommon MI 48653

What: Roller ski on a 1.5 to 2 hour tour guided by X-C Ski racer Mariah Frye Colie around the Higgins Lake area.

Afterwards enjoy a complimentary barbeque lunch afterwards on the sundeck! Be sure to bring your own roller skis!

Contact: Mariah Frye Colie 989-821-6661 or info@crosscountryski.com

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Caberfae Peaks – 2015/2016 Ski Season Passes On Sale Starting August 14, 2015

Caberfae Peaks48 hour season pass Sale: August 14 & 15

2015/2016 season passes will go on sale August 14th!  We will have unlimited quantities of our best season pass prices of the season for 48 hours.

Passes will be available in our online store, over the phone and in person on August 14th.  Sign up for our E-News to stay tuned to our pass sale…

2015/2016 SEASON PASS RATES

PASS TYPE
(Ages 9 & up)
PASS DESCRIPTION
PRICE
AUG 14 & 15
PRICE
thru Oct 31
PRICE
after Oct 31
PURCHASE ONLINE
Weekend Pass Valid all Saturdays & Sundays $99 $99 $149 Buy Now
Midweek Pass Valid Monday thru Friday $99 $129 $149 Buy Now
Peak Pass Valid seven days a week $198 $228 $298 Buy Now

2015/2016 CHILD SEASON PASS RATES

PASS TYPE
(Ages 8 & under)
PASS DESCRIPTION
PASS PRICE
PURCHASE ONLINE
Child Weekend Valid all Saturdays & Sundays $10 Buy Now
Child Midweek Valid Monday thru Friday $15 Buy Now
Child Peak Pass Valid seven days a week $25 Buy Now

SEASON PASS PHOTO PROCESS

Please e-mail season pass photos to: photos@caberfaepeaks.com.  If we do not receive an updated photo by October 31st, and we have an electronic photo on file from last year, we will use that one.  All season passes that we have photos for will be mailed out on November 15th.  If we do not receive a photo, your pass will not be mailed out.

SEASON PASS RECIPROCALS

Your 2015/2016 Caberfae season pass gets you lift ticket deals at Shanty Creek Resorts, Crystal Mountain, Searchmont Resort, Timber Ridge, Swiss Valley & Apple Mountain.  For more info, see our PASSHOLDER PERKS flyer.

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Boyne Highlands – 8th Annual Biketemberfest – September 18 – 20, 2015


Grab your bike and a few friends and head to Boyne Highlands for the 8th Annual Biketemberfest Fall Frenzy hosted by Zoo-de-Mack, September 18-20. This weekend is packed with non-stop fun and one of the most beautiful scenic rides in northern Michigan, perfect for beginners and experts alike. Two night weekend packages start at $153 per person based on quad occupancy.

Offer Includes

Package Includes:

  • Two nights lodging
  • Full breakfast buffet Saturday and Sunday
  • Registration Fee
  • Two private parties
  • Saturday’s ride with lunch in the Village at Bay Harbor
  • Scenic Chairlift Rides
  • Bike Park access

For more information visit www.zoo-de-mack.com!

$153 per person rate based on quad occupancy including taxes and resort fees. Reservations must be pre-paid and are non-refundable.

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Boyne Highlands – The Highlander Mountain Bike Race – September 26, 2015

The Highlander Mountain Bike Race is a real mountain bike race, on real mountain bike trails, created by real mountain bikers, for real mountain bikers.

Don’t miss this opportunity on September 26, 2015 to race on some of Northern Michigan’s premiere mountain bike trails with some of the area’s top racers.

A 12 mile loop will take you through some of Northern Michigan’s most scenic and challenging single track. With natural features and man-made features this race course will have its share of challenges for every style rider at every level. Elite, Pro, Expert and Sport racers will ride two laps around this gorgeous track and beginners will do one lap.

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Boyne Mountain – 7th Annual Skitoberfest – October 3, 2015

We love October for one reason…it means it’s almost winter! Okay, so we also like when the leaves change color, that there are pumpkins and mums on every corner, and the taste of a nice fall Michigan brew. We like all of these things so much, that we decided to throw an epic party to celebrate! It’s called Skitoberfest and you don’t want to miss it.

Join the Boyne Mountain crew for an Oktoberfest-style celebration of fall, and the promise of the coming snowsport season. You’ll find everything you’d expect at Oktoberfest – great food, Michigan beer, wine and spirits, live music and performances – plus our own ski- and snowboard-oriented twists on tradition. Carve out plenty of time for our on-snow rail jam, the Burton Riglet Park for kids, a ski swap, free rides on our six-place chair, a parade, street dancing, and tons of other surprises during this amazing preseason celebration.

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