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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bob Frye Inducted to Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!
We are honored to announce that Bob Frye, after 42 years in the cross country skiing industry, has been inducted to the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame! The induction took place on Monday, August 22nd, at the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association annual meeting and dinner. Bob, founder of Cross Country Ski Headquarters, was honored for his [...]

New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks For the 2016-17 Ski Season
We are proud to announce the installation of highest chairlift in Northern Michigan! A brand new Doppelmayr, triple chair is currently being installed for the 2016/2017 season. The new chairlift will have a top elevation of 1561′ and will provide an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding Manistee National Forest. The new fixed-grip triple chairlift [...]

Caberfae Peaks – Season Passes – 2016-17
Ski & snowboard SEASON PASSES are now on sale for the 2016/2017 season.  Passes are once again only $99 and the early season sale ends August 31st. -$99 WEEKEND PASS – valid Saturdays & Sundays -$99 MIDWEEK PASS – valid Monday through Friday -$198 PEAK PASS – valid 7 days a week Purchase your pass in our ONLINE STORE. 2016/2017 [...]

Crystal Mountain – 2016-17 Season Passes
2016-17 Season Passes Get special fall pricing on Season Passes, now thru Sept. 8, 2016. Premier Pass Unlimited downhill skiing and riding all winter. No blackout dates. Labor Day Sale Price Aug. 30 – Sept. 8, 2016 Premier Adult (21-59 Years Old) $339 Buy Now » Premier Junior/Teen (7-20 Years Old) $269 Buy Now » Premier Senior (60-79 Years Old) $269 Buy Now » Premier College Must prove full time enrollment at [...]

2016/17 BOYNE Season Ski Passes
As a thrill seeker with a soft spot for the wild side, you probably think it’d be awesome to have a season’s pass to Boyne Mountain. Truth is, you’d be right. It is awesome. But the fact that a BOYNE Season Pass is good at both Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands? That’s almost too good [...]

Crystal Mountain – Ski Racer Sale – September 18, 2016
[ September 18, 2016; 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. ] Join ski company representatives, along with area coaches, to help you and your family get properly sized and fitted for new race boots and skis. Location: Mountain View and Mountain Sports Time: 11am-1pm For more information, call the Mountain Sports Shop at 888.968.7686, ext. 4400. Stay tuned for additional details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <>

Boyne Highlands – The Highlander Mountain Bike Race – September 24, 2016
[ September 24, 2016; ] 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 24, 2016 to race on some of Northern Michigan's premiere mountain bike trails with some of the area's top racers. Our 7-9 mile loop along [...]

Boyne Highlands – Hops ‘n Highlands Microbrew Festival – September 24, 2016
[ September 24, 2016 to September 25, 2016. ] Join us for the 3rd Annual Hops 'n Highlands Microbrew Festival! Boyne Highlands' fall beer festival featuring 44 Michigan breweries and 175 microbrews. A special weekend lodging package includes two nights' hotel lodging, breakfast daily, Friday night party, commemorative gift, drink tickets and free entry. If you are not part of the lodging packing there will [...]

Boyne Mountain – 8th Annual Skitoberfest – October 1, 2016
[ October 1, 2016; ] 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 [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Pre-Season Sale! – Sept. 6 – Oct. 28
[ September 6, 2016 3:00 am to October 28, 2016 3:00 am. ] Albert Einstein once said, “Buying skis before winter is the smartest thing I ever did.” While it remains a mystery why ol’ Al would have said this, especially considering all of the really smart things he did in his life, we can only guess that it was because of the incredibly good inventory and prices one can find when [...]

Ski Swap at Crystal Mountain – October 29, 2016
[ October 29, 2016; ] Get ready for winter with great bargains on new and used ski and snowboard equipment, clothing and accessories at our annual Ski Swap. Held in the lower level of the Crystal Center. Stay tuned for additional details! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More News From Crystal Mountain Resort

Crystal Mountain – Ski & Snowboard Sale at Mountain Sports – October 28 – 30, 2016
[ October 28, 2016 to October 30, 2016. ] If you're looking for new winter gear, stop by our Mountain Sports shop during our October sale. Mountain Sports is located on the second floor of the Lodge. Stay tuned for details! Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>>

Crystal Mountain – Thanksgiving Reconnect Weekend – November 24 – 27, 2016
[ November 24, 2016 to November 27, 2016. ] Join the celebration... you'll love being a part of this weekend! On Thanksgiving Day, run or walk a 5K in the morning, and enjoy our delicious Thanksgiving buffet that afternoon. On Friday, celebrate the season at our Holiday Trail Celebration. It's a weekend of fun, family and celebration! Stay tuned for additional activities! <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> More [...]

 
 

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bob Frye Inducted to Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!

Bob FryeWe are honored to announce that Bob Frye, after 42 years in the cross country skiing industry, has been inducted to the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!

The induction took place on Monday, August 22nd, at the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association annual meeting and dinner. Bob, founder of Cross Country Ski Headquarters, was honored for his “major contributions in areas of organization, promotion, or development of the skiing industry in Michigan.”

During his acceptance speech, Bob thanked all the people who have believed in the mission of Cross Country Ski Headquarters: help people have fun on the snow. He made a special thanks to his wife, Lynne, who joined him early on in the business, and without whom XC Ski HQ would not be what it is today. The ceremony was attended by many members of the Michigan and Midwest ski industry, as well as Lynne, his children, and other family members. If you’d like to read Bob’s story that was featured in the ceremony program, click here:

Bob Frye Hall of Fame program

Let’s Celebrate!

Come say hello to Bob and the crew at the Labor Day Weekend Sale, Friday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th! Sale hours are Friday and Saturday 9:00am to 6:00pm, Sunday 10:00am to 5:00pm, and Monday 10:00am to 4:00pm.

Also, stay tuned for a special reception to be planned for later in the season, so that we can celebrate when there’s snow on the ground.

Thanks to everyone for your support, and here’s to a great upcoming ski season!

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Cross Country Ski Headquarters Page On Facebook.

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Check out this CXC Skiing video for some really good classic skiing technique/balance/strengthening ideas... and all you need is shock cord! vimeo.com/69085627 ... See MoreSee Less

This is "Working on Classic Diagonal Stride" by on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them.

Still lots of green out there... But a little red creeping in too! Trails are in great shape for riding and hiking. Get outside and enjoy these beautiful days! ... See MoreSee Less

Still lots of green out there... But a little red creeping in too! Trails are in great shape for riding and hiking. Get outside and enjoy these beautiful days!

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Wait a second, is that man on grass? (Skiing, that is.) Indeed, you can ski on grass too at #xcskihq tomorrow (Sunday) at our C.A.T. Ski clinic, which follows our roller ski clinic at 11:30am! ... See MoreSee Less

Wait a second, is that man on grass? (Skiing, that is.) Indeed, you can ski on grass too at #xcskihq tomorrow (Sunday) at our C.A.T. Ski clinic, which follows our roller ski clinic at 11:30am!

IT'S HERE!! After weeks of prep, the Labor Day Weekend Sale is on like kong till Monday. Yeehaw!!! ... See MoreSee Less

ITS HERE!! After weeks of prep, the Labor Day Weekend Sale is on like kong till Monday. Yeehaw!!!

Hey parents! Kids Columbia snow boots and winter jackets are 40% off this weekend at the Labor Day Weekend Sale. Oh, and Donnie will be here too. #shopdog #rollover ... See MoreSee Less

Hey parents! Kids Columbia snow boots and winter jackets are 40% off this weekend at the Labor Day Weekend Sale. Oh, and Donnie will be here too. #shopdog #rollover

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New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks For the 2016-17 Ski Season

We are proud to announce the installation of highest chairlift in Northern Michigan! A brand new Doppelmayr, triple chair is currently being installed for the 2016/2017 season.

The new chairlift will have a top elevation of 1561′ and will provide an incredible 360 degree view of the surrounding Manistee National Forest.

The new fixed-grip triple chairlift will better serve the North Peak complex. The chair will unload at the top of North Peak 15 vertical feet higher than the North Peak Quad Chair. This will allow easy access to both the green runs on the back side (Smiling Irishmen, Easy Street, Shelter) and the more advanced runs on the front side (Canyon, Lift Line, No. 1, Cruiser).

The new chairlift will increase our uphill capacity, which will reduce lift lines at the bottom of North Peak.

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New Chairlift At Caberfae Peaks Photo Gallery (Click on photos for slideshow view)
 

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Caberfae Peaks – Season Passes – 2016-17

Ski & snowboard SEASON PASSES are now on sale for the 2016/2017 season.  Passes are once again only $99 and the early season sale ends August 31st.

-$99 WEEKEND PASS – valid Saturdays & Sundays
-$99 MIDWEEK PASS – valid Monday through Friday
-$198 PEAK PASS – valid 7 days a week

Purchase your pass in our ONLINE STORE.

2016/2017 SEASON PASS RATES

PASS TYPE
(Ages 9 & up)
PASS DESCRIPTION THRU
AUG 31
THRU
OCT 31
AFTER
OCT 31
PURCHASE
ONLINE
Value Weekend Valid most* Saturdays & Sundays N/A $99 $119 Sept 1st
Weekend Pass Valid all Saturdays & Sundays $99 $109 $149
Midweek Pass Valid Monday thru Friday $99 $119 $149
Peak Pass Valid seven days a week $198 $228 $249

*Value Weekend Pass is valid all Saturdays & Sundays, except Jan 14 & 15 and Feb 17 & 18, 2017.

2016/2017 CHILD SEASON PASS RATES

PASS TYPE
(Ages 8 & under)
PASS DESCRIPTION THRU
AUG 31
THRU
OCT 31
AFTER
OCT 31
PURCHASE
ONLINE
Child Weekend Valid all Saturdays & Sundays $10 $15 $20
Child Midweek Valid Monday thru Friday $10 $15 $20
Child Peak Pass Valid seven days a week $20 $25 $30

2016/2017 SEASON PASS RECIPROCALS

A season pass at Caberfae Peaks also gets you some PASSHOLDER PERKS and discounts on lift tickets at the following ski resorts: Shanty Creek, Crystal Mountain, Searchmont, Swiss Valley, Timber Ridge & Apple Mountain.

SEASON PASS PHOTO PROCESS

A season pass photo is needed to make your pass.  Please e-mail pass photos to photos@caberfaepeaks.com.  We will cut and crop as needed and keep them on file for future years.  If a photo is not received by August 31st, we will use the one that we have on file.  All season passes, that we have photos for, will be mailed out on November 15th.

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