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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bavarian Ski Festival – January 25, 2020
[ January 25, 2020; ] Dust off your Lederhosen and join us for a taste of the Alps! Enjoy a gorgeous day of XC skiing on the HQ trail system, then test your strength at Masskrugstemmen, with stein-holding contests for men and women starting at 2:00pm. Three people at a time can ski in unison atop our giant pair of “Team [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – January 25, 2020
[ January 25, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 1, 2020
[ February 1, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Around the World Wine and Ski Tour – February 1, 2020
[ February 1, 2020; 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. ] Our first ever Around the World Wine and Ski Tour will showcase different wines from around the world along a beautifully groomed cross country ski trail! Venture out along the Blizzard trail on your XC skis or snowshoes, where wine tastings from Europe, South America, Australia and the US await you, along with complementary finger-food [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Mason Tract Point-to-Point Rendezvous – February 8, 2020
[ February 8, 2020; ] Join us in a point-to-point ski tour of our beloved local trail, the Mason Tract. This groomed (classic only) nine mile, intermediate level trail winds along an undeveloped stretch of the AuSable River. The scenery is pristinely beautiful, and skiing through it is a quintessential Northern Michigan winter experience. We will meet at XC Ski HQ [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 8, 2020
[ February 8, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Hanson Hills – Blizzardfest – February 8 & 9, 2020
[ February 8, 2020 to February 9, 2020. ] Join the Grayling Youth Booster Club for their annual Blizzardfest will include FREE tubing for families at Hanson Hills from 10am-noon. A euchre tournament will follow from 2-5pm. Assortment of soups and dips will be provided during the euchre tournament.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Winter Fest Night Skiing – February 14, 2020
[ February 14, 2020; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter by light of rustic torches! From 5:30pm to 7:30pm, skiers and snowshoers can enjoy a groomed, torchlit trail out to Trapper’s Cabin, where a bonfire and hot cocoa await. Equipment rentals are available anytime before 7:00pm. Your purchase of a Winter Fest badge ($5) is your ticket to night skiing, as well [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 15, 2020
[ February 15, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 16, 2020
[ February 16, 2020; ] Join us as we combine paintball and cross-country skiing into our Paintball Biathlon! Stay tuned for details. <> Visit Crystal Mountain Website >>>> <> >>>> Below is information from Paintball Biathlon 2019

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Learn How to Skate Ski Clinic with Wendy Anderson – February 22, 2020
[ February 22, 2020; 3:00 pm; ] Have you been thinking about trying skate skiing, but aren’t sure how to get into it? Join us for our Learn How to Skate Ski Clinic, which includes a 3 hour skate ski rental, Facilities Pass, and 90 minute group skate ski lesson with amazing instructor Wendy Anderson. Cost is $35 ($20 for BYO Equipment). The [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 22, 2020
[ February 22, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Junior Muffin Sprint Relay Race – February 23 , 2020
[ February 23, 2020; ] The longest standing juniors race in Michigan, the Muffin Race will be held at Cross Country Ski Headquarters on Sunday, March 3, 2019. 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 – Ribs and Blues – February 29, 2020
[ February 29, 2020; 1:00 pm; ] A well-celebrated tradition at Cross Country Ski Headquarters, Ribs and Blues brings together live music from local artists and our famous Sweet Baby Ray’s slow cooked barbequed ribs, cooked over open flame by renowned chef German Dave.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 29, 2020
[ February 29, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Full Moon Night Skiing – March 6, 2020
[ March 6, 2020; 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. ] Experience the magic of winter by light of rustic torches, and the full moon! From 5:30pm to 7:30pm, skiers and snowshoers can enjoy a groomed, torchlit trail out to Trapper’s Cabin, where a bonfire and hot cocoa await. Equipment rentals are available anytime before 7:00pm. Full Moon Night Skiing! March 6, 2020 – Friday <> Visit XC Ski Headquarters Website >>>> <> Cross [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – March 7, 2020
[ March 7, 2020; 10:30 am; ] Learn how to cross country ski at our FREE beginner ski lesson, which teaches the basics of cross country skiing. Learn classic (traditional) style or skate skiing, as well as hill climbing and descending, and turning. We will even teach you how to get up when you fall down! Ski rentals are available, please sign in at [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Michigan Cup Relays – March 8, 2020
[ March 8, 2020; 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 – 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! Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction iconsHanson Hills Wednesday January 22nd, 2020 - 9:42 am Learn to ski/snowboard Friday nights!! $10 Semi Private Lesson, $5 Lift Ticket, [...]

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.

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

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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