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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, Small Business Saturday, Bean Bomb Bash, and Fashion Show – November 24 – 27, 2017
[ November 24, 2017 to November 27, 2017. ] 
Don’t miss the famous Thanksgiving Weekend Sale at Cross Country Ski Headquarters! The crew member fashion show will showcase fabulous winter apparel from The North Face, Columbia, Patagonia, Salomon, Woolrich, Mountain Hardwear, Swix, Rab, Hot Chilys, Craft, Bjorn Daehlie, Smartwool, Sporthill, Kari Traa, Skhoop, and more throughout the weekend. Win a prize if you buy something [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trails Open – December 1, 2017
[ December 1, 2017; ] Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails Open! 
If we have received enough snow by December 1st, we will groom Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails. All 18 kilometers of trail will be groomed for cross country skiing and snowshoeing by December 3rd, snow permitting! Take advantage of this great opportunity to demo [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski Clinic, Toko Wax Clinic, & Team Dinner
 – December 9, 2017
[ December 9, 2017; ] 
Join our annual season kick-off ski clinic for both classic and skate skiing at XC Ski HQ. The Level 1-2 Skate Clinic will be from 10:00am – 11:00am, and the Level 1-2 Classic Clinic will be from 11:30am – 12:30pm. There will be a Level 2-3 Skate Clinic from 1:30pm – 2:30pm, and a Level 2-3 Classic Clinic [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trapper Santa at the Cabin – December 16, 2017
[ December 16, 2017; 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm. ] 
Ski or snowshoe to Trapper’s Cabin to find Trapper Santa! This rustic, jubilant Santa will be tending the bonfire, roasting chestnuts, and telling wintery tales to kids from 1 to 92. Join him for free hot cocoa and lots of Christmas spirit! Trapper Santa at the Cabin! December 16th – Saturday 12:00pm – 3:00pm Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> Cross [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 16, 2017
[ December 16, 2017; 4:00 pm; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our Saturday free ski lesson! This beginner lesson teaches the basics of cross country skiing, including classic diagonal stride and/or skate skiing, hill climbing and descending, and turning. We even teach you how to get up after you fall down! Adults and children are welcome. If you need to rent skis [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – January 5 – 6, 2018
[ January 5, 2018; 6:00 pm; January 6, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, January 5, 2018 Saturday, January 6, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Highlands – Winter Trails Day – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; ] Cross-Country Center Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snowsports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are easy and quick to learn. They are fun for all ages making them perfect for [...]

Boyne Mountain – Cross Country Winter Trails Day – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; ] Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports.

Crystal Mountain – Cross-Country Winter Trails Day – January 6, 2018
[ January 6, 2018; ] Stay tuned for details! Information from Cross-Country Winter Trails Day 2017 Winter Trails Day offers children and adults new to snow sports the chance to try snowshoeing and cross country skiing for free, and to discover the great fitness and social benefits with these easy-to-learn winter sports. Enjoy a free 2-Hour Trail Pass and rentals available from: • 1pm-3pm • [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – January 12 – 13, 2018
[ January 12, 2018; 6:00 pm; January 13, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, January 12, 2018 Saturday, January 13, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – January 19 – 20, 2018
[ January 19, 2018; 6:00 pm; January 20, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, January 19, 2018 Saturday, January 20, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – January 26 – 27, 2018
[ January 26, 2018; 6:00 pm; January 27, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, January 26, 2018 Saturday, January 27, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 2 – 3, 2018
[ February 2, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 3, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 2, 2018 Saturday, February 3, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 9 – 10, 2018
[ February 9, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 10, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 9, 2018 Saturday, February 10, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 16 – 17, 2018
[ February 16, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 17, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 16, 2018 Saturday, February 17, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – February 23 – 24, 2018
[ February 23, 2018; 6:00 pm; February 24, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, February 23, 2018 Saturday, February 24, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – March 2 – 3, 2018
[ March 2, 2018; 6:00 pm; March 3, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, March 2, 2018 Saturday, March 3, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Boyne Mountain – Summit-to-Stein’s Snowshoe Supper – March 9 – 10, 2018
[ March 9, 2018; 6:00 pm; March 10, 2018; 6:00 pm; ] Stein Eriksen's Friday, March 9, 2018 Saturday, March 10, 2018 6:00pm Get a lift to the top and snowshoe your way to dinner! Offered every Friday and Saturday evening through March 10. In true Boyne Mountain fashion, we have taken an ordinary dinner and made it, well, more fun! Whether you are dining with family, catching up with couples, or [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook
Cross Country Ski Headquarters is one of the premier cross country ski destinations in the Midwest, offering 19 kilometers of groomed trail, a full service day lodge and kitchen, a rental facility with 200 pairs of ski and snowshoe rentals, and a specialty retail store featuring dozens of top XC ski and clothing brands at very low prices.

Hanson Hills – News and Specials via Facebook
Hanson Hills Recreation Area Offers a variety of Outdoor recreational amenities.. Winter Time Activities include: Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding, Cross Country Skiing, and TUBING! Hanson Hills added 3 new photos. Wednesday November 22nd, 2017 - 8:57 am Grow the sport!! Snow Sports School Director Bill Bonkowski introduced our Hoppers Ski Program and 3rd-4th grade ski free [...]

Great Lakes Winter Trails Council – News and Specials via Facebook
The Cross Country Ski areas that comprise the Great Lakes Winter Trails Council are committed to providing you with the finest and most diversified groomed cross-country skiing trails, plus service at a level that we're sure will meet your expectations.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Labor Day Weekend Clearance Sale! – September 1 to 4, 2017
[ September 1, 2017 to September 4, 2017. ] Don't miss our ANNUAL BLOW-OUT SALE this Labor Day Weekend! Specials include: - Up to 50% OFF almost all of last year’s winter jackets, fleeces, performance layering pieces, pants, kids clothing, boots, shoes, hats, gloves and more. We have a HUGE stock! - Clearance on The North Face, Columbia, Under Armour, Patagonia, Merrell, Smartwool, and more. - YUUUGE sale [...]

Hanson Hills – Cardboard Sled Race – February 18, 2017
[ February 18, 2017; 11:00 am; ] February Winter Fun Days – Cardboard Sled Race - (Presented By Grayling High School Ski Team) - 2017 THEME: Star Wars - Registration: 11am-12:00pm - FEE: $5 per Sled

Hanson Hills Classic – February 19, 2017
[ February 19, 2017; 10:00 am; ] Hanson Hills Classic FEE: $25 Point Races: Men & Women 14K Location: Start and Finish at Hanson Hills Recreation Area three (3) miles west of Grayling Race Day Registration: 8:00am-9:30am Race Time: 10:00 am Men and Women 15 second interval starts. Course: Hilly terrain. Classical race with interval starts. Course will have double set tracks. Awards: Awards for first overall male and female finishers. Medals to top [...]

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 [...]

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