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Cross Country Ski Headquarters - Roscommon

Cross Country Ski HeadquartersLocated in Higgins Lake, Michigan. Cross Country Ski Headquarters is a Pure Michigan premier destination for cross country skiing in Michigan and the Midwest. It is the best source for cross country skis, equipment, clothing, cross country ski packages, and expertise. Located at 9435 N. Cut Rd., Roscommon, MI 48653.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters: XC Ski Outfitters, Ski Area, Rentals and Day Lodge

Our Story

In the winter of 1974, Bob Frye opened a small cross country ski rental operation out of the shed of a Higgins Lake snowmobile repair shop. Thirty-eight years and multiple expansions later, Bob and his wife Lynne are still committed to the same goal with which they started: make cross country skiing fun and affordable for everyone.

The Cross Country Ski Headquarters is in the heart of Michigan’s cross country skiing mecca, with beautiful trails not just onsite, but all around us. This location, combined with Bob and Lynne’s decades of XC-ski knowledge and experience, makes the XC Ski HQ your premier resource for top-of-the-line service, equipment, clothing, and facilities. The business has grown from its humble beginnings to a vast retail store, a sprawling, meticulously maintained trail network, a large rental and demo facility, and a full-service café and day lodge – all completely dedicated to cross country skiing and, more recently, snowshoeing. We encourage our skiers to “try before you buy” when it comes to skis, boots, poles, and snowshoes, and we promise to help our customers create the best cross country skiing experience possible.

Come see why people from across Michigan and the Midwest return year after year to experience winter in a truly unique and memorable way. Our friendly and experienced staff, broad selection of equipment and apparel, and accommodating facilities make Cross Country Ski Headquarters a perfect getaway that is not only fun, but affordable.

So what are you waiting for? Come Ski With Us!

Your Best Source for Everything Cross Country

Cross Country Skiing is all we do. When the snow melts for good, we shut our doors and start planning for next winter. We eat, sleep, and breathe cross country skiing all spring, summer, fall, and winter, which is why we are truly the cross country skiing experts.

Skiers across the country and around the world have come to rely on our unbeatable customer service, excellent prices, and extensive selection from top brands including Salomon, Fischer, Rossignol, Atomic, Madshus and Alpina. We also offer a wide variety of carefully selected apparel, including items from North Face, Patagonia, Under Armour, Columbia, Sporthill, Brooks, Salomon, Swix, and more.

Whether you’re an elite racer, a novice, or somewhere in between, the expert crew at Cross Country Ski Headquarters will help you fulfill your XC skiing needs at the lowest price possible.

We are a…

  • Fischer Race Center
  • Fischer Speedmax Center
  • Fischer Carbonlite Demo Center
  • Salomon Race Center
  • Atomic Race Center
  • Alpina Race Boot Center

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters On Facebook

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Tuesday October 4th, 2022 - 11:11 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

A little splash of red for you! The #xcskihq trail system is mowed and ready for your fall hiking, biking, dog walking, and color tour enjoyment! Get out there and take it in!! ... See MoreSee Less

A little splash of red for you! The #xcskihq trail system is mowed and ready for your fall hiking, biking, dog walking, and color tour enjoyment! Get out there and take it in!!

Wednesday September 21st, 2022 - 12:09 pm

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Ruff life for this shop dog. 😂 🐾

Come shopping for your winter wardrobe, and #donnie will make it his mission to show off his tricks and (more importantly) his treat bowl.
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Ruff life for this shop dog. 😂 🐾 

Come shopping for your winter wardrobe, and #donnie will make it his mission to show off his tricks and (more importantly) his treat bowl.

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Love that Donnie - and what a life💓🐾

This guy🙄😂✨🥰

Tuesday September 20th, 2022 - 11:14 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Logo fleece is in, and ohhh so perfect for these chilly mornings. Ladies colors shown here, mens available in forest green and burnt orange as well! We’re currently open M-F 10-4, open on weekends by appt. Season opening sale is October 29! @columbia1938 ... See MoreSee Less

Logo fleece is in, and ohhh so perfect for these chilly mornings. Ladies colors shown here, mens available in forest green and burnt orange as well! We’re currently open M-F 10-4, open on weekends by appt. Season opening sale is October 29! @columbia1938Image attachmentImage attachment

Tuesday September 13th, 2022 - 5:51 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Oh ya know, just chillin with some of the best in the game😴💤

What a great time at Fischer University! Our ski experts Gill, George, and Missy got the opportunity to learn more about the Fischer and One Way Brands. ✨ There’s so much new juicy technologies and initiatives being introduced by Fischer in the Nordic industry— we are so stoked to share all the new information we learned with our customers when we head back home to Michigan!

A big thank you to Rick Halling and the entire Fischer team for hosting us and putting on the event in Minneapolis!💚
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Oh ya know, just chillin with some of the best in the game😴💤

What a great time at Fischer University! Our ski experts Gill, George, and Missy got the opportunity to learn more about the Fischer and One Way Brands. ✨ There’s so much new juicy technologies and initiatives being introduced by Fischer in the Nordic industry— we are so stoked to share all the new information we learned with our customers when we head back home to Michigan!

A big thank you to Rick Halling and the entire Fischer team for hosting us and putting on the event in Minneapolis!💚Image attachmentImage attachment

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters - Photos From Instagram

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