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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Bob Frye Inducted to Michigan Ski Hall of Fame!
We are honored to announce that Bob Frye, after 42 years in the cross country skiing industry, has been inducted to the Michigan Ski Hall of Fame! The induction took place on Monday, August 22nd, at the Michigan Snowsports Industries Association annual meeting and dinner. Bob, founder of Cross Country Ski Headquarters, was honored for his [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters Events – 2016 – 2017
Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, Small Business Saturday, Bean Bomb Bash, and Fashion Show – November 25 – 28, 2016 Pure Michigan Family Winter Trails Day – January 7, 2017 November 19th, 2016 – Saturday, 4:00pm Free Toko Wax Clinic with Nick Baic Learn the best of the waxing world from Toko guru and Michigan Junior Olympic Coach, Nick Baic. He [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – News and Specials via Facebook
Cross Country Ski Headquarters is one of the premier cross country ski destinations in the Midwest, offering 19 kilometers of groomed trail, a full service day lodge and kitchen, a rental facility with 200 pairs of ski and snowshoe rentals, and a specialty retail store featuring dozens of top XC ski and clothing brands at very low prices.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos
Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos – 2017 Below are the latest photos from the Cross Country Ski Headquarters Page On Facebook. Cross Country Ski Headquarters added a new photo. Monday May 15th, 2017 - 1:39 pm Looking to give your boring car a sweet upgrade? Try the all new #XCSKIHQ sticker. Then rockstar-hand-gesture off into [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Trails Open – December 1, 2016
[ December 1, 2016; ] Rolling Hills, Trapper’s Cabin, Mackinac Cut and Wild Turkey Trails Open on December 1. 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 [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Free Cross Country Ski Lesson – December 10, 2016
[ December 10, 2016; 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 [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Amy Powell Ski Clinic & Fast Wax Clinic & Team Dinner – December 10, 2016
[ December 10, 2016; ] Don’t miss out on undoubtedly some of the best technique training available from Amy Powell, former MI Cup Overall Women’s Champion, Vasa 50km champion, Level 3 PSIA certified ski instructor, and all around great skier and coach. Amy is excellent at coaching a wide array of abilities, has a keen eye for form, and a [...]

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewery! – February 4, 2017 – Cancelled
Join us for a day of craft beer on the ski trails! Northern Michigan's own Paddle Hard Brewery will set up tasting stations along the Trappers Cabin and Manitou trails, at which skiers and snowshoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer.

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Ski the Beer Trail with Paddle Hard Brewery! & Michigan Search and Rescue! – March 4, 2017
[ March 4, 2017; 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. ] Join us for a day of delicious craft beer on the ski trails! Our favorite local brewery, Paddle Hard Brewing, will bring their hops to the snow at Trapper’s Cabin, where skiers and snow-shoers can try some of Michigan’s most excellent craft beer and enjoy a gourmet barbecue with locally made beer brats. The Beer Trail [...]

XC Ski Headquarters Snow Report
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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – More Powerful Poling
After The Eli Brown Skate Skiing Clinic double poling has new power! The next Eli Brown Skate Skiing Clinic at Cross Country Ski Headquarters will be held Dec 8, 2012 at 10am. Visit Cross Country Ski Headquarters Website >>>>

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters On Facebook

Below are the latest postings from the Cross Country Ski Headquarters Page On Facebook.

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Monday May 15th, 2017 - 1:39 pm

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Looking to give your boring car a sweet upgrade? Try the all new #XCSKIHQ sticker. Then rockstar-hand-gesture off into the sunset. ... See MoreSee Less

Looking to give your boring car a sweet upgrade? Try the all new #XCSKIHQ sticker. Then rockstar-hand-gesture off into the sunset.

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You around on weekends? I'm up this coming and would love to stop by and buy one.

Not this weekend, but Memorial Weekend Saturday we will be open from 10-2! After that we're available to meet you fairly easily on-demand.

Can they be mailed if bought over the phone?

Sunday May 14th, 2017 - 9:11 am

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Ever wonder what your XC ski buddies look like with a tan and no winter hat? Now's your chance to find out!

Spring Training Day & Barbecue!May 27, 10:00amCross Country Ski HeadquartersGrab your XC ski buddies and join us for some group spring ski training at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. We are offering several options for anyone who wants to improve their cross country ski technique and/or learn to practice skiing without snow. Cap it all off with a BBQ lunch on the sundeck with the funnest people around: Michigan XC skiers!

Schedule:

10:00am - 12:00pm: Roller Ski Clinic with Andy Liebner (clinic will run approx 90 minutes) - Cost is $25, roller skis available to borrow if needed. Beginners welcome. BYO ski boots, bike helmet and gloves.

10:00 - 11:00am: Pole Walking / Hill Bounding Group Workout on XC Ski HQ ski trails - no charge. Bring poles that are just over waist height, or we will have some available to borrow.

11:15 - 12:00pm: Yoga For Skiers clinic with Mariah - no charge.

12:30 - BBQ Lunch provided by XC Ski HQ - no charge.

Not into "training", but D. T. S. (Down To Shop)? We like your style. Your fave shopping destination for cross country skis, clothing, and good vibes will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 27th. Yes, that is a whopping 4 hours of open-ness for your Mem Weekend enjoyment. Shop the clearance sale, get your skis storage-waxed, or bring your skis in for stone grinding.*

See you at HQ!

*We have special stone grinding rates with the top stone grinding service providers in the country, so if your ski bases are scratched up, or you'd like to dedicate a pair as a "warm" or "cold" ski, bring 'em in!
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Spring Training Day & Barbecue!

Sunday May 14th, 2017 - 9:09 am

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

Grab your XC ski buddies and join us for some group spring ski training at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. We are offering several options for anyone who wants to improve their cross country ski technique and/or learn to practice skiing without snow. Cap it all off with a BBQ lunch on the sundeck with the funnest people around: Michigan XC skiers!

Schedule:

10:00am - 12:00pm: Roller Ski Clinic with Andy Liebner (clinic will run approx 90 minutes) - Cost is $25, roller skis available to borrow if needed. Beginners welcome. BYO ski boots, bike helmet and gloves.

10:00 - 11:00am: Pole Walking / Hill Bounding Group Workout on XC Ski HQ ski trails - no charge. Bring poles that are just over waist height, or we will have some available to borrow.

11:15 - 12:00pm: Yoga For Skiers clinic with Mariah - no charge.

12:30 - BBQ Lunch provided by XC Ski HQ - no charge.

Not into "training", but D. T. S. (Down To Shop)? We like your style. Your fave shopping destination for cross country skis, clothing, and good vibes will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 27th. Yes, that is a whopping 4 hours of open-ness for your Mem Weekend enjoyment. Shop the clearance sale, get your skis storage-waxed, or bring your skis in for stone grinding.*

See you at HQ!

*We have special stone grinding rates with the top stone grinding service providers in the country, so if your ski bases are scratched up, or you'd like to dedicate a pair as a "warm" or "cold" ski, bring 'em in!

Spring Training Day & Barbecue!May 27, 10:00amCross Country Ski HeadquartersGrab your XC ski buddies and join us for some group spring ski training at Cross Country Ski Headquarters. We are offering several options for anyone who wants to improve their cross country ski technique and/or learn to practice skiing without snow. Cap it all off with a BBQ lunch on the sundeck with the funnest people around: Michigan XC skiers!

Schedule:

10:00am - 12:00pm: Roller Ski Clinic with Andy Liebner (clinic will run approx 90 minutes) - Cost is $25, roller skis available to borrow if needed. Beginners welcome. BYO ski boots, bike helmet and gloves.

10:00 - 11:00am: Pole Walking / Hill Bounding Group Workout on XC Ski HQ ski trails - no charge. Bring poles that are just over waist height, or we will have some available to borrow.

11:15 - 12:00pm: Yoga For Skiers clinic with Mariah - no charge.

12:30 - BBQ Lunch provided by XC Ski HQ - no charge.

Not into "training", but D. T. S. (Down To Shop)? We like your style. Your fave shopping destination for cross country skis, clothing, and good vibes will be open from 10:00am to 2:00pm on Saturday, May 27th. Yes, that is a whopping 4 hours of open-ness for your Mem Weekend enjoyment. Shop the clearance sale, get your skis storage-waxed, or bring your skis in for stone grinding.*

See you at HQ!

*We have special stone grinding rates with the top stone grinding service providers in the country, so if your ski bases are scratched up, or you'd like to dedicate a pair as a "warm" or "cold" ski, bring 'em in!
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Spring Training Day & Barbecue!

Saturday May 13th, 2017 - 10:39 am

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So, Lynne and Trump Bob Frye are currently at the Neveplast headquarters in Italy, testing out their synthetic cross country ski surface. The report is: better than expected! Looks like pretty decent glide to us!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Sounds loud. Do you wear hearing protection while skiing?

Awesome! I've wanted to try this for a while. Huntly nordic in Scotland have a trail & carpet made from snowflex, no tracks. This works surprisingly well after skiing through a sloppy pile of wax, but twigs, grass & moss don't glide too well, so it does need to be taken care of.

Year round skiing. Yeah!

For uphill that does look great

if nothing else, its a good excuse to go to Italy!

Bringing it to Northern Michigan?

Yea!!!

We need this !!!

I want one in my backyard

Very cool !

Cool!

OK, if you could install this just out to Trapper's Cabin we could have craft beer events all summer!

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos From Instagram

Here are the latest photos of Cross Country Ski Headquarters via instagram. If you have an instagram photo to share of your visit to Cross Country Ski Headquarters, choose “Cross Country Ski Headquarters” as your location and your photos will appear in the photo stream below.

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