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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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Wednesday March 25th, 2020 - 11:15 pm

Hanson Hills

Stay Healthy!! Disc Golf!! Keep your 6ft distance if with others. Less than 10 people in a group please.

Photo Credit: Ben Jones (hole #16 ace today!)
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Stay Healthy!! Disc Golf!! Keep your 6ft distance if with others. Less than 10 people in a group please.

Photo Credit: Ben Jones (hole #16 ace today!)

Tuesday March 24th, 2020 - 3:20 pm

Hanson Hills

Hanson Hills would like to kindly invite you to do some social distancing on our Trails and Disc Golf Courses!

PLAYGROUND IS CLOSED - Due to CDC recommendation

Please help us keep our park clean, place all garbage in garbage cans.

No bathroom facilities available at the moment.
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Comment on Facebook

3- D course should be in a few weeks

Sunday March 22nd, 2020 - 9:50 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

This crew enjoyed some great spring skiing on the #xcskibq trails yesterday! Take a break from the news and the noise and head to the woods for a refreshing dose of normalcy. Rock skis recommended, and we have some to borrow if you need. Open every day until March 31st. ... See MoreSee Less

This crew enjoyed some great spring skiing on the #xcskibq trails yesterday! Take a break from the news and the noise and head to the woods for a refreshing dose of normalcy. Rock skis recommended, and we have some to borrow if you need. Open every day until March 31st.

Comment on Facebook

Too far to travel. Thanks for the season.

Great idea!

Thursday March 19th, 2020 - 9:48 am

Hanson Hills

Easter Eggstravaganza (April 4th, 2020) - Cancelled

Due to the increasing spread of COVID-19 and expanding restrictions on domestic and international travel, and in accordance with national state and local governments prohibiting large group gatherings, our EASTER EGGSTRAVAGANZA event to be held on April 4th, 2020 has been cancelled.
The health and safety of everyone attending and participating in our events, as well as our personnel, is our top priority.
We value your support and appreciate your patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.
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Thursday March 19th, 2020 - 9:30 am

Hanson Hills

Attention: Lodge will be open from 10am-1pm for those needing to access their lockers. If you cannot make it in, do not panic. We will continue to keep your belongings safe until we are in the clear of COVID-19. Lodge will not be staffed for the remainder of the week. ... See MoreSee Less

Sunday March 15th, 2020 - 9:49 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Best grooming/pre-seeding results of the weekend! Come enjoy 3km of skiable snow, plus sunny skies, yummy lunch, and the March Madness Sale at #xcskihq. ... See MoreSee Less

Best grooming/pre-seeding results of the weekend! Come enjoy 3km of skiable snow, plus sunny skies, yummy lunch, and the March Madness Sale at #xcskihq.
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Grayling Area Events via Facebook

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