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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 November 14th, 2017 - 3:03 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale! Check out these awesome specials for each day of Thanksgiving Weekend:

*Bean Bomb Black Friday*

Our Black Friday Sale is undoubtedly the best Black Friday experience around. No headaches, pushiness or shove-iness, just really cool cross country ski and winter gear on sale. Shop our massive selection of cross country skis and ski packages from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Atomic and Alpina, plus XC ski and winter clothing, on sale from 10 to 50% off. Check out our winter jackets, fleeces, sweaters and more from North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Salomon, Woolrich, Sporthill, Swix, Kari Traa and Skhoop. Plus, our highly trained staff members will not only help outfit you in the best gear possible, but they will also be participating in an in-store fashion show, where they show off the best of of this year’s XC ski and winter clothing.

As if this wasn’t enough, we will be serving Bob's famous Bean Bomb all weekend until it’s gone. Beware: Bean Bomb contains bacon, garlic and cheese, which means it’s even more addicting than that cornbread stuffing with the walnuts in it.

*Smartwool Small Business Saturday*

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us on Saturday, November 25th and get Buy 2 Get 1 Free Smartwool socks, plus a free pair of Smartwool socks with purchase of any of this season’s sweaters (while supplies last)! We’ll also have great deals on ski equipment and clothing, so don’t miss this great chance to shop local and save big. Just in case there is any Bean Bomb left, please come ready to eat your heart out.

*What about Sunday?*

The Thanksgiving Weekend Sale lasts till the end of the day Sunday, so you can enjoy the same great sales and specials all Sunday long! Throughout the weekend, help yourself to our beautifully maintained ski trails; if we don't have snow, they will be open for hiking, biking and dog walking. Please remember it’s firearm deer season, so BYO orange if you plan to hike, or borrow one of our very flattering orange hunting vests. Amp up your trail hike by demoing a pair of Nordic Ski Walking Poles, free of charge!

*Last but not least: From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, purchase a new cross country ski package and get a FREE Swix F4 glide rub-on wax, OR a commerorative XC Ski HQ Pint Glass!

See you at the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Kim, Kelsey, Alex, Dodge, Matt, Erin, Dana, and the rest of the crew

Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!Nov 24, 9:00amCross Country Ski HeadquartersJoin us for our annual Thanksgiving Weekend Sale! Check out these awesome specials for each day of Thanksgiving Weekend:

*Bean Bomb Black Friday*

Our Black Friday Sale is undoubtedly the best Black Friday experience around. No headaches, pushiness or shove-iness, just really cool cross country ski and winter gear on sale. Shop our massive selection of cross country skis and ski packages from Fischer, Salomon, Rossignol, Atomic and Alpina, plus XC ski and winter clothing, on sale from 10 to 50% off. Check out our winter jackets, fleeces, sweaters and more from North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Salomon, Woolrich, Sporthill, Swix, Kari Traa and Skhoop. Plus, our highly trained staff members will not only help outfit you in the best gear possible, but they will also be participating in an in-store fashion show, where they show off the best of of this year’s XC ski and winter clothing.

As if this wasn’t enough, we will be serving Bob's famous Bean Bomb all weekend until it’s gone. Beware: Bean Bomb contains bacon, garlic and cheese, which means it’s even more addicting than that cornbread stuffing with the walnuts in it.

*Smartwool Small Business Saturday*

Celebrate Small Business Saturday with us on Saturday, November 25th and get Buy 2 Get 1 Free Smartwool socks, plus a free pair of Smartwool socks with purchase of any of this season’s sweaters (while supplies last)! We’ll also have great deals on ski equipment and clothing, so don’t miss this great chance to shop local and save big. Just in case there is any Bean Bomb left, please come ready to eat your heart out.

*What about Sunday?*

The Thanksgiving Weekend Sale lasts till the end of the day Sunday, so you can enjoy the same great sales and specials all Sunday long! Throughout the weekend, help yourself to our beautifully maintained ski trails; if we don't have snow, they will be open for hiking, biking and dog walking. Please remember it’s firearm deer season, so BYO orange if you plan to hike, or borrow one of our very flattering orange hunting vests. Amp up your trail hike by demoing a pair of Nordic Ski Walking Poles, free of charge!

*Last but not least: From Black Friday through Cyber Monday, purchase a new cross country ski package and get a FREE Swix F4 glide rub-on wax, OR a commerorative XC Ski HQ Pint Glass!

See you at the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!!

-Mariah, Stu, Bob, Lynne, Fran, Kim, Kelsey, Alex, Dodge, Matt, Erin, Dana, and the rest of the crew
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Thanksgiving Weekend Sale!

Friday November 10th, 2017 - 8:44 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Wow! Get out on some white stuff at Forbush this weekend!Here is a picture from Larry. He ran the piston Bully around the east trail system. We will be open this weekend for skiing. Rock skis recommended, the base is thin. ... See MoreSee Less

Wow! Get out on some white stuff at Forbush this weekend!

 

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Robert Mayer

Ted Bondie😻😻😻😻😻

Wow!!!!

Awesome

That is a beautiful sight!

Woof!

Yes!

Looks beautiful!

Dang

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Friday November 10th, 2017 - 6:02 pm

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Kim shoveled snow like a boss this morning. Gotta love that first shovel session of the season! ... See MoreSee Less

Kim shoveled snow like a boss this morning. Gotta love that first shovel session of the season!

 

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Are those tracks I see in the snow behind her?!?!?!

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Friday November 10th, 2017 - 12:34 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

What a sight for sore eyes! It’s even somewhat skiable if you can tolerate some grass! ... See MoreSee Less

What a sight for sore eyes! It’s even somewhat skiable if you can tolerate some grass!

Thursday November 9th, 2017 - 3:26 pm

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It's a tease, but it's still darn pretty! ... See MoreSee Less

Its a tease, but its still darn pretty!
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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos From Instagram

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