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Hanson Hills – Skiing and Snowboarding
We are one of Northern Michigan’s hidden gems. Enjoy a great Family Atmosphere at a very affordable price. Our Ski Area offers Downhill Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing, Snow Shoe Trails, and over 35km of Groomed Nordic Ski Trails. Ski and Snowboard Instruction Available: The Hanson Hills Snow Sports School offers a variety of instructional programs that will help you […] more…

Grayling Area Cross Country Ski Trails

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Roscommon
Located 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 [...]

Hanson Hills – Cross Country Ski Trails
Welcome to Hanson Hills Recreation Area located in Grayling, Michigan. Hanson Hills offers over 35KM of wooded rolling terrain that is groomed daily 14’ wide with set track to accommodate both classical and skating styles. Trail System opens Daily at 9:00am. Daily Trail Conditions Featured Events 2018 Cote Dame Marie Loppet – January 20, 2018 The 2018 Cote Dame Marie [...]

Forbush Corner Cross Country Skiing
Forbush Corner, a unique cross country experience. Enjoy miles of rolling, wooded trails that are carefully designed for all levels of ability and immaculately groomed by the largest fleet of nordic only grooming equipment in the midwest. Combine that with the Frederic micro climate of early and frequent snowfalls, and it adds up to FUN! [...]

North Higgins Lake State Park Ski Trails
North Higgins Lake State Park has 11 miles of cross-country ski trails. The trails wind through the mixed hardwoods that make up the mature wooded area. They cross over moderate hills and flatlands. North Higgins Lake State Park Trail Map (pdf) More Grayling Area Cross Country Ski Trails Cross Country Ski Headquarters

The Mason Tract Pathway Ski Trail
The Mason Tract Pathway Ski Trail is a 11.5 mile ungroomed skiing (and hiking) trail that follows the famous South Branch of the AuSable River. It is a point-to-point trail, located southeast of Grayling. The Mason Trace Pathway can be accessed at the Canoe Harbor State Forest Campground, just off of M-72 east of Grayling. The southern access [...]

Lost Twin Lakes Ski Trail
This trail is located 7 miles south of Houghton Lake on Reserve Rd (County Road 400). This 3 mile loop trail winds through an old growth pine forest. Designed for hiking and cross-country skiing this trail has several bridges, including a covered bridge. The trail contains scenic overviews of pristine wetlands areas. Great Getaways: Snowshoeing @ Lost Twin Lakes [...]

Ogemaw Hills Pathway Ski Trails
The Ogemaw Hills Pathway cross-country ski trails wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing groomed cross country trails for all skill levels. The Ogemaw Hills Pathway is located at the corner of Clear Lake Road and Fairview Road. Take Exit 212 (West Branch Exit) following Business Loop 75 to Fairview Road [...]

Grayling Area Skiing On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Grayling Area On Facebook.

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Friday January 18th, 2019 - 10:01 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

The future is here! The 2020 Fischer Speedmax 3D skate skis, with gliding sidewalls for maximum speed. We have them in stock - stop by for FREE demos on these bad boys all weekend!! #fischer #speedmax3d #wow @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

The future is here! The 2020 Fischer Speedmax 3D skate skis, with gliding sidewalls for maximum speed. We have them in stock - stop by for FREE demos on these bad boys all weekend!! #fischer #speedmax3d #wow  @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Alex Fischer

Wasn’t there a p-tex on the side skate ski in the late 80s? Nice graphics on the ski...

Whoa! Do we have to wax the sidewalls? 😀

Friday January 18th, 2019 - 8:50 am

Hanson Hills

Cross Country Trail Report: Groomer Jason is out setting some fresh tracks for the weekend . Trails look great for the Cote Dame and weekend skiers. Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Downhill and Tubing operations will resume tonight from 3:30pm-9pm. $2 lift, $9 rentals, $5 Tubing!
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Cross Country Trail Report: Groomer Jason is out setting some fresh tracks for the weekend . Trails look great for the Cote Dame and weekend skiers.  Lodge and Trails  open at 9am.

Downhill and Tubing operations will resume tonight from 3:30pm-9pm.  $2 lift, $9 rentals, $5 Tubing!

Thursday January 17th, 2019 - 2:33 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Check out today’s trail report! The skiing is good to very good, and it feels GREAT to get out there. And please excuse the red face… someone’s a little out of shape over here 😂 ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Ah! Wish I was going to be up by night skiing tomorrow 😞 ... should do that on Saturday 😉

Wait so maybe I could keep up with you right now? 😉

Heading up Saturday!

These video condition reports are great!

Tiffany Miller

Still my favorite ski instructor - taught me to skate ski 🙂

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Thursday January 17th, 2019 - 10:54 am

Hanson Hills

HOPPERS UPDATE: 1/19 HOPPERS WILL BE DELAYED UNTIL 12PM. ... See MoreSee Less

Thursday January 17th, 2019 - 9:04 am

Hanson Hills

Cross Country Trails are looking great for this weekends races!! Groomer Jason just combed skate lanes this morning. Tracks are firm and fast on all trails. Lodge and Trails open at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less

Cross Country Trails are looking great for this weekends races!! Groomer Jason just combed skate lanes this morning. Tracks are firm and fast on all trails.  Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

 

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Nice work Jason! Its looking like the skis are gonna be squeaky for the race brrrrr.

Looking forward to Cote Dame Marie and skiing those awesome trails. Thanks Hanson Hills crew.

Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 9:39 am

Hanson Hills

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Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 9:24 am

Hanson Hills

Cross Country Trail Report: High winds overnight have produced some fallen debris on the Nordic trails. Groomers Tommy G. and Jason are out cleaning and grooming skate lanes this morning. Conditions will be fast today, as we also received some freezing rain.
Lodge and Trails will open at 9am.
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Thank you guys for all the work you put into the trails!

Skiing was great as usual this morning. Thanks Jason and Tommy G!

Tuesday January 15th, 2019 - 8:34 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Sunset on the Manitou trail. When you can end the day with a sunset ski, you know that life is pretty darn good. ❄️#sunsetski #manitoutrail #perspective #puremichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Sunset on the Manitou trail. When you can end the day with a sunset ski, you know that life is pretty darn good. ❄️#sunsetski #manitoutrail #perspective #puremichigan

 

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Heading up Friday... can’t wait!

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