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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Winter Fest Night Skiing – February 14, 2020

Cross Country Ski Headquarters - Winter Fest Night Skiing
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 as lots of other fun events throughout the weekend in the Higgins Lake area!

Winter Fest rental rate is $5.

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Winter Fest Night Skiing
February 14, 2020

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

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Tuesday February 11th, 2020 - 11:51 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Last night’s #sunsetvibes on the Mackinaw Cut trail. Be still, my heart! #freshsnow #xcskiing #puremichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Last night’s #sunsetvibes on the Mackinaw Cut trail. Be still, my heart! #freshsnow #xcskiing #puremichigan

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Rachel Wiersing

Monday February 10th, 2020 - 9:46 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

4 inches of beautiful pow-pow. Groomer Butch is rolling, snow combing, and setting classic tracks. Conditions are magnificent. Have fun in Winter Wonderland today! ❄️ @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

4 inches of beautiful pow-pow. Groomer Butch is rolling, snow combing, and setting classic tracks. Conditions are magnificent. Have fun in Winter Wonderland today! ❄️ @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment

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Thank you XCHQ for a great day!

First tracks today! #NotdicPow. Thanks for a great course of days

Rachel Wiersing

Sunday February 9th, 2020 - 2:54 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Great skiing, live music, snow falling outside, good company and a roaring fire. All part of the Sunday vibes at #xcskihq! @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

Great skiing, live music, snow falling outside, good company and a roaring fire. All part of the Sunday vibes at #xcskihq! @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment

Saturday February 8th, 2020 - 11:02 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

And they’re off! The first annual Mason Tract Rendezvous is off to a great start under sunny skies, with 31 skiers heading south along the trail, which follows the south branch of the Ausable River. A beautiful ski on a beautiful day! ... See MoreSee Less

And they’re off! The first annual Mason Tract Rendezvous is off to a great start under sunny skies, with 31 skiers heading south along the trail, which follows the south branch of the Ausable River. A beautiful ski on a beautiful day!

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I hope you can do this again!

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Beginner Ski Lesson – February 15, 2020

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 the rental desk no later than 10:15am.

Lesson lasts 1 hour.

Free Beginner Ski Lesson
February 15 – Saturday 10:30am

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

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Tuesday February 11th, 2020 - 11:51 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Last night’s #sunsetvibes on the Mackinaw Cut trail. Be still, my heart! #freshsnow #xcskiing #puremichigan ... See MoreSee Less

Last night’s #sunsetvibes on the Mackinaw Cut trail. Be still, my heart! #freshsnow #xcskiing #puremichigan

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Rachel Wiersing

Monday February 10th, 2020 - 9:46 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

4 inches of beautiful pow-pow. Groomer Butch is rolling, snow combing, and setting classic tracks. Conditions are magnificent. Have fun in Winter Wonderland today! ❄️ @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

4 inches of beautiful pow-pow. Groomer Butch is rolling, snow combing, and setting classic tracks. Conditions are magnificent. Have fun in Winter Wonderland today! ❄️ @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment

Comment on Facebook

Thank you XCHQ for a great day!

First tracks today! #NotdicPow. Thanks for a great course of days

Rachel Wiersing

Sunday February 9th, 2020 - 2:54 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Great skiing, live music, snow falling outside, good company and a roaring fire. All part of the Sunday vibes at #xcskihq! @ Cross Country Ski Headquarters ... See MoreSee Less

Great skiing, live music, snow falling outside, good company and a roaring fire. All part of the Sunday vibes at #xcskihq! @ Cross Country Ski HeadquartersImage attachment

Saturday February 8th, 2020 - 11:02 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

And they’re off! The first annual Mason Tract Rendezvous is off to a great start under sunny skies, with 31 skiers heading south along the trail, which follows the south branch of the Ausable River. A beautiful ski on a beautiful day! ... See MoreSee Less

And they’re off! The first annual Mason Tract Rendezvous is off to a great start under sunny skies, with 31 skiers heading south along the trail, which follows the south branch of the Ausable River. A beautiful ski on a beautiful day!

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Hanson Hills Classic – February 16, 2020

Hanson HIlls Classic
Hanson Hills Classic

FEE: $25

Point Races: Men & Women 14K

Location: Hanson Hills Recreation Area

Race Day Registration:
8:00am-9:30am

Race Time:
10:00 am Men and Women 15 second interval starts.

Course: Hilly terrain. Classical race with interval starts. Course
will have double set tracks.

Awards: Awards for first overall male and female finishers.
Medals to top three male and Female finishers in each
age group.

Online Registration:https://www.skireg.com/nordicevents

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Hanson Hills On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Hanson Hills Page On Facebook.

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Thursday February 13th, 2020 - 7:24 am

Hanson Hills

Cross Country Trail Report: We received an inch of new snow overnight. Groomer Tommy G. is out combing skate lanes on Green, Blue and Yellow first thing this morning. Conditions are looking great for the weekend.

Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Meijer State Games Nordic Races: Forbush Freestyle, Hanson Hills Classic online registration ends at 5pm today. www.skireg.com/nordicevents
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Cross Country Trail Report: We received an inch of new snow overnight. Groomer Tommy G. is out combing skate lanes on Green, Blue and Yellow first thing this morning. Conditions are looking great for the weekend. 

Lodge and Trails open at 9am.

Meijer State Games Nordic Races: Forbush Freestyle, Hanson Hills Classic online registration ends at 5pm today. https://www.skireg.com/nordicevents

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 - 9:53 am

Hanson Hills

SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL UPDATE:
There will be no Friday Night Lessons 2/14/2020 Our Instructors will be continuing their education at a PSIA Clinic that day. Lessons will resume on Saturday 2/15/2020.
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SNOWSPORTS SCHOOL UPDATE: 
There will be no Friday Night Lessons 2/14/2020 Our Instructors will be continuing their education at a PSIA Clinic that day. Lessons will resume on Saturday 2/15/2020.

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 - 8:25 am

Hanson Hills

View from the grooming sled! Photo: Tommy G. ... See MoreSee Less

View from the grooming sled! Photo: Tommy G.

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Great pic Tom!

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 - 8:05 am

Hanson Hills

Cross Country Trails are in excellent condition. Groomed with set tracks. Lodge and Trails open at 9am. ... See MoreSee Less

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Crystal Mountain – Paintball Biathlon – February 16, 2020

Crystal Mountain - Paintball Biathlon
Join us as we combine paintball and cross-country skiing into our Paintball Biathlon!

Stay tuned for details.

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>>>> Below is information from Paintball Biathlon 2019 <<<<<

Join us as we combine paintball and cross-country skiing into our Paintball Biathlon! Must be 8 years or older to participate. Start times are 1-3pm.

Cost: $15 per person. Includes cross-country ski equipment rental and paintball equipment.

For more information, please contact our Nordic Center at 888-968-7686 ext. 4000.

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Crystal Mountain On Facebook

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

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Wednesday February 12th, 2020 - 2:03 pm

Crystal Mountain

We’re having snow much fun all over the resort! ❄️ ... See MoreSee Less

We’re having snow much fun all over the resort! ❄️Image attachmentImage attachment

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Looking forward to enjoying the great conditions this weekend! ❄️⛷💙🤗

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!

Wednesday February 12th, 2020 - 10:50 am

Crystal Mountain

As if the slope conditions couldn’t get any better, there’s more snow on the way later tonight and into tomorrow. It’s shaping up to be an excellent Presidents Day Weekend and hope you will join us outside! ... See MoreSee Less

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Near perfect conditions for me this morning and early afternoon. Shouldn’t have skied as long as I did. The old body will pay for it tomorrow but sun was so nice. Will be back Friday.

Can't wait until Friday and Saturday with the Teddy Knape event!!!!

See u soon! Can’t wait!

Love Crystal

My family is moving to TC in June. I can't wait to be able to hit this hill!

We will be there! Jeff Rising JR Rising Stacy Gronowski Brian Gronowski

Carissa Phillips-Candido

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Tuesday February 11th, 2020 - 1:36 pm

Crystal Mountain

Thanks for skiing with us, Pure Michigan! ... See MoreSee Less

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Been skiing there since the 70's worked there in the 80's love this place.

Was just there for three last week skiing. Great resort, always enjoy my time there.

Our family was there this past weekend! Great family memories. Grandkids love skiing there

Skiing is awesome today!

Our favorite family friendly resort. I skied Crystal as a kid now I'm taking my kids.

Crystal mountain is the best!!

I know that drive well and look forward to crest of that very hill on M-115.

Great conditions today!

Beautiful!!

Beautiful!!

Beautiful

So beautiful there. My nephew runs the ski shop.

Don't miss your turn this winter

Jared Simons sounds wonderful

Margie Clous Zelda Gray sure do miss this place me and little matt had so much fun there

Tania Petro did you guys look into this for March break? 😀😀

Shelly Burns O'Connor high school/college hang out

Ashley Allen Dave Allen. Here is where I grew up that we talked about.

Kline

Caitlyn Meszaros

Justin Steeby

Ross Kyle not Tyler

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