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Hanson Hills – Cote Dame Marie Ski Loppet – January 20, 2018

The 2018 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

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

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Information Below is from the 2017 Cote Dame Marie Loppet

Check Back for Updates for 2018

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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.

Online Registration Now Open:
https://www.skireg.com/cote-dame-marie-ski-loppet

Printable Brochure/Registration Form:
http://graylingnordic.com/uploads/2017CoteDamebrochure.pdf
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Air & Après at Boyne Mountain – January 20, 2018

North McLouth

Sam Adams Air & Après heads to Boyne Mountain on Saturday, January 20. This nighttime showcase combines the thrill and technical skill of some of the best skiers and riders in the sport, alongside cutting-edge 3D projection mapping. Sam Adams Air & Après is an on-snow spectacular that has to been seen to believe.

Professional Skiers and Riders are…..announcement coming soon! 

Stop by the Sam Adams Festival Village during the day, check out the noon-time demo at the show site all to get you get ready for the night show. Air & Après festivities kick-off around sunset, so grab yourself a cold Sam Adams, get there early and come party the night away with Sam Adams Air and Après.

For those of you that prefer bulleted lists….

  • Festival Village: 9am – 4pm
  • Demo (at jump site): noon
  • Festivities Kick Off: 5-5:30pm
  • Showtime: 6pm
  • Fireworks: 7:20p’ish
  • Autograph Session: 7:30pm
  • After-party in the Snowflake Lounge post show

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More News From Boyne Mountain and Boyne Highlands

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Boyne Mountain On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Boyne Mountain Resort Page On Facebook.

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Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 8:02 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

Something BIG is coming...

This Saturday, Sam Adams Air & Après combines technical skill of some of the best skiers and riders in the sport, alongside cutting-edge 3D projection mapping. Don't miss it.
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What time does the snow start

Are all rooms sold out?

This looks like so much fun to watch!

Bobby Bolen Brian Miller Cassidy Hattery Janine Miller

It was pretty cool watching the construction today. They had a new snow cat with a big winch shoving mountains of snow up the hill. Impressive!

Will you have to purchase anything to watch? Lift ticket, extra pass? Boyne Mountain Resort

So what pro's are gonna be there

Somebody save that Boston Lager!!!!!!

Cherie Dupure Stephanie Koptyra this might be entertaining. Think I should put in for it?

Victor Hart II Who was operating the cat in this video?

Hell yah

Sarah Daniels this is what I was telling you about!

Tyler Faulkner

Justin Cleary

Jacob Reed

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Wednesday January 17th, 2018 - 9:54 am

Boyne Mountain Resort

The drive to the slopes was extra scenic this morning. ... See MoreSee Less

The drive to the slopes was extra scenic this morning.

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 7:00 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

Ramshead is completely built from top to bottom and a HUGE event is scheduled for this Saturday - get the latest in this week's Parks Post! ... See MoreSee Less

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Better than his Dad! Nice Job!

Andrew Balcom the park is looking nice for this weekend.

Sara Pully dam we missed out!

Steven Bankss

Giovanni Bugli

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Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 12:58 pm

Boyne Mountain Resort

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So what athletes are actually going to be here for this when the last Olympic qualifier is happening at the same time

What are they making ?

SAW SAW SAW!

Steve Fage.

Quarter pipe

Andrew Castine and Chad Shirk better get those planks out

Steve Fage. Check it out

Half pipeSteve Wright????

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat! – January 20, 2018

Stretch and Slide begins at 10:00am with a yoga class at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building (1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with a full day ski/snowshoe rental and group lesson at 11:45am (facilities pass included!).

Also included after the lesson is a homemade chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Michigan winter forests on the pristinely groomed Headquarters ski trails, or relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa by the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace!

All are invited to participate, including novices to yoga, skiing or both. Over a $65 value for $45 ($35 if you have your own equipment).

There will be an opportunity to change from yoga clothes into ski clothes before the ski lesson, and XC Ski Headquarters has a great selection of ski clothing if you need to get outfitted before the lesson!

To pre-register (recommended but not required), email info@crosscountryski.com or call 800-832-2663.

January 20th, 2018 – Saturday 10:00am
Stretch and Slide: A Yoga-Ski Retreat!

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 10:00 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Join us Saturday for too much fun!!

Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!Jan 20, 10:00amCross Country Ski HeadquartersStretch and Slide combines two fabulous activities: yoga and cross country skiing!

Stretch & Slide begins with a yoga class at 10:00am (meets at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building, 1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with an awesome day on the snow! After yoga, head to XC Ski HQ to get your ski or snowshoe rental and facilities pass, and join in a private group lesson with a PISA certified ski instructor (at approx 11:45am). After the lesson, refuel with a delicious chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Michigan winter forests on the pristinely groomed Headquarters ski trails, or relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa by the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace!

All are invited to participate, including novices to yoga, skiing or both. Over a $65 value for $45 ($35 if you have your own equipment). There will be an opportunity to change from yoga clothes into ski clothes before the ski lesson, and XC Ski Headquarters has a great selection of ski clothing if you need to get outfitted before the lesson! To pre-register (recommended but not required), email info@crosscountryski.com or call 800-832-2663.
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Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!

Sunday January 14th, 2018 - 6:41 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

We had more snowshoers than ever before on the #xcskihq trail system yesterday! So inspiring to see the relentless enthusiasm for winter, regardless of ski conditions! #getoutthere #noexcuses #thinksnow ... See MoreSee Less

We had more snowshoers than ever before on the #xcskihq trail system yesterday! So inspiring to see the relentless enthusiasm for winter, regardless of ski conditions! #getoutthere #noexcuses #thinksnow

 

Comment on Facebook

Keep up the good campaign! Love ya!!

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Yesterday’s beauty on the #xcskihq trail system. Can anyone name the trail? ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday’s beauty on the #xcskihq trail system. Can anyone name the trail?

 

Comment on Facebook

ooo I love this game!

Manitou

Fingers crossed that it looks like this on Saturday?

Looks like the end of rolling hills to me.

Tuesday January 9th, 2018 - 2:59 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Yep. 👌 #bluebird #puremichigan #nofilter ... See MoreSee Less

Yep. 👌 #bluebird #puremichigan #nofilter
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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – January 20, 2018

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 for a nominal charge, please sign in at the rental desk no later than 3:45pm. This lesson is free and lasts approximately 1 hour.

Free Cross Country Ski Lesson
January 20th – Saturday 4:00pm

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook

Tuesday January 16th, 2018 - 10:00 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Join us Saturday for too much fun!!

Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!Jan 20, 10:00amCross Country Ski HeadquartersStretch and Slide combines two fabulous activities: yoga and cross country skiing!

Stretch & Slide begins with a yoga class at 10:00am (meets at the Gerrish Township Municipal Building, 1 mile south of XC Ski HQ), and continues with an awesome day on the snow! After yoga, head to XC Ski HQ to get your ski or snowshoe rental and facilities pass, and join in a private group lesson with a PISA certified ski instructor (at approx 11:45am). After the lesson, refuel with a delicious chili lunch (classic or vegetarian) at the Stone Turtle Day Lodge Café at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the serenity of the beautiful Michigan winter forests on the pristinely groomed Headquarters ski trails, or relaxing with a mug of hot cocoa by the Stone Turtle Day Lodge fireplace!

All are invited to participate, including novices to yoga, skiing or both. Over a $65 value for $45 ($35 if you have your own equipment). There will be an opportunity to change from yoga clothes into ski clothes before the ski lesson, and XC Ski Headquarters has a great selection of ski clothing if you need to get outfitted before the lesson! To pre-register (recommended but not required), email info@crosscountryski.com or call 800-832-2663.
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Stretch & Slide: Yoga Ski Retreat!

Sunday January 14th, 2018 - 6:41 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

We had more snowshoers than ever before on the #xcskihq trail system yesterday! So inspiring to see the relentless enthusiasm for winter, regardless of ski conditions! #getoutthere #noexcuses #thinksnow ... See MoreSee Less

We had more snowshoers than ever before on the #xcskihq trail system yesterday! So inspiring to see the relentless enthusiasm for winter, regardless of ski conditions! #getoutthere #noexcuses #thinksnow

 

Comment on Facebook

Keep up the good campaign! Love ya!!

Wednesday January 10th, 2018 - 1:25 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Yesterday’s beauty on the #xcskihq trail system. Can anyone name the trail? ... See MoreSee Less

Yesterday’s beauty on the #xcskihq trail system. Can anyone name the trail?

 

Comment on Facebook

ooo I love this game!

Manitou

Fingers crossed that it looks like this on Saturday?

Looks like the end of rolling hills to me.

Tuesday January 9th, 2018 - 2:59 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Yep. 👌 #bluebird #puremichigan #nofilter ... See MoreSee Less

Yep. 👌 #bluebird #puremichigan #nofilter
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