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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Full Moon Night Skiing! – January 18, 2019


Experience the magic of winter under the moonlight, and the light of rustic torches!

Enjoy night skiing along a torchlit trail to Trapper’s Cabin, where a bonfire and hot chocolate await you.

The torches and bonfire are lit from 6pm to 8pm. Skiers or snowshoers who need to rent equipment must do so by 7pm.

Join us for an enchanted evening amidst the beauty of the nighttime forest!

Full Moon Night Skiing!
January 18, 2019 – Friday 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

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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These video condition reports are great!

Heading up Saturday!

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? 😉

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

Tiffany Miller

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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!

Sunday January 13th, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

It’s a darn fine day for some homemade Paella! Way to go Chef Erin, this pan was finished in about 8 minutes!! #skitoeat #paella #xcskiing #tradition @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

It’s a darn fine day for some homemade Paella! Way to go Chef Erin, this pan was finished in about 8 minutes!! #skitoeat #paella #xcskiing #tradition  @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Now this is one meal I miss!!

Saturday January 12th, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Hungry after a ski on the trails? Let the Pizza Queen make you a fire grilled pizza for lunch!! #mamamia #firegrilledpizza #skitoeat ... See MoreSee Less

Hungry after a ski on the trails? Let the Pizza Queen make you a fire grilled pizza for lunch!! #mamamia #firegrilledpizza #skitoeat

 

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This young Lady did a phenomenal job cooking custom pizzas all day while we were fortunate to enjoy the snowy wonderland. She is a Saint.

Look delicious 😋

we had fun skiing today 👍🏼

I still make pizzas just like i used to over that fire! So yummy!

Tiffany Miller

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Hanson Hills – Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – January 19, 2019

The 2019 Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority.

The Cote Dame Marie Loppet is presented by The Grayling Recreation Authority.

This exciting Nordic Skiing Adventure will take you through the scenic hardwood trails of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, located in Grayling, Michigan.

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Race Features:

Rolling Course with outstanding grooming
Professional Timing to ensure immediate and accurate results.

Michigan Cup Men’s Division-26km freestyle, and Women’s -13km freestyle Michigan Cup points events.

Free Saturday Afternoon Night Kids Race- 1-3km 1pm-2:00pm @ Northbound Outfitters.

Citizens Divisions-For those new to skiing, a 7.5 km course with both Skate and Classic categories. “Fun for All!!”

Custom Gift to the first 250 entrants.

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 19, 2019

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!

Each lesson ends with a mini ski tour to Trapper’s Cabin, where skiers can purchase hot cocoa and relax by the bonfire. Adults and children are welcome.

If you need to rent skis for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 10:15am.

This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
January 19 – Saturday 10:30am

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

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

 

Comment on Facebook

These video condition reports are great!

Heading up Saturday!

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? 😉

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

Tiffany Miller

+ View previous comments

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

 

Comment on Facebook

Heading up Friday... can’t wait!

Sunday January 13th, 2019 - 2:32 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

It’s a darn fine day for some homemade Paella! Way to go Chef Erin, this pan was finished in about 8 minutes!! #skitoeat #paella #xcskiing #tradition @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

It’s a darn fine day for some homemade Paella! Way to go Chef Erin, this pan was finished in about 8 minutes!! #skitoeat #paella #xcskiing #tradition  @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachmentImage attachment

 

Comment on Facebook

Now this is one meal I miss!!

Saturday January 12th, 2019 - 12:34 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Hungry after a ski on the trails? Let the Pizza Queen make you a fire grilled pizza for lunch!! #mamamia #firegrilledpizza #skitoeat ... See MoreSee Less

Hungry after a ski on the trails? Let the Pizza Queen make you a fire grilled pizza for lunch!! #mamamia #firegrilledpizza #skitoeat

 

Comment on Facebook

This young Lady did a phenomenal job cooking custom pizzas all day while we were fortunate to enjoy the snowy wonderland. She is a Saint.

Look delicious 😋

we had fun skiing today 👍🏼

I still make pizzas just like i used to over that fire! So yummy!

Tiffany Miller

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Crystal Mountain – World Snow Day Celebration – January 20, 2019

In celebration of World Snow Day, Crystal Mountain is offering a variety of free activities geared to introduce “first timers” to the great world of snow.

Learn

1pm: Cross Country Presentation – Meet at Totem Park
2pm: Snowshoeing Presentation – Meet at Park at Water’s Edge
3pm: Adult and Kids Ski and Snowboard Presentation – Meet at Totem Park

Enjoy

12 – 4pm: Scavenger Hunt – Pick up clues at the Park at Water’s Edge
12 – 4pm: Park at Water’s Edge Bonfire – Roast marshmallows and visit with Snowball the Snow Tiger
1:30pm: Art of Snowmaking – Meet at the Snowcat by the Crystal Clipper chairlift

Experience

10am: Iron Fish Distillery Fat Chance Fat Tire Bike Race
2 – 4pm: Ice Skating – One hour rentals available at the Park at Water’s Edge
2 – 4pm: Fat Tire Snow Bikes – Test drive a Fat Tire Snow Bike at the Park at Water’s Edge

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Crystal Mountain Page On Facebook.

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Thursday January 17th, 2019 - 9:16 am

Crystal Mountain

Brisk but beautiful morning ☀️ ... See MoreSee Less

Brisk but beautiful morning ☀️

 

Comment on Facebook

It was cold but the snow was good and a little sun was nice ⛷⛷🥶

Ya I'd much rather be there

Ugh why?? I want to be there and not here at work

So very peaceful💞🎿⛷

I wish I could be up there today😶😶😶

Tyler Edward Derdin

Winter ...snow... there’s nothing like it ...😍😍

Ella Stubbart

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Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 12:30 pm

Crystal Mountain

$30 Thursdays at Crystal Spa are back! Includes access to infrared saunas, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, hot tub, Peak Fitness Center, indoor pool and choice of one complimentary mini spa experience for just $30 per person.

Learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/trip-planning/30-thursdays/
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$30 Thursdays at Crystal Spa are back! Includes access to infrared saunas, eucalyptus infused steam rooms, hot tub, Peak Fitness Center, indoor pool and choice of one complimentary mini spa experience for just $30 per person. 

Learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/trip-planning/30-thursdays/

 

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Kourtney Stampfly

Cheryl Wolfram

Krista Fryczynski

Deb Gamache

Drew Gentry

Alicia 🙂

Mary Olex and Diane Slattery Montes we should all go the day we get there!

Hannah Bianco Kimberley Parker Bianco

I’m on my way!

Angelita Mardiros!!!

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Wednesday January 16th, 2019 - 9:32 am

Crystal Mountain

Did you know Crystal Mountain has a Snow Day Special? You can purchase one adult Open-to-Close lift ticket at the ticket window and receive one FREE junior (ages 7-17) Open-to-Close ticket.

Offer only valid for students at schools listed on the UpNorthLive and 9&10 News webpages.

Learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/trip-planning/snow-day/
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Did you know Crystal Mountain has a Snow Day Special? You can purchase one adult Open-to-Close lift ticket at the ticket window and receive one FREE junior (ages 7-17) Open-to-Close ticket. 

Offer only valid for students at schools listed on the UpNorthLive and 9&10 News webpages. 

Learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/trip-planning/snow-day/

Tuesday January 15th, 2019 - 11:44 am

Crystal Mountain

Buy one Wednesday or Thursday Open-to-Close lift ticket at Crystal Mountain's Lift Ticket Window and receive one FREE Open-to-Close lift ticket for a friend.

Learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/event/learn-to-ski-snowboard/
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Buy one Wednesday or Thursday Open-to-Close lift ticket at Crystal Mountains Lift Ticket Window and receive one FREE Open-to-Close lift ticket for a friend.

Learn more: www.crystalmountain.com/event/learn-to-ski-snowboard/

 

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Amy Nelson Devanney

Cher Rutherford. Hope yesterday was a blast

Erica Lee Plesha

Tyler Edward Derdin Shane Marsiglia

Nicole Putra Hanson

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