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Cross Country Ski Trails and Centers

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 2017 Cote Dame Marie Loppet – January 21, 2017 The 2017 Cote Dame Marie [...]

ABR Trails – Ironwood, MI
ABR is full service ski touring center with 60km of trails located on over 1100 scenic acres of varied terrain along the Montreal River in Ironwood Michigan. We offer skate/classic combination trails along with singletrack classic and even snowshoeing and multi-use/skijoring trails. We work on the trails full-time in the off months and have done substantial trail [...]

The Homestead – Cross Country Skiing
Cross-Country Skiing & Snowshoeing Long-time cross-country skiers will find miles of trails filled with challenging ascents and thrilling descents. Most of all, they’ll find a breathtaking view around every bend in the trail. If you’re new to the sport, you’ll find expert instruction, quality rental equipment, and a fun way to stay fit and enjoy the beauty [...]

Porcupine Mountains State Park Cross Country Ski Trails – Silver City, MI
Four main and several smaller trails combine to form the 42 KM Nordic Trail System at the Porcupine Mountains State Park. The cross country ski trails encircle the lift-served Alpine Ski Area with numerous scenic loops. Trails are track set with a power-tiller equipped groomer. Warming huts are located along the Log Camp Loop and Union Spring [...]

Mackinac Island Cross Country Skiing
The Mackinac Island Ski club grooms trails on the east and north side of the Island in Mackinac Island State Park. The cross country ski trails wind through the pristine woods of Mackinac Island State Park and allow the winter visitor to see all of the natural and historical landmarks of the island. You can follow the [...]

Cross Country Skiing on Drummond Island
Cross country skiers can enjoy outdoor beauty and serenity during the winter on groomed ski trails, catching glimpses of deer, fox, coyote, rabbits and a variety of birds who call Drummond Island their home. Drummond Island Resort Trail Drummond Island Resort grooms 15 miles of trails on our own private property for classic-style skiing. They also [...]

Crystal Mountain – Cross Country Skiing
Northern Michigan’s Cross-Country Skiing Destination Looking for some of the best in northern Michigan cross-country skiing trails? Look no further than Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa. From gentle treks through the trees to the rolling terrain of our black diamond cross-country skiing trails, Crystal Mountain’s 40+km cross-country skiing trail network provides [...]

Boyne Mountain Cross Country Skiing
With more than 35 beautifully-groomed kilometers of cross country delight weaving through the woods and wilds of Boyne Mountain, you’ll find plenty of room for exploration. Pack up the kids or rally your friends to sample everything we have to offer – from gentle trails through pine forests to technical terrain designed to test even [...]

Boyne Highlands Cross Country Skiing
With more than 35 kilometers of groomed and track-set trails, there’s no better way to experience the forests and fields of Boyne Highlands than from a pair of cross-country skis. Whether you’re looking for an all-day tour, a challenging hill loop or a brisk skate, you’ll appreciate the beauty and tranquility of our beautifully maintained [...]

Wolverine Nordic Ski Club – Ironwood, MI
Wolverine Nordic is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization with the mission to preserve and promote nordic skiing, snowshoeing, hiking, biking and lifelong physical fitness on the Gogebic Range of the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin. WOLVERINE NORDIC SKI CLUB volunteers maintain and groom the trail system which consists of 8 trails that provide 25 [...]

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! [...]

Bay View Cross Country Ski Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes
You can ski, hike, or snowshoe straight from The Homestead into the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore using the Bay View Trail which is accessible from the Village. Lookout Point on the Bay View Trail gives a panoramic view of Lake Michigan and the surrounding countryside. The trail along the edge of the woods on top [...]

Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive Ski Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes
The trail includes the Shauger Hill Hiking Trail and the unplowed Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive. It offers views of Lake Michigan and the dunes. For your safety, stay back from the edge of the steep bluff. Pets on a 6′ leash may be taken on the unplowed roadway section of the trail, but the Shauger [...]

Treat Farm Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes
Click on photos for slideshow view… Load more Tweddle/Treat Farm at Sleeping Bear Dunes via NPS Now for a “Treat” you’ll have to take a hike – but it is well worth the effort! The trail that leads from the corner of Norconk Road into the woods is about ½ mile long through the maple-beech forest and will [...]

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 [...]

Shingle Mill Pathway
Bob & Lynne Frye went looking for the Elk herd on the Shingle Mill Pathway this past Wednesday. The Elk were not to be found but a true wilderness adventure was! The Pigeon River Country’s most popular hiking and cross-country skiing trail, the Shingle Mill Pathway begins at the Pigeon Bridge Campground located just off Sturgeon [...]

Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail – Sleeping Bear Dunes
Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes Winter on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail is special. Light fluffy snow covering the trees and trail make it ideal for photography, skiing, or snowshoeing through a secluded winter wonderland! Most of the trail is groomed in the winter with a corduroy base for skate skiing, snowshoeing, and classic tracks on [...]

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Cross Country Ski News and Specials

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 [...]

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