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Porcupine Mountains – Lantern Light Cross-Country Skiing – Saturdays – January & February
[ February 25, 2017; 6:30 pm; ] NOTE: Saturday, January 28th's lantern lit ski and snow shoe program is cancelled. Sorry everyone. It will resume when the trail conditions and the park Intepreter's health improves. Nearly 80 old-fashioned kerosene lanterns will illuminate a 1-mile trail for a unique and memorable experience. The ski trail is track-set for classic skiers, while snowshoers can make [...]

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 – Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewery! – March 4, 2017
[ March 4, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Join us for a day of delicious craft beer on the ski trails! Our favorite local brewery, Paddle Hard Brewing, will bring their hops to the snow at several tasting stations along the ski trails, at which skiers and snow-shoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer. The Beer Trail Pass includes a full day [...]

Hanson Hills – Mike Wieland Tribute Ski Race Fundraiser – March 5, 2017
[ March 5, 2017; 2:00 pm; ] Mike Wieland Tribute Ski Race - Fundraiser - $35 Entry Fee for 19 Up - $10 Entry Fee for 18 Under - Sunday, March 5th, 2017 at Hanson Hills - Lift Ticket and Pot Luck Banquet included - Hanson Hills opens at 11am, Races start at 2pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Michigan Cup Relays – March 12, 2017
[ March 12, 2017; 9:30 am; ] A Michigan Cup Relay Race with 3 skiers per team: 2 legs freestyle, one leg classic; approximately 8km per leg for freestyle and classic. Registration starts at 9:30am. Relays start at 11am. Entry Fee is $20 per racer. All entrees score Team Points.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – 24rd Annual Junior Muffin Pursuit Races – March 19, 2017
[ March 19, 2017; ] The longest standing juniors race in Michigan, the Muffin Race will be held at Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, February 28th. The race is a Junior Girls & Boys 8km Pursuit race. Skiers will classic ski the first half of the race then ski freestyle the second half of the race.

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 [...]

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 Wednesday February 22nd, 2017 - 10:53 am ATTENTION: Due to the amount of snow that we have lost the past week, we have had to make the difficult decision to close [...]

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.

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